What was the tour like with Amon Amarth as headliner? How does the audience like your concerts? How was the contact among the bands?
The tour was a real blast! It was a big success and we had a great time! The feedback we got from the audience was terrific… just amazing! I think we made a lot of new friends in the crowds.
The contact among the bands was perfect. We got along with both Amon Amarth and Disillusion really well. They are all great guys!
What has changed since “The Killer” was released - if you compare it to your current long player?
Music wise we have become more mature. We have learned to cut out a lot of crap that doesn’t need to be in a song. They are now much more “in your face” and that of course makes the music more intense. Then of course we have also changed label from Hammerheart to Metal Blade, and that has opened a lot of new doors for us.
How could you describe the development of the band up to now?
Music wise we have grown up and got more mature. We know what we want, and we know how to make it happen. The tours have been great for the band on a personal level. Being in a bus for almost 3 weeks have made us become even better friends, and most of all a stronger band with a mutual goal.
Don´t you think it could go on ones nerves to be identified with melodic Death metal in Sweden again and again or do you think that is helpful for the development of the band – to become more famous?
To be honest I don’t really care about how people define our music. We play the music we play because we like it, not to be original. People should first hear our music, and then decide if they like it or not. Judging us by a review is not fair. An audio sample says more than 1.000 reviews!
What can you tell us about the lyrcis of your recent release? What shall the hearer/listener feel and what is the context? And what is the meaning of all those syringes?
The lyrics on the album are mostly about self-destructive thoughts and feelings. We definitely don’t have a purpose or a message with the lyrics. The syringes don’t mean anything, they just fit to the title of the album and songs. The title of the album “Hellucinate” is a mix of two words: Hell and Hallucinate. And syringes are connected to hallucinations.
Smart and simple.The logic!
What can we expect from you next? Are there any plans? Maybe a new tour, DVD etc.?
We have a couple of festivals booked for 2005, and also probably a mini tour in April. Other than that the main focus will be on the next album. It will be a huge project, because we’re planning something really special. But unfortunately I can’t reveal anything right now, it’s too early.
How would you describe the current development of metal in different media? Finally there is more Rock & Metal on TV! Among other!
All I can say is: Fucking great! Metal festivals are getting bigger and bigger, more metal on the radio and TV… this seems promising!
What is your recent album you have bought?
The most recent album I’ve bought was Demigod by Behemoth. Fucking great album!
What is your favourite album and tour for 2004?
Favourite concert was probably Metallica this summer in Gothenburg. Hmm… best album… I really don’t know. But ONE of the albums I’ve enjoyed most is “Back to times of splendor“ by Disillusion.
Last words are up for you....?
Thanks a lot for the answers. Greetings
Thanx a lot for this cool interview and the support! Cheerz!
Thanks too and see you on tour!!!!