Die dänische Band Six String Slaughter aus Frederikssund wurde im Jahr 2007 von Nicholas Maschøln und Søren Jensen (beide Ex- und Gründungsmitglieder der dänischen Death Metal Band Corpus Mortale) gegründet. Nach ungefähr einem Jahr des Songwritings und Der Suche nach einem Sänger kam Daniel Wilkens in die Band. Kurze Zeit später wurde die EP „The World Slaughter EP‘ veröffentlicht, die sehr gute Kritiken bekam und von der Hörerschaft gut aufgenommen wurde aufgenommen wurde.
Ich durfte ein Interview mit Sänger Daniel Wilkens geführt. Der Frontmann der Death-Thrasher mit diesem bärenstarken Sangesorgan spricht richtig gut deutsch, ist glühender Fan des Hamburger SV und singt zudem noch in der Band „Hoak“. Ich freue mich sehr euch das Interview mit dem symphatischen Dänen präsentieren zu dürfen, allerdings auf englisch, damit es die dänischen Fans auch verstehen!
Hello Daniel from Six String Slaughter. My name is Tobi. I run a Facebook page and a webblog. On this page I post reviews of current albums, interviews, band presentations and reports about concerts that I visit with my wheelchair. On the one hand, to tell other wheelchair users how the venue is equipped in terms of accessibility and on the other hand, how to best proceed to get tickets, which is usually not possible with conventional ticket portals.
In the future I will also write about hygiene measures, as this is important for me as a high-risk patient and for my readers too. Of course, I also write about the bands‘ performance. Today I have a few questions for you about your new selftiteld Album „As The Continents Collide“.
Tobi – Daniel
First of all, I want to ask you, how are you doing right now?
Hell-o Tobi. I feel greate right now. Thank you very much for writing us, for this interview.
Please introduce yourself and your Band „Six String Slaughter“ to me and my Followers a little!
I am Daniel Wilkens, the singer in Six String Slaughter and my other band HOAK. Six String Slaughter is a Death/Thrash band from Denmark formed in 2007 by Søren Jensen (g) and Nicholas Maschøln (d). I joined the band in the late 2008 and in 2009 we releashed our fist EP “ The World Slaughter”. Our second EP “The Next Slaughter was releashed in 2010.
In 2014 we signed a deal with the American label HPGD-Production who releashed our first album “Born Unspoiled”. A lot of things happend the last many years, so we had to wait seven years to get our next and new album “As The Continents Collide”. Just as we were working on the new album Kirk Backarach (Iron Fire and Vanir), who has been our session guitarist for years, officially joined the band earlier this year (2021). So now we are herer, with a new album out on september 10th. That´s just awesome.
Are you nervous about the 10.09.2021? The Day of your Albumrelease!
No, not nervous at all. I am exited and looking forward to it. We will play a show on the „Raise Your Horn“ Metal Festival on the small danish island Bornholm, the day after the release. It´s gonne be a greate party with fans, friends and supporters. Is there a better place to have a release-party, than on a metal festival? I don´t think so.
Do you have a Label currently?
No, this time we wanted to release it ourself. We had some request from labels, but we wanted to be our own boss´ after all.
What can we expect from your second full length Album „As The Continents Collide“? Will it be a concept Release?
You can expect fast, heavy and catchy deaththrash, just as we like and love it, in all it´s brutality. A good production and top quality metal. All the lyrics are in some way connected to the titel. The world is moving constantly and the continents collide – not only just by movement of the tectonic plates, but also in many conflicts, wars, pollution, clash of religions, climate changes, cypercrime, terrorism and the sickness of the human race. You can easy think of it as a consept album.
Why did it took about seven Years for new Songs?
A lot of things happend. Nicholas had som personal issues he had to take care of. I became a father in 2016, that took a lot of my time. I also formed another band, named HOAK (Hatred Of All Kind), with some good friends and Søren had a rock ´n roll project called Bad Business. So it was a matter of a lack of time and priority.
Your Slogan is „NO-BULLSHIT METAL FROM DK“. What makes your Metal to „No Bullshit Metal“!
We only make music that we like. We don´t follow trends or do anything to satisfy others than ourself. There´s no fancy bullshit or I-want-to-ba-a-star-by any-cost attitude. We are just four guys who like to make and play extreme music.
What was the Thing that get you inspired for Six String Slaughter in 2007?
Søren and Nicholas played in Corpus Mortale. When they left the band, they still found themself where they wanted to play music. So it was the passion for music that made them form Six String Slaughter.
Could you say something to each Song on your upcoming Album to describe it for my followers?
„We Are Sick In Our Minds“
The fast, blasting and ultra heavy opening song that hit you like a fist in your face.
Lyrics: How sick the human race are to it´s surroundings.
„A Product Of A Weak Design“
Fast thrash meets melodic deathmetal. It´s catchy as hell. The second single of the album.
Lyrics: Wanting something, so bad, that you almost would kill for it, because you think you cannot live without it. In reality you don´t need it at all
„Earth’s Sixth Mass Extinction“
Epic and brutal deaththrash with a lot of atmosphere and catchy heavyness.
Lyrics: The destructive nature oft he human race
„Life Changing Impact“
Pure deaththrash and violently heavy. A really life changing impact
Lyrics: This fracture of a second that change your life for ever
„As The Continents Collide“
The slowest and most heavy song on the album. It contains a lot of melodic atmosphere. The first single of the album. Some have told us it sounds a little like Amon Amarth.
