Centrate’s debut full length album came out in December 2016 so what better time to throw these German thrashers our 10 Questions Of Biblical Proportions!
So….what are you up to then?
“Hey! Thanks for your interview request! We are actually very stoked about the big interest in our new album Ritual.”
Which album/artist/gig/experience made you first realise you ‘Worshipped’ Metal?
“My first self bought album was Kill ‘Em All by Metallica. I was stoked by their powerful and angry sound. This album infected me with metal”
Name the one album that epitomises heavy metal/hard rock over all others.
“Black Sabbath – Paranoid!!! From the first riff of “War Pigs” to the last one of “Fairies Wear Boots”, you got pure rock! Epic!”
Which 5 metal albums have had the biggest influence on your sound?
“Puh….that’s a hard choice….there are a lot albums which inspired us….but if we had to choose five then:
Slayer – Reign In Blood
Exodus – Bonded By Blood
Havok – Time Is Up
Sodom – Agent Orange
Metallica – Kill ‘Em All”
(one hell of a top 5 there! – Ed)
You have one opportunity to introduce your band to the entire world, which song from your back catalogue do you blast them away with?
“Hmm…also a hard choice…but I think “Infected” introduces our sound very good and could maybe infect some guys with our music.”
You find yourselves booked on a mammoth, 12 month, non-stop, around the world tour. Which 5 essential items do you take with you in order to survive?
– Werostar (a muscle relaxant for our necks after headbanging)
– An USB-Stick with a lot of great music
– Flip-Flops for the showers
– Camera/ Smartphone to save all the cool impressions
What’s been your most memorable experience on the road?
“On our European Tour 2015 we played a show in Reims (France). We never saw a place like this. Inside the location the floor was full of fallen leaves. It was absolutely crazy. During the show everyone had to cough because of the movement, there was a lot of dirt in the air.”
You’re given the chance to handpick the ultimate 4-piece rock and metal supergroup (living or deceased). Who’s in the line-up?
“Dimebag Darrell, John Bonham, Lemmy, Dio. Damn! That would be awesome!”
Hard rock and heavy metal is blatantly the greatest thing ever invented but what’s the second greatest invention of all time?
“Nothing :-)….maybe Jack Daniels & Cola.”
It turns out Ozzy’s luscious long hair is imbued with time-travelling qualities and just one stroke of his lion’s mane can transport you back to any rock/metal gig of your choice. Who do you go and see?
“Puh….there are a lot of bands I like to see. I’m really sad that I didn’t see Pantera….so I’d like to travel back in time to check a show of there’s. I also would like to visit shows of Led Zeppelin, The Who, Death and Dio. Beside Rock/Metal I would check out shows from Elvis, Michael Jackson, Johnny Cash and Chuck Berry.”
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