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A few questions - interview with death metal band from Germany - MAGEFA.

A few questions - interview with death metal band from Germany - MAGEFA.

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Recenze/review - MAGEFA - Exenteration (2021):

Ave, can you introduce your band to our readers? – When was it founded and what style of music do you play etc.?

Magefa: We are a Death Metal band from Frankfurt a.M., Germany.

The band’s name MAG-E-FA ,comes from Hebrew and means Pandemic. Inspired by bands like Carcass, Bolt Thrower and Death our band has begun its journey in 2014.

Band members are:

Kai (2014-) -Drums

Kevin (2014-) – Lead Guitar / Vocals

Thorsten (2014-) -Bass

We had several other band members as 2nd Guitarist over the years and we are currently in search for a new one .


Where and under what conditions were you recording the new album? Who was in charge of sound, production and mastering?

Magefa: Our latest EP ‚Exenteration‘ (Released March 2021) has All Lyrics by Kevin (Lead Guitar /Vocals) ,All Music by MAGEFA , Produced by MAGEFA

Recorded, Mixed and Mastered at Presskopp Studio, Germany ,by Michael Heiliger

Cover Artwork: Benua Isya (@nekromold)

How many copies were released, and which medium was used for this new edition (CD, digital, vinyl, cassette)?

Magefa: We have released the EP digitally for all platforms using Distrokid. During the Corona Pandemic, there were no live gigs, but we still produced a small batch of CDs to sell on our magefa.bandcamp.com site as limited edition. The CD has as a BONUS also the ‘New Era Of Darkness’ EP (released 2019) Re-Mastered to match the Exenteration new mix.


Who is the author of the lyrics and how were they created and about what do the lyrics deal with?

Magefa: All the lyrics on the album were written by Kevin (Lead Guitar/Vocals).Being influenced by his day job as Surgery Sr. Assistant at the Uni Klinik , most of the songs have a Surgery/Clinical context .

Exenteration -Song by Song description:

1.Impressions of Dying : Our sick Intro to new Album .

2.Instrument Inside: Our 1st Single , Released 11.2020.Groovy Death Metal that everyone's love! Lyrics inspired by true events .

3.ECMO: Named after the heart-lung machine used in heart surgery.

A new up-tempo brutal death metal song. Lyrics based on true events.

4.Exenteration: Our Title Song brings new styles , incl. Break Downs and groovy elements to an overall brutal death metal song that's gonna be a hit .The lyrics are based on true surgeries .
5.Abdominal Section: This is one our oldest songs (was also part of a DEMO compilation from 2016 ) ,but now with a new production ,it captures our 'CARCASS' inspirations from the band's start .Lyrics are based on true surgery events .

6.War Paradise : Another one of our oldest songs , in a new brutal arrangement , released for the first time . An up-tempo blasting track that will drive a great mosh pit when played live. Lyrics comes as a message about this world and the way it attracts wars !

7.Cloud Nine :The last but not least , Cloud Nine is a song about Killing Desire .Very catchy death metal song with influences from Thrash and Deathcore .


Who created the logo of the band, and who took care of the graphics and the website? What about you and social networks? Do you consider these things important?

Magefa: The band’s logo has been created back in 2015 by a friend. We give a lot of attention to our Social Media presence and our Website . Kai (Drums) is the one to run the Social Media and is our Webmaster and the one who take care of promotion campaign and music digital distribution .We find it very important , especially in times like this .

Which label did you choose for releasing your album and why this label? Are you satisfied by how your label represents you and takés care about you?

Magefa: We are self-labeled band and we do all ourselves at the moment . We used digital distributors (e.g.:Distrokid , Amuse ) for our music with our own name .


Which bands do you idolise and where do you get your inspiration?

Magefa: We started our journey as a band where each of us had different Metal Idols , but we all liked the old school grind death metal from bands like Carcass , Obituary , Death , Bolt Thrower , Grave ,Cannibal Corpse. In addition, each of us brought some other influences to the table , from bands like Lamb Of God , Slipknot , Thy Art is Murder , Behemoth , so we got also influences from Death Core, Black Metal , Thrash and Groove .

Did you send your record to some Labels - which are the labels? How was the response?

Magefa: No. We have been approached by some labels in the US , UK and Europe , but we decided to wait for now . We might change our decision for the release of the next album .

How many gigs have you played? Which type of gigs do you prefer, whether it's (clubs or festivals) and which of your performances would you consider as the best?

Magefa: Before the pandemic , we were able to perform live in some regional small clubs , supporting other metal bands . We would love to take part in one of the Metal festivals in Europe in the future , when possible . After a long pause due to the pandemic , We are currently booked for a couple of gigs in Strenice, CZ (21.08.2021 – Re-Animation Festival) and in our region (04.09.2021 – Heavy Day in der Werkstaat) . We are very excited to finally play live songs from the Exenteration album!


What about your plans for the future? What do you want to achieve with the band?

Magefa: We continue to write new materials and meet for weekly rehearsals. We would like very much to expand our fan base much further and play live in more places in the next year . We aim to release a new album next year .

How and where can your fans contact you? Can you provide some contact information?

Magefa: Our website www.magefa.com is the first source of information , links to our music and videos.

We are also very active on FB/IG/Twitter and can be reached there : @MagefaMetal




Our Email : info@magefa.com

Thanx for the interview.

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