Lyrics: How the world collides in wars, conflicts, religion, pollution, pandemics and the destructive nature of the human race
„A Mental Display Of Your Digital Self“
Epic thrash with a lot of groovy deathmetal elements, that calls for serious headbanging.
Lyrics: How technology takes over and reduce the power oft he human race.
„We Need To Panic“
A lot of energy. A lot of thrash. A lot of deathmetal.
Lyrics: How the media spread fear among the population. There´s always a thread we need to be afraid of. Pollution, climate changes, terror, deseases, refugees, you name it.
„Children Of The Apocalypse“
Epic deathmetal with some thrashy elements. You can even find a little pice of grindcore in this song.
Lyrics: Are we some of last generations on earth, before we destroy all living things, in including ourself, in madness?
„How Fragile We Are“
Slow and fast thrash combined in all its heavyness.
Lyrics: Lonelyness. To be alone in your worst crises or even to die alone with nobody careing about you.
„Fiery Birth And Icy Death“
We close the album with a lot of intens energy and pure deaththrash.
Lyrics: How the universe startet with a „big-bang“ and ends in absolut nothingness
A favorite track of mine is „Earth’s Sixth Mass Extinction“ because of this dark heavy melodie and the Vocals. Do you have a song that you particularly like on „AS THE CONTINENTS COLLIDE“?
I love them all. Otherwise they would not be on the album. It´s hard to choose one track only. It would depends on what mood I´m in. Some days I like it fast, then I would chooe “We Are Sick In Our Minds”. If I want something slow, I would like the titel-track. It´s really hard just to choose one. They are all good.
Did you acutally have a Video released and will there be more?
We have made and released a video for the title-track. Maybe we will make one or two more. We´ll see what the future brings.
How are your plans for the near future of „SSS“?
Play some shows and make new music. Enjoy life.
If you could choose a Festival to play with Six String Slaughter, which would you choose and why?
Wacken I guess. Because I´ve been there 16 times and had a greate party every time.
How many energy do you need for one Show with this absolute smashing and thundering Metal?
I always give 666% intens energy in every show.
How did you as deal with the restrictions in the meantime? How much does it restricted you in your working life? I hope you and your Family + a Friends are healthy!
Restrictions did not effect Six String Slaughter at all. But my other band had shows cancelled. That sucked big time.
In my personal life it was just fucked up and annoying. No effect on my working. Søren had to get a new job. We are all healthy and OK.
Is Heavy Metal and the Subgenres also a means for you to switch off everything in this hectic world, to Pause and just listen?
Yes, of cause. It´s a big passion that I like to dig deep in. When I listen to metal, I don´t care for anything else in that paticular moment.
What was the best Album released in 2021 so far in your opinion?
There´s a lot of good albums from 2021:
Hidden Intent „Dead End Destiny“
Terrordome „Straight Outta Smogtown
Refore „Built To Nothing
Cryptosis „Bionic Swarm“
The Crown „Royal Destroyer“
The Bleeding „Rise Into Nothing“
Killing „Face The Madness“
Mass Madness „Innerblast“
Cannibal Corpse „Violence Unimqgined“
Tortureslave „Tools Of Torture
Just to mention a few in no paticular order.
What Band or Musiscian did influenced you most in your musicial live?
As a singer, Bo Summer from Illdisposed and Mark Barney Greenway from Napalm Death.
Which Album was your first Metal Album bought of your own money, and why?
Slayer „Hell Awaits“ – Because it was Slayer and because I only had money for one record at the time in 1986.
Get away from the music a little. What about hobbies?
Sport. Specially Football, mototsport and bikesport. I like nature and spend a lot of time outside in it.
If you got one wish…
Worldpeace and deathmetal for everyone.
A few words to your Fans out there in Germany and all the Others in the World?
Check out our new album, if you like deathmetal (Think Deicide and Morbid Angel) and thrash (Think Slayer, Possessed and Demolition Hammer), you´ll not regret. Let us know what you think of it. Thank you all for being metalheads.
Thanks for the interview, Daniel from Six String Slaughter. Many greetings to all from the Band. Something that is important to me: Stay healthy and be safe!
Thank you for your time and support, Tobi. You rule big-time. Thanks a lot. Keep your head on your shoulders, and enjoy!
Tracks „As The Continents Collide“:
01. „We Are Sick In Our Minds“|| 3:18 Minuten
02. „A Product Of A Weak Design“ || 4:52 Minuten
03. „Earth’s Sixth Mass Extinction“ || 4:11 Minuten
04. „Life Changing Impact“ || 4:19 Minuten
05. „As The Continents Collide“ || 4:26 Minuten
06. „A Mental Display Of Your Digital Self“ || 4:13 Minuten
07. „We Need To Panic“ || 3:44 Minuten
08. „Children Of The Apocalypse“ || 4:52 Minuten
09. „How Fragile We Are“ || 3:14 Minuten
10. „Fiery Birth And Icy Death“ || 3:14 Minuten
Nicholas Maschøln | Drums
Søren Jensen | Guitars
Kirk Backarach | Guitars
Daniel Wilkens | Vocals
The World Slaughter (2009)
The Next Slaughter (2010)
Born Unspoiled (2014)
As The Continents Collide (2021)
Das war mein Interview mit Daniel von Six String Slaughter! Ich hoffe, das Interview hat euch auch gefallen und ihr supportet die Band, denn der Underground braucht jeden von uns! Bleibt gesund und munter, euer Tobi! Heavy Metal never dies!