Thursday, December 29, 2016

Symmetric Organ Interview

Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording and release of the new album?

Philip: We where busy with different things. We restarted the writing of new material with one  song almost ready. Besides that we are still trying to get mailorders and distros to take a few copies of our recent CDs plus we played a few shows to promote the new record.

2.Recently you have released a new album how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how do you feel you differ from most bands mixing death metal and grindcore together?

Philip: Musically we consider our selves as a Grind Death Metal band. Most important ingredients  of our sound are Death Metal and Grindcore. But there is no such thing as a blue print of any certain band or sound that we try to reproduce somehow. We've got three songwriters in our band and we often throw things together during the writing process. Maybe that keeps up a certain variety. To us it's all about the energy level a song can reach. We try to keep it as high as we can all the way through.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
Philip: The lyrics are inspired by everyday s news and what's going on in modern day society. By the way the topics have to fit to Death Metal but that's easy, because nothing is more brutal then reality. The world we created is dark place and it's decaying in many many different ways. That's the idea behind STATES OF DECAY. Palace Revolution for example is inspired by the Russian Riot-Girl-Movement all around Pussy Riot. Other songs generally deal with the darker sides of contemporary society.
4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Symmetric Organ'?

Philip: Andreas (drums) came up with the name. We wanted something with a certain kind of ambivalence. It’s a description of how we want to sound like. Symmetry stands for the cold, sharp and precise rather technical side of Brutal Death Metal. Ogran stands for vivid and energetic „grindish“ part of how we want to sound: rough, angry and belligerent.

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

Philip: One of or best shows we had so far was the opening-slot for Dying Fetus this year. A perfect audience for us plus a great time before and after the show. Dying Fetus and their crew are really nice guys. To me personally it's always a big pleasure to be on stage. A few people say I turn into a complete maniac during our gigs, hahaha.

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?

Philip: We're always looking for gigs and hopefully the CD will open a few doors according to that. A few gigs here in Germany are already planned or confirmed for 2017 We'll see what near future will bring...

7.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?

Philip: Looking for a label was not part of our plans when we started to get serious with doing the album. We simply wanted to have something to offer at shows and to give people out there an idea of what we sound like. There has been some interest but we had no serious negotiations with any label. Being unsigned makes it a little harder to get noticed within the scene at the very first place but internet and social media changed things for newcomers for the better. So right now we are happy with our situation.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of death metal and grindcore?

Philip: We received a lot of good reactions for example from South America, Russia the US and various parts of Europe as well as Asia. We did a video single for Palace Revolution in 2015, that got a few things going.

9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

Philip: States Of Decay to us is just the first chapter of our story. We'll continue to play blistering High Energy Death Grind. And there are various ways to get the stuff more even more intense.

10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

Philip:On the one hand Bands like Monstrosity, Pestilence, Torture Division, early Vader or early Gorefest as well es Misery Index and Dying Fetus have left their mark within our sound. On the other hand there are Grind Bands like Brutal Truth, Terrorizer, Lock up, Gaget, Phobia and others that may have been an influence to Symmetric Organ. Besides that all of us have different musical tastes besides Death Metal. I personally for example also like experimental music and instrumental Post Rock. But the nearly all albums I bought in 2016 have been Death Metal albums. If you ask for any recommendation I'd say try out the current albums form Kronos (France), Unmerciful (USA) and Orphalis (Germany)All in all great strikes of Brutal Death Metal.

11.What are some of your non musical interests?

Philip: Besides music I have my family and we like traveling around from time to time.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

Thanks for your interest and support! We really appreciate that a lot.

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