TALKING SPIRITS PODCAST #18 – LINUS KLAUSENITZER
my guest today is the exceptional German metal bassist Linus Klausenitzer.
For a long time already I really like Linus´ fretless work in the progressive death metal band “Obscura” and his other projects.
Back in 2019 we ran into each other at the “Guitar Summit” in Mannheim, Germany and it turned out Linus is not only an amazing bassist, but also a great guy. So, I was very happy when he agreed to join me for a chat.
We are talking about Linus´ beginnings in music, his love for the fretless bass and unusual basses in general, his time in the progressive death metal band “Obscura, how Linus is approaching complex and challenging material, making a living as a metal musician and way more interesting topics.
I really enjoyed this conversation with Linus, and if you are into bass, metal or both, you definitely will as well…
00:01:45 Effects of the Covid-19 crisis
00:03:43 Beginnings in music and as a bassist
00:08:42 Early influences
00:10:24 Getting into progressive music
00:12:34 Joining Obscura and starting with the fretless bass
00:13:19 Approaching bass in Metal music
00:15:42 Sean Malone (RIP)
00:18:28 Dealing with complex material and practicing
00:24:20 Different aspects of music
00:30:20 Playing extended range and unusual instruments
00:41:47 Metal in Egypt
00:46:15 New band: Obsidious
00:50:00 Making a living as a metal musician
00:57:40 Playing different styles of music
00:59:44 Advice for young musicians
01:05:25 Future plans
01:07:08 Message to the listeners