Sunday, February 19, 2017

Interview with Streams Of Blood done by Patrick posted on 2-19-17

Germany's Streams Of  Blood  return  with  their  third  full length "Allgegenwartig"  through  Folter  Rec.  if you  are  a  fan  of  fast black  metal  then  be  sure  to  buy the  bands  releases  and  merchandise.

Interview  with  Streams  Of  Blood   done  by   Patrick

1.Hails   how  is  the  new  year  starting  off  for you  and the  band? Please   introduce  yourself  to  the  readers?

The new year just started as the last one – fucked up! Time was running rapidly, cause I fell behind with the album and so I had to finish songs and artwork until the 3rd of february 2017 while internally  we had some pretty devastating bad news. Anyways, in the end everything went fine with the deadline and the album went into pressing just in time.

2.You  all  formed    Streams  Of  Blood    in  2009   when  did you  all get the  idea to  start this  band?And  what  is the  current  line-up  of  the  band?

I myself formed the project in Juli 2009. It became a real band when Tavor joined shortly thereafter. During the following years the line-up changed multiple times, you may have a look at for the chronology (LINK).
The current line-up is fixed since 2015/2016 and is as follows:
Thymos – vocals, guitar
Wudur – guitar
Seroque – guitar
Solvex – bass
Terrorin - drums

3. Streams  Of  Blood   is  getting  ready  to  release  their  third  full length  "Allgegenwartig"  does  the  whole  band  take  part  in  the  writing  process or does  one  member  usually  write everything?

Until this point I am composing the majority of the music on my own, later adding the drums during jam-sessions with the drummer.

4.What  are  some  subjects  the  band  wrote  about  on the  mew  release   "Allgegenwartig" ?

"Allgegenwärtig" is about the ever-present that surrounds the Band, and the dissonating insights they gain. About life and death, light and darkness, excesses and spirtuality. It is Streams of Blood's inner voices roaring from the abysses of souls, fed by the chaos of the worlds.

5.Allgegenwartig  is  the  bands  third  full length release  how  do you  feel  the  bands  music  has  changed  over the  years? And  who  are  some of  Streams  Of  Blood   biggest  influences?

The music changed  in the way that I more and more found my own style of expressing myself. Arrangements and compositions  became more thought out and coherent  compared to the old stuff. The major influence still is life, its darkness, and death.

6.Besides  the  upcoming  release  are  their  any  copies  of the  bands first two  releases  still  available ? Besides  the  releases  is  their  any other  merchandise  available  for the  readers  and  if  yes   what  is  available  and  where can  the readers  buy  it?

The first two albums , Ultimate Destination and The Descent to the Scource of Disorder, are still available  at a few shops and of course our own. So you may contact us, find them online or at the vendors of mostly german  concerts and festivals. But I know that the remaining stock is  limited and already running out. Merch like t-shirts, hoodies, patches and such is exclusively available  via the band's shop and at our concerts.

7.Does   Streams  Of  Blood    play  live  very  often  or  do you  prefer  working  in  the studio? What  have  been  some  of  the bands  most  memorable  shows over the  years?

We're playing like 10 shows on average per year. One of it especially stuck to my memory, it was the „Zeremonie der Schatten“ („Ceremony of shadows“) in 2016. Overwhelmingly intense show, the sound wasn't perfect, but the athmosphere of this evening was pretty unique, pure aggression and anger on stage and in the crowds. Another special moment was a gig in Arnheim – Netherlands, where we played a show prior to Mgla, Aosoth and DeusMortem. We had a short tour together with Deathrow and Ars Venificium through Belgium and the Netherlands at this time, and were lucky that the organizers managed to get us to play at this special occasion. Those days held great experience for all of us, and we met a bunch of bloody great guys!

8.Are  their  any  upcoming shows  or  tours  in  support  of   Allgegenwartig   if  yes   where  will  the  band  be  performing  and  who  are  some  bands  you  all  will be sharing the  stage  with?

We're having our record-release show on the 25th of february together with Angelcorpse and The Committee in Berlin. Followed by a local, smaller gig to promote the album once again on the same weekend. In april we'll be sharing the stage with Inquisition, and in june/july we'll be playing at Under The Black Sun in Berlin with acts like Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult, In the woods, Corpus Christii and some more. We've got some more shows confirmed for 2016 as well as 2017, not only nationally,  but are not ready to release dates yet.

9.What  does  black  metal   mean  to you?

It is certainly more than only the music itself. It is a part of me that accompanies me every day, every second of my life. It gives incredibly much in a spiritual way, but it has also already taken incredibly much away from me. It is a double-edged sword, cannot be put in words any better.

10.Streams  Of  Blood   comes  out  of  the  German  black  metal  scene  what  is your  opinion  of  Germany's  black  metal  scene?

Its a big, wide spread and diverse scene. I'm not as active and interested anymore as when I was younger. But I had a great time in the 2000s, and I won't forget this ever.

11.Who   are your  all-time   favorite  German bands  and  are  their  any  new  bands you  feel  the readers  should   check  out soon?

Accept, Bethlehem, Chaos Invocation, Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult, Katharsis, Nagelfar and Sodom are all-time faves. I was very impressed by a recent release of an acquaintance, „Daubuz – In finstrer Teufe“.

12.Besides  bands  are  their  any  good  German  labels  or  distro's  you  feel   the  readers  should  check  out  soon?
Amor Fati, Blasphemy Halls, Folter Records, Ketzer Records, Iron Bonehead, Undercover Rec., W.T.C. and many more

13.Besides  working  and  playing  in   Streams  Of  Blood   do  any  of  the  members  currently  play  with  any  other  bands  or  solo  projects?

Nothing worth to mention in this context.

14.Thank  you  for  taking  the  time  to  fill  this  interview  out  do  you  have  any  final  comments  for the  readers?

Thank you for your interest.

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