Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
In March 2008 we started as a four-piece consisting of Christian (guitar), Hannes (vocals), René (drums) and Sven (bass) and were completed by a second guitarist Jacob in 2010. Last year we had to break up with our former guitarist Christian and go on as a four-piece again.
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
We started as a Death Metal project, but didn’t really use blast beats on the drums. After a while we came in contact with some hardcore influences and tried to blend them with our own style of Death Metal. Right now our style must be defined as Modern Death Metal or Modern Extreme Metal. We are influenced a lot by every kind of music. For example there’s something elementary good in 80s Rock and even Hip Hop music. There is no special Metal band which influenced us.
Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
Because there’s something attractive in every song – for every metalhead.
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
In 2010 we started recording our first album called "Perverted To Perfection” which was mixed by our Danish friend and producer Lars Miller. It became a self release and was chosen as the demo of the month in the German Metal Hammer print magazine. Afterwards we were contacted by the German Black & Death Metal print magazine the Legacy, which also wrote a review of our album. Some other webzines gave us positive feedback, too. Recently we were part of the Heart To The Core Vol. 5 compilation with our track "Night Of The Giving Head”, which is a very core influenced song. The German Metal Hammer even wrote, that they normally don’t present Death Metal bands as demos of the month and called our style "standard oldschool Death Metal”. You can see that our album has some variation in itself.
Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
We did perform all around northern Germany in the last three years and have some ongoing plans for performing at some more concerts this year.
What should labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
We are friendly and grateful people who are always open hearted. Furthermore we don’t complain in certain circumstances and help the organizers of concerts as well as other bands that share something as a family bond with us. We also have that special attraction, that makes us a listenable extreme music band in the eyes and ears of a lot of different metalheads.
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
Right now we are in the process of songwriting for our next album. After we used a B standard tuning on "Perverted To Perfection” we changed to Dropped A for four new songs and recently went a step further by changing to Dropped E, which can be used with Jacobs new 8-string guitar. So the news songs are going to sound much deeper and will be more complex and progressive. Furthermore we plan to perform at as many festivals as possible and get our new songs pressed on CD.
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
You can listen to our music and find more information on www.methodsofmassacre.com and www.facebook.com/methodsofmassacre. Our merchandise and CDs are available at http://mommerchandise.bigcartel.com.