Monday, October 31, 2011

Deadend In Venice Interview

1. Can you tell us a little bit about the band for those that have never
heard of you before?

We are �Deadend in Venice� from Germany. Hope you guys like melodic death
style� Last Month we released our first album �See you on the ground� and
you should really give it a try! Catchy metal songs with male growls meet a
clear female voice.

Hope you enjoy what you�ll hear!

2. How would you describe your musical sound?

Direct, straight to the point, melodic and catchy. That are some words I
like to hear whilst talking about our music.

When we started, we wanted to be a melodic death metal band - just with the
gimmick of a female voice. It�s not much more nowadays. Yes we�ve got older
and more and more influences grew around us but the core is still the same!

Often we hear about similarities to old Gothenburg sound and yes, we like

3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects that the band explores
with the music?

The first Album was a summary of let�s call it private and maybe society
oriented lyrics.

Often these themes also collide a bit. In songs like �The monkey in my
closet� or �Personal decay� I try to point out problems within peoples�
minds and souls often created by society. In other songs I just blame them
for their stupidity or ignorant behavior. (�Brain execution�, �Hate sweet

�Tomorrow never comes� should say everything for itself.

The newer songs will get more into detail about relationships of any kind
which will make the maybe next release interesting in its very own kind of

4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the bands name?

Interesting question, isn�t it? That�s always one of the first points to
explain. Well, I thought about a situation you cannot escape - Trapped in a
dead end for example. Like the single human being is caged between society
on this earth which maybe has been a nice place once before � my idea was of
standing in that dead end in a city which once was kind of a jewel but now
is kind of dirty and run down. The fundaments of the Venice are also broken
in huge parts while the tide rises and sooner or later all of that former
beauty is on the ground of the ocean. Like Earth going to hell.

That is also where the idea of �See you on the ground� was born from.

5. What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how
would you describe your stage performance?

I think the rest of the band would agree when I tell that the show in
Zwickau in 2009 was a real highlight. It was a huge crowd right before the
main act in the evening. So we were the first band with full lights and the
place was really filled. Great gig!

But we enjoy also the smaller shows, the ones where you can really work with
the people and the atmosphere gets into that family kind of way. There is
the contact often eye to eye and the people get more from your performance.

Live - we want to bring the energy of our music also to the crowd and
everyone on stage is pushed by adrenaline to give them what they want.
Especially about myself I often hear that I am sometimes near at going kind
of berserk. For metal as part of extreme music it�s very important to catch
the energy and bring it to the people.

Well, the release show in Glauchau I almost forgot to mention. Home crowd!!!

6. Do you have any touring plans for the new release?

Yeah indeed! After the festival shows in summer like �Metalcamp� or �Rock im
Betonwerk� we will get our hands on some touring plans for the end of the
year, maybe in November. We�ve got in touch with two other great bands, also
from Germany and hope to get nice gigs for over approximately two weeks.

7. Are there any side projects besides this band or is this a full time line

The lineup of �Deadend in Venice� is complete and we hope there won�t be any
changes in the future. We are kind of family, so yeah it is a full time
lineup. I am the only one singing in another band but that�s also local and
they are good old friends of mine. So everyone is 100 percent �Deadend in
Venice� and even more. That is also kind of rule in our band which has only
effect on me at the moment, but I take it as that iron made rule.

8. On a worldwide level how has your music been received by melodic death
metal fans?

>From the melodic death metal fans I think the reactions were really good.
It�s a bit mixed worldwide. I got the feeling that people in Germany for
example are more influenced by styles like Metalcore than the people in
other countries. Here everyone is also bit more kind of stubborn than in the
rest of the world.

But all together we�ve got some pretty nice opinions from metallers all over
the planet. Especially in the East or in Asia but also America and South
 listeners gave us some nice response.

9. What direction do you see the music heading into on future releases?

Like it harder? Well, because that�s the way we�re gonna keep it. The death
metal influence got a bit in the background on this release so we wanted to
be the next one a bit heavier. Also in the fine-tuning of the tracks we see
some work that can be improved so on the next we want to work with more
guitar fills and stuff like that to get it even fuller.

Also on both fronts of singing we did a lot of work in the last months. I
worked together with a coach to get the growls more brutal and Annabell also
took lessons to get the best out of her voice. So both will be more
impressive to the listeners we hope.

I think also from what I�ve heard until today the new stuff has also more
drive and groove.

The metalheadz out there should real give it a try!

10. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music
and also what are you listening to nowadays?

That�s always a difficult question. The influences are a lot because every
band member has kind of his own style of music and brings that also into the
work. In the first days bands like �Children of Bodom� gave Kevin the kick
to work on his guitars and catchy melodies how he does still until today.
For me as a singer oldschool melodic death and Gothenburg style like the
early �In Flames� was very interesting but nowadays I cannot deny to get
also the influences of modern metal and Metalcore. For the female voice of
Annabell I think we never mentioned any bands were we have oriented. Sure
everybody listened to the first �Nightwish� works, also bands like �Haggard�
� but influence is the wrong word for that.

So it is for every band member. Up until today we like different styles of
metal and bands. Some like it catchy, some like it kind of progressive and
some just want some ass kickin� drive!

11. Outside of music what are some of your interests?

I think we are typical kids of the 90�s and millennium generation. Every one
of us is or was interested in gaming. Andy, the man on the bass did some
skateboarding but after some broken bones he also ended up in playing
computer games. As getting older it got more and more into the background
but often we still talk about stuff like that.

But with work and band there�s not often time for that. Maybe that�s better�

Nowadays we use every free second for getting better on the instrument or
work for the band. It�s very fulfilling. To get the head clear we often went
as guests on concerts, festivals and shows of other friends and bands.

12. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?

Hell yeah! Thank you to give us the chance to present ourselves on that
platform. To the metalheadz out there, we hope you got interested and won�t
forget to check our stuff. We can also be found on the net.


Don�t forget to let monkey out! Cheers!!!

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