domingo, 21 de octubre de 2012

EÏS - ENTREVISTA

Superadas las tensiones que siempre supone el verse al borde de una demanda judicial, y algunas desavenencias en el seno del grupo, Eïs vuelven al primer plano por lo realmente importante, su música, otro buen álbum de black frío y oscuro. Aquí os dejo la entrevista que tuve el placer de poder realizarles, enjoy.

1. Could you tell us a little as has been the process of composing this work? What issues have motivated you when composing?Our current and fourth album "Wetterkreuz" has mainly been composed between December 2011 and March 2012, in a pretty short period of time. I'm composing songs on my own, we're just arranging some parts with our drummer Marlek or during the studio work. This time, I've been motivated by a lot of personal issues of pretty moving things happened during the last couple of years, and a visual vision of mountains, snowy landscapes, rocks and stone, and I tried to transform both of that into music and lyrics.
2. Tell us a little trying your song lyrics
All of my lyrics are written in German, and I mostly use a pretty metaphoric, melancholic language to form my thoughts into words. This time, I've used a lot of metaphors related to stone, as I often felt like being made of stone... it's pretty intensive to deal with our lyrics, and I can only recommend all our German listeners to have view themselves.
3. How were your beginnings in music? Groups and disks What are your inspiration and what would you recommend us?
We've started to play together as Eismalsott in late 2002, early 2003, something like that. We've released four albums so far, "Patina" (2005), "Kainsmal" (2006), "Galeere" (2009) and "Wetterkreuz" (2012). Everything related to that can be read in a more extensive form on our homepage the-eis-reich.de

4. How difficult is the coexistence within the group? Who is the leader of the now compose, or all aportáis ideas and you respect?
Honestly... I'm pretty much of a dictator when it comes to the artistic aspect of the band. I have a clear vision of music, lyrics and visuals when it comes to presenting EIS in the public. As that is clearly stated with the band, we seldomly have discussions about such things. It's different when it comes to organisational themes and stuff like that, but it's definitely too boring to talk about.

5. How is it being received by the public of this work and not only in terms of sales but also live?
During the years, we've received more and more feedback, and I'd say it got more enthusiastic with every album and every year of the band's existence. We're not the kind of band aiming and hits and thousands of fans, but rather a band that convinces listeners by being notoriously delivering good work I'd say. We haven't always been the best live band around, but have evolved with the new line-up, and receiving such reactions from people now is really extraordinarily fine.
6. Tell us a little type of equipment that you use in the recording sessions and live performances.

Uh, come on, most people give a shit about equipment... I understand that some are interested to know which guitars, strings, amps and stuff we're using, but that's for insiders. We usually record at Studio E, a well-known German metal studio owned by Markus Stock of Empyrium and The Vision Bleak. Of course we use his equipment mainly, like Peavey and Marshall amps, Yamaha Drums, my Schecter guitar... and tons of other stuff. But, you see, that's mostly standard equipment a lot of bands rely on. We don't need much more to express what we have to say.
7. Feeling What you want to convey to the listener with acoustic and keyboards parts of your songs?

Can't remember we've used acoustic parts for the last six years. A lot of keyboards though, that's true. I just think that keyboards give the certain extra atmosphere added to guitars... not as much in the foreground like a lot of bands do it, but decently in the background they're giving that extra touch that let's you shiver. I mean... just listen to old Emperor for example. Unbelievable what these guys did with some cheap keyboards.


8.The process by which you had to change the name, do not know if it's one aspect of which wanted to talk, but at some point was a tension within the group? and why would not they changed the name? but whose was the idea of changing Geist by Eis?
We had to change the name because an alternative rock band from Cologne, Germany, named GEIST since 2001 or something, threatened us with law suits if we wouldn't change our name. Of course that's ridiculously cheese, but what the heck... that's why we changed the name two and a half years ago.
Apart from that, we certainly had some tensions within the band with the last line-up, which split nearly one year ago. That's nothing I want to talk about in public, but well, three out of five members left us back then. We have found three new members in C:R:A, Satyrus.S and Abarus, and they're fucking awesome, so let's not waste any time looking back.
9. Thank you very much for your time, if you want to add something to the people who like this place EIS Thanks.
Thanks for the support you're granting to the black metal scene with your blog. Readers, check out our new album "Wetterkreuz", it's extremely atmospheric, cold and aggressive black metal, mid-nineties styled. So, if you like what Emperor, Covenant and these guys did back then, try with this legal streaming of the entire album: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLToXWne2Bk-cHCPIxY7QVNW7P4r5yTY4J&feature=view_all And give us a like at Facebook if you enjoy our stuff. https://www.facebook.com/eis.official

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