Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
Hi it' Jan from Sabiendas. What can i say? The Band was founded in 2006 by Alexandra. She is the only founder member left today. But she was the constant motivating force to keep the band alive and to bring the band forward. Till 2008 there were a few lineup changes and Sabiendas found a first constant lineup in 2008. and the Band releases the first EP "Buried Alive". There was another break in 2010 and me and Christian joined the band. What could i say? The current line-up is the most powerful and constant cast in the bands history. All of us have experience from playing in different bands in the past and we are complementary to each other in the songwriting progress and on stage. It doesn´t matters for us, who joined or left the band in the past. We are not only a Band, we are all good friend who spend a lot time together and we write our song the "old" way as a band together in our rehearsal-room with a few beers. For Sabiendas is the thing what it is today. With "Necrophobia" und "Eternal Gloom" we have two songs on the new Album which were also released on the first EP in 2008. Listen to the new versions and you will know what i mean. So let's get to the music!
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
I would describe our style very simple as "Death-Metal" or as we do as "Old School Death Metal". Any member in the band is a 100% and we get our influences from the music we are listening to. The typical Sabiendas-Style unites the American Death-Metal and the European/Scandinavian - Style of the early 90s. We really don't like to say "Sabiendas sounds like that band or this Band" but we can say we are all fans or Morbid Angel, Cannibal, Corpse, Grave, Vader, Death or Suffocation. So that's the music we all listening for the past 25 years and i think that is the kind of music we want to play..and we do.
Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
Because we need all their money, hahaha. No seriously I think you will get a fine piece of uncompromising Death-Metal. If you like pure Death Metal without any influences of any so called modern styles "Restored to Life" is the right choice.
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
We released our first self produced EP "Buried Alive" in 2008 with a number of 500 units and it is completely sold out since a few weeks. The press and media were very sympathetic with the release and they all wanted more. But I have to say that the EP does not represent Sabiendas in a sufficient way anymore. So we are very happy that we have the new Album ready.
Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
Stage is the only place we want to be. We perform live as often as we could. Every member has a normal job so we couldn't play a tour right now, but we try to play nearly every weekend. Last year we play nearly 25 shows in Germany, Netherlands and Belgium and performed on Extremefest Germany. For now we are already booked for 10 gigs in 2013 and there will be a few more I think. We will play and Czech Death Fest V and will be back in Belgium in October on Zombie Fest with Grave. So stay in touch there will be a few more.
What sould labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
At first they should know that the Album will be released on February 22, 2013. People should keep their eyes open for our upcoming shows and if someone wants to book us he will get full load of Death-Metal that really kicks ass. Metal is our attitude towards life and we always try to be still down to earth. We do not have any airs and graces we just want to have a good time on stage with old and new fans.
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
We hope that we have a successful release of "Restored to Life” and to play as many shows as possible. We are trying to play more shows in other countries than Germany. Sabiendas started the recordings for "Restored to Live” in 2011 so we are still writing new songs for our next Album and we hope we can enter the studio again at late 2013 or early 2014. If you like our album you will also like the new material. There are already new songs on our actual Live-Setlist. We think we will continue the way we did so far. That’s the best we can do.
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
At first you can listen to two Promo-Songs on our YouTube-Channel http://www.youtube.com/SabiendasOfficial. You can order our Album and Merch on our Facebook-Page. Just Contact us. Further on you can buy our stuff on BretHard-Record Webshop.
After the release you can buy or order the CD in Record-Stores or via Mail-Order on EMP or NuclearBlast-Europe. So get your copy!!
So thanks and best regards. We’ll release hell somewhere near you!!