Thursday, July 14, 2016

Mortal Strike Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?

Greetings Mate! Sorry for the long time to answer, has been a busy Summer with Tours in Bosnia,Croatia,Hungary,Czech Republic,Austria and Germany.
After the Summer we will continue of work on our Second Album to be released as soon as it's finished! Probably beginning of 2017.

2.How would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recordings?
Rough,Raw,Fast,Loud & Aggressive!

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
We're not big fans of our society so we like to dab in to Social Criticism. And we also like to explore Historic Events in our songs, like the fall of Julius Caesar in "Unleash the Hounds of War" or the landing in the Normandy in World War II in "MG42".

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name Mortal Strike"?
In german we say "Name ist Programm", which roughly translates to "The name says it all" or "The name reflects it's program"
It should reflect the music. It's straight in your face! :)

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?
I would say, as many live reviews has pointed out, that we're very energetic, have an insane amount of power on stage and that you can really feel that we enjoy what we're doing and that, that musical enthusiasm is very contagious.
I think the Wacken Open Air Show in 2011 will always be very special to me. But the Metal Champ Final in Szene Wien was of the hook aswell. Same as our first gig with Tankard, first gig with Exodus. We loved every one of our shows, even if there were only 10 people there. Then we will play even louder for those 10!

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
Still have quite alot planed this year with gigs on 2 Festivals in Hungary & Austria. We just came back from a tour of Bosnia,Croatia,Hungary,Czech Republic,Austria & Germany. And next year we're planing a new tour into the Eastern European countries.

7.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?
We are unsigned yes, and yes we are looking for a label. But not any label just to have a label.
We would really like a label who we could work well with. Not just someone who sells our merch and gets 20%, we can do that on our own. A nice partnership were we could both reap the benefits of cooperation.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of thrash metal?
Absolutely overwhelmingly positive! It's absolutely amazing to hear good stuff anywhere you go. It so awesome!

9.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that some of the band members are a part of?
It's just Dominique who plays in a second Band called Locracy. And they are still going strong! Good Technical Death Metal Band! Check them out.

10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
We will try to maintain true to what we do, without getting boring :) We said it from the start and we will keep saying it:
"For the Loud and the Aggressive!"

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?
It has to be the Teutonic 4: Sodom,Destruction,Tankard and Kreator. And I am still listening to them to this day :)

12.What are some of your non musical interests?
Haha, I'm very fond of cooking and reading.

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
All good! Thank you very much for the Interview, it's been a pleasure!


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