Please tell us a few words about the new release, about the music on it as a whole or a few words on each track in part. How are you happy with the final release?
On the second album with the striking title "Blessed Be The Hunter", EISENHAUER present themselves with mature material from the most interesting side of playing culture so far. Our heroically charged to the point of bursting, doomy and typically Teutonic Heavy Rock with a continuous, catchy and melodic Metal edge captivates with the seal of approval 'Real Handmade'.
"Blessed be the hunter" is the motto of this - not only musically - diverse album.
Everything is ceremonially crowned by Waxe's exceptional masculine voice: a singer who is thoroughly inspired by his cause, who rides the high walls of sound and symbolically leads his companions through the deepest valleys.
Ase, who also put his heart and soul into "Blessed Be The Hunter", brings in his resolutely commanding bass lines as energetically as if he had been born for it alone. His art on the thick strings lacks neither the necessary power nor dexterity.
And with the impressively effective Johann, EISENHAUER have a powerful heavy worker as hammering machine in the line-up, who, like a war drummer, leads all songs into the decisive battle. The at any time comprehensible and often catchy guitar work convinces basically by its emphatically massive appearance and well-considered structuring - but the axe duo Waxe and Simon also knows how to shine at times with wonderful, blissfully harmonious solos that you can't get out of your head.
You will have an album in your hands that the band is very proud of.
How would you describe/label the music on it? Does it sounds like anything we might have heard before?
Our friend Markus Eck describes our sound as follows: "Influences from giants like Black Sabbath and Dio are unmistakable, and EISENHAUER add a pinch of Trouble, Samhain/Danzig and In Solitude in a well-dosed way. The quartet's powerful overall sound is rounded off with partly massive nuances of Grand Magus and Manilla Road, which brings a delicious touch of obscure moods.
And the ten compositions on "Blessed Be The Hunter" also provide heaps of pithy, roaring dynamics with deliberate cross-references to acts like Cro-Mags, Slayer and Sacred Reich. Waxe, the singer, guitarist and songwriter always bow down before big, dark and soulful voices like Ronnie James Dio, Glenn Danzig, Eric Wagner, Jim Morrison and Johnny Cash."
Where was it recorded and how much time did it take you to record it? Any interesting stories from the recording/producing the material?
The recordings for "Blessed Be The Hunter" took place in several sessions from March to December 2019 at the Groteque Studios from Sebastian Moser. We played completely as a band live in the studio to record the drums. Then we recorded the guitars and vocals on these tracks. Sebastian recorded, mixed and mastered the record and delivered a terrific result.
What can you tell us about the cover artwork? Is there a link between the artwork and the lyrics? What are the topics of your lyrics?
We are very lucky to have the great painter, graphic artist and photographer Gabriel Turner Byrne (www.gabrieltbyrne.com) as a friend. We were in constant contact with him from the first idea and sketch to the finished oil painting and the complete booklet. The cover of „Blessed Be The Hunter“shows exactly the first verse from the song "Ghost Warrior". In which our hero comes back from the realm of the dead to take revenge. He implemented our ideas perfectly and gave the album more than worthy cover artwork.
The topic "Never Surrender" is still a recurrent theme in all of our lyrics. Believe in what you do and do it with your heart. Germanic-Nordic mythology, a close relationship with nature and our ancestral world also play a major role for me. I like to bring new stories and topics in an old guise. „Blessed Be The Hunter“ - blessed be love, life, passion and death. Let the steel sing!
What do you expect to gain through this release? What are the band's aims at the moment?
We wish that as many people as possible discover Eisenhauer for themselves and listen to our music. We want people to feel good when they listen to us.We are currently promoting our new album "Blessed Be The Hunter". Due to the corona crisis, it is difficult to plan live performances.
Our goal is to play our songs live in front of as many people as possible.
Is there a special format the material is released in? Or is it released in multiple formats? How many copies were pressed?
The album is released as a vinyl and on CD. At the beginning, 300 LPs and 1000 CDs are pressed.
Where and how will you promote this new release?
"Blessed Be The Hunter" will be released on June 6th 2020 via Rafchild Records. Before the release, there will definitely be two lyric videos. For promotion we work hand in hand with Markus Eck from Metal Message -PR, who does an excellent job. https://www.metalmessage.de/Promotion_EISENHAUER_en.php
Where can we order it from?
You can order the new album from June 6, 2020 directly on the website of our label https://rafchildrecords.bandcamp.com/.