Recently released Exumer‘s fifth full-length album entitled Hostile Defiance, is exactly what its title suggests: A 42-minute full on attack, the thrash faction hold nothing back as they unleash hell as only they can, yet with more variety and dynamics than ever before. While the album’s title is overtly belligerent, the lyrical content is far deeper and more involved, informed by singer Mem Von Stein‘s interest and understanding of mental illness, having been working in the field of psychiatry since 2002, and holding the position of licensed master social worker: “Hostile Defiance comes from the term Oppositional Defiant Disorder where a person – mostly teenagers – experience states between contrition and hostile defiance, but at the same time it’s a perfect title because it reflects our stance as a band and where we are in our career, refusing to fade away or bowing to trends within the genre.”
Hostile Defiance marks Exumer‘s third time working with producer Dennis Koehne (Sodom, Melechesh), tracking the album in studios in Dortmund and Frankfurt, and the sessions were marked with “super positive vibes all around with a strong, driven work ethic to create an optimal product.”
Expert interviewer and now contributor to the Sonic Perspectives team Michael “MettleAngel” Francisco sat down with Exumer‘s Mem Von Stein to discuss Hostile Defiance, upcoming tour opportunities, the band’s longevity and much more. Listen to their chat, or subscribe to our Podcast in several platforms to listen and be notified about new interviews and contents we publish on daily basis.