1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?
1/ hey !! so we are preparing all the stuff for our new album for 2015 and at the same time we are working, and booking some dates and fest .
2.A year back 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?
2/So we had released“unholy black splendor “ in the same vein of our 2 first albums “ abject offerings” and “ coloured funeral”,with heavy riffs ,raw and brutal vocals, intense parts that made our sound since 25 years,and always in a old’school death metal style .Not so different from our old stuff ,but more structured, and more evil I think.
3.The band was broken up for 10 years, what was the cause of the split and also the decision to reform?
3/It’s not exact …yes we have put the band in standby during 10 years,but we have never stopped to play music. We have made a new project really different,triyng to explore new musical horizons. It was necessary for us after all these years practicing death metal to discover a new kind of music with electro parts ,clear voices,ambient keys…etc. It was our personal challenge very important ,but after a moment we have to return to our old style ,with fresh ideas and a new motivation;
4.The band was around during the early death metal days, do you feel that your music inspired a lot of the earlier bands in the genre?
4/We are just a Death metal band with our personal style and influences from the 90’s and I really don’t know if we have influenced some bands,it’s not important for us ,the most important for us is to stay alive and we just want to keep doing this fucking music from hell !
5.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music?
/..lot of our lyrics are about the most evil and dark thing in this world …human being !!!! why worshiping religions,control and dominate the others,destroying is own world,fucking politics in this rotting society. I write my lyrics using a lot of symbols of this malicious world with the evil spirit that live in every human ….like an horror movie!!
6.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Mercyless'?
6/Mercyless means “Without mercy” ,like or music ,and lifestyle …no compromises ,no guarantees ,and no regrets !!!
7.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
7/Probably when we have toured in 1993 with the best death metal band ,Death …..it was everyday a dream to share the stage with them !! we will never forget these days …and also at the same period lot of gigs with Cannibal Corpse,Tiamat,Unleashed,Obituary….etc on stage we try to be very intense and brutal without concessions…it’s Death metal my friend !
8.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
8/ we are working on some gigs in Germany ,England and differents fest for the summer 2015 !!
9.The last full length came out on Trendkill Recordings, can you tell us a little bit more about this label?
9/I don’t want to lose my time with this label ,we have stopped every kind of relation with this label!!!the guy speak too much and is really not serious …just another rip off !!! I don’t understand why we have work with him …choices in life are sometimes really strange !!!
10.Recently Great Dane Records, re-issued your 1992 album, what are your thoughts on the final product?
10/Very proud to re-released this album again with a serous label !!! and the remastering is very powerful !!
11.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your reunion by long time fans?
11/We do not expect anything with the return of Mercyless,at first it was another challenge for us …but a serious challenge !!!...and at the moment we came back ,the reaction of fans was really incredible ,apparently they were waiting for us !!!! but they were waiting for the Mercyless wich plays Death metal like in the 90’s (not the strange style after the album “Coloured Funeral”!!) And now it’s a pure pleasure to play in this band !!
12.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
12/I don’t know ? one thing is sure ,we will play Death Metal in a few years again!!that’s is sure !!
13.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?
3/always the same bands since 25 years ,that’s life ; Death,Dark Angel,Possessed,Bathory,Hellhammer,Asphyx,Obituary,Morbid Angel,early Kreator ,Destruction,Pestilence…etc after all these years we don’t change a lot ..;and we don’t want ..yhis is for our influences ,but we listen to a lot differents style and bans too like ,Massive Attack,Sisters of Mercy,Peter Gabriel,Tori Amos …etc . So for the newest bands ,it’s difficult because of the thousand of bands,internet,youtube …etc…
14.What are some of your non musical interests?
14 / yes lot of things the most important ,our families and football,horror movies from the 80 ‘s,the passion of red wine,animals,personally I love to read books (thriller),movies,tv series ( the walking dead,breaking bad,ray Donovan,….)
15.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
15/ Thanx for your support ,and thanx to all the people who are still there ,supporting us ,after all these years ,….and visit our facebook page ,let us a message ,listen to our album “Abject offerings” ,you will (re) discover a good album !!!! Support the underground,webzine,your local scene,bands….and the most important …STAY EVIL !!!