Saturday, January 3, 2015
Interview with Brazil's death,thrash masters Krueger done by Patrick on 1-3-15
Hope everyone is having a great start to their 2015!!! We here at Primitive Ways are and what a better way to start the year off but with a interview from the Brazilian Horde Krueger hopefull you will like what you read and check this great band out soon.
Interview with Adriano vocalist and Guitarist for Krueger done by Patrick
1.Metal hails Adriano! how are things going with you this week? When did you first become interested in metal music? Who were some of the first bands you listened to?
Adriano: Metal fucking Hails, Patrick! Krueger is in full activity releasing new material, music videos and doing shows. I was infected with Metal in 1983, listening to Iron Maiden, AC / DC and Venom!
2.Adriano I believe you started Krueger in 1987 what gave you the idea to form the band? What was Krueger's original line-up? What is the current line up?
A: During the 80s, I became interested in death metal bands such as Mantas, Death, Possessed, Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, Devastation, Entombed, etc. I decided to mount Krueger in 1987 and the first cover we played live I believe it was Dethroned Emperor. The current line-up is me, Adriano Krueger, V & G, Thomas Abrantes, G, Ze Carlos, B, William Arantes, D.
3.How would you say Krueger's music has changed over the years? For the readers who have never heard Krueger how would you describe the music?
A: The Krueger's music has many characteristics of our main influences (Death, Obituary, Pestilence from Holland, Slayer of the first three albums, Kreator of the first three albums), but we always try to add our own characteristics using dissonant chords, picking harmonics fields for death metal, melodic and at the same time brutal solos, etc. The new compositions are increasingly morbid, despite keeping the melody, thrashy riffs, guitar duos, etc. Furthermore, my voice has become more grave in the course of time.
4.Krueger has recently released their second cd "Return To Death" how long did it take the band to write the music for the new songs? Does the wwhole band work on the music or does one member usually write everything?
A: Krueger does not follow a standard, like release an album every two years or something like that... The most important for us is the art within the tradition of Metal. The second album has songs composed in 1989 as Theaters of Greed, Mr. Time and Life and Death, as well as songs composed more recently as Return to Death, Imperfect and Flesh, Lust, Temptation. Usually, I write music and lyrics at the same time, then show them to the other members. Finally, we work at the arrangements together.
5.Who usually writes the lyrics for the band what are some topics/subjects you all write about?
A: The singer will experience the lyrics live, so I think that the natural thing is the vocalist must write the lyrics. The key theme is death. The greatest fear of mankind is fear of dying, other fears derive from this fear. Even songs like Money World and Technology Chaos have to do with human beings, their greed and death...
6.Krueger just released their first video for the song "Technology Chaos" how long did it take the band to make the video? Adriano are you and the other members of the band happy with how the video came out?
A: Almost two months. This video is generating a good feedback for us. The other band members were satisfied with the clip, so I agreed to release it.
7.Does Krueger have any plans to make anymore video's for the songs off of"Return To Death" release? If you could choose what song would you like to make a new video for?
A: We initially had three songs to choose one and make one music video. Then came the idea of doing a connection between the three themes of the three songs (war, death and lust), so we decided to invest in a trilogy of music videos. Besides the first video, showing the technological chaos being used for the destruction of mankind, we made a music video for the song “Flesh, Lust, Temptation”, with the participation of two Brazilian models, Yasmin Sani and July Santana, showing something like a dungeon of temptations in the middle of the war... And finally the third video, for the title track “Return to Death”, shows the chaos at the end of the war. Yasmin appears again in this third video, making the album art in video, which shows a naked woman wearing a gas mask.
[watch the videos at www.youtube.com/OfficialKrueger]
8.Adriano you have been in the metal scene since the late 80's how do you feel the scene has changed over the years? Were you ever into tape-trading?
A: It has changed a lot, for sure. In the 80s I bought vinyl records, I recorded tapes and certainly did tape-trading. It was a magical time for Metal. In the '90s, with the arrival of CDs, the scene has changed a bit, but still had great releases from bands like Death, Obituary, Immolation, Pantera, Sepultura and others. I felt an even stronger change since 2K. Currently, there are countless bands, it is difficult to find someone doing something new and interesting. Many fans are content to listen to mp3 at home, many fans do not go to shows of small bands, which is not good for the scene as a whole. But we have always maintained the Krueger Metal as art in the first place, then we continue playing in new places, having a good time, drinking a lot of beer and making new fans and friends. The Metal and the brotherhood for us is the most important thing.
