Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
Hello there! We are Tempers Creature from Germany. In 2008 I founded Tempers Creature as a one-man Dark Ambient-project. So, our first release, the EP "Eternal Sorrow", published in 2011, was a pure Dark Ambient / Atmospheric record. Later that year, around December 2011 / January 2012 my first drummer, Jalfur, joined the band. That was the beginning of Tempers Creature as a Black Metal band. I always wanted to do Black Metal, but I simply had no drummer, so I had to do my first record in the style I told before. With Jalfur on drums I was able to implement my ideas, our second record, "Thanatos", published in 2012, was our first Black Metal record for this reason - but still with strong Dark Ambient / Atmospheric influences. In 2014 we released our third album, "Lupus Est Homo Homini", now a pure Black Metal album, as well as the current album, "Si Vis Vitam, Para Mortem", released in July 2015.
As you can read I only wrote about two people being Tempers Creature - Jalfur and my humble self. Nowadays Tempers Creature still is a two-man project, but now with a new drummer, Náttfari. He is great at what he does and I am very proud to have him on Tempers Creatures side. About me: I am responsible for the guitars, vocals, keyboards, synthies, bass and mixing. The lyrics are written by both of us, Náttfari and me.
To make a long story short: Tempers Creature are Náttfari and me, Aurgelmir.
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
Currently we are playing an interesting mix of Neofolk, Pagan- / Depressive- and Atmospheric Black Metal. We describe our style as "Suebian Heathen Music", you have to hear our songs to know what we mean with this description. The bands that have influenced our music most where Lifelover, Blutklinge, Burzum, Angest Herre and Horn. But one has to say that, of course, every band you are listening to influences you subconsciously.
Why should a metalhead buy your albums?
We are playing a unique blend of styles, our music is something unprecedented. If you want to hear some new but yet traditional Black Metal, far away from being Post Black Metal or something like that, you are perfectly right with us!
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public / media?
We have four releases yet: Eternal Sorrow (EP, released in 2011 via Depressive Illusions), Thanatos (full-length, released in 2012 via Depressive Illusions), Lupus Est Homo Homini (full-length, released in 2014 via Sturmglanz) and Si Vis Vitam, Para Mortem (full-length, released in 2014 via Sturmglanz).
The media coverage is great, here some press reviews:
- Occult Black Metal Zine: "In my opinion, this is another great sounding record from Tempers Creature, and, if you are a fan of atmospheric, depressive and pagan styles in Black Metal, you should absolutely check out this album!" - 8 / 10
- Desolation Infinite Blogzine: "Tempers Creature have seem to outdone themselves once again and at a great cost. Si Vis Vitam, Para Mortem surely has many ingredients in hopes of capturing the ear of the listener. Fans of primitive, depressive, pagan black, this is your calling. Listen and listen well. Cheers to the band for another excellent job. Where will they go from here? One can surely speculate." - 8 / 10
Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
We are not a live-act, our style of Black Metal is difficult to implement live. In addition, we do not have session musicians.
What should labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
As I said before - if they engage in us, they engage in something new but yet traditional, in something unique. But, by the way, we still have a label, "Sturmglanz Black Metal Manufakturen", and we are very proud to be a part of the "Sturmglanz family".
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
Currently we are working on a split CD with a German newcomer Pagan- / Folk Black Metal project called "Erdenthraene". This split will include twelve songs and a total running time of about 70 minutes. It will be released in early 2016. After that, we will see what future holds for us.
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
You can buy our stuff here: http://sturmglanz.de/shop/catalog/index.php
If you want to listen to some Tempers Creature, just check out our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/TempersCreature
Here you can find every (!) single song we released so far. And now: Thank you for the interview!