Who are you and what do you do in your band?
We are Manipulation - crazy motherfuckers from Poland !
Rado.Slav - guitars
Vulture - guitars
Kriss - Drums
Bysiek - Bass guitar
Brużyc - Vocals
When/where was your band formed?
The band was formed in 11.09.2001
Why did you choose to play Death Metal?
We didn't choose this. We are metal heads from childhood times. When we formed a band, we want to play metal music, and we never calculate that the genre must be a death metal. For us is natural, what we can do that peoples names our music DEATH METAL ? hehe
How do you compose your music? Does only one guy do everything or does everyone contribute?
At the beginning mainly me (Rado.Slav) and Vulture (2001-2011). Same situation with lyrics, but from last 2 albums our drummer Kriss grow up very fast, his skills are already incredible, even on guitar not only as a drummer and he create most of riffs and most of our newest music. It's really nice when We came to his flat and he is showing new riffs what he come up :)))) We take everything from his ideas. He is like fucking metal riffs mine already, so We hope the resources of this mine will never end :) Also in new album half of lyrics was written by Swietobor Mytnik a guy outside of the band and few by me for example. Kriss can play guitar, bass, drums and also can sing, growl, scream - This guy is amazing ! :) At this moment I cannot imagine situation that I can create better stuff for the band than he. At the future we will see, You never know when the Wena comes.
Tell us about your lyrics, writing, inspiration etc.
Most of our lyrics are anti-religions, mainly anti-christian because we live in catholic country so this religion we can meet in our everyday life. This how religion use peoples, fanatics can do everything for things what they believe. But this is about all religions, they bring more bad than good things. Everybody can believe on everything but cannot force me or nobody else to believe in his religion and cannot harm any peoples because of this. The religion is actually a cause of a lot of wars worldwide. We also have some lyrics about existencial problems, politics, manipulations … that's it. I always try to have a double meaning lyrics. That kind of lyrics when every person can understand this by his own way.
Is there an ideology behind your band?
For us: Just we, it is Our passion. We love to play metal music. Ideology is simple: Go forward with all our ideas, never give up and be on the top of Our genre in the future !
For listeners: Open Your eyes and start to live your own life ! Do Your things, don't look back !
How do you see the state of Death Metal music these days in your country and in general?
The metal scene worldwide is huge and strong. Technology helping peoples to formed bands, showing their music in internet etc. Is a lot of amazing bands, players, compositors,
but the best can be only band who have some special thing, I don't know how to name this - but some factor because of which peoples want to listen Your band not 10 000 similar bands.
And this is actually thing which you cannot buy for any money, You cannot exercise this, and cannot plan this :). So You just need to do your job best as You can, looking for your best sound and don't care about nothing - all feedback etc. not depends from You. Metal fans choose their options how they feel it.
Huge amount of bands make a situation when on the stage/metal music market stay only strongest one, those that do not surrender for many years and do their own things. We already play metal since 2001 :)
What are your long term plans as a band? What do you want to achieve?
Find a label, make a new official video, in autumn time we will play our first tour in career in Poland so we want a lot of peoples in Our concerts.
Also first time we will be going abroad to play one festival in Spain. Our achieve is to gather more and more Manipulation fans around the world and start to playing concerts for them :) This is Our fucking Dream !
Name an other Death Metal band from your country that everyone should hear.
Of course we have a lot of good bands in Poland, and most of them I no need to recommend because everybody knows that bands.
My types are: Decapitated, Lost Soul, Behemoth, Materia and Disloyal ! (especially check last one Disloyal: Our drummer is there a vocalist)
Thank You for interview.Go and check out our FB profile: www.facebook.com/manipulation.
net and share Our music everywhere You can metal maniacs ! Stay Manipulated !