Saturday, 25 March 2017

Germany's Cryptic Brood done by Patrick posted on 3-25-17

Here  is  a  new  interview  with  Germany's  Cryptic Brood   who  recently  released their  debut  cd "Brain Eater"  which  was  released  through  the  label  Xtreem  Music.Hope  everyone  is  having  a  great  day  and  weekend  more  updates   will  be  up  soon  and  if you  are  new to  this  blog  be  sure to  take  a  few  minutes  and  check  out  some  of the  other  blogs  with  music,movie  reviews,interviews  and  news

Interview  with   Steffen  B.   drummer  for  Cryptic Brood   done  by   Patrick

1.Hello Steffen how are things in Germany these days? Please introduce yourself to the readers?
Steffen: Hej Patrick, thanks for getting in touch for this interview. Looking forward to answer the questions about my band CRYPTIC BROOD. I’m responsible for drums and vocals in this band. Besides that I joined the death/doom band OPHIS from Hamburg on drums. And my further underground activities are composed at Lycanthropic Chants (
2.When did you first meet the other members of the band and was it long before you all formed Cryptic Brood ?
Steffen: We’re all from Wolfsburg. We’ve met before – what’s no wonder because the scene here is not that big. Faces at concerts are always the same.
3.What is the current line up of the band? And for the readers who have never heard Cryptic Brood’s music how would you best describe the bands sound?
Michael Lehner: Guitar/Vocals
Dennis Butzke: Bass/Vocals
Steffen Brandes: Drums/Vocals
I would describe our sound like being beaten to death with a mouldy bag full of putrid body parts while you’re choking on bile…
4. Cryptic Brood is getting ready to release their debut release “Brain Eater” through Xtreem Music how did you all come in contact with this label?
Steffen: Dave of Xtreem Music noticed our band because of one of our split releases. When we recorded our “Wormhead”-EP and were looking for a label to release it, we had some contact. So it was this “being at the right place at the right time”-thing.
5.How long did it take to write the music for this release and does the whole band work on the music or does one member usually write everything?
Steffen: I can’t name you a concrete period. We’re always writing new music, so it’s a fluid transition from record to record. The songs evolve through jamming at our rehearsals. Someone has an idea for a riff or complete part, and then we try to arrange something around that. Something like that…
6.Besides the upcoming release does the band have any other releases or merchandise available for the readers? If yes where can the readers buy it?
Steffen: We still have some copies of our “Wormhead”-EP on CD left. And a few shirts. New will come with our first album “Brain Eater” in March 2017. The readers should check our shop at
7.Are their any shows or tours that the readers should watch out for in support of “Brain Eater”? If yes where will the band be playing?
Steffen: I’m currently working on another European tour. We’ll team up with REPUKED from Stockholm/Sweden and play mostly countries in middle and eastern Europe. More shows are planned but I can’t tell you about them today.
8.When not working on new music or band business what do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Steffen: I spent most of my spare time with music: Different bands, setting up shows in Wolfsburg and running my small label Lycanthropic Chants. But sometimes I find some time for a book or a movie.
9. Cryptic Brood comes out of Germany’s old-school death metal scene what is your opinion of the German metal scene?
Steffen: There is a big scene here in Germany. There are concerts and festivals in all sizes. I’m more into the underground scene, but it depends on what you like. I think there’s something for everyone. But that means a total overkill too. You cannot got to all shows and buy all merch…
10.Who are your all-time favorite German bands and are their any new bands you can recommend to the readers?
Steffen: I don’t like questions about favourite bands… there’re records I spin more often than others. But this changes from time to time. And just naming some classics is boring, isn’t it? Here are some names of German bands: GOATH, GRAVEYARD GHOUL, KRIEGSZITTERN, MORBID PANZER. Uargh!
11. Steffen you handle the drums for the band at what age did you become interested in playing the drums? Are you self taught or did you take lessons when first starting out?
Steffen: I started to play drums when I was a young teenager. Maybe 13 years old. I had both lessons and years of autodidacticism…
12.Who are some of your influences and favorite drummers? Besides the drums do you currently play any other instruments?
Steffen: In my former band DISSOULED I played guitar and later bass. But I’m not good in that and prefer playing drums. And when not doing this in bands I’m mostly into the style of drummers like Steve Gadd or Rick Latham.
13.Besides music we here at Ancient Visionz are huge movie fans do you watch a lot of movies?What are some of your all-time favorite movies?
Steffen: Books, comics and of course movies! All the horror themed stuff. It’s nearly the same like the question about my favourite bands. But it’s a bit easier. I’ll just name two movies that pop up in my mind spontaneously: Alienkiller and Woodoo. Another great thing was to see the Blu-Ray version of Suspiria in a small cinema here in Wolfsburg. Very trippy :)
14.Who are some of your favorite actors and actresses?
Steffen: Asterix & Obelix!
15.Besides metal do you listen to any other forms of underground music?
Steffen: Do you count Rock to this too? Doom? I like hand done music in all its forms. And sometimes electronic stuff. Depends on my mood.
16.Thank you Steffen for taking the time to fill this interview out do you have any words to end this interview?
Steffen: Once more, thank you for this interview. If someone liked the interview and wanna know more about my band CRYPTIC BROOD they should check our website to stay up to date.
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