Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
The Band was formed in 1999 in a small town near Münster, Germany. All members are original, except Nico joined in 2007 on 2nd guitar. In 2001 our debut LP "…to destroy the planet earth” was released, followed by the split EP w/ Remains of the Day in 2003. After two European Tours in 2001 and 2003, both with Remains of the Day, we recorded "Suicide Anthology" in 2004 which was released in 2005. During the years we played a lot of shows and a Germany-Tour with polish tech-grinders Antigama in 2006, we released the limited split 3"CD with DAS KRILL which came out on 7” vinyl in 2008 as well. We recorded the album "As the world burns" in 2008. The same year we played the Maryland Deathfest and some shows on the US-east coast together with the infamous, just re-united Japanische Kampfhörspiele, the infamous Obscene Extreme in Czech Republic and Eindhoven’s Bloodshed Fest. In the first cold days of 2009 we toured with German Death-Thrashers MINION across Germany and later interpreted Nasum’s “A Welcome Breeze of Stinking Air” for the “A Tribute To NASUM”-Sampler. In 2011 our latest LP-“Descend into Heresy”- came out, followed by a new appearance at the Bloodshedfest at legendary Dynamo Club. Then in 2012 we once again hit the stage of the Obscene Extreme! Now it’s 15 years later, and album #5 is out now...
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
I’d say it’s a mixture of deathmetal, grindcore and hardcore. A brutal, aggressive, blasting, mixture of extreme forms of heavy music... bands like Bolt Thrower, Napalm Death, Discordance Axis, Acme, Systral, Mörser, Reversal of Man, Nasum and so many more had a huge influence...
Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
Because they rule! No, serious, if they like what they here they should support the band and involved labels and buy the records, so we can fund the next recordings because we’re a dedicated band not thinking of quitting...
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
Here’s our discography:
2001 To Destroy The Planet Earth 12"
2003 Split 7" with R.O.T.D.
2005 Suicide Anthology CD
2008 Split with Das Krill 3"CD / 7" (
2008 As The World Burns CD/12"
2009 Appearance on the “A tribute to NASUM” Compilation
2011 Descend into Heresy CD (FDA Rekotz) / 12”
2014 The Last Defence CD / 12” / Digital
Mostly the releases had really good reviews and were highly anticipated by the grind/metal crowd.
Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
We play live, within the existence of the band we played a few tours, most of the time we play weekend shows because we’re all bound to our families and jobs... last 1-2 years we decreased our live activity to the minimum to work on the new LP, but now we’Re hungry again to play, so get in touch for shows!
What should labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
We found a home at FDA Rekotz. We like to play live, we deliver a highly energetic performance. We’ve been here for a long time and know our game. We ant everybody to spread the word...
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
We like to play live as much as possible and promote our newest Release “The Last Defence” as much and good as possible.
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
You can listen at keitzer.bandcamp.com, you can buy at keitzer.bandcamp.com/merch or keitzer.bigcartel.com or the FDA Rekotz or 7Degrees Records online shops: www.7degrees-records.de/shop, fda-rekotz.com/gx
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