trends or other kinds of guidelines in music. I tried to push the musical freedom of black metal as far
as possible to create extreme atmospheres and catchy soundscapes.
elements, but I guess it is always somewhere between progressive metal and black metal with specialized
skills in songwriting and the use of instrumentens, based on anger and rawness with a huge amount of
form of Yin and Yang. There are stories about cosmos, space and time on the one hand, on the other hand we
have the abyss of the human mind, depressions and absuse of dubious substances. All these things affect
each other and fuse to something that I would call "mindfuck".
the technical side of riffing and way more experimental than the later stuff. The vocals came up as a new
element just to give GCS some kind of real voice and tribute the paths of traditional metal. I think
changes are pretty important to keep the music fresh and alive and prevent from repeating oneself.
Actually it's very simple to explain what the meaning is. The term "galaktik" stands for the mentioned
cosmic influeneces, replaced the C's with K's to underline extraordinary attitude; "cancer" stands for the
aspects of mankind, a destroying beast with a lot of failures which is heading towards the end; and the
term "squad" points out the limitation of people I can reach with this kind of music. We are a small
family of fucked up and music-loving people.
At first "Galaktik Cancer Squad" was meant to be a songtitle for an old project, but this unique
charactar grew fast and has become an independent band project.
recordings. There won't be any concerts and I can't imagine that it would work well as live project,
because the music is too large to transfer it on the stages of the world, it would just lose its details.
"Strange Spheres of Hyperborea" album. One of them was Hypnotic Dirge Records and because of the
open-minded character of the label we start to work together. Unfortunately they told me to wait until
November 2012 to release S.S.o.H., and when it delayed more and more we've reached the point where we
decide to release a complete new album in summer 2013. Only 4 more weeks to go! To be honest, to wait 6
month is a hard thing, but in the end I waited one whole fucking year - and that sucks. Anyway I
thank Hypnotic Dirge Records for giving me this chance and it almost compensate all the waiting!
genres. Most of them appreciate this weird combination of styles and give great support. I never
expected something like that, but it seems everything works fine so both composer and listener have
a great experience with GCS!
playing some concerts in the future as well. But the main thing will always be the music and songwriting
itself. The big difference between GCS and these other projects is the fact that only GCS is an
one-man-bandproject, the others have complete line ups or frequent help of guest- and session-musicians.
You should definitely keep an eye on Grauzeit and Morphinist.
has a lot of post-rockish stuff for example, so the album after that could have some electronic/8bit
elements again, or jazz. Everything is possible!
and atmospheric sound and I found out that we almost used the same kind of gear. Other bands from the
black metal side are Deathspell Omega and Mgla or Darkspace. You may not hear but bands like ISIS,
HORSE the Band and Pink Floyd were big influences too. A pretty weird mixture! It just a small extract
of music I listen to, and it's impossible to get all these styles in one project and because of that
there a so many sideprojects.
becomes almost a trance-like and trippy experience, just through music.
and alcohol. That's basiclly it.