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Exumer interview

Exumer is a German thrash metal band formed in Wiesbaden in 1985 by singer/bassist Mem V. Stein and guitarist Ray Mensh. The band broke up after two demos and two albums in 1991. Exumer appeared for a one-off show at Wacken Open Air in 2001 and were re-activated by V. Stein and Mensh in 2008. In 2011, EXUMER completed writing and arranging material for their first new album release in 25 years.

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Welcome to our webzine for the first time, and if I am not mistaken, this is you first interview for Croatian media!?

Yes, that's correct and thanks for having us.

The new album ''Fire & Damnation had catapulted Exumer back in the forefront of the international music markets. Do does it feel being back to the front?

Definitely, we have received a ton of positive feedback and are touring actively in places where we either have never played before or in the case of Brazil we have not visited in 24 years.

Why have you been waiting for so long? 25 years!?

It's about timing, it felt right to work on the album last year and devote the entire year to write, rehearse, record, mix and market the album. So, we waited for the right moment in order to deliver the best possible results.

You enjoy the cult status among the ranks of the classic thrash metal act in the world. In you objective opinion, do you think you deserve that 'status'?

You enjoy the cult status among the ranks of the classic thrash metal act in the world. In you objective opinion, do you think you deserve that 'status'?

Well, I don't know if deserve is the right word but we contributed something to the world of thrash metal with our first two albums in the 1980s, and I like to think that we continue to do so. However, we are a cult thrash metal act and we enjoy this status and feel honored to have it.

You like Exodus, Mercyful Fate, Slayer, Venom. Did you get a chance to play with some of them?

No, unfortunately we never played live with any of those bands as of yet. But, never say never.

Let's go back to your latest album ''Fire & Damnation''. Tell me more about it, for all of them who did not heard it yet. Convince them to buy the album, give me your review of ''Fire & Damnation''!

We just wanted to record the best possible album that we could, with the band's traits that you and so many of our fans are familiar with. The mission was to create a worthwhile follow up to our records from the 1980s, incorporating the aggression and energy of our youth with the musicianship that we have acquired over the past decades. It is the most honest and passion filled effort of our career and we hope that the fans hear this approach in the music.
We wanted to record an album that is short, precise, focused and to the point. An album that we wanted to hear and knew the fans would enjoy as well. We recorded 10 songs for the new album and I would say that it is by far the best effort in regards to the level and quality of musicianship that this band has ever recorded. You have to remember that we were quite young when we our first two albums dropped and now all our experiences or technical gains have been poured into this record.
Having said that, I think we were able to maintain the spirit of our sound from the 80s with the force of our expertise of today.

The interesting thing is that you as a band reform in the 2001 during the exhibition at Wacken Open Air festival. Can you describe me how did it come to reunion of Exumer?

The Wacken Open Air was like a "Thank you", to all our fans who didn't have the chance to see Exumer with Ray and myself in the line-up. We were getting so much mail over the years and it really did not stop after we played the reunion show at Wacken in 2001.

Lately you've been playing a lot in South America. Can you compare the crowd of Europe and the rest of the world?

Well, we just did some shows in Mexico and the fans out there are really hungry and very devoted. But we love to play for European audiences as well so it really makes no difference to us as long as everyone enjoys themselves.

When will you play in Europe again?

Probably in 2013, BUT we might come for some shows in late fall of this year.

As a musician, what does it mean to you to play in front of the audience of several thousand people?

It's a great feeling to be appreciated by so many fans, but it is not the only time we enjoy playing. A club of raging 200 thrashers is just as exciting as playing in front of thousands of fans.

What is the most strange place / city that you played in and why?

I would say that we were unsure if people liked us during our show at the Inferno Festival in Norway in 2010. Usually there is a lot of thrashing and circle pits during our shows but there people waited until the band finished with each song and then clapped and really showed us their appreciation. After the show we asked people if that is the way that Scandinavian crowds usually react and they said that that is very typical and that they loved our show. So, it was strange but great at the same time.

What can we expect from Exumer in next few years?

Tours and more records and more tours and some more albums.

Hope that we won't wait another 25 years for the next album?

Ha, no we should be out with a new album in 2014.

Would you like something to say to all your Croatian fans? Maybe a promise to come to Croatia in a near future?

Of course we would love to come and play in your country and we feel honored that you would like to have us.

Ok, thank you very much for your time, and hope to see you live at some of the European Summer festivals!

Thank you and SPREAD THE FIRE!



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ZUCCHERO - Zagreb, Lisinski, 08.12.2020.  - ODGOĐENO ZA 30. 5. 2021.

08.12.2020. - utorak

ZUCCHERO - Zagreb, Lisinski, 08.12.2020. - ODGOĐENO ZA 30. 5. 2021.

Zagreb, Lisinski
210, 280, 350, 420 i 490 kn

OPETH, 22.03.2021., Tvornica Kulture, Zagreb

22.03.2021. - ponedjeljak

OPETH, 22.03.2021., Tvornica Kulture, Zagreb

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THE SLOW READERS CLUB - Zagreb, Tvornica Kulture, 23.04.2021.

23.04.2021. - petak

THE SLOW READERS CLUB - Zagreb, Tvornica Kulture, 23.04.2021.

Zagreb, Tvornica Kulture
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STEEL PANTHER, 12.06.2021., Tvornica Kulture, Zagreb

12.06.2021. - subota

STEEL PANTHER, 12.06.2021., Tvornica Kulture, Zagreb

Zagreb, Tvornica Kulture
160 kn/180kn/200 kn

PLACEBO, 26.06.2021., Zagreb, Šalata

26.06.2021. - subota

PLACEBO, 26.06.2021., Zagreb, Šalata

Zagreb, Šalata
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ONE REPUBLIC - Slovenija, Ljubljana, dvorana Stožice, 06.11.2021.

06.11.2021. - subota

ONE REPUBLIC - Slovenija, Ljubljana, dvorana Stožice, 06.11.2021.

Ljubljana, dvorana Stožice

Studeni / 2020

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