Currently we are preparing us for the coming shows and the release of the album. And we have started to play around with some riffs for new songs.
2.In April you have a new album coming out, 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?
The sound is heavy and brutal but clear. You can hear all of the instruments, but it doesn’t sound soft. In the past we have used the same kind of sound, but without the clearness. It sounded good, thick and heavy but you couldn’t always hear the difference in the instruments.
Musically wise we play faster then we used to do and used that to make more variety with the slower songs/parts.
3.This is the first album be released in 5 years, can you tell us a little bit more about what has been going on during that time frame?
There were some lineup changes that always needs time to get the band ready again for shows. And we were forced to change a couple of times from rehearsal place. We’ve always had our own place, so every time we need to rebuild this.
4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music?
Most of the lyrics on the “Carnage” deal with genocide, mass murders and massacres, in time of war or with a religious or political background. It goes from witch huntings centuries ago till the recent ongoing war in the middle east. There’s a lot of rotten history mankind created and still creates. Enough inspiration for us to write about.
5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Burning Hatred'?
An enormous intense feeling of hate is what it means. It sounded good when we came up with that name and fitted the music and lyrics. Most of the lyrics deal with pain and suffering that people inflict on each other mostly because of hate.
6.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
Stonehenge 2014, 2 shows we did in 2008 with Dismember, Nice To Eat You Deathfest in 2015, maybe not the best musically, but these are the ones with the best memories.
Our stage performance is one big ride of headbanging and an explosion of death metal with some slower parts to give the audience a moment to get a sip of beer, before we all get crazy again.
7.Do you have any touring or show plans once the new album is released?
In the week of the release date we will do a show with Nile and a small festival with God Dethroned. We are planning some more shows for this year and some festival appearances for the end of this year and next year. Their are some plans for a small tour, but nothing is determined yet.
8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of death metal?
Most of the people that are into Old School Death Metal like it. The first reviews are in and the bigger part of them are very positive. As always, some people are complaining about the fact that it’s not original, not renewing, etc. but that doesn’t matter, we play what we like and that is what counts.
9.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that some of the band members are a part of?
Gerben is busy with writing a new album with Phlebotomized, René is doing shows with Abrupt Demise, Marc is in the middle of recording an album with Condolence and I am recording an album with Anarchos.
10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
We play and always will play old school death metal, we are just getting better in writing, composing and playing it. No surprising changes of style!
11.What are some of the bands or musical style that have had an influence on your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
The swedish and dutch death metal from the nineties is what we all like and something we listen to, so that’s where most of the influence comes from. For me personally it’s bands like Dismember, Grave, Carnage, God Macabre, Asphyx, Autopsy, Vomitory, Unleashed, Bolt Thrower, first Darkthrone, Kaamos, Kreator and more.
Nowadays bands like Slaughterday, Mordbrand, Entrapment, Bombs Of Hades, Chapel Of Disease, Cruciamentum, Demonical, Eternal Mortification, Rotten Casket, Bastard Grave, Vanhelgd, Krypts and a lot more.
12.What are some of your non musical interests?
The rotten history of the world, speciality beers and cooking (BBQ).