Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
Dominik: “Currently the band consists of Johannes Clemens (19, vocals), Matthias Clemens (21, guitar), Dominic Potts (20, guitar), Ethan Stokes (22, bass) and me, Dominik Marx (18, drums). The first band formation took place with the introduction of bassist Frederik Pütz rather than the beginning of 2012 after Johannes, Matthias and I had already played together. After a few appearances Dominic joined the band in the fall of 2013 to occupy the second guitar. Shortly thereafter Frederik Pütz had to leave the band because of time problems and was replaced by Ethan at the beginning of 2015.”
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
Matthias: “We play Thrash Metal, so it sounds like that. Tight riffs, melodic incoming parts and much of Shred, deposited by energetic and of course fast drums.”
Dominic: “We are influenced by the music we love. Old Bay Area Stuff like Exodus and Testament but also our German Thrash Scene and newer Bands like Legion of the Damned and Suicidal Angels are very important to us.”
Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
Matthias: “Because he will get the full package of Thrash Metal right in his face, no musical experiments or shit like that, just raw and pure sound presented by some young maniacs!”
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
Johannes: “In spring 2014 the work for our Debut EP "Call to War" had begun. The EP was released on 24/10/2014 via IMM-Records/Membran. Furthermore this year we recorded a new song called “Barrage Fire”, which also includes a video clip. The song and the video were published on 28/08/2015.”
Dominik: “The media feedback was always good so far. We got some great reviews to our EP and our video clip reached over 3.000 invocations on YouTube in a month what is really awesome and surprising!”
Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
Dominic: “We never heard any negative comments about our live performance. A lot of people come to us after a show, praise us, say that we have a lot of potential and that it was awesome. Sure not everybody likes our style, but we always got positive feedback so far.
Dominik: We play around ten gigs each year, mostly in clubs with other Underground Bands, but not only in local regions. For example this year we played in Cologne, Ulm, etc. and it’s really interesting to play with Bands you never heard before, in the local scene you usually know the bands.”
What should labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
Matthias: “Like mentioned before, we are some young and hungry musicians who are ambitioned to live the music we love. Just true thoughts and no money reasons! I think this attitude reflects our music.”
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
Dominik: "We want to thrash the underground scene as much and often as possible. Hopefully we achieve that with our first LP which is planned for 2016.”
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
Johannes: “Our full EP “Call To War” and our video clip “Barrage Fire” are online at YouTube. Furthermore you can listen to the song “Call To War” at SoundCloud. The EP is available at the IMM Records web shop and also at Amazon.”