We all come into music with our own baggage. We want different things from the music. How does the vision you had for the band when you started compare to the vision you have for the band today? What is this band really all about? What do you want with your music?
-Nothing changed. We wanted to entertain the audience from day one, and thats what we still wanna do.
Is there a difference in people’s attitude towards you if you don’t come from a cool place like LA or NY or London?
-We don’t think so. They just like our music regardless where we are from.
When you release an album that get pretty good feedback, how do you follow up on that? How important is that I as a fan can identify album to album?
-We try to improve with every album. When you play your own music, it is hard to always satisfy everyone.
What is the biggest challenge in the creation of an album? How do you write the really cool songs?
-The biggest challenge we face is how we finance the album. Most of the ideas for our songs we have travelling or drinking. Often both.
I saw Dave Grohl’s documentary about Sound City and it made me wonder what it is about analogue recording that you don’t get with digital? Have you ever recorded analogue?
-We record digital today. Since the band is 43 years old, obviously the first 5 albums were analogue,
because digital wasn`t invented back then.
What is it like to sit there with a finished album? Do you think much what people will think of it?
-I’m very interested what our fans and critiques think of it, and we feel mostly relieved that its done.
How important are the lyrics and what message do you want to purvey?
-They are part of the songs, we talk about things from daily life.
Ever since I first got into metal the art work has been a main motivator in buying a record. What part does art work for album covers play in the world of the band?
-The covers are important in our opinion, because it is the first impression customers have from a band.
When you play live do you notice a degree of greater recognition from the fans with each new time you pass through town?
-We do, that’s the way it is.
What do you see in the future?
-We hope to gain more recognition on the international level and right now we work on the songs for our new studio album.