1. Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?
This is our sixth year with the band and by now we have released three albums and a MCD.
The latest release “Living on the Razor’s Edge” is just out since 4th of November. Beginning this year we have signed a new record contract with BASTZARDIZED and are very busy right now doing promotion for “Living on the Razor’s Edge”
2. How would you describe the musical sound of the new album and how it
differs from previous releases?
Regarding the sound, we definitely kept being true to are principles! Melodic Death-Metal was always and is of course the kind of music we like to do. Just like the previous album, this one also has Trash-Parts and acoustic vibes. But this time it’s even more varied, more structured and better put together. Responsible for that is especially the fact, that the new album is our first concept album and that we very intensively dealt with the music and lyrics. “Living on the Razor’s Edge”, in our opinion, appears to be much more mature. However, if you listen to one of our previous albums, you will definitely recognize the new record as being DYING HUMANITY!
3. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the bands name?
Just like other bands, we took quite a long time finding an adequate name. Really soon it was clear, that we didn’t want to write the songs about these typical stereotypes of Death-Metal. So we decided our band to be called DYING HUMANITY. That name brought us to think about certain things and offered plenty of stuff you can put in good songs. So our name actually reflects a lot. In short, it means that mankind definitely will go down! But that is its own fault, because only few people care about what’s happening to our world or what individuals struggle with.
4. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores
with the music?
Our songs deal with upcoming threats for humanity, of course. They concern self-destruction and all the bad things happening every day. We often wrap those issues in stories that tell how individuals struggle with, for example, drug abuse and how those drawbacks destroy them. In fact, you can project this onto mankind itself.
5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and
how would you describe your stage performance?
True to our motto: always give 110%!
So of course we always try hard electrifying the audience. For ourselves, we definitely bring a lot of movement on stage, starting with plain walking around up to propeller head-banging! We also like to involve the audience by inviting them to stage-diving and other crazy stuff. In addition we try to bring that particular atmosphere to our fans by including samples in or between our songs. The coolest shows we performed at were those with NECROPHAGIST, BORN FROM PAIN and our self-booked weekender-tour “ANTI:TOUR”, where we shared the stage with CALIBAN, NEAREA and MAROON.
6. Do you have any touring plans for the new release?
By now there are unfortunately not enough shows booked for a continuous tour, but we definitely will perform here and there, so people get the opportunity to live it up with us. Nevertheless we are trying hard realizing a short tour with the new album.
7.Currently you are singed to Bastardised Records, how did you get in
contact wit hthis label and how would you describe the support that they
have given you so far?
For several months now we are in contact with the A&R from BASTARDIZED and finally got an offer for two records. Of course it didn’t take us too long hooking up with them! The support at BASTARDIZED is just awesome! We are getting lot of feedback and great reviews to our album. They are also quickly responding to any request and are very open minded!
8. On a worldwide level how has your music been recieved by brutal and
melodic death metal fans worldwide?
Feedback from other countries is consistently positive. Reviews of the album come from Norway, Italy and Great Britain and the fans from Austria and Belgium, where we lately performed, gave us great feedback, too.
9. What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases/
We definitely want to stick to our style of music and also want to improve it. For our future records we are thrilled to include new crazy ideas and are open for experiments. The surest thing is: we will deliver 100% DYING HUMANITY!
10. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your
music and also what are you listening to nowadays/
When we started, our musical taste was rather varied. We pretty much listened to everything starting from metal to hardcore, funk and classic. Of course, even today we differ in our tastes, but just that fact represents our music we perform!
We were and are influenced by bands like IRON MAIDEN and DEATH, but also by younger bands like THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, SYLOSIS and ALL SHALL PERISH.
11.Outside of music , what are some of your interests?
Pretty common stuff. Hanging out with friends, playing soccer or just chilling out on the sofa. But actually those things are kind of secondary, unfortunately, because study, job and music take most of the time.
12. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?
Of course we like to thank everybody who is supporting us! Without them we would never be where we currently are!