sexta-feira, 10 de julho de 2009
CLUSTER BOMB UNIT INTERVIEW-2009
And now an interview with this great Crust Destruction from Germany CLUSTER BOMB UNIT...with a big discography and with 20 years of existence like a band now!!!
VP-well...did you started with the band back in 1989...then please,what was the first thoughts above form a band and play crust/d-beat?....and what motivates you to continues doing music and to playing till today??
We were always totaly into the Swedish and UK HC Scene back in the days. And since pretty much most of those Bands split up by then, we wanted to continue this music. Back in 1989 there was no Crust or D-Beat ... those terms came a couple of years later. There were Bands like Doom and E.N.T. who sort of played that style, but we wanted to make it a bit more rough. There is no good reason to stop playing really. We don..t do that many shows or releases these days, since we are all busy with tons of other shit like job and family, but we still love it to go out and disturb the people with our noise haha ... also playing tours like in South East Asia, where so many people are into us and this kind of music/scene, it's not a big problem to get the motivation. I think we can go on forever haha ... we also worked on new songs, but haven't recorded them yet.
VP- why "CLUSTER BOMB UNIT" ??? How did you choosed the name band??...i know that in the really beguin you have another band name too,etc...
Our first name was DECONTROL, but we figured out, that there is another Band with that name, and it was too obvious with the relation to Discharge. We love Discharge, but we wanted to be a bit different. One of our early Songs was called CLUSTER BOMB UNIT, and we always liked that name. I read about it in a book about the Vietnam War. It's an Antipersonal Bomb, which somehow describes us live.
VP-Who is in the line up today?? and say me if your current members are playing in other bands or project bands?? and too if you are doing others works in underground scene like zines,distros,etc....
We had a lot of line-up changes in the past years, but these days, it's the same line-up like on our US Tour in 1996 apart from the singer. Our Guitarist Werner plays in a lot of different projects (f.e. METABOLISMUS). And our bassplayer Moritz has his own Project called MONSIEUR MORIO ... but none of them are any close to what CBU is doing. This is something completely different. You can find that stuff on MySpace. Apart from that we are not involved in any other stuff. Basically we don't have time - see above ;-)
VP-how is the scene in your area?? many places to play??
and what are the good current bands you did played with there??
I think the scene is growing again. It's certainly different from looking on the past, but there are still people who take care of Bands and Tours etc. Our Area in Stuttgart has not many clubs to play, but most of the Bands stop here. There is also a cool Festival called BE PART Festival, which is also well knowned over the border. Our latest shows were with TRAGEDY, which turned out to be really good. It's a bit sad to see, that you only get a big crowd if international Bands are playing. If we play in our Area, hardly anyone will turn out haha ... but that's okay. We prefer to play outside of Germany anyway :-)
VP-who wrote the lyrics?? and how about are your themes??
do you have closed themes?? or do you are writing for different themes,etc??....
we started with the typical Dischargish War Themes back in the days. I did wrote pretty much all lyrics when I was doing the vocals. These days it's mostly the singer who is writing about whatever pisses her off. But we also have people outside of the Band who are writing lyrics from time to time.
VP-What do you know about brazilian scene??? past and today...and what do you enjoy from here??? any chance to tour here someday???
Brazilian is on our Toplist to go on Tour. We discussed about that many times. It's just a matter of time and money (as usual). A part of the Band doesn't have a job and we can't afford to buy flight tickets at the moment. Also I don't have a clue how it will work out being on Tour down there. But we defenitly want to come. We did Europe, USA, Japan, South East Asia and there is still South America missing on this list. I don't know that much about the Brazilian Scene ... Musically I know the typical stuff like Ratos de Porao, Olho Seco, Colera and Sepultura ... and I do like you guys of Besthöven, since I found you here on MySpace.
VP-i know that you have made some tours in the past,with EXTREME NOISE TERROR for example...and played in many places too...are you thinking now in something special for your 20 years birthday band???...some new tour...or some special stuff will be released???
we wanted to go back to South East Asia for our 20th Anniversary, but we didn't have the money to do it. It's just a difficult time at the moment, since I had to move to a new city and our singer became her baby a few month after our last Tour. Like I said, we are working on new songs and wanted to release a new EP or something like that. But for a Tour I guess we have to wait for next year.
VP-What is your vision on "Religion and War"???
Both work together hand in hand as you can see every day. Without Religions, there would be much less war.
VP-and now the end,the end is near,it..s time to say.......
Goodbye :-) ... for those who still haven't heard of us after 20 years, please check us out at www.myspace.com/clusterbombunit and let's hope that we will all meet one day. Thanks very much for the interview. Keep the D-Beat rollin' and stay in touch! Prost!