Tell us about your latest release: the main concept; what fans should expect; what were/are your goals with it:
We didn´t had a specific concept for “Liberticidal”. We just wanted it to sound more brutal and more technical than our debut “Ruins of Oblivion. And as far as we are concerned, we think that we definitely made the next step and maybe placed a little statement, what´s slumbering in this band. All you can hear on the records, we are also able to play live on stage. So, our goal is to become a touring band some day.
Did you have a specific sound in mind when you formed the band, or did that grow and evolve as you played together?
No, it just grew. We started as a Crust band with some Death Metal influences you can say. But there was a day, where I improved my guitar playing and wanted something more melodic and more technical. So, when William joined the band (he´s definitely a much better guitarist as I am), the direction where the band is going was pretty clear. We know each since our kid days and we were always into the pretty same kind of music.
How does your writing process normally work out?
William, as a guitar teacher, is for sure the primary factor in connecting single riffs compositional and to bring technique to our play. Most of the ideas came from his mind. As far as I am concerned (Tom), I also suggest some riffs from time to time and we try to either connect them to William´s ideas or we build independent songs out of it. So in conclusion you can say, that William and I are writing the songs together even though it´s pretty hard for me to keep up with this freaking mastermind, haha. All in all we complement one another.
What are your ambitions and how far do you want to push your band?
We want Burn Down Eden to grow steadily and to reach out more and more people. “Liberticidal” is now half year old and we already started to write the next album. We want to become a release machine and play more and more live gigs. In the end we want to become a touring band, fore sure.
What are your influences/musical references and the impact those same influences had in your sound?
Our influences reach from Melodic Death (obviously) to Punk, Black Metal and 80´s Heavy Metal. We try to combine all of these genres to find our niche in the Melodic Death Metal genre. References could be Judas Priest, At the Gates, The Black Dahlia Murder or Darkest Hour. But we always try to find our own unique sound, which is pretty hard in 2019 with so many great bands out there.
What’s next for you?
As I said, we are already in the writing process of our third album. But every now and then, we have some live performances in different German cities. That´s the fun part fore sure, haha.