Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Teufelskries Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?
Teufelskreis has got a new drummer, soon you'll be able to see some new band-fotos on our homepage. Of course we are still working on our next album. Probably it will be released at the end of the year.

2.For those unfamiliar with your music, how would you describe your musical sound?
Let's call it heavy-rock, i think that will fit best.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
I write about social-critical topics and also about my former live. Our music and my lyrics should be one union.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Teufelskries'?
Teufelskreis means vicious circle. It subscribes a sticky situation, where you are stucked. As i startet to write abour my childhood and youth, I thought, that this name would fit best.

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?
We played some support gigs with Megaherz or Eisregen. Otherwise we had a great time at some open-airs in Austria with about 2000 fans.

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
Actually we're planning a smaller Germany tour and also seeking contakt to bigger festivals in Austria and Germany.

7.In March NRT are re-issuing your 2009 album, what was the decision behind putting this album out again in a newer format?
It was an idea or our Label-Boss. He decided to re-issue our albums with different cover-artwork. I think, he's doing right in keeping us in touch with social networks and streaming and such things, a musician hasn't a clue.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of metal, industrial and heavy rock?
International response is a little bit to much to require, as we are a German speaking band. But fans in Austria and Germany made big response in sodial media, also writers of net-zines are positively abandoned.

9.Are any of the band members also involved with any other musical projects or bands these days?
Our singer and the drummer are working on different projects.

10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
I think Teufelskreis' music will be mor innovative in the future. Christian, our new drummer is very versatile and pushes the band to higher levels according to songwriting and technical finesses.

11.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?
Especially music from the Eighties had a stong influence on me. Nowadays I hear less noisy music, eg. blues or latino. I also listen to contemporary music, but also Joe Satriani, Jeff Beck, Eddie Van Hale, Stevie Ray Vaughan and some of the other guitar heroes.

12.What are some of your non musical interests?
What I definitely can't hear are some of the actual hits on the radio. An absolutely no-go is Austrian traditional music.

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
To handle your own vicious circle I got one advice: The situation is crappy, but not hopeless.

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