Σάββατο, 17 Οκτωβρίου 2009
Unrest are a band that exists till 1986 and still playing pure traditional Heavy Metal!Check them and you will never regret this.Their Drummer Guido talks about Unrest.
HC:Since 1988 you still play pure street traditional Heavy Metal! What is this, which makes you Play with the same energy in every album?
We play the kind of metal that we grew up with. We devoted ourselves entirely to the classic true metal and therefore it is not hard for us to play our songs with the necessary energy. We still take a lot of pleasure in making music and I guess, you can hear that too.
HC:Your new album is called "Back to the roots" what is the meaning of the tittle since you haven't change your music genre and you stay absolutely true Heavy Metal?
Well, first thing is that after our split Claus and Sonke made that last album "Bloody Voodoo Night" alone and on their own direction because there still were some contracts to fulfil, you know.
Our new album "Back To The Roots" now is - just like in our old times before the split - once again a product of teamwork of a good functioning band.
And second, we chose this title just because - in now almost 20 years of UNREST - new metal genres were invented time and again but we never joined in. So this album is our answer to that.
HC:How is going with the album and which are the reactions of your fans to your new songs when you play them live!
Until now we have received a great deal of positive reactions from the fans and also from the press. Everybody is very happy that we are back again.
We have already played several shows after the release of our new album and all of our new songs were always taken pretty well by the fans too. Especially the song "Bang Your Head" has already developed into our new hymn.
HC:Have the Underground audience supported you? Do you support Underground scene?
Yes, of course! In that scene and especially in that of true metal one just has to support mutually on every domain and stick together in order to keep this kind of music alive and to have good bands in future too.
HC:Have you ever visited Hellas? Do you communicate with any Hellenic Fans or any Heavy Group?
No, unfortunately we didn't have the opportunity yet to play in Greece. Why, maybe it will happen some day, at least we would be very happy.
HC:Which is the most Unforgotten Live show you ever played!
One of our biggest and best live show certainly had been our show at Wacken Open Air in 1998. But also our tours with W.A.S.P. and DIO will always be an unforgettable time for us.
HC:Which is the fact when you were younger that motivated you playing Heavy Metal ?
We already started to listen to metal when still being teenagers and went to almost every metal and rock concert here in Bremen, Germany. But there was always that dream we had right from the begining to be on stage ourself one day to perform and produce our own songs and cd's.
HC:In your history as a Heavy Metal Group did you have any problems with record companies knowing that in the end of the 80's Poser/Glam/Sleaze had great success? Does the same happen now with Nu Metal?
Since the foundation of UNREST many new metal genres have been invented time and again and there has always been a certain direction/ genre that was more successful than others for a period of time. But that was of no interest to us because we are making music that we like ourself. And by doing so the commercial aspect isn't in the foreground with us. We also never had any problems with record companies because of our musical style, no. But then, we also never let anyone talk us into our music.
HC:What is your opinion about the evolution of the so called Metal "Monsters" nowadays?
Well, actually, I don't have any opinion to that. I just think that each and everyone just should do what they like, and when the fans like it too, then it is okay.
HC:Last but not Least...What's in your mind when you hear the following words
a) Heavy Metal, b) Iron Maiden, c) Manowar, d) BEER!!!!?
a)that`s my live!
b)is one of my favourite bands and Nico has always been my idol on drums.
c) great band - simple, powerful true metal; with that music we have already celebrated some real good parties ;-)
d)BEER, yeah, has always been at our parties too! :-)
HC:Thanx for the interview
It's me who has to thank YOU for the interview!
Rocking greetings to Greece!
Guido Hettwer (Drums)
Interview By L-Drac