MAN MUST DIE (Eng.)
– Hi, thanks for your time. What are you currently up to? How is everything doing right now with MAN MUST DIE?
Thanks for the interview man. We are just really busy at the moment getting all the promotional stuff ready for the release of the new Album. It’s an exciting time right now.
– First off, how and why did you pick «Man Must Die» as the band’s name?
It was taken from footage of a trial that Alan our guitar player seen on T.V some dude shouted out in the courtroom “that man must die” and so we thought it sounded pretty cool and the rest is history.
– You have just released your first album in 4 years, entitled «Peace was never an Option». What are your expectations on it?
We don’t really have expectations as such I mean we hope people like it but we make the records that we want to make and if others dig it it’s a bonus. We try to never think about the past and keep pushing forward for us that’s the only way you can remain true to what you do.
– As I said, have been four years since your previous effort, «No Tolerance for Imperfection» came out and this new opus. How do you think has the band evolved throughout these last years?
I think we have gotten better as song writers since the last album it’s always our number one priority to write a great song first and foremost. There seems to be a real lack of song writing in extreme music at the moment. Extreme metal has turned into some sort of Olympic sport ha-ha where everyone is trying to out play each other and as a result the quality of songs has suffered big time I think. We don’t claim to be the fastest most technical band in the world and to be honest we have no desire to be that we just want to write tunes that make you want to smash shit up and have a good time.
– The band has been through some line-up changes; now you’ve got a new bass player and drummer, Daniel Firth and James Burke. What have they brought to MAN MUST DIE? Is this a steady line-up?
Dan is a beast on bass and works incredibly well with James who is also a machine on the drums. They are by far the tightest rhythm section we have ever had and yes this is the solid line up for the foreseeable future.
– Digaging into your new record, it’s title is eloquent to say the least. What do lyrics on this release deal with?
The lyrics on this album are like every MMD record to date. They deal with all sorts of different topics everything from world affairs to personal stuff. I try to make every song unique and stand on it’s own.
– And what did you want to depict with its cover?
The cover represents dishonesty amongest world leaders. They might tell the population that they are trying to make changes for the greater good but they are really only interested in greed and manipulation for their own personal gain.Theres money to be made in war and it’s in their best interest to make sure there is never truely peace.
– Musically I could say this is your most aggressive CD ever, but also the most diverse and dynamic. Was this what you were looking for or did it just come out like this?
We never set out to write any specific style we just get together and what comes out comes out wether it be a fast song or a slow song we write what we want to hear. We have been a band for going on 12 years now and i think Alan and I just no when we have something special you can just feel it in your gut. We as a band went through a ton of shit in the last four years since No Tolereance so yeah the new stuff is really pissed off sounding cause thats how we both felt at that period in time. As for the melodic stuff we have always had melody in our music thats a huge part of who we are and i think thats also something that makes us that Little bit different from a lot of the other extreme stuff out there.
– On my opinion, all your albums are superb, following certain patterns but creating different albums between each other. Do you think this new «Peace was Never an Option» is the album that best describes the MAN MUST DIE’s personality?
Thanks man. Yeah this record really shows a different side of us for sure.We as a band like all kinds of music everything from Grindcore to old school Hip Hop you name it. We took a few chances on this record and i’m very proud of what we have achieved. It’s all very good going 1000 miles an hour all the time but sometimes it’s good to rock out a bit and step outside your comfort zone so to speak and try different things. If you try to emmulate what you did in the past you will more than likely fail miserably.
– All this about «Peace was Never an Option» being said; how could you describe it in just 3 words?
– You are hailing from Scotland, a country without a really prolific Metal scene but, how is it like over there? Any interesting bands worth suggesting?
To be honest i don’t really pay too much attentions to the Scottish scene but there are a few bands that are worth checking out mainly Exile the Traitor, Coexist, colonies of God.
– And finally; what are your near-future plans?
We plan to get out on the road in support of the new album.
– That’s all, thank you once more for answering our questions. If you want to add some final words; feel free to do it.
Like to thank all our fans who helped make the Album happen you all rule.