pondělí 17. července 2017

Few questions – interview with old school death metal band from Netherlands - BURNING HATRED.

Few questions – interview with old school death metal band from Netherlands - BURNING HATRED.
Ave, can you introduce your band to our readers? – When was it founded and what style of music do you play , etc.?
Burning Hatred was founded in 2002 to play old school death metal exclusively.
Where and under what conditions were you recording the new album? Who was in charge of sound, production and mastering?
The “Carnage” album was recorded, mixed and mastered at the Dirty Bird Productions studio in The Netherlands by Fredde Kaddeth. We always go there when we going to record new stuff, our EP and the second demo as well were recorded there. Fredde is a relaxed guy and knows what to do and what we need when it comes to recording or the overall sound.

How many copies were released and which medium was used for this new edition (CD, digital, vinyl, cassette)?
The album was released in 2017 on tape by Morbid Skull Records in 150 copies and on CD in 2016 by Vic Records in 500 copies. The digital release was done by ourselves.
Who is the author of the lyrics and how were they created and about what do the lyrics deal with ? 
All of the lyrics are written by me (Martin). Most of the lyrics deal with atrocities or mass murders in times of war or throughout history. The past has a lot of darkness that interests me and to write about. Like the Japanese atrocities in WW2 in the song “Reign Of Horror” or the witch hunts in the 17th century in nowadays Germany for instance in the song “Bedevilment”.

Who created the logo of the band, and who took care of the graphics and the website? What about you and social networks? Do you consider these things important? 
The logo was created by Bram Roza, a guy from the Netherlands we got to know through the a forum. He also created the artwork for our EP “Unleashed”
The artwork for “Carnage” was created by Wolven Claws and The Crystallomantic Art. He did an explendid job on the artwork. We talked to him what we had in mind for the cover and after some sketches he started on the actual piece. He showed us a couple of pictures from throughout the process, but the final art is mind blowing. 
The art and the music must be one, both must do justice to the other.

Which label did you choose for releasing your album and why this label? Are you satisfied by how your label represents you and takés care about you?
The CD was released by Vic Records. We have good contact with that label and when the album was finished we let them listen to it and they wanted to release it. Vic Records did a good job, we are pleased with them.
The Tape is released by Morbid Skull Records. We know them through my other band and have very good contact with them. After discussing some things, the tape release for the “Carnage” album came up and they decided to release that one. We are very pleased they did a tape release, very good promotion and we are well taking care of. Always a pleasure to find a label, that isn’t only thinking business but is also a fan.
Which bands do you idolise and where do you get your inspiration?
I’m a big fan of DISMEMBER and the old swedish death metal scene. Much of the inspiration comes from there, but that’s for me personally. Our drummer for example is a big fan of the GOREFEST False album and draws a lot of inspiration from that one for his drumming.
Did you send your record to some Labels - which are the labels? How was the response?
We only sent it to Vic Records, which released it on CD. The best response you can get.

How many gigs have you played? Which type of gigs do you prefer, whether it's (clubs or festivals) and which of your performances would you consider as the best? 
Don’t know the exact number of gigs we played, but must be more than 50 shows throughout the years.
At a club gig there’s more time to set up your gear and to do a sound check. And the people that are come to the club, are there for the bands that play. These shows are much more intense with the crowd going crazy. But on the other side, on a festival you can reach people that don’t know you and like you and become a fan. And on festivals there are more people to party and drink beer with. Club or festival have their own charm. We like them both. 
The best shows would be the Stonehenge Festival 2014, 2 shows we did in 2008 with Dismember, Nice To Eat You Deathfest in 2015 and Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2016. Maybe not the best musically, but these are the ones with the best memories.


What about your plans for the future? What do you want to achieve with the band?
Currently we are writing new stuff for a full-length and maybe a split. We don’t have big plans for the future, we will see what crosses our path. We just like to play death metal, drink beer and have a good laugh.
How and where can your fans contact you? Can you provide some contact information?
You can find us on facebook, bandcamp and youtube.
Thanx for the interview.
Cheers and thanks for the interest in BURNING HATRED