Another cool German band to keep an ear or two on. Read what INTO COFFIN has to say. Anders Ekdahl ©2018
When the band came into creation what was the main purpose for it?
IC: The band was created by G. and S. in the beginning of 2015.The original idea was just to play an old-school way of Doom/Death Metal. Over the time the sound has evolved to what we are playing now.
How hard is it to come up with a sound that is all yours? What bits’n’pieces do you pick up from other stuff to make it your sound?
IC: Coming up with your own sound is really hard to accomplish. In this genre you have a certain limit when writing songs. But we’re positive about that and slowly but surely we will get more and more close to our very own sound. We still have much work towards us of course. We’ve always been influenced from many different bands.
I have no idea what kind of creative process you guys go through but how hard is it to record and release new songs?
IC: Until now our creative process has worked out very well. G. always comes up with new riffs and songs. The difficult part would be to be aware of what is appealing or not before releasing it.
Today technology allows you to record at home and release your music digitally. But in doing so is there a risk that you release only single songs because that is what is demanded to stay atop and therefore you end up killing the album for example?
IC: Technology is killing our music. All these digital releases and this easy way of publishing music on the internet makes it even worse. I think in order to understand a certain band you have to listen to the full album and not just to 1 song, that means nothing! We are not against home recording at all. We also used it in the past for our first and second release. The problem is not how you record but what you make out of it afterwards.
I for one feel that the change in how people listen to music today, by downloading it and expecting to get it for free, will kill music as we know it. What kind of future is there for music?
IC: Of course the music will die in this mode. But there are always some Maniac fans out there who will not let this music die. And they will continue to buy records and support the bands. We’re standing against downloading and every digital stream.The only true way of support this music is to buy the record! In our mind it’s not just the music but also the booklet, cover every single detail from the lyrics. It’s something more deep.
What kind of responses do you get to your music? What has been the thing that has gotten the most attention?
IC: Until now we have gotten really good responses. Now with our new EP The Majestic Supremacy of Cosmic Chaos the attention is growing. We’re really satisfied with how it’s all working out.
We live in a world where there are no real distances between people communicating anymore. What has been the most surprising contact so far?*
IC: Hard to say which contact was the most surprising. But clear is that through the internet (and today social media ofc) it has become lot easier to connect with ppl from all over the globe. Considering that, we’re really grateful to be able to work with some really passionate ppl. First of all our Italian label Terror From Hell Records. Stefano and Francesca put a lot of efforts an d trust in us which makes us really proud. Another names would be Dan Lowndes (Cruciamentum) from England who mixed and mastered our current EP at his Resonance Sound Studio.
Does playing in a band make you feel like you are a part of a greater community? What has music brought with it that you would have otherwise missed out on?
IC: Hmm, no it’s not about being a part of something. We’re just do doing what can make us feel better and live better with ourselves. Playing this music is very important for us and we will never stop doing it. Will be an empty life without all this.
What is the live scene like for you? Do you feel that playing live helps building a bigger following?
IC: The live scene here in Germany is good but can be better of course. There is a good support overall. We’re really curious to see how it’s gonna work out outside of Germany! Playing live helps of course. We increase our followers with every concert we play, there are always people who have not heard about us before. And we love playing live for sure! In the remaining time, besides rehearsing and studio work, it’s really a great diversion.
What plans do you have for the future?
IC: Next year (2018) we will be active with many shows in and outside of Germany. We’re already working on the our new full-length and some other releases. But we canʼt say more about it at this point.