On February the 22nd Death Tribe released its debut album called Beyond Pain and Pleasure: A Desert Experiment. DutchMetalManiac’s Tim van Velthuysen recently interviewed Death Tribe’s Anthony Kaoteon.
Hey, how are you?
I am good thanks for asking!
Can you tell us something about the history of Death Tribe?
Death Tribe is a project that I founded in 2015 as I had a lot of riffs which did not fit Kaoteon and I wanted to bring them out to the world. At the beginning, I wanted to be the only vocalist on the album but then I noticed that a lot of talent from war torn countries were in access so I invited them to shout their lungs out on the album.
For people not knowing Death Tribe (yet), how would you describe your music yourself?
Groove Blackened Death/Thrash Metal 😉
What makes Death Tribe unique?
The variety of styles, the message, the vocalists background and the sound.
Any future plans you can already tell us something about?
The second album is in the making for Death Tribe – it will have less styles but will be more groundbreaking. The third Kaoteon album will be released in 2019.
Any upcoming gigs for Death Tribe? Maybe coming to The Netherlands?
No gigs at the moment as no promoters reached out to us yet.
How do you think your life would be without music?
Empty of hope.
What advice would you give to young and starting bands?
Believe in yourself, don’t copy another band – stand out and give it your all while you are still young.
Thanks for your answers! Is there anything you want to say to DutchMetalManiac’s readers?
If you like music – support it to keep getting it: Death Tribe Bandcamp
I’m Tim van Velthuysen and I started DutchMetalManiac back in 2014. I’m 27 years old and I live in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Of course, I like metal, but I can also appreciate other musical styles. However, metal is what I mostly listen to. I also like going to concerts, meeting with friends and watching movies (especially arthouse).