Into Cascades of Blood and Burning Soil By Baked Bones
Since 1997 Profanation renders uncertain the german Deathgrind scene. Having to face numerous line-up changes over the years, the main core Alex, Luxl and Anton, always kept the flame burning. Developing their key strengths, nefariously brutalized tunes with double-flight killer vocals and mixing relentless speed with a great sense for groove and tempo-changes, the band got stronger and stronger. Having released five albums by now, it’s now time to step their game up a little. With the current line-up, they have the perfect combination of characters to deliver Brutal Death Metal with an Old School feel on the album as well as on stage along with an energetic live performance.
The intention to form a band was always deeply connected with our love for the great death metal bands of the 90s. Over the years and releases, you grow and also draw inspirations from somewhere else. Every time you play live or release an album, you interact with the audience and get the fuel to move on as well as experience, what works or what things to improve in the future. Starting out with a mix of death metal and grindcore, we had albums leaning more to the death or more to the grind side. With the new album being an absolute death metal record with only slices of Grind. We wanted to give the parts more room to develop and every riff has enough air to breathe.
‘Into Cascades Of Blood And Burning Soil’ is our 5th album, coming 8 years after it’s predecessor. Some line-up changes and a little break of inspiration made it take so long. With the entry of guitarist Vincent into the band, we got the needed injection of fresh energy to finish songwriting and enter Soundlodge Studio of Jörg Uken again. As stated, we started the band with our Death Metal heroes of the 90s in mind and you can still feel this everywhere, listening to the album. Jörg has a great talent to sense your intentions when recording the songs, so it’s really smooth to work with him. The only letdown being me catching the bad flu at the time and having to record the bass guitar not being 100% healthy, haha. Another story is, that it took us some months to find a label to release it. Just by coincidence, while listening to Bloodshot Dawn, I sent some songs to Andrew and we soon signed with Hostile Media. Having a year between recording and releasing an album is a bit of pain because you’re super excited to share your stuff with the world but have to wait month after month. Speaking of the album, we managed to make everything fit together – artwork, songs, lyrics – giving a red line connecting it all. Every song now has a different character and it’s really hard to choose a favourite or which one to release as a single. From a really doomy intro to Swedish speed and American groove, from more tricky parts to flowing British Death, from aggressive brutality to almost Black Metal coldness, you can find it all on this album. So yeah, we’re absolutely proud of it!
When we started, most lyrics where sealing with the typical gore and horror topics. As I wrote most lyrics in the past, I always tried to add more diversity to them. A lot of humour led to some ridiculous stories and lyrics where I’d take the view of serial killers or other sickos and write from that perspective. On the new album, the case is that I took a break from writing and so we have 5 different writers. Alex wrote the pretty apocalyptic ‘The Prophecy’, our friend Matze supplied very bloody stuff about religion ‘Seed Of Evil’, ‘Bloodbath In Heaven’, ‘Unholy Brutality Unleashed’, Vincent added 2 horrifying short stories – ‘Silent God’ and ‘Butcher’s Joy’, Jeff made ‘A Place To Pray’ to criticize the church and my turn were the title track that deals with the religious character of today’s climate change hysteria and ‘Der Gemütliche’, which is more of a depressing horror story. In general, we noticed that this time we have a lot of religious themes going on in the lyrics and this perfectly matches the cover art.
I wouldn’t say we have an explicit fixation here, but all of these fields can be an inspiration. Our main thing is to play this style of Death Metal that combines relentless speed with neck-breaking grooves and write memorable songs. Everything that we think fits, we use, no matter what.www.facebook.com/Profanationdeathgrind