Kreator Interview: By A_C and Ozzfest 2006 forum members
1). How did you guys start as a band?
A). Back in the mid eighties! We where still in high school. Kreator was a hobby band, no goals whatsoever....
2). What are your major influences as far as your sound?
A). Ourselves, really!
3). What kind of drums, guitar, and bass do you use?
A). Jackson, Peavy , Sonor, Basline, Schechter etc....
4). have you ever thought about doing a North American touring summer fest, like SOTU, Ozzfest, GiganTour?
A). Yes! Still waiting for an invitation!
5). If there was one message you hoped to convey through your music, what would it be?
A). That?s a little too much to answer in this kind of format. Best thing would be to read the lyrics and you?ll get an idea!
6). What is the most bizarre thing you have ever eaten?
A). Comquats! A mix between an orange and cranberry. They?re great !
7). What's the story behind the band's name?
A). Kreator is a demon from the German mythology. Taken from a book called" Die Edda" Kreator was a demon that lived in the forests. It has a double meaning, since it means to create/ be creative also....
. Are most of the crowds you play to pretty much the same or do different cities have very different crowds? If different what city is the craziest and which the most subdued?
A). There?s many crazy people all around the globe ! We have the most loyal fans in all parts of the world! Marroco was definatelly an highlight, since you wouldn?t expect such a wild audience in a musslim country! The fans there are great, but we love to play our music anywhere in the world, no preferences!
9). .What made you re-incorporate thrash metal into your sound over the last couple albums?
A). It has alway been part of our sound, even on more experimental albums like Endorama. Thrash is still our major influence !
10). Any new work in progress?
A). New DVD, will be out in Oktober!
11). Where are you orginally from, growing up as children?
A). I?m from Essen, Germany. I still live there!
12). Pantallica666 writes: When will they tour North America
A). Beginning of 2007!
13). Jimbob232 writes: Who came up with the idea for their latest video? It's pretty extreme.
A). Thank you! Jörn Heidmann, the director came up with the idea !
14. KillerPaul writes: Mille, what type of guitar/amp/effects setup do you use? and who are your influences?
A). Influences. Anything extreme! From Punk to Thrash to Metal and Hardcore. But all kinds of genres, really! Guitars: mostly Jackson through Peavy 5150 amps!
15. AC writes: Tell us, if you could of some krazy shit that has happened to you on the road.
A). Oh man.... All kinds of crazy shit happens on the road! Would be too much for this format! If I?d talk to you in person, I could tell you about mayhem , terror and bizzare animal sex! Just kiddin!
16). AC writes: What are some of your hobbies or other interests?
A). Mostly literature, movies and other people?s music! Music in general!
17). AC writes: If their were only one piece of advice you could give an aspiring musician, what would it be?
A). Stay home while others drink and do drugs and practice your instrument !
18). AC writes: Is there a band or person that you admire above all others and if so who would that be?
A). No gods! No masters !
Thank you so very much for your time and please for the sake of all your fans, never give up the music.
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