Exumer has never been in a rush. The influential German thrash veterans haven’t taken a typical career approach to being a band since they reformed in 2008. Still, Possessed by Fire (1986) and Rising from the Sea (1987) stand as highly-heralded triumphs of the genre, particularly the former. Upon reemerging from hibernation, Exumer released their third full-length worldwide on Metal Blade Records. Fire & Damnation was exceptionally well received, and the band performed a series of shows over the course of the following years across North America, Europe, and South America. Where Exumer goes, die hard thrash fans surely follow.
As 2015 drew to a close, Exumer teamed up with producer/engineer Waldemar Soychta at Waldstreet Sound in Dortmund, Germany. The result is The Raging Tides, a deliberate and violent thrash attack that stays entirely true to the band’s origins. Gearing up for a the release of their highly anticipated album, Metal Wani’s Editor In Chief Owais ‘Vitek’ Nabi had a chat with EXUMER‘s founding member Mem V Stein. He discusses new album ‘The Raging Tides’, songwriting, musical arrangements, riffs written with Ray, lyrical concept, hiatus for long duration, classic Exumer album ‘Possessed By Fire’, evolution of EXUMER sound, difference between thrash metal bands from Germany and America, upcoming tours and much more.
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