of all, true congratulations for "Per Aspera...". Why didn't you self-release
or have it published by another label instead of waiting 6 years?
-Thank you for your opinion about Per Aspera Ad Astra. Well, I didn't
want to give this stuff to accidental label for a quick release. I've
just recorded this CD and that's all. If someone would like to release
my music, it's good, we can talk, if not that is also OK. I just create
music...I think everything has a right time to be done. Probably right
now is a good time to release Per Aspera Ad Astra.
2) Why Alles Stenar?
-After a long time and wrong contract with Novum Vox Mortis, Azyren
from Alles Stenar has written to me with his proposal of release it
on CD. We have been in contact for a long time so I was sure he is a
professional guy and I've decided to co-operate with him. Our co-operation
has shaped up very well.
3) Are you gonna remain a one-man band forever?
-No, I've never wanted to play music alone. I had a lot of troubles
with some members. It's not so easy to find suitable people to create
black metal, but I'm still trying...Up to now THIRST has been performing
with 3 musicians.
4) Do you still recognize yourself in those songs or has your style
-Of course we'll still be playing in THIRST's style but our music
will keep on evolving and progressing. We'll be faithful to our style.
5) I think Marek did a great job. Does he also play in some bands or
is he just a producer?
-He is a producer but he also plays in some local rock bands. He
perfectly knows what he does and he is a great instrumentalist as well.
He helped us many times and I hope he'll also do it in future...
6) Many think that to make a good feeling Black Metal album you need
a low-fi recording, but in my view you proved them wrong. What's your
opinion about this long-time fought issue?
-There is no recipe for a good black metal album. This is not
a cake. I think all artists put feelings into their music. Sound is
not so important here but the relations between the musician and the
7) What is the concept behind THIRST?
-Aspiration to a spiritual perfection.
8) Do you think you'll record new stuff or re-release the old tapes
-We've just recorded a cover of BATHORY “Raise the Dead”
for a tribute by Total Holocaust Rec. It is an honour for us to participate
in this project. Soon we're going to record 4 new tracks for a split
CD from Alles Stenar.
9) What's the debut response been so far?
-The response is really good. I think today people are bored
of this modern post black metal and are looking for good old school
10) Have you ever played live?
-Nothing I'd like to tell here. In the beginning we played a few
concerts but it was for a short while.
11) What Polish bands would you recommend us?
-I've never liked to mention bands. I think it is very individual
for everyone. For me there are many good bands here but someone could
have different opinions.
12) Do you have a website or is Alles Stenar going to have one?
-THIRST doesn't have a web page. I think it is not important for
us, but for what I know Alles Stenar is going to do their web page.
Maybe in future I'll do a web page for THIRST.
13) I imagine you've had time for another project during these years...
-I had some plans, but this project has never been born. For now
one band is enough.
14) Time's up. You can add all you want for the readers. And of course
thanks for your time and keep up the great work!
-Thank you for an interview and support. Hail to you and Italian maniacs.
See you in the age of Darkness and chaos!!! Contact THIRST only by Alles
Stenar. For CDs and T-shirts of "Per Aspera Ad Astra"
and our catalogue with tons of CDs and MCs write to them too.
MARKUS GANZHERRLICH - 22/4/04