ALL WILL KNOW at OUT & LOUD 2014
Let’s go on with the brand new OUT & LOUD impression by ALL WILL KNOW! They told me about Newcomer Stage, about the special show with their former clean singer Mo.
ALL WILL KNOW: When we arrived at the Out&Loud Festival, the first thing to acknowledge was definitely the kind and helpful security and organization personnel. Whatever question or problem there was, they gave their best in finding the right solution or someone who could give further information. Very dedicated and focused. They certainly gave us the first sense of comfort and ease.
After setting up the camp and having the first few drinks with our New Wave of German Metal friends we enjoyed some of the shows at the newcomer stage. And what is there to say? It was amazing! With a line-up containing so many classy bands on the other stages, you could expect that not too many metalheads would stick around to listen to bands they didn’t even know until this day. But every band had an amazingly huge and party-willed crowd in front. It really gave us a great feeling that the whole NWOGM was so well received.
ALL WILL KNOW: On Friday it was finally our turn to bring ALL WILL KNOW to the stage and give the crowd the best of us. Looking into that sea of faces mixed with new ones and some friends that came along to celebrate with us was such an awesome moment to remember for a long time.
What made it even more special was the fact that we had Mo on stage with us to celebrate the “contact.” songs with his great voice once more. The concert had been one of the most fun to play and we thank everyone in the audience for sing-along and sharing this positive energy with us on that very special day.
We definitely want to come back if they’d like us to be on their billing again. And of course Flori did a great job managing the newcomer stage and helping out everywhere – so big props go out to him as well!
ALL WILL KNOW
You can see their kick-ass performance through the following awesome photos by Dark and Sweet Things. Thanks a lot again, Bettina!
ALL WILL KNOW interview about “Contact.”, about the band – pt.2
If you didn’t read the interview pt.1 yet, check it out: ALL WILL KNOW interview pt.1
Could you explain about all songs from “Contact.” one by one shortly?
Jan: Ok, so let’s start with “The Weakest Spot”, our album-opener. It’s funny because this song originally was written on a nylon guitar, guess that’s hard to imagine ;) While arranging the song two aspects went different as usual: Felix composed guitars in the verse and I did the keyboards for the pre-chorus.
“Static” was written by Danny and a friend of him and is one of the ‘We Are Guilty’ songs which Steve and Danny wanted to play with ALL WILL KNOW too. Steve wrote the lyrics with a nice recitative in the bridge of the song.
“Static” has been a feature on a few sampler-CDs here in Germany and even on the compilation of Germany’s “Legacy” and “Orkus” print-magazines.
“Feeding The Aftermath” starts with a nice idea from the rhythm section before Mo starts singing in a Symphony X-like style. That was the last song to be finished during our recordings and is one of the songs Steve and Mo wrote the lyrics together. The bridge is maybe one of the parts most people would call progressive.
“The Rise And Fall Of…” is the orchestral introduction, made by Felix, to “A Dying Heart” which was written by me. That song will also be featured on our label’s Deafground Records-Sampler “Brutal Visions Vol. 1” which will be released at the end of May. Did you notice that nice siren-part before the last chorus starts?
As I said before “How Far Would You Go” is a very personal song composed by Felix. Mo did the lyrics and describes the darker times of a relationship. That song has been released as a digital single some weeks before our album via Noizgate Records.
For “Mental Takedown” we invited our good friend Jagger of DISBELIEF to sing a duo with Steve. Mo has a break and so I think this is the heaviest song of ‘contact.’ for which again Steve wrote the lyrics.
“Counting Stars” is one of my songs with a strong hook-line and a quite progressive verse. Mo did a nice sing-along-chorus and you’ll hear a very nice melody in the guitar solo. This is one of the more groovy songs which make people banging their heads in live-situations.
Last but not least “Devolution” is one of Danny’s songs with another guest-singer: Frank Nordmann, the longtime Agathodaimon singer. This time it’s all three singers contributing their parts and therefore maybe it’s one of the most versatile songs on the album.
Did you get any positive feedback from listeners about the album already?
Jan: Oh yes, we received quite a lot reviews from many magazines and different countries. Most of them were very enthusiastic about our debut and the three big print-magazines in Germany, “MetalHammer”, “RockHard” and “Legacy”, gave us good grades! Of course there are always some mags who didn’t like what they heard but that were not many - and after all it’s a matter of taste of course. In our concerts we nearly always get positive feedback and people say they enjoyed the show very much, as well as discovering the band.
