|Quick introductory interview.|
|1. Who are you and how did the band get started?
We are the german Doom-trio VALBORG, formed in 2002, consisting of Christian Kolf (Guitars, Vocals), Jan Buckard (Bass, Vocals) and Florian Toyka (Drums).
We started the band in our early 20s with more influences from Black, Death and Grind, mixed with slow heavy Riffs. After 5 years and the release of 2 demos, we decided to record our first proper album "Glorification Of Pain" in a professional studio on analogue equipment. We recorded everything live.
Since then we released 4 records on the label Zeitgeister Music (www.zeitgeistermusic.com)
2009 "Glorification of Pain"
2010 "Crown of Sorrow"
2012 "Nekrodepression" (Release will be in November 2012)
2. Why did you choose Doom, and how would you describe your style?
We always loved heavy, deep tuned and slow riffs. Several bands from the 90s, which played that kind of stuff, influenced us a lot, because this was the music of our youth. For example: Old Anathema, old Paradise Lost, Sevenchurch, Mindrot, The Obsessed, My Dying Bride, Tiamat.
We never wanted to fiddle around on our instruments just to show how awesome we are. We prefer to play it tight and right, especially if you want to record "live" in a professional studio. That had also a big influence on us, why we chose to play slow and heavy.
3. What would you consider to be the high point of your career so far?
Getting personally invited by Tom Warrior (Triptykon, Celtic Frost) to play at the Roadburn Festival in 2010. Supporting Soilent Green in 2011.
4. Which three bands most influenced you?
Old Anathema (Pentecost III era), The Obsessed, Celtic Frost.
5. What are your plans for the near future?
Releasing our 4th album "Nekrodepression" in November 2012. Playing shows and a tour in 2013.
6. If there is anything you would like to add, the last words are yours.
Thank you very much for your interest. I'm following Doom-Metal.com since 2002. Great work!