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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Irdorath Interview

Interview partner: Markus Leitner

1. Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?

Hi! First of all we want to thank you for your interest!

We are very busy planning concerts for 2012, promoting our album and producing merchandise. Beneath that we are working on our next album.

2. How would you describe the musical sound of the new album and how it
differs from previous releases?

I think Dekonstrukteur des Fleisches is a powerful album. We describe the music as “Black / Thrash Metal”, because those are the main influences. But we are not trying to sound in a certain way; we make music that we like.
Nowadays we pay more intention to a good sound and try to find a balance between old school and modern sounds. We as musicians also developed between the last album and Dekonstrukteur des Fleisches. We are also more open minded now, concerning sound and also lyrics.

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

I think the main aspects of our lyrics are criticism according to mankind, the church and all different crimes and outrages people do to others. We present that in a provocative and some kind of brutal way, sometimes also with some sarcasm. I think that is what fits to our music.

4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the bands name?

We were looking a long time for a band name which we like and we did not want to use English or German words. So we were looking for a band name in a fantasy world. Everyone would first think of “Lord of the rings” but there are so many bands in nearly every metal genre so we tried to find our name in another fantasy world. “Irdorath” is an isle in the video game “Gothic” where an undead dragon lives. So there is no “higher” sense in it, in our opinion it sounds great, don`t you think?

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

Because of bend member problems, especially according to the time they wanted to spent, we did not play that much concerts in the past. But with our new line up, this will change. But I can say, that all in all we enjoyed every concert, especially the shows with our Austrian colleagues “Hellsaw” and “Dornenreich”.
I think we have a quite straight and powerful performance and are practicing a lot now for our shows.

6. What are the touring plans for the new release/

Some gigs in Austria are fixed over the year 2012, also a mini tour in February with Hellsaw, including two shows in Austria and one in Germany. At the moment we are busy planning other shows. For more and actual info check out our facebook or myspace site!

7. On a worldwide level how has your newer music been recieved by black
and extreme metal fans?

Because of the fact that we do not sound like true Black Metal real and only Black Metal listeners are sometimes confused and disappointed. In the other way, Metal listeners, which listen to other Metal styles as well, do like the fact, that we are open minded concerning to other influences. So we get a lot good feedback, and sometimes also bad. But I think that is quite normal, especially as an unknown band.

8. Are there any current side projects going on?

Our bass player also plays guitar in a Rock Band called “Sentimentalistic Bitches” and our drummer has some side projects and did also some studio work for other bands.

9. What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?

We are working very intensively on our new album, so I can give you a little outlook: We are concentrating on our two main influences, Black and Thrash Metal, and are focusing to get the best result out of combination of these music styles. And for now we think that works very well, we are very satisfied.

10. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your
newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

That is very hard to answer. We all love music and of course especially Heavy Metal. But we do not only listen to Black Metal, we also hear a lot thrash, death and so on. Every one of us has different preferences. To name some bands: Legion of the damned, Behemoth, Vader, Hate, Sodom, Dimmu Borgir, Kataklysm, Machine Head, Destruction, Kreator, Iced Earth, Accept, Exodus, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest … I could continue for a long time, haha!

11. Does Occultism or Satanism play any role in the music/

I would say no. We are focusing on criticism, especially to the church and Christianity, but not in a satanic way.

12. Outside of music what are some of your interests?

We are all doing full time jobs beneath Irdorath. Of course we like to drink and make party. Some of us do also some sports as well.

13. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?

Thank you too for your interesting and comprehensive questions!

Feel free to check out our music, come to our live shows… visit and like us on facebook or myspace. There will be our latest information what`s going on and we really appreciate it if you also leave a comment!

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