MARDUK guitar player and founder Morgan Steinmeyer was interviewed by MetalBlast.net. An excerpt below:
MB: Last time we met you mentioned that Marduk was working on a new album. Tell me a bit about that.
Steinmeyer: “We haven’t started recording or anything like that; we’re putting together all the music by ourselves. After we finish this tour we’ll go back and let everything fall into its right place. The concept is ready, I’ve completed the lyrics for eight or nine songs and we have a ton of ideas, it’s just that we haven’t been able to get together. We’ve all been working on the music and written five or six songs each.”
MB: When you write the lyrics, do you need (like some musicians do) to put yourself in a specific emotional place?
Steinmeyer: “No; I find it ridiculous when all the people talk about needing to go some desolated location to work on their lyrics. It’s kind of a cheap ‘artist’ thing to do; I remember reading about bands that needed to travel out into the countryside to connect and write together. For me it comes naturally; I can write or play guitar in the middle of the night or whenever; it just comes to me.”
MB: Let’s talk about Death Wolf. I have to be honest, I didn’t know much about them until recently; even though I loved the albums and the gig today, I have to say that what surprised me the most was that you were in it. It’s not just a different style for you, but also a different instrument altogether.
Steinmeyer: “It’s always interesting to do something different; simply doing that, even when it isn’t that different, inspires you more to work with your own band as well. Being in Death Wolf makes me work harder for Marduk.”
To read the rest of the interview visit MetalBlast.net.