here is a new german band i discovered through naturmahct productions not to long ago. agael mix black metal,ambient together to create a dark masterpiece of both ambient beauty and harsh black metal. fans of original sounding black metal will love agael.
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interview with agael vocals,all instruments for agael.done by patrick
1.hello agael how is your week been going so far? please tell the readers a little about yourself.
Hello Patrick, the week had been great cause I am still alive. No
really it was my 1744 th week here and it was a normal one.
Agael and I began to share my thoughts and music with everyone who
wants to…My life is chaste and invisible to receive the environment
2.when did you first become interested in
writing/creating music?is agael your first project/band you have worked
with? if no please tell the readers a little about your past bands?
That was very early in 1993 when I started playing guitar I wrote the
first riffs and arrangements. Some of them I fill into the todays Agael
music . Then I made a long break from 1995 to 2003. From this Point I
played in several bands From Black Metal up to Progressive Death . After
these years I realized that I had to write and perform myself. The
first stuff I created in 2007 but in 2008 it gets the name Agael.
music you create with agael is very complex mixing in black
metal,beautiful ambient parts along with some classical interludes.when
you first started agael were you planning on mixing all these styles
together for such a memorable sound or did the music just come
Agael: When I started under the name agael in 2008, I
wrote the music that has ever been in me, in my heart. So there can’t be
any boundaries in styles. The only plan was to make music in
connection with my thoughts and feelings.
Black Metal, Doom Metal,
Ambient and Drone have a big spectrum on Emotions. In a mix with classic
it becomes further and epic. The same process like growing Thoughts.
You can take tones in an logic row, or you collect every feels around
and let it sound “philosophic”!
To create an own sound is another part that comes later. But it is also necessary.
recently released your debut "hybris" through germany's naturmacht
prod.how long did it take you to write the music for this release? are
you happy with how the music turned out on the release?
I signed at Naturmacht Productions, the most songs of hybris where
already written. The mainly parts of the songs take more than half a
year. I am writing intuitive so there are times I break and let grow.
5.how has the response been from the press and the fans?
Hmm…the press…. I only know some good reviews! And as “small” artist I
am happy about every “fan”. The response was even small but it is ok. I
think it is a little early to say something about that…The next album
will show it…
6.for the readers who might not know yet you are
the only member of agael. when you started the band did you want to work
alone or have you looked for other musicians to join the band?what do
you feel are the advantges and disadvantges to working alone?
Yes Agael is an one-man project and was not meant for playing live. In
the beginning I started with my brother, but I realized fast that I must
I searched the loneliness to write hybris. To get the feelings of the theme…
Atvantages and disadvantages…hmmm
think that is not the question for agael. The difference to other bands
is that I am Agael. Agael becomes flesh and blood, so I must write my
songs alone. First Agael was like a mask let me do things easier and
speaks my own language. But in time, Agael grows in my allday doing. It
is an ideal for my self being. It is my zero-point from wich I can
start to put me in the context to this world around.
You would say: “I found my place!” !)
7.if you had the opportunity to work/write with any musicans past or present who would you like to work with?
Agael: I don’t have any opportunities like this…But I am a arctophile of Mike Batts Tarot suite…great musician !)…………….
mentioned agael's music is very epic,dark with a varied sound.when you
begin work on new music/song.how long does it usually take to complete?
From the first riffs to a ready song sometimes I need 3 days and
sometimes a half year. The time and my environment give me the ideas.
Sometimes I am empty and sleepy of everything around me. Sometimes I
have the drive to go thru everything. My feelings are very important for
9.speaking of new music have you had time to begin
work on agael's next release? have you decided how many songs will be
featured on next release? do you have a release date/time set to
release the release? will you work again with robert and naturmacht
Agael: Yes, I will work with Naturmacht in future. I
signed the new contract a few days ago. Robert is a fine guy and that is
most important for me. The next release will take a little time. The
ideas are growing and some songs are written …A preview of my future
work is online at myspace.. The themes will be more actual and natural
associated. About releasedate there is no planed time! In the next
weeks we make a rerelease of Hybris in a limited edition on tape .
has their own ideas/views on what black means/stands for so i was
curious in your opinion what does the term "black metal"mean to you?
Difficult to answere…It is like reading between the lines for me. For
me it is important to stand absolutely behind my opinions so it is clear
that I cant take the normal way of an Black Metal project , cause there
are things that becomes trendy over the years and contradict definitely
attitude. I am glad to see that some Black Metal Bands becomes
maturity. Everyone should search for his deepest inside the good and
also the bad things. To turn this outside is another question. Any
Religion can give you answeres but it also cut off your search for
your real being inside. “You can hide lies in every truth” . Let loose,
loneliness is the way to feel spiritual ,to feel natural.
Black Metal opinions are contra religios thimgs.
But is subjected to the same laws and provisions. Therefrom Black
Metal should be uncaged. It open doors but the search is much deeper….
live in the great country of germany. so i was interested in your
opinion of the german metal scene? who are some of your all-time
favorite bands? are their any new up and coming german bands you feel
the readers should watch out for?
Agael: Scene what a scene?...
it is sadly to seen….!) Really ! it is a party scene! Like every other
scenes over the world., a business and nepotism. I have not much to do
with that. I miss the deep in Metal discussion. Sometimes I visit some
concerts and partys to have my beer and meet some friends. I don’t
need that often but from time to time…That is one cause why I left my
Lifebands. On these events I bail as I come…unexpected.
favourit bands…difficult, why I am interested in their works and songs
not even the band as itself. We talk about german Metal…hmm….I like
most Lunar Auroras “Andacht”.
Coming bands to watch out for are much
to register. I like the music of Black Autumn, throndt, Lantlos, Trist ,
Psychomantum and many more I forgot to list up !)
12. besides agael are you currently working or playing with any other bands/projects? if yes please tell the readers about them.
Agael: At moment I only work for Agael, I played in some lifebands like Demento and skepsis.
13.when you need to take a break from creating music what do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Reading, thimking watch films, especially documentaries. Hang out in
nature with my girlfriend. From time to time meet friends. Sometimes
fall drunken downstairs our castle at night…haha..!)
14.well my friend thank you for taking the time to fill out this interview.do you have any final comments for the readers?
Agael: Thank you Patrick to let me leave some words at your zine…
Excuse my English. School is long time ago…
to order "hybris" be sure to check out naturmacht prod.web-site.
to listen and "add" agael here on myspace.