since the recording and release of the new album?
Cliff: We tried to organize some Gigs and of course our release party which is pretty hard because of our jobs. Unfortunately we had to cancel a gig in Spain due to work strikes at the airport in Germany which made us very sad. But we hope to get another chance next year to make it up to our friends in Spain.
2.Recently you have put out a new album, can you tell us a little bit
more about the musical direction of the new recording and also how does
it differ from your past releases?
Cliff: I think the direction of our music stays the same in general but I think it differs in terms of dedication. So far I can tell we have put much more work into this record than in the others. We all took part in the creative process and brought in our ideas.
3.The band was formed in 1999 when this musical genre was no longer
being done by the newer bands of that era, when you formed the band did
you see it lasting as long as it has so far?
4.Can you tell us a little bit more about the lyrical topics and
subjects the new release explores?
5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Metal Inquisitor'?
6.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the
years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
Cliff: In my Opinion the best shows were always those in small clubs or bars which were almost or completely sold out. There is much more energy in small gigs than in big ones. Not that I don´t like the big festivals like Bang Your Head for example but the feeling is different and tere is too much distance between the bands and the people there. Personally like the Gigs in our hometown bar in Koblenz, the Florinsmarkt best. It´s realy cool atmosphere there.
7.Do you have any touring or show plans for the new release?
Cliff: We´re doing a release gig in March and some more throughout the year. If everything goes according to our plans we will go to Japan for a few shows in August. This will deffinetly be the highlight for us I think.
8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans
Cliff: I think we have quite the good resonance with fans of metal. Sure tastes differ but that’s not a bad thing isn´t it?
9.What is going on with the other musical projects these days that some
of the band members are involved with?
Cliff: There might be an opportunity for Blumi and me to hook up with Gezol of Sabbat again to do some shows in the US by the end of the year which would be awesome. For me there is also my other band Deathfist. Were trying to write some new stuff now for our second album and we want to play a few live shows.
10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
Cliff: For me personally i´d like to stick to where we are now. I like our musical style and our spirit as it is and don´t need any changes.
11.What are some bands or musical styles that have had an influence on
your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
12.What are some of your interests outside of music?
13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or