Ghoul: We strictly follow our path, our understanding of music, our understanding of Black Metal.
S Caedes:Absolutely, no-holds-barred! It was important for Ahephaïmand myself to find musicians, who share the same point of view and are passionate about creating music, rather than those who don't take their profession seriously.And to add something special in the band I had the idea to have a male-vocalist besides me, to try something new, to have more vocal variations. So we decided just to do it. And with Ghoul, I guess we are a good team on the front.
Ahephaïm:For me, the music we compose is brutal of course but also subtle in its obscurity. Behind the vehemence of the riffs, blast beats, … and the suitable dirty production, you can enter a world of very different extreme emotions. The compositions were pretty spontaneous and translate our real state of mind; a very direct and furious anger load accompanied by various other feelings you probably can detect if you care enough.
Ghoul:Yes, definitely! We represent very aggressive, straight and fast Black Metal. But in few songs we also includedatmospheric parts, which can be maybe interpreted by some peopleas depressive tendencies. Since we all have different influences, we try to combine all so that our music not becoming monotonous.
Ahephaïm:At the point we were about to get our albums pressed, we wanted to wait to have them in hands to make further shows and as it was pretty delayed, we had to postpone our live dates but it will come soon enough. We already have two festivals, which we can name officially: The Underground Remains Festival in Göttingen (D) and the Autumn Souls Of Sofia in Bulgaria. But of course we also have few other dates, which will be announced soon. We will definitely not hide behind the album. There will be enough gigs this year, where people have the chance to see us live on stage.
Ahephaïm:I have many projects beside Humanitas Error Est, like Arnwald which is my ambient-industrial solo project but also Rogash (death metal with Rogan, our bassist), Lebenssucht, a black metal band with S Caedes and Déhà (the guy who made the mix and mastering of our album). With this guy, I also have several projects like Yhdarl, Vaer, Merda Mundi, … I also play in different other non-metal projects because I think diversity is important: Grausame Töchter (SM electro punk) and Die Wanderratten (medieval rock). It's not really everything, but the rest still has to be announced...
Ghoul: I'm vocalist in Goatfuck, a black/trash band also from Leipzig, Germany. It's a bit more oldschool, more ugly than Humanitas Error Est. We restructured the band for a new path with me as vocalist, also changed the name (before it was Slaughtered Existence), cause with me the band will be a bit more black, than trash. Few new songs are already finished and for now we are searching for a label.
S Caedes: Since we all have our own musical influences, for me its really exciting to make music with all these individual characters. But it was clear from minute one, that we want to create something brutal, something nasty, a spit in the face against humanity and religion. Tsar is absolutely fan of Dark Funeral and Setherial, very harsh and very fast Black Metal. The roots of our bassist Rogan are based in Death Metal. Void114 and me, we are more into DSBM. For example I'm a big fan of Lifelover, Shining, Taiga, Silencer. On the other side I'm also a big fan of kickass bands like Anaal Nathrakh, Dyscarnate, Endstille, Marduk etc – and for me the main point was to be able to express my inner aggression with Humanitas Error Est, unleash a brutal assault against humanity
.Ghoul:We are often compared with Dark Funeral and Marduk, because of our aggressive and fast playing. On the face of it I can agree, but I want to underline, that we are not interested in being a clone of another band. We absolutely do our own thing, following our instincts in composing songs. For me, I can say that I'm a big fan of Oldschool Black like Taake, Nattefrost, Carpathian Forest but also Marduk and Watain, for example, I really like a lot.
Ahephaïm:Everyone in the band has a really personal musical background and in this wide spectrum of sounds emerge some common bands or musical intensity. Influences are not always logical regarding what we are doing but I can name, for me, Urfaust, Anaal Nathrakh, Cattle Decapitation, Strapping Young Lad, Absu, … only to give you a few.
S Caedes: When I was fifteen I began to read a lot about Satanism, black magic, also Nietzsche, LaVey, Crowley… I was obsessed by these occult themes. From all influences I created my own view about life, about religion, about Satanism. I'm strictly against every religion. For me, there is no almighty God, so there can also be no Satan – who is waiting the bad people in hell. But I absolutely do believe in evil, the sadism in every human being. Satanism also means the freedom to decide what you want to do in your life and take on responsibility for it – it is the acceptance that there is no god.Everyone has to decide which way to go. Following the weak ones in believing there is someone more worth than you, following stupid rules, just because god tells you what is wrong, what is right – this is definitely not my way. Never was and never will be. I can't have respect for people, who blame Satan for all dire events in their life/on earth and telling such a shit like god will lead them to the light, when you follow his rules.
Ghoul:Satanism is the human being itself, the human nature, physically and mentally free and independent. Everyone is his own god, responsible for what he is doing, for the choices he made. For me, religion invented Satan to put humans and behaviors in stereotypes. The result is that religion controls, wields power. But the truth is, that what is good is always in the eye of the beholder.