Kaeck is a new band coming out of The Netherlands blackend war metal scene.Kaeck has just released their debut cd "StormKult" through the mighty Folter Rec. read below about the bands present and future plans and if you enjoy blackend war metal give this band a listen today.
Interview with Kaeck done by Patrick
1.Hails when did you all first meet? Was it long before you all formed Kaeck? How did you choose the name for the band does it have a special meaning?
Agitator: we just met each other in person all together when the album was already out, just a few weeks ago. I know Chaos for years know and the same with Oovenmeester, but we did not met all three of us together.
Oovenmeester: i met Chaos for the first time when began Kaeck. But i have known Agitator for years. Kaeck is a terrible god i invented as part of the lyrical theme of the band. It's kind of a red line through the lyrics.
2.What is the current line up for Kaeck?For the readers who have never heard Kaeck's music how would you best describe it?
Agitator: Black war metal.
Chaos: Oovenmeester did the lyrics and voice. I've read some reviews stating we have 2 on vocals, because of his crazy style changes, but its only him.
I think Kaeck sounds like Darkthrone, old Gehenna and Archgoat put in a blender.
3.The band is getting ready to release their debut cd "Stormkult" through the German label Folter Rec. how did you come in contact with this great label?
Chaos: I was signed to Folter with Sammath since 98. I left Folter Hammerheart two years ago. Since I have always had great contact with Joerg I was damn pleased he was interested to release Kaeck. Especially since the band was only 6 months old, and we only send him 2 tracks. Very proud of this, and glad to also be back with Folter.
4.When writing a new song does the whole band take part in the writing process or does one member usually write everything?
Agitator: I make the framework and Chaos writes the riffs. If one of us don’t think it’s good enough, we throw it away.
Chaos: We threw away at least 3 tracks and many riffs. If it wasn’t up to standard, delete and move on.
5.Who usually writes the lyrics for the band?What are some subjects the band writes about?
Oovenmeester: I write all lyrics for Kaeck. The lyrical theme is about visiting and escaping dark crevasses of the mind. All from under the watchfull eye of Kaeck. Sometimes spoken from the first person as a traveller describing his voyage between sanity and madness. Sometimes tormented by his own former deeds or guided into misery by Kaeck. All lyrics within the album are hand written by G.T. Dringenberg.
6.Does Kaeck ever play "live" or do you prefer to work in the studio? What have been some of your most memorable shows to date?
Agitator: We only do some exclusive gigs, because we are all very busy with our private live. Most memorable gigs are at under the black sun, playing with my other bands and saw many good gigs of others as well.
Chaos: Not kaeck related, but the best show I have ever seen was Mysticum Baroeg in 96 or 98.
7.Kaeck comes out of the Netherlands black metal scene what is your opinion's of The Netherlands metal scene?
Agitator: There are some great bands from the Netherlands, Israthoum for example. These guys are really into the music and are getting better every record! Besides we know some real dedicated people form the scene, we don’t really feel like being a part of the scene.
Chaos: The Dutch scene is terrible, its been overun by gays and people without legs and down syndrome.
Oovenmeester: It's getting better. I think there are some cool projects and releases coming out every now and then. But there are also some downers here and there, that's true.
8.Who are your all-time favorite bands coming out of The Netherland's scene? Are their any new bands you feel the readers should check out?
Agitator: All time favorite bands from the Netherlands? Actually I talked about this yesterday with Hrodulfr (Standvast / Tarnkappe). We concluded there aren’t really cult bands like for instand Belgius does have (Enthroned, Ancient Rites) in the Netherlands. We have some great death metal bands, but those are not really my favo’s, while I’m mostly pure black metal orientated. If I should name a Dutch act with lots of agression, it would be Shikari Actually. Saw them a few time live and I was intens, although they were more part of the hardcore scene.
Chaos: Newer bands one should check out are: Wederganger, Tanr
9.Besides Kaeck are any of the members currently working with any other bands or solo projects?
Agitator: Lots of, that’s one of the resons why Kaeck can’t play live that often.
Oovenmeester: None, i have lots of other non-music projects i;m working on though.
10.What does Black metal mean to you ?
Chaos: Besides family and work to provide for them, everything.
Agitator: pride, aggression, power, spiritualism and in a way a form of freedom.
11.When not working on band music or business what do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Agitator: making photo’s and video’s, but a lot off ‘free time’ there isn’t.
Chaos: Read a lot of history books, walking in the forest. Drinking beer, visiting concerts and being an all
Oovenmeester: I delve a lot into military history, history of mankind and history in general. Beside drinking beer, experiencing good music and having good company around, those are the best things around.
12.Thank you for taking the time to fill this interview out. Do you have any final words for the readers?
Chaos: Support your local black metal merchant!