Interview  with  Lihhamon  done  by  Patrick posted on 11-8-17

Interview with  Lihhamon  done  by  Patrick

1.Hails! How are things going in Germany these days?

At the moment we are working on our second album, writing new material and are rehearsing for new gigs.

2.Lihhamon was formed  in 2013. When did you all  get the  idea  to start this  band? And how did you choose Lihhamon as the name of the band, does it have a special meaning?

Lihhamon was formed by M. and A. as an Old School Death Metal band, the transformation into a War Metal band came more by coincidence and was never planned. We all got better and faster, so we slithered into this state we are in today.
Lihhamon is an old german word for corpse and M. got the idea from his studies of german language.

3.Who would you say are the bands biggest influences? And what is the current lineup  for  Lihhamon?

The current lineup of Lihhamon consists of three members. M. on the guitar and vocals, F. on the bass and vocals and last but not least A. behind the drums. This is the line up since we went the first time on stage.
One of the biggest influence of Lihhamon is Diocletian. The album Gesundrian had a huge impact on the development of Lihhamon from an ordinary Death Metal band into its current ravenous state. Besides Diocletian other Black/Death bands like Revenge, Conqueror or Truppensturm have a big influence on Lihhamon but also less known bands, like for example Damaar.

4.Nuclear War Now! will be re-releasing the debut full-length Doctrine on vinyl. How did the band come in contact with this legendary label?

After we finished recordings for drums and guitars/bass, F. sent a raw mix of the album to Angel from Proclamation/Sacrificio, to whom he had contact before. Angel decided to found the label Auto De Fe Productions to release the album thereon. Later that year we got into contact with Ryan Förster on the Nuclear War Now! Fest 2016 in Berlin and both told Yosuke about our music. M. got in contact with Yosuke after NWN! Fest and asked him if he would be interested to re-release the Doctrine on LP and Yosuke agreed.

5.How  long  did  it  take  the band to  write  the music  for the  debut release?Does  the whole  band  work  on the music or does one member  usually  write  everything?

It took us about one and a half year to write the material for Doctrine. Usually M. comes with riffs and ideas for songs which are put together during the rehearsals. The material of Doctrine was written by M. and A., because F. joined the band afterwards.

6.Besides  the  debut  release  does the band  have  any  other  merchandise  available  for the  readers?If  yes  what  is  available  and where  can the  readers  buy  it?

At the moment we have a black shirt with our Conquer.Cleave.Control-Triangle on it. Also we have some shirts left from our European Cleansing tour with Bloody Vengeance. Besides that we have a shaped logopatch. Last but not least we will start a pre-order campaign for another round of Conquer.Cleave.Control-Triangle hoodies or zippers. We have done that already in spring 2017 and we will do it again in winter. You can order all our merch at our Bandcamp, BigCartel page or via E-Mail (

7.Does  Lihhamon  get to play  live  very  often or do you  prefer to  work in  the  studio?What  have  been some  of the  bands most  memorable  shows  over the  years?Who  are some bands Lihhamon  have  shared  the  stage  with?

All songs are written to be performed live. We like to spread terror and dread on stage. Playing live is always a great experience and it is very important for Lihhamon. One of our greatest gigs was Moscow, the russians went totally crazy. Even some drunk russian girl came upstage and fell into the drumkit. Russians are very insane in front of the stage. But we also had great gigs on our tour with Bloody Vengeance or in Madrid.

8.Are their any tours or shows  coming up in  support  of  the  Doctrine re-release  if  yes  where  will  the  band be  playing?

So far only one gig in Poland is planned in February next year. We are not playing any support shows for the Doctrine re-release. It is not that easy to get gigs in Germany because it is flooded with bands.

9.What  does  underground  metal  mean  to  you  all?

The focus is on the music and not on earning money. Bring the band you like to your town, offer them a great location to play, have a couple of drinks with them, let them sleep at your place, be a good host, don't rip them off. That is underground no distance, no commerce, authentic people and no scum.

10.Lihhamon comes out of the German black ,death metal  scene  what  are  your  thoughts  of  the  German metal  scene?

Germany is a good place for bands, it is very easy to find musicians and it is very easy to record and release music. Many people are organizing concerts and festivals. In eastern Germany the scene is very well networked and a big forge for excellent bands, labels or festivals. The other side of the medal is that many shitty bands come up with their music as well. Although Germany has great bands like Truppensturm, Bloody Vengeance, Katharsis or Venenum, there is a big bunch of poser scum. Maybe it is a bit too easy here in Germany to found a new band, what explains why Germany is flooded with Metal bands. Only the true fanatics shall survive!

11.Who  are your  all-time  favorite  German bands  and  are  their  any  new  bands you  could recommend  to the readers?

Like we said before Truppensturm is a devastating band from Germany and their split with Thorybos is a brutal demonstration of Black/Death Metal how it should be. But there are many new bands like I I, Bloody Vengeance or Chrworsch, which know how to handle brutal music. Like we said before you should check out the bands from eastern Germany. The Label Into Endless Chaos has many great bands from Leipzig in its roster and every band is worth checking out.

12.Has  the  band   started  working  on  new  music  for  the  next  release  or  are you  just  concentrating  on  promoting  Doctrine?

We started working on new material right after the Doctrine recording. We conceived three songs for a split release with our allies from I I, which will be released in November via Ván Records. While recording the split the first ideas for our second album came up and we composed the material, which you can hear on our Iron Hands of Domination promo tape. This tape was thought out as a preview for our upcoming second album on which we are working right now. Half of the songs are finished and we are working hard that we can record the album next year.

13.Thank  you  for  taking  the  time to  fill  this  interview  out  do you have  any  final  words  for  the  readers?

Thanks for your support.

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