9.What is your opinion on web-zines and digital-downloads?
A: I miss the printed zines and I always buy physical material from the bands like albums, t-shirts, etc. But the Internet has joined people, it is now easier the communication process, by this point of view, it became better. I like the web-zines, of course. You can read in the phone anywhere, and with it, the amount of information increased. If we do not exterminate the paper zines, I only see positive aspects... Digital downloads are a way of knowing new bands and new albums. I also see it in a positive way. New media do not necessarily exclude the old media. And I will always buy physical stuff, this is way cooler and it gives further support to the bands. Listening to the album, enjoying the cover art and the lyrics, having a beer, is very cool!
10.In your opinion what is the best and worst thing about the underground scene today? And what does Underground Metal mean to you?
A: One good thing today is that many old bands are returning to activity, releasing albums, touring always including Brazil. This openness in communication with the whole world is also a cool thing. Today, we can share much more, to all corners of the world. The downside is that the scene is quite polluted, there are millions of bands doing the same thing, copying instead of creating new things. There's a lot of bands that see Metal as a business, forgetting the art, music and fellowship... these are bad things... I've had many disappointments. On the other hand, we have a lot of good people! Krisiun guys are real brothers, we played together, they are good people... The other day I met Alex Webster and the guys from Cannibal Corpse, great people too, it was a great honor for me and when these things happen, we like the band even more. Finally, Underground Metal is my life, is what I have done, is where I find my best friends and I'm delighted to live Metal! I see Metal as a brotherhood, a group of friends who enjoy the best music in the world and drink enough beer!
11.Adriano when did you first start playing the guitars? Are you self taught or did you take lessons when first starting out?
A: I started in 1986, my parents gave me my first guitar. My dad also gave me the idea of studying acoustic flamenco guitar, to learn the chords and solos. I did it for a few months and quit, I wanted to play Metal... You know, to compose songs of good quality, including the most extreme styles like death metal or grinder, you must know a bit of Harmony, chords, etc. Now everything is much easier with the internet videos, the kids have fun and learn a lot faster. I myself am still trying to learn! hahahahahaha
12.Who are some of your influences/favorite guitarists? Do you play any other instruments?
A: Well, there are many... I like those that compose good songs. Right now I think of Trevor Peres, Jeff Hanneman, Chuck Schuldiner, Patrick Mameli, Mile Petroza, Mike Sifringer and others. Some other guitarists are good soloists and influence me in some way, as James Murphy, Adrian Smith, Andy La Rocque, Dimebag Darrell, Steve Vai, Trey Azagthoth, Zakk Wylde, and others. I also try to learn acoustic guitar and I really like Paco de Lucía.
13.Adriano you also handle the vocals for the band when did you first become interested in singing/growling? Do you do anything special to keep your throat/voice healthy when recording or getting ready for a show? Who are some of your favorite vocalist?
A: Nobody in the band wanted to do the vocals, so I was forced to do so... hahahaha. To keep the voice I have a little secret, drink beer or whiskey! hahahahahaha My favorite singers are John Tardy, Martin Van Drunen and Chuck Schuldiner.
14.Krueger comes out of the mighty Brazil scene what is your opinion of Brazil's metal scene?
A: The Brazilian Metal scene is huge! Many quality bands in all states, festivals and concerts going on forever, like some huge Rock in Rio. For me, Brazil has become part of the world map of Metal from the 80s, with the arrival of Venom and KISS at 83, Iron Maiden and AC/DC in 85. Brazil has emerged as obligatory passage for great bands on tour, it moves the scene as a whole and this is very good! And the fans here are the wildest in the world, you can bet ...
15.Who are your all-time favorite Brazilian bands? Are their any new bands from Brazil you feel the readers should check out?
A: I'm a big fan of a band named Chakal. The guys are good people, we played with them and we chatted a little. I am obviously a fan of Krisiun and in the the 80s and 90s I listened to Sarcofago and Sepultura. We have other great bands like Vulcano and Korzus. We recommend some bands of our brothers like Monstractor, Psych Acid, Storms, Extreme Death and many others. Brazil is a huge metal barn!
16.Thank you Adriano for taking the time to fill this interview out.Do you have any final comments for the readers?
A: I want to thank you who followed the interview until the end, thank you Patrick for the great interview, and thanks for the metal fans around the world that give support, buy stuff from the bands and go to shows. Thanks, Metal & Beers! /,,/
To contact the band please find them here....