Please tell me about your plan for this year as much as possible.
Jan: Well, at the moment we’re right in the middle of our release-tour. Currently sitting in the tour-bus heading for our concert in Saarbrücken. There are four concerts left of the tour which ends on the 11th of May with our release-party in Darmstadt. Our good friends from Soulbound are with us that evening, as well as in Würzburg and Bielefeld during the next weeks and we think this will be a very cool evening!
After the tour we have some concerts confirmed too and our fans will also see us Open Air on some festivals, for example the Trebur Open Air at the beginning of August. Please check our homepage www.allwillknow.de or facebook www.facebook.com/ALLWILLKNOW for the exact dates and more information ;)
“Contact.” will be at metal CD stores (disk union) and Amazon in Japan very soon. I’m sure it will be some day before the release day of this interview on my blog sites. How do you feel about it? Do you have any messages to Japanese metalheads?
Jan: It’s great that our CD is available in Japan, THANKS A LOT to you, Kumi!! We hope to see you and the Japanese metalheads someday and will be able to play a concert in front of you! Til then we say thanks to all the fans of our music and everyone who supports us! Horns up!!!
Thank you so much guys! We love All Will Know! - Kumi666
ALL WILL KNOW first album >>Contact.<< teaser
ALL WILL KNOW music video The Weakest Spot
ALL WILL KNOW interview about “Contact.”, about the band – pt.1
Hi! I’m happy to have an interview with All Will Know, thank you!
Jan: Thanks, the pleasure is ours ;)
Well, I’m kinda extreme metal fan, so, after licking some music teaser of yours when I knew the band, I thought your music is a bit softer than my favorite type but actually I’m totally into the album “Contact.” since I played it at the first time! That’s brilliant and addicting! So, I’m feeling your music is very unique with the combination between much aggressive elements and extremely melodic parts. How do you describe about your music?
Jan: First of all, thanks for the interview and your kind words! I think our music is a mix from all metal styles, mostly containing Melodic Death Metal and Metalcore elements.
Your musical history fascinates me so much. For example, Agathodaimon are well-known even in Japan. Why did you guys start the new band? Could you introduce each member to us?
Jan: When Felix and I left Agathodaimon in 2010 both of us had written a lot of songs which should be released on the next Agathodaimon album. We thought it would be a pity if that stuff wouldn’t be released. So we started searching for musicians to create a new band. That went really fast because we knew most of the guys for a very long time and had some other projects with them. When Steve and Danny joined us and finally ‘We Are Guilty’ fused with us we were complete and could start working as a whole-piece.
To introduce the members let’s start with Sebastian our drummer and live-motor. Then there’s Ivi on bass keeping a solid fundament of our sound. Felix is doing the keyboards and sound-designs, Danny and I are playing guitars. The clean vocals are handled by Mo and Steve is doing the shouts and some harsher clean vox too.
I really like Steve’s dynamic shout vox, and of course Mo has a wonderful clean voice, but I couldn’t imagine well that kinda diametrical two vocals could grows into one very well like that ‘til I knew the band. Do you feel any difficulty for making those different vocals as a perfectly united one?
Jan: Thanks for the kind words (: Yes, Steve and Mo spend some time to complement one another in that way you hear now on CD. Now, after 30-40 concerts, they even live goad each other very good and are often called something like Laurel and Hardy in the band ;)
My favorite songs in the album “Contact.” are “Static”, “Mental Takedown” and “Devolution”. Which song do you like best? I would like to hear about it from each member of the band and the reason why.
Jan: Ah, I see, as you said you’re more into the extremer kind of songs and therefore I think you like our guest-singers on “Mental Takedown” and “Devolution” too. On “Mental Takedown” that’s Jagger from DISBELIEF and on “Devolution” it’s Frank, the former Agathodaimon-singer. Well, I think everybody has his own personal song. For Mo it’s “The Weakest Spot”, our album-opener. Steve would say “Static”. I'm very addicted to “A Dying Heart” and Danny likes “Mental Takedown” most. Felix has a very personal story about “How Far Would You Go” and the rhythm section of the band of course likes groovy songs like “Feeding The Aftermath” (Ivi) and “Counting Stars” (Sebastian).
Why did you name the album “Contact.”? Do you have any concept or theme for the album?
