Please introduce yourself and the band members briefly? Peter: The band consists of Alexander Baron (guitar + vocals), PeterSzemenyei (guitar + backing vocals), Alexander Gwosdz (bass) and Marcel Dick (drums). Marcel and me are living in Cologne while Alex B. lives in Aachen and Alex G. lives in Rösrath/Wroclaw (based on the time of the semester). We are all 23 and 24 years of age and are currently studying.  The biggest thing we share is that we do not take ourselves too seriously and want to have fun with the band. What does the band name mean and how do you get it? Peter: The band name has no specific meaning. When we were searching for a band name Marcel was looking through his Yu-Gi-Oh cards where he found the card "Exarion Universe" and we thought it sounded cool.When we were first looking for a name our former second guitarist came up with "Critical Acclaim" as in the A7X song. But after the lineup changes Marcel and i found it proper to change the name to something new. Where and how was the band founded? Peter: The band was founded in 2012 with Marcel and me being the only two left from our founding line-up. We played on school events and after our former bass player told us that we had a gig outside of school we were "officially founded". We "re-founded" in 2014 with Alexander Baron and Marcel Lichtenstein (bass) and Alex was not yet singing at that time. Have you played in other bands before? Alex B.: We all have played in our respective school bands but in no other "serious" bands. Was it hard to find suitable band members who fit musically and humanely with the band? Peter: We were never really actively looking for band members. Alex B.: We just teamed up with some idiots we knew. Peter: Most of the time we were already friends before they joined the band. What are the lyrics about and who of you is writing them ? Alex B.: Our lyrics are about historic events, death, nuclear war and stuff like that. Peter: The majority of the lyrics are written by Marcel but for newer songs Alex takes over that part or simply works with lyrics Marcel has written before and rewrites parts of it. Which bands inspired you and how would you describe your music to someone who has never heard a sound from you? Alex B.: Our music is the best music of all time to ever be created in the face of the planet. There is no inspiration. We only inspire ourselves. We invented music. Peter: I would not really say we got inspired by a certain band but we try to listen to different genres of music and take the parts we like out of it. Please tell me something about your last album Nuke'em Down ? Alex B.: It's the best album of all time. You should definitely check it out. It will be the best experience you will ever have in your life. Every time you listen to it in full length your penis will grow ten inches permanently. The debut album Nuke´em Down is already one year old are you already working on new material? Peter: Yes, we already played three new songs live this summer and got 3 more songs finished while a few other scraps are waiting to be finished. So it won't be long until we could theoretically record our second album. What were your live highlights and with which bands did you play? Alex B.: I really liked our gig in the "Underground" in Wuppertal with Pejora and Well Seasoned Christ. Peter: I liked that one too. I also liked the gig in the Exit Club in Düsseldorf. Sadly it was the day Germany played Italy in the European Football Championship so only 10 people were watching (not counting the other bands). But the stage and sound were amazing and it felt good to play that gig. Which band would you like to play live with and why? Alex B.: I'd really like to play with the Beatles. Sadly they don't exist anymore. Ok, seriously: I would like to play with Guns and Roses to sneak a peak into the first aid case of Axl Rose just to see all the drugs he hides in there. Have already resulted in friendship ? Alex B.: Yo. Peter: Yeah we met nice people on our gigs. With what do you earn your money except with the music? Alex. B.: We do not earn money with our music. Peter: That's actually true. Our total earnings November 2017 (that's when the album came out) through May 2018 were 1.42€. So yeah, we can already buy a Hamburger from that. Marcel is working a student job in an office and i have been for years but wanted to focus on my studies to finish it faster. Alex B.: I'm working an accommodation job during semester breaks for an electric company. How important are social media for you as a band? Peter.: We have a Facebook page, a Youtube channel and a homepage (exarion.de). Actually we hate posting stuff but have to at least sometimes else nobody would know about us or our gigs. What would you want to achieve with the band? Peter: At some point we were going to take the band more serious to "achieve something." But that took a lot of fun out of it and at some point