PRESENT YOURSELVES OUR READERS...
Hi, this DEBAUCHERY talking to you! We’re from the south of Germany and we try to kick your asses. We got released three albums so far, our latest one “Torture Pit” including a bonus DVD containing two live shows, two videoclips and a studio outtake-special! We were on tour many time thru Europe so far, e.g. with Hate Plow (Malevolent Creation sideproject), Illdisposed, Return To The Sabbat, Napalm Death and the latest with SIX FEET UNDER. Now in spring we plan a new release, a special MCD for our fans which will be something similar and special. Also we go on tour through Europe again, as co-headlining the DISMEMBER Tour! We look foreward this. Other plans for the future are composing new songs to bring back a new album hopefully spring 2007!
WHO ARE DEBAUCHERY AS BAND MEMBERS?
Actually we’re at the present moment we call-it THE GERMAN SATYRICON! Surly, not to compare with the sound, but the heart of DEBAUCHERY is Thomas (vocs) and Dani (drums – now guitars). We had so much line up problems all these years. And with Oli (who was on Tour with us with Six Feet Under an done the merchandise) we found a new drummer. And as Dani and Thomas play usually all guitars also in the studio, Dani took over to guitar and now we got also a new bass player. We hope now to have a line up together which will hold for a while. To introduce new members is everytime a hard and long process!
WHEN DID YOU HAVE FOUNDED THE BAND?
It was three years ago as solo-project of Thomas. Dani joined the drums shortly and a month after releasing the album the first European Tour started. We work a lot for the band, so the band is young but we done a lot of right now and we hope you gonna like our work!
WOULD YOU LIKE TO TALK ABOUT THE VERY FIRST BEGINNING OF BAND...
Ok, DEBAUCHERY was first-up the solo album from Thomas (vocs) and he called MAGGOT CUNT! As soon as we have seen all will have been in the right way and we can work serious we changed over the name to DEBAUCHERY which sounds better in my opinion. There was no demo recording or anything before. KILL MAIM BURN was the start…
WHAT'S ABOUT YOUR PREVIOUS RECORDING-EFFORTS?
Well, KILL MAIM BURN was the first album – which was a quick start for us, as our management MDD liked the sound well they released the album, and we were on tour. The second album RAGE OF THE BLOODBEAST is more song-oriented in my opinion, you hear the step forward, the band made. Actually TORTURE KILLER was something special! We want to include all kinds of music we gonna like personally and I think we done it. Now – as the first edition of KILL MAIM BURN was sold out for two years right now we made the decision to re-release it with a new cover artwork, as we do not like the old one anymore that much! We included three live songs as bonus – just to have a good product and value for money for the fans!
WHAT'S ABOUT YOUR FOLLOWING?
Haha, ok as I said before we want to make something special for the fans it is just a MCD and we do not want to talk too much before, we just wanted to keep it as small secret – but it’s a really cool thing, believe me. About the follow-up to TORTURE PIT. Well, we got several new ideas and fragments of songs! We want to follow the route of TORTURE PIT, but sure we do not want to make TORTURE PIT II. We will see what happen, firstup we have to do the tour with DISMEMBER and after that we got several single shows and in between we start the song writing!
THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTS IN YOUR HISTORY?
Puh, hard to say! If I should say it in some words I will name: KILL MAIM BURN – FIRST TOUR WITH HATE PLOW – RAGE OF THE BLOODBEAST – TOUR WITH NAPALM DEATH – TORTURE PIT – TOUR WITH SIX FEET UNDER – TOUR WITH DISMEMBER coming up! I think these are the most important steps, never to forget every single show and every smaller tour also was worth to play, everything is important for the band!
ANY INTRODUCING WORDS FOR "TORTURE PIT"?
For this album we tried to bring all our private things under the head. You know, Thoma is more the guy coming up from the traditional metal! He like most Judas Priest, Accept, AC/DC and so on! You hear this also in his songs like “Death Metal Warmaschine” which is in my opinion a traditional metal song with a typical Iron Maiden solo inbetween and just the Death Metal vocals make this song compatible to Debauchery, haha! I, for myself like more the extreme US styled Death Metal and there are enough brutal songs on the album, haha! But we do not want to bring our sound into one corner, therefore you got also some experiments on the album like “Cult Of Gore” which is influenced more of the black metal vein, you got a song with orchestra, you got an acoustic song, so several things, but if you listen to the album you hear all is one band! And this is important!
THE SOUND IS A BRUTAL THRASH WITH BLACK METAL INFLUENCES, RIGHT?
This is nice to hear not to compared with SIX FEET UNDER again, haha! Here in Germany we compared every time to Six Feet Under! Well, I will say DEBAUCHERY is a Death Metal band! I don’t think we have these typical thrashy elements into our sound.
THE TRACKS ARE RAW AND THRASING...
We’re happy this time with the production. As it should sound raw but very good! And we tried a lot of in the studio to make with our producer the best possible sound and I like it.
WHAT'S ABOUT THE PRODUCTION OF ALBUM?
We done it in the famous HOUSE OF MUSIC studios (e.g. Primal Fear, Sinner just to name a few) with Dennis Ward (Pink Cream 69, Angra just to name a few) which was also an experiment for us. But we wanted someone with fresh ears for our sound. And Dennis work was amazing! He’s a guy understanding what we want and how we think DEBAUCHERY should sound!
ANY PARTICULAR CONCEPT CONCERNING THE ALBUM?
DEATH METAL, GORE, TORTURE
THE MOST SALIENT ASPECTS OF YOUR NEW ALBUM?
DEATH METAL, GORE, TORTURE – haha, no just kidding! Ok, salient is for me the spectrum we done with the songs! We never thought abaout while composing all but as we had finished the recordings we were happy to have this mix of traditional Heavy Metal with extreme US Death Metal with all kinds of styles and also we done it compact! With every different song you hear it is DEBAUCHERY!
WHAT'S ABOUT THE FEEDBACK?
The best so far! We get with TORTURE PIT and the tour with SIX FEET UNDER a massive step forward! We see what we sell on shirts and how the reactions are on the shows! So we’re satisfied with what happened so far and looking to the future as we have to make even a better album as TORTURE PIT sounds like!
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR SOUND?
Bring the fans entertainment, bring them joy. The fans should identify themselfes with the band! As long as our real fans like DEBAUCHERY as long we will be performing!
Now in February we get three weeks on the road again as co-headliner of the DISMEMBER European Tour. After this we doing some single shows and festivals, e.g. the legendary BRINGER OF DEATH part V where we share the stage with Monstrosity, Deeds Of Flesh, Vile, Impaled, Fleshless, Kronos and our management mates NECROTIC FLESH! We’re looking forward it!
YOUR LIFE'S PHILOSOPHY?
Live and let die!
THE FUTURE OF THE BAND?
Strong line-up, new songs, new album, new tour, new single shows!
ANY LAST REMARKS?
We want to thank you for the interview and the interest into DEBAUCHERY and we hope you and all the guys reading this like the DEATH METAL WARMASCHINE! We see us on tour…