Burden Of Life interview about the great EP – In The Wake Of My Demise and about the band ~ PT. 2

 

Okay let’s get back to the interview with the brilliant melodic death metal band Burden Of Life. Here we go!

(Why don’t you check the interview PT.I at first if you didn’t try it yet?)

Me:Well, I'm curious about the history of the band and about current members. Could you tell me about it?

Kötti: Oh well, the unavoidable question :D The roots of Burden Of Life lie in a basement of our former guitar (later-on bass guitar) player in the summer of 2003. But the name was different, the people were different, so the history of Burden Of Life starts in December 2005 when we had already 80% of the current Line-Up and a proper place to rehearse. From then on it was just a usual underground band history. We played between 1 and 13 gigs a year, had to face small line-up changes and released a demo in 2007, our first album in 2008 and the EP in 2010. The next "real big thing" was getting our record deal with Twilight, through which we will release our second album.

Kötti: Our current members are Michael Schafberger on guitar,

Tobias Haimerl on keyboards,
 

Matthias Babl on drums,

Karl-Arnold Bodarwé on bass

and myself, Christian Kötterl, on guitar and vocals.

Kötti: We were all there from the beginning except for our bass player Karl who joined in fall 2008 shortly after the release of "Ashes Of Existence". So this is our most stable line-up yet.

Me: Do you have any plan for a new full-length in the near future?

Kötti: Yes we do. We are now writing and rehearsing the songs for our second full-length and all I can say is that it will be a concept album and will feature eleven songs including an intro and an interlude. It will be recorded in April and we hope to release it in late 2012. So stay tuned and check our homepage (www.burdenoflife.de) and Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/burdenoflife) from time to time!

Me: Okay, this is the last question. Could you tell me what the aspiration of Burden Of Life for 2012 will be?

Kötti: Well apart from the aforementioned album recording and release we hope to get the chance to play some smaller festivals in summer (although we would not say no to the bigger ones as well) and of course concerts in general. Yeah, all these things that small aspiring bands wish for you know? :D And of course we hope that the people will like our new record when it's out, but there is still some time until that happens.

Thank you so much!

Kötti: Thank YOU so much for your interest in underground metal and supporting Burden Of Life way over there in Japan. I am such a huge fan of the country and I hope to go there one day to bring you some awesome German Melodic Death Metal! THANKS!!!

I’m absolutely psyched that they told me they’ve already started preparing the new full-length and are trying to release it in this year, wow!

Okay, here’s the fabulous opener of their latest EP – In The Wake Of My Demise called “Your Ruin, My Relief” , so check it out!

TASTE OF EXTREME METAL - “Your Ruin, My Relief” by Burden Of Life

Your Ruin, My Relief
(Music & Lyrics by C. Kötterl)

Caging myself beyond all reason
Witnessing the madness within
I am prisoner and jail guard
I‘m virus and infected
Merging it all I am left a nervous wreck
Losing focus and losing track
Who‘s still preventing escape I cry
Finally perceiving my tears‘ reflection
Shattering the mirror
This impostor made of glass
I realize my foolishness
And how this all could ever last
Trading my love for mercy
My self-respect for surrender
Accepting my emotional suicide
Dead inside I crave for salvation
Crave for this hell to end
All that‘s left to do is to let you feel
We‘re done
Shattered is the mirror
This impostor made of glass
I realize my foolishness
And how this all could ever last
Turning my back on you
I return the hell you put me through
Now these days will end
The days you mauled my feeding hand
Your Ruin, My Relief!
Your Ruin, My Relief!
Release me now!
Turning my back on you
I return the hell you put me through
Now these days will end
The days you mauled my feeding hand