i regarded it as a job so we went back to wanting to have funeven if we don't get famous. Alex B.: Couldn't have said it better. Maybe you can recommend some bands from your area? Alex B.: First Exarion, second Exarion...did i already mention Exarion. On a more serious note i like FabolousDesaster, Sextrow and Tankobot. Peter: I like the Helldozers. Sounds a lot like Motörhead and the guys are cool. Also Sober Truth are good and Thorsten (from Sober Truth) really helped us a lot in the past. PERSONAL QUESTIONS ! How was your school time you were rather the good student or the class clown? Peter: I was a good student but had to do nothing for it. So i had enough time to play guitar since homework was done in less than 10 minutes most of the time. How did your parents react when you started making metal music? did they support you and how do you feel about your music today? Alex B.: My parents liked it actually and they were supportive. Peter: Till the current day my father is the biggest supporter of our band. Are you someone who loves the hustle and bustle of the big city? or rather looking for peace and relaxation in nature? Peter: It is nice to be in nature at some times but i think i would not like to live far away from a big city. Do you actively practice sports or are you more of a passive spectator? Alex B.: I jog from time to time. Peter: I'm playing soccer once a week, do some hometraining and also go for a run whenever i feel like it. When it comes to your physical well you can cook or let you cook for you Peter: I think everybody of us can cook to a certain point except Alex G. who let's his girlfriend cook for him. Ok, more serious: nobody of us would starve if we got left with a kitchen and some ingredients for basic meals. What does your environment tell you about your passion for metal (friends / family / colleagues) ? Alex B.: Well it's Metal. It's already set to get the best reaction of all time from everyone. How do you see the problem with the haters on the internet who have to announce their mental garbage in anonymity always and everywhere? Alex B.: We have never been confronted with that problem. Everybody loves us. What do you think about the internet in general? a blessing or a curse? Peter: I think it's kind of both. It helpes with everyday life but i don't like the fact that (mostly younger) people seem to forget how to interact with other people in real life if there's no mobile phone involved. What would you personally like to do in your life? Peter: There is so much to do. Lots of places to travel to, fun activities to try out. At some point i'm pretty sure i'd like to find a family and have children but there is still plenty of time to think about that in the future. At this point Alex G. joins the conversation after being far too late." Your opinion about Germany Alex G.: Gay Austria Alex G.: Gay but lower. Cologne Alex G.: Capital Gay. Kreator orSodom Alex G.:Kreator. Simply because i listen to more Kreator than Sodom. MetallicaorMegadeth Alex G.: Megadeth. Alex B.: I agree. Peter: I actually like them both and can not decide. Soccer Alex B.: Never heard of it. Alex G.: It's called football! Carnival Alex B.: Boring. Helau. Alex G.: Olé Olá. Beer or Coca Cola Alex G.: Both. Alex B.: Freshly squeezed carotte juice. Drugs Alex B.: Too expensive. Alex G.: Soon i can prescribe you some. Proton pump inhibitorsarepretty nice. Kaiserschmarrn Alex B.: KAISERSCHMARRN Iron Maiden or Judas Priest Alex B.: Judas Weed. Alex G.: Both. But if i would have to go for an answer i'd choose Priest. Peter: Maiden ended after 7th Son for me but i can enjoy every Priest record. Favourite Movie Alex B.: Every pornographic product which features the actor who is featured in every pornographic product. Alex G: Austin powers trilogy Your top 10 all Time Fave Alex B.: Kiss – Lick it Up, Kiss – Hotter than Hell, Kiss – Dressed to Kill, Kiss – Destroyer, Kiss – Rock and Roll Over, Kiss – Love Gun, Kiss – Dynasty, Kiss – Unmasked, Kiss – Creatures of the Night, Kiss - Animalize Peter: I'll take only one album per band. Ram it down, Ballbreaker, Powerslave, Élnivagyégni, Death Magnetic, Rust in Peace, The Legacy, Guitar gangsters and Cadillac Blood, Bomber, Keeper of the 7 Keys. Five Albums in moment ! Alex G.:overkill - motörhead, painkiller - judas priest, dethalbum 1 –dethklockdethalbum 2 - dethklock, destruction - the live album Alex B.: Kiss – Kiss, Kiss – Music from the Elder, Kiss – Asylum, Kiss – Crazy Nights, Kiss – Revenge The closing word is yours? We had fun answering the questions and hope you guys enjoyed this little interview!
EXARION SERIOUS THRASH METAL FROM GERMANY    Band Question answer by Alexander Baron and Peter
"Alexander Baron and I (Peter) arranged a phone call to answer the questions. It was planned for Alex Gwosdz to join us but he wasn't there so we already started."
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