Das Interview mit Paul Shrill der Band The Sixpounder über ihre Formation und Tour Ereignisse (English Version)

Artist: The Sixpounder

Orgin: Breslau, Polen

Genre: Death Metal, Metalcore, Pop

Link: https://www.facebook.com/TheSixpounder/info

Bandmember:

Vocals – Frantic Phil

Guitare and Vocals – Paul Shrill

Guitare – Mike The Shredding Noodle

Bass – Jar O’Big Bottom

Drums – Jeff Vader

The Sixpounder Band Bild DEZ 2014

Time For Metal / Rene W.:

Hello The Sixpounder,

Tank you for your time and doing an interview with us. Can you please introduce the band to our readers.

The Sixpounder / Paul Shrill:

The band’s line-up hasn’t changed since the very beginning. We like to play heavy, melodic and straight-forward kind of music. We love what we do, it gives us happiness and tons of energy and therefore it is something that we like to give to our fans. If you’re into melodic groove metal and rock and roll then you’re in for a treat!

Time For Metal / Rene W.:

On your latest record you play a mix between Death Metal, Metalcore and even Pop Beats can be found that are not liked by everybody. Who came up with the idea of using Pop Beats?

The Sixpounder / Paul Shrill:

We have such genres on our album? To be perfectly honest – as a composer I don’t necessarily pay that much attention to the fact that I might or might not use a certain style, that is a sort of a hot potato to someone.

I love music, emotions. Whoever said that the album has to be going in a straight line when it comes to genres? We are trying to stay open-minded about our trakcs. We listen to different styles of music 24/7 and it’s a given that it’s gonna reflect on our music as well. We like to play heavy, but we are also trying to do more than just a straightforward heavyness. When there is a need for a slowdown, we are slowing down, there is going to be some melancholy, a „pop beat” as you named it. We like variety. It isn’t as if we want to be a solution to every problem in the world, all we want is for our music to express our emotions. And once one thinks about labeling a death metal band, one might call them monotonous for having each song with the same style. It’s just a matter of opinion really. Everything is.

Time For Metal / Rene W.:

From your point of view tell us something about the songs, what they represent and what they deal with.

The Sixpounder / Paul Shrill:

The themes for our songs are completely different from each other. Ten Thousand Teenage Killing Machines is a song about war and sensless deaths. The Hourglass is about self-improvement and about not letting yourself get lost while looking constantly into the past. The most mellow track on the album „Dead Man Walking” is about having a conversation with death. The end-all track is The New World Order which is a statement of sort and it also closes the album

Time For Metal / Rene W.:

As rookie in the business it is very hard to get settled. Have you found partners that support your music?

The Sixpounder / Paul Shrill:

It’s extremely tough. But recently there are a lot of awesome people around us who want to help, often do it while without wanting anything but gratitude in return. It’s amazing. The feedback we’re receiving is pure gold. They see sense in what we do and they love the joy and sincerity that we are emitting. There’s a lot of people like that around us nowadays and it’s amazing. We can’t and won’t let them down. We are going to be better at what we do no matter the cost!

Time For Metal / Rene W.:

In the song „The Hourglass“ you have suppport by Polish musicians. Please tell the readers who gives you the support and what they did for you in the song.

The Sixpounder / Paul Shrill:

It’s Peter of Vader and Vogg of Decapitated. We are honored that such awesome and iconic musicians decided to help us out on The Hourglass. The theme of this song and the guests give this track another meaning, especially for us. Also, in Faith we have Jacek Hiro of Sceptic who recorded and awesome guitar solo for us. All in all our guests did an awesome job, much respect, WOW

Time For Metal / Rene W.:

The record started as a DIY project. Have you found some support by labels meanwhile and do they show interest in your work for the future?

The Sixpounder / Paul Shrill:

The first album was released by Universal Music Group. With the second album we are aiming at a more metal-oriented record label. We wouldn’t want this album to fall into to wrong hands so to speak. We have set very precise goals when it comes to our future and so, we are very cautious when it comed to decision. We are on the lookout for the right partners in crime – we are giving our 100% and are expecting to receive the same involvment from the record label.

Time For Metal / Rene W.:

What experiences did you make live on stage and with Decapitated on tour so far?

The Sixpounder / Paul Shrill:

We’ve been on tour with bands such as Vader. I can safely say that our band is really humble and we know how to work and deliver while on tour, we are giving our best. It’s what we love. I respect Vogg for what he has done and for reactivating Decapitated. He himself has put in a lot of hard work and love into all of it and that will never be taken away from him. Ever. That is his lesson to the whole world. Never. Give. Up.

Time For Metal / Rene W.:

How does a typical day – off look like in your crew? What do you do to relax on tour?

The Sixpounder / Paul Shrill:

There weren’t any day-offs. But the moment beofre and after the show is simply fun work. People are amazing. Bands are amazing. And the best thing about it is that while on tour your life becomes something utterly different than the ones of the „normal” world around you. It has its problems and you just cruise from one venue to another. You’re chilling with the right people, what matters is something completely different. You can’t even put a label on it. It’s beautiful. We cannot wait for the second part of the tour. It’s gonna be a blast!
 
Time For Metal / Rene W.:

What bands would you like to tour with or play at a festival? Are there any bands that you would not play live with, even when you get paid for it?

The Sixpounder / Paul Shrill:

Sure thing! Slipknot, Metallica and Rammstein! 🙂 What these bands produce on stage is damn impressive.  It would’ve been perfect if we could share the stage with Lamb of God or Gojira. I really hope so. And a band that we wouldn’t want to share the stage with? I can’t say that there is such a band. Just give us time on stage and we’ll show everyone what we’re made of. We have no issues with who plays before or after us. 

Time For Metal / Rene W.:

Will there be any concerts in Germany?

The Sixpounder / Paul Shrill:

Indeed! We’re working on it. And we most certainly will see each other!

Time For Metal / Rene W.:

Thank you for the interview and good luck in the future.

The Sixpounder / Paul Shrill:

Thank you for an awesome review!

 

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