Interview with Sacrilegious Rite done by Patrick
1.Hails when did you first discover metal music and who were some of the first bands you listened to?
Hails! I guess this started in the common way.... my main influences at that time where rock and hard rock. Queen, Deep Purple, Nazareth and so on.... timeless classics!
2.When did you all get the idea to start Sacrilegious Rite and who would you say are the bands biggest influences?
Sacrilegious Rite is a follow up of our former band Capitis Damnare (1999-2010)...after that we started sacrilegious rite because we weren’t satisfied with that years situations and the problems it caused.
Sacrilegious Rite does more speak to and through us than CD ever could be. It’s pure! Pure old school metal and pure ideology and belief!
In a matter of fact we are pretty much influenced by old school death and black metal from the end of the 80s to the middle of the 90s. Just to name some examples like grotesque, mystified, sarcofago ....
3.Summoned From Beyond is Sacrilegious Rite's debut release how long did it take the band to write the music for this release?
The material on summoned from beyond is pretty old now. Some songs are on the first songs which we started out with shirt after the founding of sacrilegious rite. Line up changes have always thrown us back in development which is in a way no problem anymore because we decided to go on as a two piece!
4.Who usually takes care of writing the lyrics and what are some topics written about on the debut release?
All lyrics, since the very beginning have been written by me. The topic is more or less about spirituality, spiritual death and ritualistic travel into the abyss
5.Besides the debut full length are any of the splits or EP's still available?Besides physical releases does the band have any other merchandise available if yes where can the readers buy it?
We got rid of most material pretty fast. In the underground nothing happens without getting noticed by one or another. On the other hand you always do trades or you’re always in contact with people who share your point and exchange.
Better is to contact us directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org or have a look at the Facebook page.
6.What does underground metal mean to you?
Underground has been a very important part in our role as musicians or music enthusiasts. It’s the very foundation a scene is build on. I don’t mean a local scene with that, no some guys you meet and have a beer. Luckily the underground scene is not bound to locations because it’s global. You have your contacts everywhere.... that’s the underground!
7.Does Sacrilegious Rite play live very often or do you prefer to work in the studio?Are their any tours or shows coming up in support of Summoned From Beyond ?
We play live from time to time. It’s not often and not rare... it holds the weight. We’re fine with our actual live presence.
8.Do you or any of the other members work in any other bands or solo projects?If yes please tell the readers a little about them?
There are none and for a good reason. We prefer to focus our time and energy on just one project than to waste it on inessential stuff.
9.Sacrilegious Rite comes out of Germany's blackend death metal scene what are your thoughts on the German scene?
Globally most people think that Germany is the country of metal. It’s right It it grands a blessing and a curse. The blessing is that you have a hell of activity here.... there’s hardly a guy who doesn’t play in a band. The resulting curse is that you got overstock of bands which ruins the sight of the market.... you have more quantity than quality which makes it damn difficult for serious bands to rise from an ocean of faceless artists. But I can’t reflect this on the whole scene we have a lot of comrades here and people with serious bands who definitely deserve more attention. But this problem is getting global and it’s getting worse and worse.
10.Who are your all-time favorite German bands and are their any new bands you feel the readers should check out soon?
That’s not easy to answer. Early Kreator, Sodom and Destruction for sure! Poison and Protector.... what you should try out is Purgatory! Not new but way too underrated!
11.Besides bands are their any honest,reliable labels and distro's you could recommend from Germany?
Sure! For sure I recommend the label we’re under which is Dunkelheit. But there’s also Iron Bonehead, Pegasus and some smaller distros and labels. As mentioned before, Germany got a lot to offer when it comes to metal.
12.Thank you for taking the time to fill this interview out are their any final words for the readers?
I thank all readers for their potential interest in our art. The past is alive when you listen to “Summoned from Beyond”