You are Vorzug. How did you come up with that name?
Daniel Beck really came up with the name. We had previously talked about what we were looking for in a name, it had to match our music, our personalities, and look/sound good. We both wanted a German name, as we’re both of German decent and he brought up Vorzug. The name fits in all the ways we were wanting it to fit.
How did Vorzug form? What is the history of your band?
Dan, Ivan, Rock and myself were all members of another band. We ended up losing the ability to use that band name due to trademark issues. So we were already together. We have also previously performed together in other bands. Dan and Rock were in Bloodhaven, Rock and Ivan were together in Kult Of Thorn, and we have all played together in Green Jelly.
You recently released your first digital single I Am In Hell. What is it about?
It’s general theme is about a murderer that is haunted by his victims. It is also sort of based on the film Hellraiser.
You are working on your debut album. How is it going to be?
It’s going to be pretty much what we do best. Old-school death metal with black metal overtones.
We’ve always been the kind of band that writes what we feel, but sometimes we’ve over thought the song, this time around for this album at least our songs are going to be very emotionally raw, but produced to have that sound that people have come to expect from us.
How do you describe the music style you guys play? Because it has a lot of influences.
We like to keep it simple, old-school death metal. That umbrellas a lot of genres. We have elements of traditional, black, death, gore and thrash metal all rolled into one, but with ominous overtones.
What does the future looks like for Vorzug?
I think it looks pretty good. This is a great line-up, we’re all long time friends/family. Aside from that we’re all on the same page with our music and where we want this project to go, and we’re all putting in the work required. We have a strong team with our PR company (The Metal Detector Music Promotions) Apollyon Entertainment/Universal Music Group, and various other partners that are out there like yourself that helps get the word out on Vorzug.
Can we expect some tour dates of you? If so, where?
For sure, we’re starting to do our booking for the first quarter of 2015. The album will come out in January 2015, and we’re planning on doing a small 7-8 show first quarter tour for immediate support of the album. We’ve been talking with Six Feet Under about doing some tour dates with them, so once we hear back with some more info when that time comes we’ll be able to discuss more about it.
And, last but not least, do you have anything else to say?
We’d like to thank you for doing the interview. Our single I Am In Hell is available now at hundreds of digital stores. You can pick it up from our Official Website, you can also find us on Twitter and on Facebook.
I’m Tim van Velthuysen and I started DutchMetalManiac back in 2014. I’m 29 years old and I live in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Of course, I like metal, but I can also appreciate other musical styles.
In addition to DutchMetalManiac I also have a personal website on which I’ll post various things that won’t fit on DutchMetalManiac, but might be interesting for you as well. It’s in Dutch though.