EMQ’s with Rambomesser
Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Ulm, Germany based Thrash/Alternative Metal band, Rambomesser. Huge thanks to them for taking part.
What is your name, what do you play, and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?
Rambomesser was founded in late 2015. The four guys from Ulm (South Part of Germany) were already very active as a crossover band around the turn of the millennium under the name Acrid Groove. Among other things, the stage was then shared with acts such as H-Blockx, Son Goku feat. Thomas D., Megaherz or the Baffdecks.
Musically, the four are now treading new paths. German lyrics are combined with cutting riffs and driving beats. In terms of style, Rambomesser move somewhere between Bay Area Thrash, Neue Deutsche Härte and Alternative Metal, with the crossover roots still flashing through here and there. With a small wink, the cheeky-ironic lyrics move away from the usual metal clichés. The self-titled EP, recorded in 2017, proved their musical diversity for the first time.
With the EP, Rambomesser went “on the road”, mainly in the region of South Germany to rock the clubs. But also, audiences from further away were pleased, for example, in Vienna (Café Carina) and Zurich (Ebrietas). Other highlights for Rambomesser were the appearances at the Bulletproof Festival in 2018 and headliner show in 2019.
A music video should of course not be missing, so the song ‘Rambomesser’ was shot in mid-2018 to be finally released in October 2018. You can watch the video here:
At some point in 2019, songwriting for Rambomesser’s current album “Krawall am Kiosk” finally started: This was published in May 2020. “Krawall am Kiosk” contains 5 new songs, as well as those already contained on the EP, “Rambomesser”. Musically speaking, “Krawall am Kiosk” represents the consequent further development of the path chosen for “Rambomesser”. On the one hand, there are catchy choruses and, as in the case of ‘Mache-Lieb-Lang’, melodic verses; on the other hand, Rambomesser overall have increased their heaviness and speed compared to its predecessor: however, the result is the typical Rambomesser kick-ass metal style.
You can get an idea of this on the current single ‘Action Star’, of course this also has a video:
How did you come up with your band name?
Because we’re 80’s kids and love action movies or TV shows from this time. In our childhood, a Rambo knife was the coolest thing ever.
What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?
We’re based at the countryside of Ulm. It’s a city between Munich and Stuttgart in Germany. The Metal scene is still alive but lots of young people are into electronic music.
What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)
EP “Krawall am Kiosk” (Riot at the kiosk) 2020, Music Video ‘Action Star’ 2020
Who have been your greatest influences?
Metallica, Pantera, Rammstein, Rush, System Of A Down, Faith No More
What first got you into music?
Drummer (Markus) and Bass player (Matthias) started with 3 years playing xylophone before they started “real” instruments like drum and guitar at 6 years old. 😉
First contact with metal bands: AC/DC, Metallica, Beatles, Motörhead…
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?
Rammstein, Metallica, and of course Geddy Lee from Rush to have detailed discussion about early Fender Jazz Basses (especially models built between 1964 – 1972).
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
Wacken Open Air (Germany) – it’s the biggest metal festival
Burning Man Festival (USA) – it’s the coolest festival
Graspop Metal Meeting (Belgium) – very cool bands and people
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
String Tanga underwear from a fan, thrown on stage……………but more as a joke, because she was a friend, haha!
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
Stay healthy, bang your head and buy our merch! 😊
If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?
What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?
Love jamming sessions at rehearsal room and the following creation process of a song.
Hate the dying live scene of underground bands.
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
Reset back to 1980, so good music would have the chance of a future, haha! And the support of underground bands and small locations.
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
“Master of Puppets” – Metallica
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
Headliner at Bulletproof Festival summer 2019
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
The girls of Babymetal…
What’s next for the band?
Finally, some gigs after Corona, new video and writing new songs for sure.
What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?
Thanks a lot for the possibility to have this interview!
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