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 metal-archives.com 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. www.streamsofblood.com www.bandcamp.com http://streamsofblood.bigcartel.com/
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.