Et death metal band som er skrytt opp i skyene den siste tiden er tysklandsbaserte OBSCURA. Med tidligere medlemmer fra Necrophagist og Pestilence er det lov å ha forhåpninger til dem og mens vi venter på et intervju med bandet, forkorter vi ventetiden med en liten trommeprat med bandets trommeslager Hannes Grossmann. Her er The Blast Beast Series med Obscura.

When did you start to play the drums?

I started at the age of ten.

Why did you start playing drums?

Because I thought when I'm grown up I'd get paid per hit. That would have been a lot of money, right? Actually I can't really remember but since I was eight I just wanted to play that instrument.

How old were you when you got your first drums/drum set?

Also 10 years.

How often do you practice?

I try to practice every day.

Which drummer did you look up to when you were young and is there anyone today that you admire more than the rest?

I like all drummers. They are all on an equal level.

What kind of equipment do you use? Which equipment is in your ears the best?

Tama Drums and Meinl cymbals only.  Meinl are the best cymbals there are.  I like headphones in my ears a lot.

Which qualities do you think is most important to succeed as a drummer today?

Shut up and play what you're told to or play as fast as possible, or both.

Have you ever played a solo during a gig?

Every song is a drum solo. The other instruments are just accompanying my lead drums.


If you haven't become a drummer, what would you most likely been doing?


Do you workout a lot?

Yes, I'm in the gym permanently to get my blasts on 300 bpm. I also do ballet and shooting.

Do you have any special rituals you have to go through before you enter the stage?

I listen to Conspiracy of King Diamond Satan before each show. Sometimes I also eat a burger before the show, it depends on my hunger.

Which releases have you been a part of so far? (Band name, title, release year)

Satan's Bierbauch – Brauerei des todes (I played solo guitar on that one)
Tallic – Vinterfrost
Tallic – Hypocow
Tallic – Cleopatra's Dorf
Necrophagist – Epitaph

Before we end this, you now have the opportunity to challenge another drummer to take part in this series. Pick a drummer and explain why?

Fenriz of Darkthrone.