Interview with Blutbanner

Thier debut album was indexed (illegal), and has now released a second album "Sapere Aude" that takes off where the debut ended.
The debut was more primarily a ballad-album, so can Blubanner with their second piece of work not be as easy to put in a pigeonhole. It is very varied. Primarily you can expect professional rock music, some beautiful ballads with the intense vocal performance.
Lyrically you move back to a very good and very high level. No trodden beaten path, or contemporary themes, and encounters you with thought.
We have met up with Wiesel in the band have participated in this interview.
Hello Wiesel! Would you like to introduce yourself and the band Blutbanner?
Hello! I am Wiesel, guitarist from the band Blutbanner. I write the texts and I am the second voice in the band too. For the live-gig at the LiveH8 at 7th may in Germany we got 2 new guys for the drums and the bass guitar... know we are 5 musicians.
You released your second album under 2015. Are you satisfied with it?
Yes we are satisfied of course. The first disc was filled with ballads. "Sapere aude" has more variety in the songs with fast and slower parts. With the first and second voice, some people said that's not the same Blutbanner from the first album, of course not, we are at every time in a developing process.
I really like the title of it "Sapere Aude" (Dare to know). What was the reason to choose this title?
The short form of "Sapere Aude" from Immanuel Kant means: you have to be able to use your own mind, without the meaning and ideas of others.
You got a hot potato on the album, the song "Abendspaziergang" that is about Pegida. It is something that lots of nationalists have different opinion about. Would you like to describe your point of view of it?
We've got a big problem in Germany and Europe. Perhaps all around the world; the most people haven't a national feeling anymore. They can't reallize that our race or better we say, our culture to live and all thats whats with it, is going down. They don't care about it. In Germany is this problem harder, because we've got the "Frankfurter schule" with it's manipulating education. The mass of the people in Germany are antifascists, they hate nationalism. They can't explain why, except through traditional phrases from the left and so called democratic side.
Well, the other problem is, that the nationalists in Germany aren't a unity. Many organisations and parties with different opinions and so on. Additionally personal problems between the NS-people. Then we had this other problem; if some persons are interested in our meanings, this "normal" guys nearly never would do an action for the resistance or never would go to a "nazi-rally". With Pegida has come something new. We have had more than 30 000 germans on the streets, demonstrating for german rights and against the danger of the mass-immigration of muslims!
Yes, I belive sometimes you have to play with those cards in your hand, even if the cards are bad.
We have now a frontline between the germans who like to be german and the rest of all the people who's loving the multicultural. Actually it's not important, if Pegida maybe is paid by the US or not, we know, that the US-government and the BRD government are working on the civil war between whites and muslims in Europe. The important thing now is that we have a new national feeling!
One of my favorite songs on the album is "Goldenes Morgenrot" that is about Golden Dawn. Which song or songs are you most pleased with?
My favorite songs are "Erinnerung" and "Brüder im geiste"!
You have stuck with Malte at Gjallarhorn Klangschmiede for your releases. How is it to work with GKS?
GKS is a good label. We have been working together since many years back, without bigger problems. All right.
Some of you also work with other projects like Hunting Season, Jungsturm, Rotte Charlotte. Would you like to tell us a little about these bands?
We all play in several bands. It has really been a nice time with the other guys and the gigs we have had has been in nearly every part of this world. Now we are a little bit older and we have not the time anymore to make gigs every weekend. Actually i can't say so much about the other bands. Well, except Jungsturm is no more, we put Jungsturm together with Blutbanner.
Which one of those are the most active?
The most active is I think is Blutbanner now. I don't know if Rotte Charlotte will follow. I can't imagine it. And Hunting Season maybe will make a new album in the future, we'll see...
Where did the idea came from to make a crossover togheter with N'socialist soundsystem?
That was an idea of NSS. I like it.
How is the process of composing music, both instrumental and theme?
I'll start with writing the texts and then we start to create the music together.
How is it with live gigs?
We'll play now at the LiveH8 in may. maybe it will be the first and the last gig this year, we'll see...
What are your expectations for 2016?
For 2016... hm.. first of all the live-gig and in the summer we'll start to create a new disc!
Thank you for the interview.