Jan: As I said before the founding of the band went quite fast and shortly after we found ourselves in the studio to record our first album. So the name occurred in our minds as it describes our personal contact as seven individuals as well as the first contact with the public. In ‘contact.’ we have no concept which connects every song of the album for example in the lyrics. But that may be a nice idea for our next releases. In musical ways our only maxim was to keep it very variable, we didn’t want to focus on a special style of (metal) music.
to be continued…
ALL WILL KNOW - The Weakest Spot from the kick-ass album Contact.
GERMAN EXTREME METAL Live at B-hof Würzburg
On 14th April 2012, finally this amazing show German Extreme Metal (organized by Hakan Gülsem) came true! It means those four kick-ass band – PARASITE INC., BLEEDING RED, ALL WILL KNOW and SOULBUND from my support bands shared the same stage at that night! Kai from one of those awesome bands PARASITE INC. showed me how it was… Thank you so much Kai for your efforts! So, here we go!
Well, how can I start now? We (PARASITE INC.) were looking much forward to that gig in several ways. First it was a honor for us to play in Würzburg with some bands we really like and listen to and that are also supported by you. Personally I was eager to see SOULBOUND and ALL WILL KNOW live and to share the stage with BLEEDING RED again after a long time.
Okay, we reached early at the venue (a really cool youth centre by the way) and first we met there was Johnny (SOULBOUND). First words of him were some greetings from Hendrik (SYRANIC) kinda like “you fuckers still haven’t sent your CD to me”. Hendrik I am sorry and hope it reached you meanwhile :).
After having a look at the venue and saying hello to some guys from the bands I wanted to hang out in a castle park near the venue but didn’t recognize the closing times. So, once I wanted to get back to the venue I was imprisoned there and couldn’t get out anymore… Uh-oh, I was in trouble, haha. Luckily a guy found me and opened the gate for me again, so I was back right in time for the show of SOULBOUND.
What can I say about SOULBOUND on stage? Beside that they are really friendly and relaxed guys(like all other people at this evening btw.) their show looked totally professional and motivating. Oh, and the songs are punching much more than on CD! Only problem for me, the show was too short ;).
Actually I feel sorry that I can’t say much about ALL WILL KNOW. I only was able to listen to the first 2 songs with a great show but I had to prepare for the gig behind the stage and couldn’t recognize much of them. Too bad coz I really like their songs and I hope I can see them once again with their complete line up.
Note: For some reason, Mo(on clean vocals) couldn’t join the show at that night.
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Well, how can I say about our gig? It’s always hard to describe a gig of yourself coz you don’t see it like the audience sees it, of course. So I only can speak about my personal impression and for me it felt rather as a messed up one… Kevin used my wireless transmitter and already after the intro he started losing it over again. (Dude, you jump too much hahaha ;) ). I remember Benni also dropped his sticks and personally I felt like cursed with the show: First I got electric shocks from the microphone over again, then I dropped my guitar pick over again during the songs, got nervous and messed up with playing. That never happened to me before lol. What a mess. Remember: Pick holder have their sense. However I hope the people could enjoy it anyway a bit :)
I was relaxing then with another great show of BLEEDING RED. There’s nothing more to say about it: Great is just great! And it was really cool to share the stage again after years now :)
After the end of the show we joined the organizer with the other bands to a metal club not far from the venue and hung out there for a while with talking, drinking relaxing and playing table football. @SOULBOUND: You have to practice ‘til our next meeting to beat Sammy ;)
All in all it was a great evening with great people and I think I can speak also for the rest of the band if I say: Thanks to you all for the awesome time and we are looking forward to see you again. Also thanks so much to Hakan for the great organization.
Stay Heavy \m/
The blast photo of guys from SOULBOUND, BLEEDING RED, PARASITE INC. and ALL WILL KNOW! (Unfortunately, Mo and Danny from ALL WILL KNOW couldn’t join in the photo. But all you guys are always on my mind!)
The comment from SOULBOUND about this photo:
At this point greetings and thanks to Hakan and Kumi (Japan) for their energetic support of that quadripartite team. (Kumi, thanks a lot for all your effort and for all your support during the last years for all of us! - this show was for you!)
PS: As you maybe know we are still recording our album and I can tell you that the guitars are almost done now as well as many parts of the drums. We start with bass and vocal recordings soon then, so be prepared for the upcoming weeks with some news about it.
Thank you so much all guys from PARASITE INC, BLEEDING RED, ALL WILL KNOW and SOULBOUND. I really love you all! You guys rules! Kumi666