here is an interview i have done with a fairly new band coming out of the netherlands. An autmn for crippled children have created,and produced some of the most interesting and original dark metal to be heard in years!! the band mixes in early 90's death/doom as well as early 90's european black metal.with the bands own unique ideas and creativity.the bands brilliant deabut "lost" was released earlier this year through ATMF.records.defintly pick it up as soon as possible!
patrick and winter torment web-zine
interview with mxm vocals,keyboards,guitars for an autmn for crippled children.done by patrick
1.greetings mxm.how are things going for you? please tell the readers a little about yourself.
Things are actually great. Lost is being recieved very well. We are just three guys playing the music we enjoy.
2.when did you first become interested in playing music? what were some of the first instruments you learned to play?
parents always played and made music from classical to south american
music (we are not original from the netherlands). Except for my father,
my whole family is musical. So playing music came natural. I first got a
guitar, later i got into piano, drums and bass. Lately i'm trying to
get into violin and trumpet. I never took any lessons, all self thought.
of all the instruments you play which do you feel was the hardest for
you to learn? which was the easiest one? do you have one instrument out
of all that you enjoy the most?
guitar and bass where the
easiest. violin is probably the hardest. i suck at it. I don't have a
favorite but i'm probably the best on guitar (which i played the
4.when did you all create "an autmn for crippled
children"? the name of the band is one of the most interesting/original i
have heard in quite sometime. how did you all come up with the band
name? does it have a special meaning?
It’s a changed song title
from the UK band Ebony Lake. We liked the image it created in our heads.
It fits the music very good i think. It’s a standout name, so people
(hopefully) are intrigued and want to check us out.
the current line-up for the band? for readers who have not heard the
bands music. how would you describe an autmn for crippled children's
We got bass, guitar/vocals and drums. I think we play a
mix of black metal (from the early nineties) and old school doom/death
(old my dying brinde/anathema etc.).
6.the band recently released
it's brilliant debut "lost" earlier this year. how long did it take to
write the songs for this release? are you all happy with how it turned
out? how has response been from the fans and the press?
we wrote and recorded over a period of a year. We got our own studio, so
have short sessions to do one or two songs at a time. We are happy with
the way it turned out. Lost is recieved pretty well by the press. How
fans like it, i have no idea.
7.has an autmn for crippled
children ever played any shows/tours or do you plan to stay a
studio-only band? if you have toured/played some shows who are some
bands you have played with? if you could set-up a "dream" show who are
some bands you would love to play with?
We played a couple of
shows, but no tours yet. Maybe in the future. Also no dream show, it
would be cool to play festivals. We like to play with completely
different sounding bands.
8.i was curious with an autmn for
crippled children the music has so many layers and influences. i was
wondering how long does it take the band to create/finish a song? does
the whole band work on the music or does 1-2 members handle everything?
and the bass player do all the writing. We arrange the music with all
three members. We first record the core version of the song and later ad
overdubs. We work pretty quick. We know what we want, so it's not that
hard for us to get the sound we want.
9.who usually handles the lyrics for the band? are their any certain subjects/topics you all write about?
do all the lyrics as i have to sing them. They are all very personal
things i write about. Mostly negative things happening in my life.
band comes out of the netherlands. for those who may not be to familar
with the netherlands metal underground.what is your opinion of the scene
in the netherlands?
11.who are some of your all-time favorite bands? are their any new up and coming bands the readers should check out?
All time favorite: Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Emepror, Mayhem, My Dying Bride etc. New stuff: ?
12.are you or any of the members of the band currently playing/working on any new side-projects or bands?
Yes, we have several solo things.
mxm.thank you for taking the time to fill out this interview i look
forward to hearing more from an autmn for crippled children in the
future.do you have any final comments for the readers?
Come check LOST out if you are into honest and melancholic music.
to order your copy of "lost" go to the labels "official" site
and to "add" and listen to a few songs from "An autmn for crippled children" check out the bands "official" site here.