For over 25 years, ATROCITY has been writing German metal history and repeatedly causing furor. You have finally released a DVD retrospective “Die Gottlosen Jahre” (The Godless Years) that showcases ATROCITY’s impressive and eclectic approach over the years. What are your thoughts on this DVD release?
ATROCITY always tried to shake up the scene and it comes across well in the film, because it is those outside the band that are sharing their memories…
Alex: “I’d like to say a big ‘thank you’ to all the supporters and people involved, as well as the people who filmed everything and made this great documentary possible.”
Although the film is undoubtedly the highlight of the DVD, the special anniversary show at Cheap Evening Dresses Wacken and the short “Dreath…”, starring you and Ralph Scheepers of Primal Fear, also deserve much praise. What comes to your mind, when you look back?
What does the future hold in store for ATROCITY?
Alex: “It wouldn’t be ATROCITY, if we hadn’t already composed new material (laughs). Seriously, we no longer have to prove ourselves anymore, but my own drive always brings with it new challenges. That’s the way we will go on.”
Are there any concrete plans? A new album perhaps?
The “Werk 80” releases were quite successful. Any room for a sequel?