Who are you and what do you do in your band?
Haubersson: Hail to all stench sickos from the grave! Here is Haubersson, vocalist of REVEL IN FLESH from Germany! If you like your Death Metal with a sort of 90´s spirit and driven by the Swedish styled HM2 Pedal distortion inferno, then make sure to read this interview until the last line! For all those who have not heard of REVEL IN FLESH before check out our latest album “Death Kult Legions” (CYCLONE EMPIRE) while reading these lines!
When/where was your band formed?
Haubersson: The idea of REVEL IN FLESH was more or less born in late 2011 when my old band IMMORTAL RITES was falling apart. After starting to work on first demo versions with Maggesson at his VAULT M. Studios the idea quickly grown out of a project thing into a more real band. We have released our debut album “Deathevokation” (FDA REKOTZ) in early 2012 and shortly after that we already prepared a proper full line – up for live assaults. Already our third show took place at the here in Germany well known PARTY SAN festival, on which we have got the chance to get a slot on their underground tent stage. Well, more than three years later our discography consists of 3 full length albums, 5 split 7”Eps, a tribute sampler contribution and be sure that we’re still dead fuckin’ hungry for more Death Metal madness straight from the grave!
Why did you choose to play Death Metal?
Haubersson: We’ve grown up with the 90´s Death Metal scene and this music still delivers to us the most honest and raw sounding spirit and energy! We see ourselves as “to the bone” fans of the genre and REVEL IN FLESH is our authentic way of ultimate Death Metal worshiping!
How do you compose your music? Does only one guy do everything or does everyone contribute?
Haubersson: It’s a mixture of both of your suggestions in our line – up! I think it’s essential to have in a band some sort of “brains” that can really unleash the beast, but if you like to create music that expresses the feeling of a real band it’s urgently necessary to have the whole rat pack being involved in the process writing, creating and expressing!
Tell us about your lyrics, writing, inspiration etc.
Haubersson: I write Death Metal lyrics that are dedicated to the dark side of our existence! Death Metal lyrics to me need to go hand in hand with the music and I like the atmospheric touch of horror combined in music and lyrics. Having a strong union of music, lyrics and artworks is relevant to us! For myself I can’t understand bands being label as Death Metal when they deal with social issues or having lyrics about excrements and dull porn grinding rubbish!
Is there an ideology behind your band?
Hauberrsson: YES, ultimate fan like Death Metal worshiping!!! Hail the the Deathkult!!!
How do you see the state of Death Metal music these days in your country and in general?
Haubersson: Totally overloaded! You have too much of everything! I think this so called new wave of Death Metal already reached its peak a while ago. Nowadays you have too many releases, of too many bands dealing with a similar sound, similar coverartists and you have labels that try to cash in on the back of their bands as much as they can. In generally Germany is still a good country when it comes to possibilities to play live, festivals etc.; but if you have each month like 10 to 20 Death Metal releases popping up or touring around you can easily notice that the market is shitloaded! Beside this, there is also a lot of hype around certain stuff created by hype magazines, hype labels and guys that love to cash in! To us as a band it’s important to simply do it OUR way!!!
What are your long term plans as a band? What do you want to achieve?
Haubersson: Creating and spreading our vision of Death Metal in the way we wanna have it and forget about the rest! In first line we still to do this band for ourselves and it’s still a challenge to make things better, having releases out etc.!!! Dedication is the key!!!
Name an other Death Metal band from your country that everyone should hear.
Haubersson: I personally rather stick to the 90´s scene from Germany! If your from a foreign country you should truly spent some time on checking out those German classical Death Metal bands: FLESHCRAWL, BLOOD, OBSCENITY, DEAD, PURGATORY and also classical albums like “Hallucinations” (ATROCITY), “Cursed” MORGOTH or the albums from TORCHURE. Enjoy!
Haubersson: Yeah! Buy vinyl and make sure to buy your stuff directly from the bands since in this business scenery the best way to support a band is buying it directly from the band!!! Cheerz & Thanx for the interview!