Summon: How did the band get started?
Takis: The band started playing in 1995 when Obduktor and Giannis mainly influenced by the death metal scene at that time, formed Obduktion. I joined in 2004 and after many line-up changes the current members, since 2012, are Obduktor – guitar, Takis V.O.T. – Vocals, Kostas – Bass, Giannis – Drums.
Summon: What kind of music do you play?
Takis: We play old school death metal, with some melodic parts, aggressive riffs and brutal vocals. Add some powerful and fresh production and you got an idea of our musical identity.
Summon: How has the fan response been?
Takis: I prefer better to call them friends and supporters since Obduktion is an underground death metal band. The feedback we get is always encouraging and gives us strength and will to keep going. Thank you all!
Summon: Where did the band name come from?
Takis: Obduktion is a German word and it means autopsy.
Summon: Introduce the band members and what they do in the band.
Takis: Obduktor is the main composer and guitarist, I’m responsible for the vocal part and the lyrics, Kostas does the bass and Giannis is the drummer.
Summon: Who writes the music? Lyrics?
Takis: We all participate in the composing process since that works out. Before 2004 Obduktor wrote all the lyrics but from the moment I joined the band, the entire lyrical part is my job as well.
Summon: And where do the lyric ideas come from?
Takis: I can’t say I have a specific concept. Playing that kind of music provides a big variety of influences. The main one is the human nature, analyzing it in its different parts, mostly the negative ones.
Summon: What is your view in Satanism and Occultism?
Takis: Some fairy tales for kids are funny and make me laugh. There will be no exceptions.
Summon: How many albums/CD have you released?
Takis: Obduktion has 12 official and unofficial releases. 3 full length albums, 3 EP’s, 3 demos and 3 promos.
Summon: Tell me about some of the songs on the latest CD?
Takis: Our latest release is “Mors Janua Vitae” EP. It contains 2 tracks of pure death metal, old school feeling and in your face production, King of Terrors and Lordship of Superior.
Summon: Do you have any side projects?
Takis: No we are fully devoted to the band.
Summon: Who are some of your musical influences?
Takis: Each member has its own influences. But we all agree in liking the legendary metal bands. I’m more into extreme metal scene and some new and fresh stuff also.
Summon: Which current bands?
Takis: Bands like Bolt Thrower, Obituary and Six Feet Under still have great respect, add Necrophobic and Decapitated too.
Summon: What is the band like when you play live?
Takis: We always enjoy the time being on the stage, playing with high energy and passion.
Summon: Have you guys ever played in another country?
Takis: Unfortunately not yet, but it is on our future plans for sure.
Summon: How big of crowd shows up at shows usually?
Takis: We usually play in small capacity clubs and that creates a great atmosphere full of vibes.
Summon: How is the crowd response when you play?
Takis: We do our best upon the stage and they seem to enjoy it! That’s the spirit!
Summon: What do you think of the US Black Metal/Death Metal scene?
Takis: Many bands influenced by the mighty US death metal scene! It is the gospel of death metal sound! And the black scene there is also powerful, a little bit underestimated but still talented and growing.
Summon: What do you think of the overseas scenes?
Takis: Horns up for Indonesian death metal! These guys kick ass! Lots of bad ass bands there like Siksakubur, XTAB and Death Vomit.
Summon: What are some of new favorite black metal/death metal bands?
Takis: I was impressed by the atmospheric black metal one man band Panopticon from the US and the Canadian death metal beasts Beyond Creation. These bands exist for some years but their latest releases are awesome.
Summon: When do you guys plan on writing any new material?
Takis: We are still promoting our latest EP and planning some gigs in the near future, so according to our schedule we’ll probably start composing new material in the spring of 2015.
Summon: What does the future hold for the band??
Takis: The goal stays as it has always been for almost 20 years. Rehearsing our asses of, playing live, releasing albums and become better.
Thanks a lot for the interest and interview! Thank you all for supporting us all these years! Keep the flame alive!
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