Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Nossen, Germany based Old-School Death Metal band, Musical Massacre. Huge thanks to guitarist Olaf Gerold 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?

Olaf here and I play guitar. The band started under the name Musical Massacre in 1990 and has its 30th anniversary this year.

How did you come up with your band name?

The name was found by former member Rene [now Purgatory (GER)] and Andre while rehearsing in an old attic.

What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

We are based in Nossen, Germany. We have a good metal and rock scene around us in Saxony.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)

A digital only compilation named “Dark Reality” which is available at Spotify, Deezer, Amazon.



Who have been your greatest influences?

Bolt Thrower.

What first got you into music?

As the band started it was the growing underground Death Metal scene in the early 90’s and the fun to be a part of it.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

Karl Willetts (he sadly couldn’t participate on the upcoming album).

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Maryland Death Fest cause it’s a tradition for Old School Death Metal.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

We didn’t get any yet.

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Stay safe and support your favourite bands by buying their stuff.

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Cliff Burton.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

The joy of creative freedom and the reactions this has to fans.

There’s nothing to hate.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

One thing won’t change anything.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Bolt Thrower – “Warmaster”.

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?


What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

“Off To War” Record Release December 2nd 2017 – opening for God Dethroned, Hypnos and Atomwinter.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

I really don’t know.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Ha, my other mates in the band were four +????

What’s next for the band?

Releasing the new album “Inhuman”, do a promo clip for it, new merch.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

Mostly Facebook, YouTube and Spotify, maybe Instagram in the future.

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?


Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Thanks for the questions, stay safe.

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