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Monday, January 4, 2016

Tranquillizer Interview


INTERVIEWEE: Madelaine Kühn / Tranquillizer

For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

Tranquillizer is a mixture of Melodic Death and Black Metal, influenced by diverse other subgenres and partially enriched with the use of a trombone. Founded in 2008, we started playing concerts in eastern Germany.

So far you have released an ep and a full length, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on both of the recordings?

To be honest, the EP production was quite simple and the quality is not so high. But it was our first small release so I think it´s okay. On the full length album you can listen to Melodic Death and Black Metal sometimes hit by other sub genres.

The band has been around since 2008 and have only released 2 recordings, can you tell us a little bit more about the gap in between releases?

From the beginning we started playing shows. That was our focus. We started two recording sessions before our EP but we had to abort because of leaving members. During the time many musicians leaved. Since three years we have a self confident line up. It's the first time , we feel as a whole band. For that reason we needed time to produce the LP.

What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?

In general, human being. We have lyrics about war and death, but also about love. All lyrics of our LP are written to show us that all will come to an end. Whatever Life, friendship, the world. Nothing lasts forever.

What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Tranquillizer'?

Some time ago I found the term in a book and while I red the description about it I had to think on my best girlfriend, which once told me, that music is like a tranquillizer. The band especially the singer let´s off steam in place of yourself and this helps to come down. Yeah, that´s why I think tranquillizer is a good fitting name for a metal band, cause who let´s off steam better then a metal band?!

What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?

I think our shows are energetic. Good shows to let it all out and to mosh. But in every concert you will find time just to listen, for example when the trombone starts to play.
 I remember two great shows: the " Wonnemond Open Air" - Great Festival and one show with Illdisposed from Denmark in our Hometown.

Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?

Of course: 2015 we played our " Des Endes Anfang Tour" with some concerts in Germany and Poland and 2016 we will continue the tour with club and festival shows.

Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?

We have not received any interest. We are looking for a label. We'll see what happens.

On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of melodic death and black metal?

We have not discovered the whole world but we have positive feedback from Poland, England and also some friends in Argentina and Czech Republic.

Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

With this line up it's possible to create something really epic! We are just starting!

What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

I think i can name bands like Dissection or Behemoth but we are also sometimes influenced by sub genres like Metalcore. We are open-minded.

What are some of your non musical interests?

Our Vocalist is a sick motorcycle racetrack rider. In his spear time you will find him with his GSX-R on the track, pushing for lap times. Our guitarist Fabian and our drummer have a fable for computer games and our other guitarist Aleks and myself are the sports fans in our combo. He likes to play soccer. I´m more attracted to volleyball.

Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

Go out and support your local metal scene!

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Tranquillizer/Des Endes Anfang/2015 CD Review


  Tranquillizer  are  a  band  from  Germany  that  plays  a  melodic  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2015  album  "Des Endes Anfang".

  A very  dark  and  heavy  guitar  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  melodic  guitar  leads  making  their  presence  known  on  the  recording  a  few  seconds  later  and  once  the  drums  kick  in  all  of  the  musical  instruments  start  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  after  the  intro  elements  of  thrash  are  added  into  the  music.

  The  vocals  use  a  great  mixture  of  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  and  deep  growls  while  the  riffs  also  utilize  a  great  amount  of  melody  and  you  can  hear  elements  of  modern  metal  in  the  bands  musical  style  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  as  the  album  progresses  some  of  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  small amount  of  whispers  and  clean  playing  while one  track  brings  in  a  brief  use  of  folk  instruments  and  the  focus  remains  mostly  on  a  heavy  and  melodic  black/death  metal  style.

  Tranquillizer  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  the  melodic  forms  of  black  and  death  metal  and  mix  them  together  with  a  more  modern  sound  to  update  the  genre  for  modern  days,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  for  being  a  self  released  recording  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  German  and  cover  dark  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Tranquillizer  are  a  very  great  sounding  melodic  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Ein  andere  Welt"  "Kapitulation"  and  "Ins  Licht".  8  out  of  10.

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