In a world were there are so many bands to keep track of I want to bring my two cents in presenting you to this interview with NECROTTED. Anders Ekdahl ©2019
Do you notice that there is an anticipation for you to release an album? Have you built a large enough following for people to eagerly await a new album?
Philipp: After 1 EP and 3 albums we released another EP. And well, of course there are many people out there who are waiting for a new full-length album. They’re asking ‚Why just an EP?‘ and that’s also what some of the CD reviews criticized. Unfortunatelly, there wasn’t enough time in the past to produce more music. But we promise that we’ll record and release another full-length NECROTTED album as soon as possible in the near future!
Is it important for you that a new album picks up where the previous left off? How important is continuity?
Fabian: In some case, continuity is important to avoid disappointment of your fan base. But also, the people want to hear something new and innovative. We think it’s best to strike a balance between tried and tested recipes and innovation.
Was it hard for you to come up with a sound for this album that you all could agree on?
Philipp: No, this wasn’t really complicated for us because everyone in this band is in agreement about what NECROTTED should sound like. And from the first second onward Kai and Benni of PARASITE INC. found the right sound for our new songs.
How important are the lyrics to you? What kind of topics do you deal with?
Fabian: The lyrics are very important to us because they‘re a primary ingredient of every song. Lyrics give you the capability to leave a message with your music and you would be dumb to not use it. NECROTTED is a band that hast o say something. So we mostly write our lyrics about political themes.
How important is the cover artwork for you? How much do you decide in choosing art work?
Fabian: The cover artwork should be appropriate to the music and to the lyrical topics of the songs. We always have quite accurate ideas about how our artworks should look like. Luckily, Samuel Stelzer never fails to realize those ideas.
How important is having a label to back you up today when you can just release your music on any sort of platform online? Are there any negative consequences to music being too readily available to fans?
Philipp: Well, it’s an advantage to have a label in the back because in the metal scene it’s all about connections. And the right label can be both a connector and also an enabler. Also, it saves you some labor.
I guess that today’s music climate makes it harder for a band to sell mega platinum. How do you tackle the fact that downloading has changed how people consume music?
Fabian: The most important thing for us is that people recognize our music, listen to it and get the message we’re transmitting. No matter in which from.
Does nationality matter today when it comes to breaking big. Does nationality play a part in if or not you will make it big internationally?
Fabian: I don’t think that it’s the nationality that matters. But I think it matters from which corner of the world you’re coming from. Living in a Western society, you have a greater chance to make it big internationally.
I use Spotify and Deezer but only as compliment to buying CDS (it’s easier to just have your phone or pad when you’re out) but I fear that soon music as we know it will be dead and buried. What are your worries as a band?
Philipp: As long as there are people who love music as we know it there will be music as we know it. Changes are inevitable but we’re not worried about the future.
What does the future hold for you?
Philipp: Hopefully a ton of great live shows with awesome audiences!