Sunday, 19 June 2011

Jan Peter Interview

1.Who is Jan Peter?

A 26 years old guy from Germany who tries to give expression to his thoughts by music!

2.When did you first begin singing and writing music?

I began writing lyrics when I was 15 or 16 years old. That was also the time, when I started to learn playing the guitar. The first steps in a band were also around these years. It maybe was a dilettante beginning but nevertheless also important for an advancement as music always is.

3.I think your musical influences are from rock to metal... can you be more concrete? Do you like to listen commercial music?

To be concrete I listen to many kinds of music, even to a couple of “commercial” interprets. I will try to mention a few from diverse styles. Within our movement I like the most: Skrewdriver, Skullhead, Hassgesang, Estirpe Imperial, Andre Lüders, Kolovrat, Hate for Breakfast, Honor, Konkwista, Path of Resistance… Outside our movement: Bathory, Social Distortion, Madball, The Meteors, Primordial, Rise Against, Irish Folk in general…

4.Are we living the final stage of music as business? Do you download any record throught Internet?

No, I don’t download any kind of music because I think it’s destroying all the true work which musicians and even labels invest! Maybe one can have a different opinion when it’s pertain to the mainstream music companies and bands, but also this kind of music CAN be true and decent so that it’s respectable to pay for it!

5.Someone asked me if skinhead music can be a good platform to carry the political message to population. Obviously I answered: No, skinhead music is just for skinheads. What's your opinion about that?

I also think so! I’m not a Skinhead but I will try to answer in an objective way. The existence of Skinhead music is totally okay but to carry a political or ideological message with it, it’s absolutely useless! People won’t listen to that if they’re not involved in that scene. And why should they? To spread a massage you need to use other levels and platforms.

 6.A few words about: -Skrewdriver -Konkwista 88 -André Lüders - Kolovrat

Skrewdriver: Unforgotten and still higher-than-average

Konkwista: One of Poland’s best bands

Andre Lüders: Unfortunately not active anymore! A big loss for the freedom music movement, because he was one of the best!

Kolovrat: Amazing!

7.Do you like the new Hassgesang album?

Oh yes, I love it! This is definitely Germany’s most important and striking NS band and their new album is fantastic! Perfect music mixed with excellent lyrics!

8.Have you any unforgettable musical anecdote?

No, sorry! There are a few for sure, but these are themes to speak about while having a few drinks ;)

9.You're in good touch with East Europe countries scenes as Russia, Ukraine or Poland, what's your opinion about these scenes? Can you advise specially any new band? I ask that because I know you're cooperating with bands as Russkij Stjag....

East Europe has a lot of great potential for the fulfilment of our cause! We once looked “with caution to the east” nowadays we look with hope to the east!! The political activism there is path-breaking!

About the music scene: The east European bands are basically harder than others and personally I prefer that! But about new bands that’s beyond me, because I prefer listening to those bands I already know.

The cooperation with Russkij Stjag will hopefully be release in the near future! This split will be an 11 track ballad album…

 10.You've participated in a few compilations during last months... which are these compilations?

There’s a support compilation for the Hellenic nationalist POWs, Olaf Jasinski’s Solo album and there will be another compilation (from Poland) in the near future on which I participate.

11.It was a surprise to listen you on Olaf Jasinski's 'Stay Strong Brother' compilation, what's your opinion about the final result?

Yes! I was very glad to be asked by Olaf to do two guest vocals on his cd. And the result is great. Especially his own songs and those which are sung by Denis from Kolovrat!

12.I know you're fan of Honor, so was your friendship with Olaf born due to that? What's your favourite Honor song or album?

No, I don’t know Olaf from the Honor period. The contact was just in conjunction with his album. My favourite Honor song is “Twarda Wiara”!!!

13.I listened your song 'Haltet stand' on Greek compilation 'Freedom', what's the topic you talk in that song?

The lyrics are about the thinking minority resisting against state’s repression, ban, imprisonment and caning in a time where all others are just following like sheep and trotting to their slaughter while believing that they are free! The song was not written after I was asked to participate on that support compilation but it fitted to the topic and concept. I did the recording at home so that the quality isn’t as good as usual. But to support the comrades from Hellas the sound doesn’t really matter, I think!

14.Are you planning or invited to participate in other compilations in next months?

Yes, I was asked to spend an already released song for an activist’s compilation here in Germany. Don’t know when it will be released.

15.Let's to talk about Projekt Vril! When and why did you start with this band?

P.V. was formed after the band Bloodrevenge ended their activities back in 2004, I think. I cannot remember the exact date. We started this new band, because the music changed into a harder, faster and a more brutal style.
16.'Fragmente einer Verschwörung' was your first Projekt Vril record, When was it realized? Are this demo songs included in your new album?

The demo was released in 2006. It took us a long while then since we recorded the debut cd. Two songs from the demo are contained on the new album, but in order to avouch alternation, we changed them a bit for the second recording.

17.The Projekt Vril sound is described as political metal... is this a good description?

Yes, in general it is! But it’s more than political. It also contains topics such as charges against the human beings for ripping off mother earth, degeneration of our culture and even some spiritual themes.

18.The first Projekt Vril album is out now. Unfortunately I haven't still listened it, what can you tell us about it? Who did design this good CD cover? Was it produced by PC Rec.?

“1984” contains of 11 songs, mainly sung in german. To characterize the music it’s a bastard of metal, hardcore and strong rock and the vocals rotate between rough, screaming and clean. The concept of this album is the book “1984” by George Orwell and also the background of the movie “They live” by J. Carpenter, so that the lyrics are mainly about mind control, conspiratorial governments, soul slavery and downfall of the people.

Yes, PC Records is the publisher and producer of this album.

The cover artwork was done by me. I’m no specialist in that but I have this so called “love of details”!

19.I would like to know if Projekt Vril is focused as a studio band or you're playing live shows.... when was your last concert?

We also play gigs! The last one was in May in the north of Germany.

20.What's about your relation with Kuba P.? You cooperated with him in the first Invasion album... did you choose the 'House of Treason' song for your collaboration? What can you tell us about your split EP with Kuba?

I was asked by him if I would do guest vocals on his first release and I agreed. After that we decided to realize this EP. It’s the first time ever that there is a german-polish-friendship project and we’re proud of that! The EP contains one song of each and a common Skrewdriver cover.

21.What's about your musical status in Sleipnir?

I quitted playing in Sleipnir!

22.Sleipnir and Sturmwehr have recorded a split CD now. I have been told it's a ballad album... is that correct? What's your personal participation on 'Europaischer Traum'?

Yes, it’s a ballad album and I didn’t participate on that recording.

23.Your bonds with Polish scene are strong, so this question is inevitable. When will disappear the old German-Polish rivalry from the scene?

I hope it will disappear soon! I never understood why brothers hate each other in such a fucking chauvinistic way! That’s totally stupid! Maybe Kuba a me did the first step to antagonize that shit. But the hatred between our countries is old and I’m not sure, if there will ever be different times!!

24.What's your opinion about this interview? Have I forgotten any important question?

The interview was good, thanks! Unfortunately, it’s always not as easy to answer as in your native language! But I hope my English is good enough so that you get what I mean!

25.That's all, thanks a million for your answers. Last words are yours!!!

Act clever! Inform the people around you what’s wrong in this world! Tell them about the alternatives against the system!

Thank you a lot, mate!! I enjoyed answering your questions!

All the best for you and your magazine!

Taken from "Skinhead magazine" in English issue # 11

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"I hope it will disappear soon! I never understood why brothers hate each other in such a fucking chauvinistic way!"

Read a fucking history book, kid.