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Monday, June 1, 2015

Leere Interview

 1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
Leere: We began in 2004 and in 2009 we released the first album „the mystical gate to oblivion“. And now, 6 years later we released „Bleak“.

2.Recently you have released a new album, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?
Leere: It's organic and authentic Black Metal in the style of the nineties. The new full length is more  complex and clearer than the debut.

    3.The band has been around since 2004 but so far has only released 2 albums, can you tell us a little bit more about the gap between releases?
Leere: We filled the gap with our other bands Moonfrost and Ghost Kommando.

    4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
Sarcamon: The lyrical topics are personal and progressed in my very own style in the last 20 years.

    5.I know that the band name means 'void' or 'emptiness' in German, how does this name fit in with the musical style that you play?
Leere: Our name describes the essence of the concept of Leere.

    6.Currently there are only 2 members in the band, are you planning on expanding the line up in the future or do you chose to remain a duo?
No, its ok like that.

    7.The new album was released on Gravity Entertainment, are you happy with the support they have given you so far?
Yes, we are very satisfied with Gravity.

    8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black metal?
We don't know 'cause we don't really care.

    9.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that some of the band members are a part of?
Our other bands are very active and we're working on new material.

    10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
Straight forward without mercy!

    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?
My interest in Metal began in 1988 and through all the years I was inspired by so many different bands and styles of music, it's infinite. Nowadays I'm musically more open than in the past.

In the past I was influenced by Black Metal from the nineties. Today I listen to many styles of  music, from Metal to Indie Rock to Dark Ambient.

    12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
...when the twilight burns across the sky you'd better run and hide, the beast will roar from deep inside. -Exciter 1983-

Thanks for the interview!


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