Hey guys, thanks for taking your time to answer my questions.
Tom: - "You are welcome!"

So first off, how are you? It must be a busy time for you right now.
Tom: - "Everything's fine, thank you. Yes, we are very busy at the moment. There is a lot of work to do, because our new album 'Rot' will be released tomorrow in North America and three days later, on October 30, 2009 in Europe."

It's been a while since you're last release an album, why is that?
Tom: - "Our last album 'Bestie:Mensch' was released in 2007. After finishing the studio-work we've played together with Painbastard and Destroid an extensive tour in Europe, followed by a North American tour with Imperative Reaction and Aesthethic Perfection. We're constantly working on new songs. As soon as we have any idea, we record it as demo or lyric draft. After returning from our North American tour end of 2008, we started specifically working out the collected ideas."

So can you tell us a little bit about 'Rot'?
Carsten: - "'Rot' means Red. It's a strongly accentuated title which is expressing just what we're connecting with [:SITD:]. 'Rot' stands for warmth and energy, joy and passion, but also for aggression, rage and a revolutionary fighting spirit. Everything we do, we're pursuing with all our energy, joy and passion which is something we also want to convey to our listeners. Furthermore, 'Rot' is the traditional colour of the labour movement we can completely identify with as children of the German Ruhr area. The colour stands for our origin and roots. Furthermore, 'Rot' is THE signal and warning colour. This, in turn, can be adapted on our songs, which you can interpret as wake-up calls with which we want to address social injustices in society. Let's take "Frontal" as an example. The song's main topic is the growing number of intrusions of the state into the privacy of its citizens, often covered as counter-terrorism. Through data preservation of phone and internet data it is possible for the state in Germany since 2008 to trace back who was in contact with whom within the last 6 months. With the help of this data collected from all citizens, they can now create movement profiles, trace back business contacts, and identify private relationships. Also it is possible now to draw conclusions about personal interests and the private situation of the communicating person. Other measures like eavesdropping operations or the possible implementation of a Trojan program financed by the German government are another cause for concern. We're always wondering about how passive big parts of the German citizens react about this; or better condone it. We won't look away and will express our point of view and so, we've come full circle with the album title again, because we do what we do with lots of rage in our guts and a revolutionary fighting spirit, so the title is important to the album in more than one way."
Tom: - "We wanted to make an album, sounding much harder and more direct compared to its predecessor. To achieve this specific, genuine immediacy and authenticity we focused on the bare essentials and removed needless dead freight. Furthermore, we upped the BPM count significantly. One basic concern of ours also was to create a certain roughness production-wise, not heard from us in such consequence since "Snuff Machinery" and "Laughingstock"."

What are your future plans, do you have any tours coming up?
Carsten: - "Yes, we are going on tour this month with our special guests Reaper and Amnistia. The tour starts on 30th October 2009 in Amstelveen in the Netherlands and will also lead us to Switzerland and England besides Germany. After the long studio work there's nothing better than finally being on stage again to present the new songs live and to share these moments with our audience. The interaction with our audience is the most important thing for us."
Tom: - "Currently, we're giving our older songs a sonic update, so besides the new songs of 'Rot' there will be special live versions of old "Classics" as well. By the way, any news about the tour and all dates can be found on our revamped websites http://www.sitd.de/ and http://www.myspace.com/xsitdx."

What can we expect from [:SITD:] in the future?
Tom: - "We have no concrete plans. First of all we are looking forward to the tour. Then we will see what the future has in store for us."

Any last words for our readers and us?
Carsten: - "We would like to thank you and all readers for your interest and support."

It?s been a pleasure to do this interview with you!
Tom: - "Thanks. It's been a pleasure for us too."
[:SITD:] interview
November 3, 2009
Brutal Resonance

[:SITD:]

Nov 2009
Hey guys, thanks for taking your time to answer my questions.
Tom: - "You are welcome!"

So first off, how are you? It must be a busy time for you right now.
Tom: - "Everything's fine, thank you. Yes, we are very busy at the moment. There is a lot of work to do, because our new album 'Rot' will be released tomorrow in North America and three days later, on October 30, 2009 in Europe."

It's been a while since you're last release an album, why is that?
Tom: - "Our last album 'Bestie:Mensch' was released in 2007. After finishing the studio-work we've played together with Painbastard and Destroid an extensive tour in Europe, followed by a North American tour with Imperative Reaction and Aesthethic Perfection. We're constantly working on new songs. As soon as we have any idea, we record it as demo or lyric draft. After returning from our North American tour end of 2008, we started specifically working out the collected ideas."

So can you tell us a little bit about 'Rot'?
Carsten: - "'Rot' means Red. It's a strongly accentuated title which is expressing just what we're connecting with [:SITD:]. 'Rot' stands for warmth and energy, joy and passion, but also for aggression, rage and a revolutionary fighting spirit. Everything we do, we're pursuing with all our energy, joy and passion which is something we also want to convey to our listeners. Furthermore, 'Rot' is the traditional colour of the labour movement we can completely identify with as children of the German Ruhr area. The colour stands for our origin and roots. Furthermore, 'Rot' is THE signal and warning colour. This, in turn, can be adapted on our songs, which you can interpret as wake-up calls with which we want to address social injustices in society. Let's take "Frontal" as an example. The song's main topic is the growing number of intrusions of the state into the privacy of its citizens, often covered as counter-terrorism. Through data preservation of phone and internet data it is possible for the state in Germany since 2008 to trace back who was in contact with whom within the last 6 months. With the help of this data collected from all citizens, they can now create movement profiles, trace back business contacts, and identify private relationships. Also it is possible now to draw conclusions about personal interests and the private situation of the communicating person. Other measures like eavesdropping operations or the possible implementation of a Trojan program financed by the German government are another cause for concern. We're always wondering about how passive big parts of the German citizens react about this; or better condone it. We won't look away and will express our point of view and so, we've come full circle with the album title again, because we do what we do with lots of rage in our guts and a revolutionary fighting spirit, so the title is important to the album in more than one way."
Tom: - "We wanted to make an album, sounding much harder and more direct compared to its predecessor. To achieve this specific, genuine immediacy and authenticity we focused on the bare essentials and removed needless dead freight. Furthermore, we upped the BPM count significantly. One basic concern of ours also was to create a certain roughness production-wise, not heard from us in such consequence since "Snuff Machinery" and "Laughingstock"."

What are your future plans, do you have any tours coming up?
Carsten: - "Yes, we are going on tour this month with our special guests Reaper and Amnistia. The tour starts on 30th October 2009 in Amstelveen in the Netherlands and will also lead us to Switzerland and England besides Germany. After the long studio work there's nothing better than finally being on stage again to present the new songs live and to share these moments with our audience. The interaction with our audience is the most important thing for us."
Tom: - "Currently, we're giving our older songs a sonic update, so besides the new songs of 'Rot' there will be special live versions of old "Classics" as well. By the way, any news about the tour and all dates can be found on our revamped websites http://www.sitd.de/ and http://www.myspace.com/xsitdx."

What can we expect from [:SITD:] in the future?
Tom: - "We have no concrete plans. First of all we are looking forward to the tour. Then we will see what the future has in store for us."

Any last words for our readers and us?
Carsten: - "We would like to thank you and all readers for your interest and support."

It?s been a pleasure to do this interview with you!
Tom: - "Thanks. It's been a pleasure for us too."
Nov 03 2009

Fredrik Croona

info@brutalresonance.com
Writer and contributor on Brutal Resonance

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