SEPTAGON

SEPTAGON has a ring to it that brings up images of magic spells and stuff in my head. But to find out what is really going on I had to interview the band. Anders Ekdahl ©2016

Could you please introduce us to the band?
-The band consists of vocalist Markus Becker (Atlantean Kodex), Stef Binnig-Gollub on guitar, Alex Palma on bass, Jürgen Schrank (Lanfear) on drums and me (Lanfear, Them, A Cosmic Trail) als on guitar.

What has been the greatest catalyst in forming your sound?
-I wouldn’t say there was a catalyst. I’m simply interested to everything that’s going on in the scene and always was into Speed/Thrash. Simply some of my basics. There’re many bands who influenced us.

How hard is it to record and release new songs?
-Not very hard, I think. I recorded more than 10 albums and also was involved in some other productions. You get used to everything. I wouldn’t say it’s a kind of routine because it simply shouldn’t work that way. As soon as you know how the things work it’s much easier, though.

Has digital made it easier to get your music released?
-That’s a question you hear so often. Sure, it’s pretty easy to get everything released. The problem is that it’s easy for every band to do so.
More bands often means less quality. Simply because it’s easy to get everything released the market is too crowded in the meantime.
To be honest: I’m not really interested in digital releases at all. I buy vinyl or CDs and MP3s are only interesting when I’m on the way.

If you release your music digitally is there a risk that you release songs too soon, before you are ready compared to releasing them on cd?
-I never released music digitally before it was available on CD/LP. An album is an album, I’m not interested to release half-baked demos or stuff like that.

What kind of responses have you had to your recorded music?
-Uhm, which recorded music? The Septagon album? Responses are very good so far. Always had good responses to the albums I released with my bands. The most important thing is of course that I am satisfied with the stuff.

We live in a world where there are no real distances between people communicating anymore. What has been the most surprising contact so far?
-Don’t really know. So many contacts over the years. Let’s say there are so many surprises that it’s pretty hard to be surprised these days.

Do you feel like you are a part of a greater community playing in a metal band?
-Sure. But the older I get it becomes less important to me.
There are too many people in this community who have nothing to say.

What is the live scene like for you? Do you feel that playing live helps building a bigger following?
-Absolutely.

What plans do you have for the future?
-To play some shows, to write and to release another album.
Strange that there was not one single question that has something to do with our album
Wish you all the best!

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