Sunday, June 21, 2015

Hexenjager Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?
Hello ! First things first, thanks for the interview ! We are currently working on our first full length album. We're on it since the release of the demo. We're also working for a split with the Italian band Lizard Queen. We keep ourselves pretty busy lately.

2.In March you had released a demo, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?
C : The two tracks on the demo are really old now, over two years for the title track. How do we describe it ? Is slow paced heavy shit an acceptable definition ?
F : What he said. The two songs are quite old, and it seemed to us that those were the best songs we had at that time. It's kinda hard to describe the sound, we want to play slow and heavy. I have to add that we recorded the demo ourselves in one day. We like the way it sounds, but we hope to have a better sound on the album.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
We are total nerds. So basically, the lyrics covers anything that inspires us. It can be movies, novels, horror, fantasy, etc... Classical heavy metal stuff !

4.I know that the band name means witch hunter in German, how does this name fit in with the musical style that you play?
C : We just like the figure of the witch hunter, and in german it sounded cool. There's no hidden meaning behind that.
F : I think the name fits pretty well in the new doom « scene ». There's a lot of « witch » in band names nowadays, in some ways it can be pretty boring, on the other hand you can almost be sure that you will listen to a doom related band.

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?
The one we played with Stonebirds and Burn Society Burn (friends of us from our hometown). It was our best, first and only show so far. We're not really seasonned veterans yet, but we're looking for more ! Our stage performance was pretty straight forward I guess, we played and got drunk afterwards. No fancy stuff, candles or animal skulls..

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
Nothing yet, but we will take any opportunity. We hope to hit the road after our recording sessions.

7.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?
Yeah, we're looking for a label. Our next record is the most ambitious thing we've made yet and we hope to find someone to release it. We have recieved a proposition to release something but we don't want to talk too much about it since nothing is done.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of sludge and doom metal?
The feedback has been good so far, essentially outside of France (it seems no one gives a fuck about what we're doing here). We're all very pleased with all the reviews so far !

9.When can we expect a full length album and a where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
We have a recording session planned this summer but we can't give no release date yet. If we find a label, we hope to release it before the end of the year.
You can expect more experimentations. But the tracks are still heavy. We're heading towards a more personal sound.

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?
C :The big influences on the band's sound are the ones we have in common : Black Sabbath, St Vitus, Pentagram... Stuff like that. We all listen to a lot of different stuff and it influences us in one way or another.
F : We listen to a lot of different things, from blues to black metal, from rock 'n roll to drone... As long as it's good, I'm in ! Lately, I've been listening a lot of stuff, The Gates of Slumber, Seremonia, Stone Dagger, Townes Van Zandt, Sinister Haze... I'm pretty much always listening to music.

11.What are some of your non musical interests?
C : I'm big on horror. Movies, books, comics... And whiskey, of course !
F : Same thing here, as we said, we're nerds so... novels (Howard, Lovecraft, Wagner...) movies (mainly old horror), video games, etc...

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

Thanks for the interview,  ! 

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