Interview with Axxen Conners, Progressive Blackened Death Metal Band from Turkey
Axxen Conners is Progressive Blackened Death Metal Band from Antalya, Turkey. Axxen Conners gave us some information. Check it out.
Tell us about Axxen Conners?
Croc and I have been friends since childhood. Actually we have been playing together for years, but as Axxen Conners, we started producing materials in 2015. We play progressive metal. We released our first EP album 3 months ago, right now we are in the process of composing for the new album.
What are lyrical themes of Axxen Conners?
We tell stories about the things we like in our songs. Speaking of EP, Behind the Walls of Primal Existence is about the cthulhu and a dark priest who worshiped him, the other two songs are about dark, filthy, nonhuman presence that wakes up and dominates the earth.
What are your influences?
Croc and I grew up together, there were musicians and metal bands that could affect us as much as we could not name. We are just two metalhead who are happy to hang out together and make music.
Who are Your Favorite Turkish Metal Bands?
The first death-metal album we listened to in our lives is Voluptuously Minced, which we bought in 1997. The two of us love Cenotaph :)
While we were designing the album cover we were thinking of something like a comic book, our close friend Ozan Soyulmaz helped us with this and designed it. It was actually more of an album cover describing the song of Cursed Messiah for Doomed Society. \m/ \m/
How were the songs written?
The songs are written by Croc, I write lyrics and vocals. We do arrangements together.
How did the recording process go?
There are advantages and disadvantages of being a music group of two people. Composing and recording songs as two people slowed the recording process. We recorded the records in our studio. He did his Mix and Mastering work with Unsal Ozata. He is the producer of many important metal bands in Turkey. We are very satisfied with the result.
What are your future plans?
We are currently in the recording and composing process for the album, which we will release in 2017. We are looking for the record label to publish it. Then our concerts will begin. If everything is going well, we are planning a small tour in Turkey in 2017
Are there any countries you’re interested in touring or performing in? Why?
Obviously, the country I want to play most is Sweden, and Croc says Japan. :)
Because when I was a kid, swedish metal scene always attracted me. Croc just says he likes the place. :)
What bands would you like to play alongside?
This is a very difficult question, but I think we both want to play with Dissection. RIP.
Any last words?
Many thanks to the BDP team.