Monday, February 10, 2014
1.Can you give us an introduction to the band for those that will be hearing of you for the first time?
We started in the end of 2010, after Vincent (drummer) asked Ardy and me to create some metal of death. A vocalist joined some months later and Thorsten joined a year later. In that time we created and composed the first songs, we recorded those in March 2012 in a rehearsal session. This was the “Tortured Beyond Death” rehearsal demo. After that with did our first 3 gigs. In spring of 2013 the vocalist left and was replaced by Frank, who did his first gig after 2 rehearsals. 2 Months later we recorded “Descent Into The Maelström” and did a couple of gigs after that.
2.How would you describe the musical sound of both the ep and full length that you are releasing this year and also how does your current musical sound differ from your previous bands?It’s death metal obscurity with some touches of doom inspired by Asphyx, Autopsy, Dismember and overall the old school death metal scene. ANARCHOS is darker and the arrangements of the riffs are different then I use in my other band.
3.Can you tell us a little bit more about the lyrical content of the music?
They deal about death, destruction, occult theories, sorrow ,sadness, despair ....everything that can turn a nice life into a nightmare! Our lyrics are certainly important , they should reflect the feeling and tension of the gruesome sounds.
4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Anarchos'?
Literally it means without authority/rulers, for us it means that we walk our own path musically and in life.
5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you describe your stage performance?
We only did 6 shows till now and I think the last 2 shows were the best, musically wise. We try to create an deathlike depressed atmosphere for the slower parts and a headbanging hell in the fast ones.
6.Do you have any touring or show plans for 2014?
Currently we have 2 shows planned, one in Hengelo and the other one in Hoogeveen, both in Holland. The Hoogeveen show will be support for Sledgehammer Nosejob, the new band from Massive Assault members Fredde and Carl. That would be one hell of a party. We don’t have any touring plans at the moment.
7.The band members have a history playing death metal, what is it that keeps you motivated to play this style of music after all of these years?
Passion, willpower, dedication and the urge to create death metal darkness.
8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of death metal?The people who heard heard “Descent…” or have listened/watched “Anointing Of The Sick” or have come to a show are positive. But we will see when the record is out what it will bring. For us it doesn’t matter much, we will keep composing what our Death Metal infected brains demand.
9.What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?It is and will be DEATH METAL, pure and uncompromised, always. The music will mature more and the compositions will getting better because we play more and get better skills.
10.What are some bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
Autopsy, Asphyx and Dismember. Old school death metal, old thrash, pure black metal and I personally am a fan of the Swedish Death Metal scene, mostly the “Stockholm” styled bands. Nowadays I listen a lot to the “newer” bands playing death metal, like Maim, Miasmal, Morbus Chron, Chapel Of Disease, Destroyer 666, Deserted Fear, Entrapment, Pyre, Grave Miasma, Bombs Of Hades, Mordbrand, Nominon, Demonical, Vanhelgd and many more.
11.Outside of music what are some of your interests?Collecting vinyl, guitars, drinking good beers, good party’s and brewing beer.
12.Do you have any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?
Thanks for the interest and support for Anarchos. Check out “Descent Into The Maelström”.