1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording and release of the new album?
T: We were on Tour at Westcoast in the United States of America to play shows with the guys of Catheter and Lovemachine for 17 days at the end of October and beginning of November. We had a lot of great shows in Citys like Seattle, Vegas, Portland, Phoenix, Denver and Salt Lake City. In before we a had lot stress to get our Equipment there, because the Sound of Trigger should be intense and loud. That's why we send a lot our handmade Effects there, that we have the best possiblity to present our first Album in the best way.
2.Recently you have released a new album, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?
T: I think the whole sound of the album is stronger than on the older releases and we practised a lot, to play the new songs more straight to the point than maybe the older recordings ;) Enrico is also singing now in some songs and we have new kinds of screams in our material. Almost we cranked up the Speed
of the whole music. The complete music could be described as an Inferno of Blasbeats, Disbeats and lot of moving parts combined with an really distorted Basssound destroying yours ears in addition with a screaming and growling voice which is a bit of unique in Grindcore/Power Violence.
3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music?
T: On the newer songs we`re still singing about things which are working in an false way in our society, but also in our scene. We are still no fans from any kind of racism, sexism, (old and new kinds) of facism or patriotism, many songs from our older stuff and also from the new songs are against this themes. Some songs all also against homophobic attitudes or religious insanity which we can`t understand and don`t want to support them in anyway. We also have songs about animal liberation and against the exploitation of animals for any senseless using like clothes, medicine and so. .On the last split Ep with Attack of the mad Axeman we started to write and sing our lyrics in English, so we hope that it`s easier for people to understand the meaning of them, as they were in German.
4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Trigger'?
T: Trigger have many meanings. the first coming to everybodys mind is to pull the "Trigger" of a gun, but that's not our point of view of the Band Trigger. We see it a bit more like an conditioned stimulus in an psychological consideration. It's something like the "Trigger-Reactment" when somebody is going to freak really out.
5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
T: Ohh, I think we had a lot of good shows with pretty much great bands and awesome people in the pit. I remember for example about a show in Minsk (Belarus) which was murderous because we played in an empty ware house next to the stairs. The people there we`re making (really!!) party there from the first second on, circlepits and crowdsurfing (also with everyone of us!) and they were all totally friendly and also very thankful that we came there to play. But as I said, this was just one of many awesome shows also on our tour in US and many places, but i think there are to much over the years to write them all down here :) Our stage performance.. I think the chaos in our music is the chaos that we want to bring out on stage, that`s why we jump down on the floor and scream without microphones sometimes to bring some more energy to the people and having just 20 minutes of violence.
6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
T: At the end of december this years we will touring the east of europe and Germany for 13 Days in total again. Of course in the next year we would really love to play some tours to Spain, Italy, UK, France and especially we want to focus on some Festival shows.
7.On your bandcamp page you refer to the band as 'Drum'N'Bass Grind Violence', can you tell us a little bit more about this tag?
T: Drum`N`Bass is just because we never found someone who wants to play guitar at Trigger ;) Grind Violence is because we`re making some kind of old grindcore but also have some typical Powerviolence parts. That`s why we called it Grind Violence to make people know that we`re in the middle of both.
8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of grindcore?
T: We wanted to make some kind of grind which has nothing good sounding at all, that means no melodies, no guitar solos or something else, just twenty minutes of noisy fast and brutal shit without a break. Most people who like grindcore liked it because the said we`re sounding like some of the good old grindbands from the 90`s ,but we also had some shows where the people didn`t like our music, cause it's a way to much chaos for them. I remember one show in the past, after two songs the whole concertroom was empty except the organizer and Enrico`s girlfriend :)
9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
T: We will keep staying fast and noisy as well ,but we also want to make the music become more rounder and more rich in variety, but staying fast is still the most important thing about the music for itself:)
10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
T: The style of using just a bass guitar we looked up from bands like Godstomper ,Bizarre X or (old) Water Torture. We loved this sound because it was something different than other bands and we still love the dark and noisy sound. But I think we have changed really from our first Sound up today, it's almost a new Sound. Today everyone of us is listening to a bright mass of music, but not everything we`re listening is for being an influence for trigger. Next to some Grind Crust and Powerviolencebands we like Doom and Sludgebands also, some Blackmetal and Postrockbands, but also some Screamo and Punkrockbands.
11.What are some of your non musical interests?
T: We`re organising shows and doing some festival on our own, called the "Killed System Festival". This year we had the third edition of having this festival. Kevin also record some bands in his studio to make sure that young bands have a chance to record something. Enrico is doing a label to help and release stuff of friendly Bands. That's almost a lot with music...
12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
T: Thank you for this interview and everyone who helped us to be able for doing shows and releases and made Trigger able to got this interview! Thanks :)