Sanction-X has out their debut, but the members are known, so it was time to shed some light on the band! Thanks to singer Ebby Paduch for answering my questions!
Please tell us about how Sanction-X got started, you aren't nobodies to the hard rock fans, so...
Sanction-X started in January 2008, founded by two musicians, Ebby Paduch and Robby Böbel. At that time I was looking for a guitar player and Robby was the right one, his guitar style impressed me, so we started composing songs.
Why did you choose the name Sanction-X? And what does it mean for you?
I found some deep meaning in this, like we all get sanctions, if we not want to listen the rules of our system. But the system makes us sick. We can not go the way of middle and the extrem way of capitalism destroy our society, but if we try to break out we get sanctions. Maybe we will get it also from God, if we not change our egoistic life style.
Your album is called The Last Day... Why this title? Just picking a song title?
Because we should be careful, maybe our last day is near and we should be always ready for that. We are responsible for that what we have done, I believe.
The cover artwork is quite dark... Who had the idea for the cover? Who realized it?
We got some samples from our record company, so we choosed one which can match with our lyrics.
Some might say you don't present anything new, but I think that it doesn't matter, coz the songs sound fresh and are fun to listen to. What do you think about people who always want something absolutely new?
That is natural. People always listen to music depending on our present life style, so the style is like a mirror of ourselves. Society is chancing, always faster, louder, harder, but I don't want to change my style only for this reason. Why I should? In this world there is place for us all.
The album is out now for awhile, are you satidfied with the response? And soon the album will be released in Japan, what do you expect from the Japanese release?
Selling is going on, now its too early say anything. The response is ok, we got some very good reviews. About Japan, let us see, how they think about our songs.
As usual Japan is asking for a bonus track... What do you think about bonus tracks? And what song have you chosen for the Japanese release?
Yes, bonus tracks are ok, if they like to have, why not? And we have enough songs, so it's fine.
These days videos got more important again with the success of YouTube and similar platforms. Which song would you like to do a video for?
If we can, I would choose The Calling, it's compact and have really good chorus.
Is there a song which has a special meaning for you? Do you have a favorite one?
Not really, I like all, because every song has a special meaning for me.
At the moment it seems that a lot hard rock / melodic metal bands are active again, are the
chances getting better to hit the road?
No, I don't think. A trend always coming and going, so why not?
Any plans for live shows?
Not at the moment, it's too early to say, because to start a tour it is also a question of money.
When you play live, will the fans also get one or the other song from your former bands?
I have some ideas about that. Yes, maybe....
It seems that your songs are inspired by daily life... Any recent events which we will find reflected on a future release?
No, I write my songs always from my life experience, so I can't say now.
Have you already started writing new songs? Or are you the type of band which starts writing
when a studio is booked?
No, I haven't, I will take desicion after hear the feedback of our fans. Let's see....
What's on the schedule for the rest of 2009?
Not decide yet.
So, keep your eyes and ears open, perhaps you'll get some news soon....