Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Zeit Interview


1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

The band was actually formed in 2010 after Fur and I jammed a lot in my apartment. It all started with a couple of headphones, my lousy e-drum kit and a guitar. We just started writing stuff and soon found out that we can work well together. In that set-up we released our first self-titled demo in 2013. You still can find some videos of that period.
With a few gigs coming in at the time we decided that we were in need of a bass player and so we brought in our friend Flakmann.

2.So far you have released 3 ep's, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recordings?

Our aim was to get a natural and organic sound which is why we have recorded the last two EP’s in a live setting. We want to represent a sound that we can provide live without layered guitars or faked drums.

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

We have kind of urban topics that deal with living and dying in a world filled with strangers and concrete. Maybe you can call it collective loneliness.

4.I know that the bands name means 'time' in German, how does this name fit in with the musical style that you play?

Well, time is relentless and the impetus to everything.

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

We played Stahlfest in Leipzig earlier this year which was quite a blast. For our stage performance: Come and find out.

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

There will be some shows at the end of the year and maybe a tour in 2016. But there are no final plans yet.

7.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?

It is not our first goal to get onto a label but if someone shows interest, we will have to discuss whether it’s usefull for us or not.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black metal?

So far we had good feedback especially for "Trümmer". Most people are surprised by the diverse influences but seem to get into our style of blending these different musical ideas.

9.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that some of the band members are a a part of?

A few are on hold and others are working well too. But I think that I can speak for the whole band when I say that the main musical focus is ZEIT.

10.When can we expect a full length album and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

At the moment we are working on a third and final EP of our "Wintersturm"-trilogy which will be released later this year if everything works out as planned. A full-length is planned afterwards but without any time schedule yet.
The future is not planned out, so we will all see together in which way we are heading. There will always be Black Metal in the core that is for sure. Will we add some Glam Rock one day? Maybe not, but who knows?

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

There are a lot of influences. Everything you hear can inspire you in a positive and negative way. Either you want to make it better than what you have heard or you dig a style of making music. My influences reach from Tom Waits over Sleep to Electric Wizard, Dark Throne and Imperium Dekadenz. Every kind of music you hear influences your own work in my opinion.

12.What are some of your non musical interests?

Hard to say because most things I do are in a way connected to music. Taking photos, visiting shows and writing. All stuff you need to be in the right mood for and music is the valve for this.

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

Give our shit a listen and drink some beers while doing so. Thank you very much for the interview.

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