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November 18, 2018

Interview The Last Seed

Hi, The Last Seed. “Hellboy” released on June 6th by Nihilistische KlangKunst. You must be excited?
A: Not really. We are quite relaxed, taking things as they come.

First of all, we would like to know about the formation of the band. When and how was it formed? Do you think the band name ‘The Last Seed’ perfectly decribes your music and philosophy? The “seed” of what did you meant?
A: We had some other projects together which have meanwhile been replaced by The Last Seed. The decision to make a new project out of it emerged during the recording of “Hellboy” when we realized that we were going into another direction, especially regarding the lyrics. I would not say that the name perfectly describes the music (how could it?) but rather the views behind it. You could replace “seed” by “generation”. It is the observation of a generation that is mislead by a false pursuit of happiness.

Okay now tell us something about “Hellboy”, and the lyrical themes behind each track. What are the ideas you wanted to put across?
N: „Hellboy“ is meant as an initiation rite. An individual, who’s trying the dark arts. First of all he is playing with the so called evil, which he grasps in a personalized way, so it seems proper to use occultism to get near to it. The first chapter portrays this attempt of leaving his self behind, so the lyrics are first-person narrative to underline the solitude and the yearning. In the second chapter he’s getting in contact with his inside, adumbrating that it’s not a person he’s searching. There’s nothing coming from the outside, waiting for him. At the same time the narration’s changing into the third-person perspective to symbolize the gap between in- and outside. In the last chapter he’s one with himself, dissolved from searching. The connection between reason and madness, between man and beast, the acceptance of his self is completed. He’s recognized that there’s nothing leading him, telling him what to believe in, there’s no wrong or right, no good, no evil. His search for guidance, ruptured by awareness that a strong individual doesn’t need any kind of leader lead him to a higher self. Within this process the narration’s changing again into an inner soliloquy, when his beast’s talking to him.

Where and when did you record “Hellboy”? Are you satisfied with it?
A: “Hellboy” was recorded in 2016 and 2017 and yes, this time we are quite satisfied with everything.

Are you gonna to release some official band merch?
A: Nothing planned at the moment.

What are The Last Seed’s musical and non-musical influences?
A: Try to find out by listening to our album and by reading the lyrics in the booklet. It takes some time to go into it, but it is not so difficult …

Could you please express your personal views on religion and god?
A: The idea of worshipping a certain god is of no importance for me. However, religion related to its history and customs is interesting from a cultural point of view. I would also include practices like meditation which can emphasize a strengthening of the mind and which is not related to any god.

N: God is an invention for the weak. Religion is the proof how stupid, small and abject most people still are. It’s unbelievable how many plonkers still walking into churches, mosques, synagogues and so on. And as if we wouldn’t have enough gods, they are always inventing new ones. If it’s not a fucking god they’re believing in, they‘ll follow facebook, fashion and buy all kind of shit someone godlike’s telling them.

Shall we expect some gigs across USA or Europe near time?
A: We have to fix our tour bus before…

When shall fans to expect something new from you? Videoclip, single, documentary etc?
A: As “Hellboy” is our first release, it would be a little bit early for releasing a documentary but we will keep that in mind. You can expect new musical material in the near future.

Thanks a lot for the interview.