Thursday, March 14, 2013

Eastfrisian Terror Interview

  1. Can you tell us a little bit about the band for those that have never heard of you before?
    Hello, we're „Eastfrisian Terror“. We came together after being active in several other bands before such as „Meatknife“, „Tears Of Decay“, „Left Hand Path“, „Truth Of Blood“, „Bugen Hagen“ and „Necrobiosis“. Our aim is to unleash a brutal sound by combining the musical skills we're able to play but in a different way of image compared to other bands of this genre.
  2. How would you describe your musical sound?
    We have influences of old-school Death-Grind, groovy parts plus catchy riffs and a touch of Doom. It's a raw sound but you're able to hear single tones instead of only a wall of noise.

  3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
    We're dealing with typical eastfrisian topics which are mostly even unknown in other areas of Germany – for example „Klaasohm“ which is an old tradition on the island „Borkum“ to remember times where men came back home after months of fishing in the Northern Sea. These men reinstalled „law and order“ after their wifes have had the might during their abscence. This ritual is really interesting and you can see some videos about it on youtube, too.
  4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the band's name?
    Well the meaning is an unleashed terror of brutal music coming from Eastfrisia – a silent place to live in. The inspiration was to create a sound which isn't in the old tradition of Eastfrisia like Shanty Choirs for example. But we like our home area very much and identify totally with Eastfrisia, drinking tea etc. but not in that stupid way Germans were known for about 70 years ago!

  5. What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you describe your stage performance?
    The first shows with Eastfrisian Terror will take place in March. But of course we're experienced live musicians due to our activities in the former bands mentioned above. Our stage performance is maybe looking like we're people you don't want to have as brother in law. We don't try to be the most evil persons under satan's moon but we're sick by just being what we are without needing any pyro effects or whatever.

  6. Do you have any touring plans for the future?
    We start with single gigs and try to play as often as possible on Open Air shows, too. Touring depends on holidays of our employed ones and a label and/or management which wants us to support an album live. If our songwriting success continues and our name grows further on touring might be possible in the future.

  7. Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label and if so what kind of label do you feel that would be a perfect fit for the music?
    Yes, a label is definitely necessary to be able to concentrate on the main things such as song-writing, rehearsing, performing live and recordings. We want a label which will give us this opportunity. This label should be into the music and not only into the business. FDA Rekotz would be nice but of course we're open minded for other labels, too. But you'll have to keep in mind that a small label has the advantage that you're an important band for it but on the other hand the financial possibilities are limited and vice versa at a big label the financial possibilities are better (for their bigger bands) but you're only a number under a lot of bands.

  8. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of extreme Metal?
    So far we have had only good up to enthusiastic reactions. There aren't any „dislikes“ on youtube or facebook and the worst review by a magazine was 7 of maximum 10 points. We're very satisfied with that and want to say thank you very much to all our fans, magazines and people who believe in our music.

  9. What is going on with other musical projects these days?
    Grindopa Alli and me are also active in the Death Metal band „Blixxem“ and Möwenshitter is also playing the drums for the legendary band „Anasarca“. Mr. Deichkot is very busy with his radioshow „Radio Mähdrescher“ and organizing gigs and the wellknown „Earterror“-festival which takes place in early November every year.

  10. What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?
    We'll do what we like. All in all you can expect a similar style like featured on our EP. The new songs include some more technical parts but we'll stay what we are. We won't be the Death-Grind answer to Dream Theater.

  11. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
    Uwe: For me it's a bit different what I'm listening to and what I like to play but the reason why I started to play my guitar about 20 years ago where bands such as „Kreator“, „Sodom“, „Slayer“ and „Sepultura“. On the other hand these bands haven't had any influence to the music in my first band „Necrobiosis“ which was a melodic Black/Death Metal band. Nowadays I still listen to the same music like in the past. I like „Iron Maiden“, too and even classical music such as „Bach“, „Beethoven“ etc.

    Michael: I`m a fan of all brutal stuff. Death, Grind.Thrash. I listen to this shit since 20 years. At the moment, my favorite bands are Benighted, Cryptopsy, Origin, Napalm Death and many more.

  1. Outside of music what are some of your interests?
    Uwe: I like playing chess and pool billard and I like movies without happy end. And I like silence and eating very much (it makes the soul happy). Other things I'm enjoying are censored :-)

Michael: I have a daughter, 10 years old and make fitness.

  1. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?
    Yes, first of all I want to say thank you very much for this interview and thank you very much to anyone who is reading it. I hope you've had a good time and might be interested now in our music.
    Feel free to visit our facebook page
    or watch/listen to us at youtube or The Throne Of Abscence
    or read some reviews about us on
    Get in contact with us and leave your message. Have a good time and enjoy Metal!


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