This interview was originally conducted by Magyar blog dedicated to NSHC (http://ns-revolution-hc.blogspot.com/) in Hungarian. The English version below was translated and posted at www.revoltns.blogspot.com. It has been reprinted here with permission
HAIL AND GREETINGS COMRADES, THE FIRST FEW QUESTIONS ARE THE USUAL, WARMING QUESTIONS.
1, WHEN, WHY AND WHERE THE WAS BAND FORMED?
Daily Broken Dream was founded in 1998 with the different band name Race Riot. It was meant to be a band playing music that wasn’t really popular within the nationalist music scene these days but was the music all the band members liked most - some style of hardcore music.
2, WHO HAD THE IDEA TO CALL THE BAND DAILY BROKEN DREAM AND WHY?
We changed the band name in 2007 after we felt that our general statement was much more than the idea behind "Race Riot". Furthermore, a lot of people connected something to that band name what we couldn’t identify with. We are not and have never been about agitating racial violence or something like that but want to be seen as a band providing political, critical and inventive lyrics about social problems, the downfall of nations, the loss of values etc. - our new name reflects a feeling within the current political system and a feeling inside the minds of many fighters for our cause, so it fits much better to our intentions.
3, WHAT IS THE CURRENT LINE UP? HAS IT CHANGED A LOT?
It changed a lot over the years. The current line-up contains only two founding members: Christoph (vocals) and Gerolf (guitar). The others are Thorsten (drums), Kevin (bass guitar) and Maik (guitar).
4, WHO WRITES THE LYRICS AND THE MUSIC?
Lyrics have always been written by Christoph or Gerolf - sometimes single words or lines are changed while rehearsing by the whole band when something doesn’t fit to the music for example. Music is written by Gerolf or Thorsten, and (as well as with lyrics) some parts or notes are changed while getting started with that somebody just invented for a new song.
5, WHAT ARE YOUR SONGS ABOUT? WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO TELL THE PEOPLE ACROSS THE LYRICS?
See question No. 2 - our lyrics deal with many aspects of NS ideas or general critical statements about the modern lifestyle, about drug abuse, about wars, US imperialism etc. - in general, we prefer lyrics that are not too straightforward - we want our listeners to think about our words, to find own interpretations and to be more critical than they’d need to be when listening to "in-your-face" lyrics about violence, primitive paroles etc.
6, DID YOU PLAY MANY CONCERTS, IF SO WITH WHICH OTHER BANDS? DID YOU PLAYED IN ANY FOREIGN COUNTRYS?
We played a lot of concerts, also abroad, for example in Czech Republik, Finland, Slovakia, Russia, Hungary, Belgium… There have always been other bands around like Before The War, Path Of Resistance, Brainwash…
7, YOUR DEBUT ALBUM IS OUT NOW AND YOU SHOWED THE NEW SONGS AT A GIG, CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT IT?
It’s not a debut album, it was just the first album we released with the new band name. :) The gig was very good, no trouble with cops, a good crowd, fine bands supporting us and not just a "music party" but a really political evening!
8, WOULD YOU PLAY WITH DIFFERENT STYLE BANDS ,LIKE OI! RAC ,ETC ARE YOU IN CONTACT WITH OTHER BANDS OR JUST NSHC ONES?
We know many guys who play different styles of music. As long as we can accept their lyrics and personalities, it’s no problem for us - music is just a matter of taste! But about gigs, we prefer to play gigs with only HC bands because otherwise the crowd is always too splitted, so some guys only support their favourite RAC band and sometimes even agitate against HC bands when they play, or visitors of the gig dislike each other, don’t feel to mosh or pogo but just stand around and try to look dangerous… so the whole atmosphere is just bad. We experienced some of these gigs in the past and won’t play them again in the future.
9, ARE YOU ACTIVELY SUPPORTING ANY POLITICAL PARTIES OR ORGANISATIONS?
We are politically active.
10, WHY THE BAND RACE RIOT FINISH?
It didn’t finish but changed its name for several reasons (see above).
11, DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE SUCCESSFUL PUBLIC VOTE IN SWITZERLAND AGAINST BUILDING MOSQUES? AND THE SAME THING IS PLANNED IN GERMANY TOO,THE CAMPAIGN IS CALLED THANK YOU SWITZERLAND. DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THIS, IS THIS TRUE? WHAT IS YOUR OPINION ABOUT THIS CAMPAIGN?
We don’t care about this because we do not support our current political system in its plans to alleviate symptoms of a just false ideology called liberalist capitalism. Personally, I would love to see a big Mosque in every German town, more and more arabs living their lifestyle, and Germans who dislike it... finally awake and fight back! But if we just vote no mosques, maybe 80% of the arabs that go here anyway will just assimilate, live among Germans, speak German, get married to Germans and - EVEN IF THEY BECOME CHRISTIANS - this would lead to the end of our people as a grown community of racially relatives. The biggest danger is the biological destruction of our nations - so who cares if arabs assimilate or not?! They need to live in the lands of their ancestores that once built their racial and emotional souls, that’s all. For the same reason we do not vote any German democratic party - we don’t need to change the system, we need to abolish it!
12, IN HUNGARY THERE IS A GIG EVERY YEAR,CALLED SONS OF EUROPE SIDE BY SIDE, WHERE DIFFERENT TYPE OF BANDS PLAY, BALLADS, OI! RAC, NSHC, NS METAL, ETC…WHAT IS YOUR OPINION ABOUT IT?
