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December 16, 2018

Interview Collision


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Interesting to know more informations about hrind mosters Collision? You are on right place now!

Hi! Tell me about Collision. Why did you decide to name the band with such title? What kind of ideas do you explore?

Hello! We are Collision and we play fast thrashy grindcore! We started the band 16 years ago. The name Collision just fits our in your face sound pretty good. Also we like to crossover styles, so it’s just a good fit for our sound! Our ideas to explore… we mostly sing about war, horror, religion, party and girls. We tried to do some political stuff, but that didn’t work out for us. So we just stay with the “fun” and metal topics.

“Satanic Surgery” album was released early this year. How does that make you feel? Do you feel you have put album into masses without any wished to change something now?

Finally releasing “Satanic Surgery” felt great, because we recorded this album in april 2015. We did a lot of promotion for this album together with Hammerheart Records and at the moment I’m really satisfied wit hit. More and more people started to know us and… more important, know our songs!

Tell me more about “Satanic Surgery”? Album ideas etc… Album totle sounds very nice, hehe! Maybe even similar to some crust band:)

Well, the album title is just a fun metal title we love. And it’s perfect fort he amazing artwork that Luis Sendon did again. We all love some crust and like to mix it in our sound, but we really are not a crust band.

All your stuff was released by three labels, the first album by Bizzare Leprous, the second by Bones Brigade Records, and the last two by Hammerheart Records. Can you tell us what the label did most huge work for your band?

All the labels did their job very well. I have to mention that Bones Brigade Records had a hard time, because when the album was released in 2006 a lot of people switched to downloading and the CD sales went really bad. But Bones Brigade still did a good job selling the album! At the moment we are working with Hammerheart Records… I also work at that company, so it’s an easy choice to work with them because it’s so close. But we also love working with smaller labels for ep’s and split releases.

Collision had just one line-up change ever! Hm… How did you guys were able to save line-up during so many years?

Haha before we started playing live we had a different guitar and bass player, but that was only the first few months. We keep our line up stable because we have different but fitting personalities. And ofcourse everybody in the band is nice as hell!

Where do you take all inspiration from?

War, party, love, hate, idiots and so on…

In your opinion, what is the best way to define Collision’s sound?

In your face grindcore mixed with thrash metal!

So, are you on hiatus now, just relaxed and looking for album feedbacks, or did you started to compose new stuff immediately?

At the moment we are trying to book some shows. We slowly fooling around with some riffs and lyric ideas… but no real plans for a new album at the moment. We are also thinking about doing some split release or a new EP. This year is still to promote “Satanic Surgery”.

What are your main musical influences? How huge is their influence in your sound?

Grindcore, crustcore, thrash metal, crossover, hardcore and punkrock! We love bands like Slayer, Anthrax, Nasum, Napalm Death, Repulsion, Disrupt, Dead Kennedys, S.O.D. Wehrmacht, and so on…

Is there some well-known musician in particular that you would like to use in one of your upcoming albums?

We never worked with guest spots on our albums. But ofcourse it’s always cool to have someone like Tom Araya, Tropical Danny or Barney Greenway on your album… right?

What is your personal strategy for making your music heard by a larger audience?

Hope to play on festival and that the crowd loves the music and to party together wit hus!

Do you have any other hobby beside music? And what are you in the common life, what are you doing to survive?

I’m a graphic designer/desktop publisher! I work for Hammerheart Records and have some other non-music related clients. It’s a lot of fun to do. I also love graphic design in general, I collect and listens to music, like to do some city trips, drinking and hanging around with my friends, watching series and movies, Star Wars and so on…

Are you all supported by your relatives towards your devotion to music?

Yeah for sure, but that doesn’t mean they all like the music. They just love we have some hobby that brings us all over Europe!

How’s the metal scene in your local area right now? Is it easy to play gigs, to buy records etc there these days?

It’s pretty strange… sometimes there are some occasional concerts where everybody shows up… but mostly everybody travels to Eindhoven, Nijmegen, Tilburg to see their favourite bands. We rarely play our local area… but there are some cool loud bands like Cliteater, Skullhog, Lifespite, Maniac Forces, Inhume, Probation, Sepultribute and so on… We got a lot of bands, but there should be more concerts! Check them all out if you got the time!

Thank you for answering my questions, see ya on the road!

Cheers and thank you for the support! Hope to see you somewhere around at one of our concerts!

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