>> Tripleee is interviewing Haeckeflosse
Expected soon: Travoltas
hear it for Haeckeflosse!! A Dutch punkband who will release
their second album in a short notice. Time for an interview...
Haeckeflosse. For those who are not familair with the Haeckeflosse
'theory', please explain what Haeckeflosse means and what
your music is about...
is a Dutch band playing metal that sounds like punk as if
it was industrial (that must be clear, right?!). Our music
is mainly fast and loud and the best description we have
seen in a magazine was that we sounded (and looked) like
"a herd of rumbling dinosour's over the vast Norwegian plains".
We don't pretend to have an important message hidden in
our music, but we do speak about some mayor problems in
modern society occasionally. Our main goal however is just
to play a lot and have a good time.
After your latest release, 'Try this', you did a lot of
gigs and there was a lot of attention, but for some reason
it became quit after that period...what happened?
had a very busy schedule and things went very well. Unfortunately
our drummer was involved in an other band and due to lack
of time he decided to quit Haeckeflosse. It took some time
to find the right successor. Luckily we have found one now.
He is very motivated, has his own musical approach and get
along very well what is very important of course. We have
done a few really great and energetic gigs with him and
reactions were very positive, so we are ready to hit the
Aiight, so can expect
new material soon?
Yep, we are working on our new album right now. Recording
has taken place at the end of April and the release will
be in September. Besides that we will release a song together
with the Dutch punkband Mihoen called BUSH-BUSH. It's a
protest song that will be played at least by Haeckeflosse
and Mihoen, but every band is free to use it to make a statement
against the current US-Bush politics. But the main focus
is of course our new album.
Original idea! What can
we expect from this new material?
The new album will be a mini-cd containing 10 or 11 songs.
It is still Haeckeflosse so there will be some very strange
and weird sounds on the album. Compared with our first CD
(Try This!) it is more brute, faster and louder and the
CD will have a more raucous sound. We've doubled the feeling
of being hit by a train this time, so I think listening
to the new CD will be close to a Haeckeflosse live experience.
>> What are
the goals for the coming period with Haeckeflosse?
I guess the same as always. We are a live-band so we try
to play as much as possible. After summer we will do a
small tour to support our new album. We are also trying
to do a few shows in Belgium and Germany. The more gigs
the better of course. The silence around Haeckeflosse
will be over for sure.
Inspiration. Does Haeckeflosse get
their inspiration from private situations, world topics
or something else?
can inspire us. Our lives aren't screwed up so we can't
agitate against that but for the rest there is enough shit
in this world. But a good movie, bad story, ugly guy or
stupid word can be a world of inspiration too. There is
not really one theme in our songs, but the exaggerated individualization
of our society and thoughtlessness of many people are returning
Which new bands do you like at the moment?
Bands like Static-X, Spineshank, Meshuggah and
System of a Down are really cool, but somehow we are stuck
with old bands like Fear Factory, Ministry, Nine Inch Nails,
No Means No, Strapping Young Lad etc. And of course Lard.
Listen to their song Forkboy and you get a good idea what
Haeckeflosse is about.
Please tell us where we can see you guys live and finally,
do you have some last words for the Tripleee.net reader?
You can check us in America (NL, not the country),
Gemert, Breda, Woerden and Eindhoven but more gigs will
be added soon. Check our website for the latest details:
As I have mentioned before there will be some kind of tour
to promote our new cd. There will at least be a cd-presentation
in "de Bakkerij" in Eindhoven in September.
words for the Tripleee.net reader: Keep music alive, and
thanks for visiting bands from the local scenes (besides
the well-known bands of course, nothing wrong with that).
There are really good unknown bands which deserves a crowd.
Take care, keep thinking and have a good time.
them live! word!
~ Peace ~