Tuesday, June 5, 2018

The Last Seed Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
A.: The Last Seed is a studio project with two members and not really a band. "Hellboy" is our first release.

2.You have an album coming out in June, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?
A.: I think it is no use describing the sound or dropping fancy genre names at this point. Listen to the CD and decide yourself if you like it or not. Yes surprise, it is Black Metal.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
 N.: Resistance against all the self-proclaimed lightbringers, who’ve put their lantern in the middle of the sheep and told them to stay close to the light. I prefer people to understand themselves as an indivdual, who’s walking his own way, exploring the darkness. 

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'The Last Seed'?
A: You could replace "seed" by "generation". The generation that has passed a wasted youth in the meaningless 90s or in the even more meaningless charcateristically called 00s. It is the observation of a generation that sleepwalks into extinction by means of decadence, consumerism and by following a false pursuit of happiness that finally turns into isolation.

5.Has the band done any live shows or is this strictly a studio project?
A: As already mentioned before, it is a studio project with two members and not a band. So there are or will be no live performances as it would be very difficult for us to handle two instruments or more at the same time. If you want to listen to our songs, buy the CD.

6.I have noticed there is very little information about the band online, is this intentional for the time being?
N.: It’s about the music and the spirit. We’re not in need of this despicable self-expression. Only weaklings need an own website to know that they exist. Only the sheep are craving for a „like“.

7.The album is going to be released on 'Nihilistische KlangKunst', how did you get in contact with this label?
A: Karor contacted us several years ago and, since then, has released a lot of material from our other projects that do not exist anymore and have meanwhile been replaced by The Last Seed.

8.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the album cover?
N.: We did the photos in our studio, playing the instruments while wearing these tinkered wolfmasks, we’ve botched spontaneously together with my sister and my brother in law during a night in December 2016. And we had this fog machine. The original idea was to show the connection between man and beast, reason and instinct. A friend of us saw the photos and wanted to try something, by blending them with pictures from the woods. So it wasn’t a planned progress, which leads to the coverartwork.

9.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of atmospheric black metal?
A: Exuberant joy and high expectations. Our albums sell like hot cakes.

10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
A: There will be no comprehensive genre changes, but a new record means a new sound and new songs with other influences and moods. However, we will not be heading towards entirely new horizons with this project. If you call this release "atmospheric black metal", you will probably do the same for the next.

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?
A: Maybe you can pick out some influences yourself. That makes it much more interesting than getting everything handed on a plate.

12.What are some of your non musical interests?
A: Swimming, reading and cycling.

 N.: Don’t forget walking in the rain.

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

A: Thank you very much for the interview.

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