Thursday, October 27, 2011

Six Reasons To Kill Interview

1.Can you update us with what is going on with the band these days?
Our latest Album “Architects Of Perfection” has been released two weeks ago. No we are working on our live-set for the next shows. We are going to play some shows within the next month we are also talking to some booking-agencies concerning a tour in early 2011.

2. How would you describe the musical sound of the new album?

Expect some harsh and melodic Death Metal mixed up with some Hardcore influences and some relaxed sounds. “Architects Of Perfection” is probably the most brutal album on the one hand, the most multilayered album on the other in the history of the band. There is a lot of passion in it. It pools all those forces in a way we never reached before. Kristian ”Kohle” Kohlmannslehner was the one who helped us to produce this piece of music. Kurt Ebelhäuser also contributed his voice for the song „My Poison“ – probably the most surprising song on this album.

3. What are some of the lyrical subjects and topics the new release explores?

“False Absolution” deals with the insanity in some facilities of the catholic church here in germany. In some of their children’s homes the so called child care workers violated and raped the inhabitants – innocent childs that who their parents. It was a great affair in the last year in germany. This story is so cruel and far beyond believe: In hard times people go to the church and try to get help there. But they receive nothing but violence. “Welcome To Forever” deals with those uncompromising people that give a shit about others. Our system offers so many enticements to act like this and to manipulate others for your personal profit.

4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the band's name?

Simply nothing, haha. The name doesn’t mean that we appeal to kill someone. It just sounds very good, has a lot of vowels in it. You can memorize this name. And while reading this name you know: This is Metal, not pop. But there is no political or social idea in the name. It just sounds good and hard. That’s it.

5. What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you describe your stage performance?

Having seen this band live means to accept that there will be nothing left but fun and pleasure. We won’t try to change your mind, but we will try to spread some fun to our audience. Come out and just have a good time with us! Enjoy some positive moments! This is something rare in times everybody in the music business has to play shows to earn money. But as we don’t care about fame and money we’ll just try to do our best and have a good time with our fans and friends. It is always exciting to share the stage with bands we love from our days of youth. Last year we played on a festival together with Hatebreed. This was awesome.

6. What are the touring plans for the new release?

We are currently talking to some agencies. At the moments it looks like that we are going to tour Europe in may. And if everything fits well we’ll play another tour in the second half of 2011. And of course there will be shows on some festivals in summer and a whole bunch of single shows in the next weeks. We’re going to play live as much as possible this year.

7. How has the reception been to your newer material by extreme metal fans worldwide?

As far as I can see the reception is very satisfying for us. The critics certify a musical development. Others say that we are now more matured than before. Some say it’s the most brutal album, others say it’s emo, haha. But most reactions are positive.

8. Are there any current side projects going on?

No, Six Reasons To Kill is the only musical activity for everyone in the band.

9. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

I think everybody in the band is strongly influenced by metal and hardcore music. Everybody in the band likes Metallica, Pantera, Hatebreed or Sick Of It All. So this is where we come from. Nowadays we are also looking for modern bands that have potential to create something new and creative. Despised Icon is one of those bands we were all stoked when we heard them for the first time. Unfortunately they have just split up.

10. Currently you are on Massacre Records, how would you describe the support that the label has given you so far?

Oh it is really great to see your name in all those magazines. For us it is a great step forward to release an album on such an established label. Massacre have worldwide contacts. They offer us an awesome promotion for our new album. And you can buy our album in stores all around the world. Besides that we are working with very nice and professional people in the Massacre Team. So – nothing left to say: It’s great. No we will try to promote the album live as much as possible to support their efforts.

11. Outside of music, what are some of your interests?

There is not so much time left for other interests. Everybody in the band has a fulltime Job. Some of us have family and everybody has personal commitments. So it’s enough to do there. And Six Reasons To Kill is our private pleasure and our chief activity besides our regular occupations.

12. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?

Thanks you for your interest in 6R2K! Check out our new album and join us at We need your support and of course we’ll support you. And last but not least: Come out to our shows and hang out with us. Let us have a good time together. There is nothing better in life than enjoying some great moments with people that are open to give some positive energy to you. If we can spread something of that to you, then there is nothing left to say.

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