Honestly, I never heard about this. As I told you, in Germany we didn’t like the idea of such style-mixed gigs. But maybe guys over there are different and it works fine. :)
13, I ASK THIS, BECAUSE I THINK IT DOESN`T MATTER WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO YOU PLAY OR LISTEN IN THE SCENE, OR HOW DO YOU DRESS, OR WHAT RELIGION DO YOU FOLLOW, THE MOST IMPORTANT THING THAT WE FIGHT FOR ONE COMMON GOAL. WE ARE ONLY FEW PEOPLE, WE SHOULD NOT BE DIVIDED BY SUCH THINGS. COULD YOU TELL US ABOUT THIS, WHAT IS YOUR OPINION ABOUT THE IDEA OF “NATIONS EUROPE”?
Exactly. We shouldn’t split our small scene into more and even smaller sub-scenes themed by music. The idea of the survival of Europe’s nations is so much more than music, fashion etc. - but at the same time, taste is just different. I like to visit HC gigs even if there are no NS bands playing there. To me, music is just a very small part of political activism, some sort of propaganda for those who like the music (and are reached by the lyrics then). Many people within the scene are just too limited in their views about what that "scene" is. Is it a scene of nazi fetish guys that meet to booze, listen to some music while "the main point is, that it is some how `right-wing`"?! Not to us! The movement (not scene) includes all those guys who fight for our cause. And, at least in our region, they do not only meet at concerts. If they meet to plan their activities, to have some traditional celebrations etc. - your are right - music, fashion etc. don’t matter. But hell - if I go to a concert, I go to the bands I like to listen to! :)
14, AS FAR AS I KNOW, YOU PLAY IN ANOTHER BAND CALLED FEAR RAINS DOWN. CAN YOU PLEASE TELL US ABOUT IT? WHAT MOTIVATED YOU TO FORM ANOTHER BAND? DO YOU PLAY IN OTHER PROJECTS BESIDES THESE TWO?
The Guitar player of FRD and I once spoke about playing some music accessorily to our regular bands. After this we formed FRD together with some friends who also played in well-known bands. We tried to perform a different style in a professional direction. Other reasons are the same as in our other bands: Bringing the meaning of our world view to the people. This is also the main reason to make music to us. Music is a very good way to convey a message.
15, WHEN CAN WE EXPECT THE NEXT FEAR RAINS DOWN ALBUM?DO YOU HAVE ANY NEW SONGS READY?
Caused by the fact that all band members live in different countries, everything needs more time than usually. We have written some new songs and also practised this new stuff one time. It needs some more songs for a new album but we try to find some time to write new music and lyrics. I hope that maybe we have enough songs to start recording this year. But this is not for sure!
16, DO YOU SEE ANY CHANCE THAT THE PEOPLE WILL WAKE UP FINALLY? OR WHAT SHOULD HAPPEN TO WAKE PEOPLE UP?
If we wouldn’t see the chance, we wouldn’t fight… Our people need to see that it is about to die forever, and our people need to feel and know that they die from the system that rules within the so-called "Western world". People need to refuse the values of today, the decay, the untrue lives, the lies, the selfishness. So, everybody who wants to fight for that, needs to think about how to achieve it! We need to propagate this, every day, on every place! Our people need to feel "they are the enemies of freedom, of our folk etc. when they listen to news and hear the word "democrat".
17, CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT YOUR COUNTRY NS SCENE, ABOUT BANDS, ORGANISATIONS, ETC…? WHAT IS YOUR OPINION ABOUT YOUR COUNTRY`S NS SCENE?
We got a small NS movement, we got national-democratic parties, we got conservative guys (who fight against mosques…). In general, so far not enough people understood that we need to fight the whole system- that there is no chance in just fighting single symptoms. And most people didn’t understand that Germans stop to believe in democratic elections etc. - so we shouldn’t go there and tell them "vote national". Better tell them "it’s senseless, so don’t vote…"
18, . WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE EUROPEAN SCENE? DO YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT HUNGARY, OUR SCENE, OUR BANDS MAYBE?
Not more than their names.
19, DO YOU GO OFTEN TO NORMAL-NORMAL-NON POLITICAL HARDCORE, METALCORE…ETC EVENTS? HOW DO YOU LIKE THEM? IS IT A BIG SCENE ACROSS GERMANY? WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THESE KIND OF EVENTS IN GENERAL? IS IT POSSIBLE TO BRAKE DOWN THE "CONTROL OF THE LEFT-WING PEOPLE" IN THE UNDERGROUND MUSIC SCENE?
We go there and like them. This scene is full of just critical guys, not so many of them are left-wing. But of course, the big shows, the bands that are on TV etc. - everything needs to look "left-wing", otherwise people would allege they are right-wing for too critical but open lyrics.
20, DO YOU PLAN TO PLAY FOR "NON NS PEOPLE" WITH OTHER NON POLITICAL BANDS TO REACH THEM BY YOUR MUSIC AND LYRICS? WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THIS POSSIBILITY?
We will talk about that issue when we did it! ;-)
21,WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR THE FUTURE?
Write new songs, be politically active (not only musicians).
22,THANKS FOR THE INTERVIEWS, ANY MESSAGES TO OUR READERS?
Thanks for the interest and - if you are limited to the music scene now - become more that that. History will not be made by music…