Thursday, April 6, 2017

Abrasive 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?

Hi! Ralf here. We had a lot of great shows with DEFILED, STOMA and had also the chance to play Heidelberg Deathfest with GOD DETHRONED, HAEMORRAGE, DERANGED, …
We also earned a lot of good reactions about “Book Of Sin”.

2.In January you had released a new album, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?

We gave our music the banner “Raw Intense Death Metal”. I would describe it as Death / Grind with a lot of old school influences and some Slam Parts. The main difference to our older stuff is, that the songs are better arranged and the musical level is higher. Also, Alex did more vocals on the new release.

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

It is still about sexual fantasies and erotic. Also some of the new songs deal with topics that are going on in the world now.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Abrasive'?

It means raw and aggressive. That fits perfect to our sound.

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

We had a  lot of very good shows in the past. We were on tour with SOILS OF FATE and SANATORIUM for 3 days a long time ago. That was a cool experience. Also some festivals like Soul Grinding, Ludwigshafen Deathfest, Mountains Of Death, … were amazing. We met a lot of cool people over the years and remained friends with them. Playing in foreign countries is always fun.
About the stage performance, we had to fill the stage as we are only 3. So we have to take short trips away from the microphone when it is possible. We try to be not boring on the stage.

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

Touring would be cool. But we have no plans about that. We always have some shows. But if anyone is interested, book us.

7.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of brutal death metal?

It was amazing! We didn’t think about that. A lot of people write us from everywhere and tell us, that they like our music. I think, we are better known outside of Germany, than in our home country, hahaha.

8.Currently the band is signed to 'Rebirth The Metal Productions', are you happy with the support that they have given you so far?

Yes, totally satisfied. Andi does a very good job.

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

I think we will continue our style and make the best songs we can write.

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

We still get influenced by Death Metal, Grind and some Thrash bands. I don’t think, that there are certain bands that have an influence to our music. In the last time, we listened to NECROVILE, ANALEPSY, MALIGNANCY and also a lot of classics too.

11.What are some of your non musical interests?

To be honest, our most interest is music. Collecting CD’s and LP’s, going to shows.
Besides that, bike riding, sightseeing, being out in the nature.

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

Thanks a lot for your interest. Check out our stuff! Feel free to contact us.

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