this first three questions were answered by Skeletton (dr). all other by Volkmar
1. Well, I or better we must say, that Trnava was the absolutely best gig on our tour. All the people and fans were so friendly. The organisers from Trnava bought some food for us and they arranged some really comfortable sleeping places. Thanks again for all. A funny story happened with Eumel. As he was drunken, he was raped (really raped) by a Slovakian girl. She tried to suck many many times the sperm out of Eumels dick, but after 4 or 5 rounds he was totally powered out. The girls seemed to be really nymphomaniac and it was the pure pain for him (his words). The most crazy thing was, that Eumel after this evening became sick for 2 days and we had to cancel a show, hehe. In fact of, that Eumel is still alive we donít think, he has got any diseases, but itís really crazy and funny to remember this story. By the way, the girl was totally ugly. Thatís really strange, cause in our opinion the Slovakian girls were really beautiful, much much more than the German girls. A very good reason to come again to your country! 2. Oh, really hard to say. We played so much shows, with so many different bands. To be early, we can remember the guys in the band, but the sound? We donít know. Maybe it would be possible, that the guys could send a demotape to our address, would be really friendly! 3. The atmosphere were totally great. We were really surprised about all the METAL HEADS in Slovakia. It was a great honour and experience to play in your country and we really look forward to this summer, cause our label ARS METALLI RECORDS will organise a East-European tour. So we will play in Slovakia (hopefully) beside gigs in Poland, Czechia, Hungary, Rumania and Austria. A big hello and cheers to all fans of Metal in Slovakia! 4. Yes, it was the first demo. Thanks for your compliments, but I have to say, that we have played in many, many bands the years before, so this is maybe the reason for the professional sounding. Eumel, Skeletton and me (Volkmar) played in some local Death Metal and Grindcore Bands, the most well-known were Disaster (still existing with Skeletton on drums), Odium (rip) and Crypt Of God (dead at the moment, but maybe we will exhume this band in a not summer night, cause it was a really cool and brutal band). Pest comes from the Jazz szene, he is very well-known here for his concerts. He often plays piano in restaurants. He is still involved in some local Jazz bands, but donít ask for names. 5. We hate all the classifications in the scene, nobody needs such a shit. We play hard and various HEAVY METAL. People might have some troubles to describe our music, but that is exactly, what we love. If anybody will understand all details of our music anytime, we better split-up or so, hehe. 6. You must know. We NEVER do anything cause other want, that we had to do that. We never think about the songwriting, what others will say about the song. It is our band and our music. When we do, what we do, so we do that, cause ONLY WE WANT TO DO THAT. If million people would say, oh thatís terrible, but in our opinion this is great, so we would do that. We donít try to become unique, we donít mixing stiles. It is the usual process during the songwriting. We only listen to our feelings, cause feelings never lie. Generally we want to play the music which we like, the music from our hearts. If anybody likes our ideas, so it is great, if anybody dislikes the music, so we donít care. 7. Conventions is maybe not the real word for this, but if you mean, that we meet us very often, so this right. We all in the bands are big friends and brother of METAL, we often drink and party together on weekends or the well-known after rehearsal orgies haha. The best are the gigs, the whole days is just a perfect party. We like to play live very much! 8. Everybody would like to know the bridge between the cover and the music. Generally it is a present for the eyes of our mostly male fans. Do you know a better gift of the nature, than the naked body of a beautiful girl? We really like naked, beautiful girls and in fact of, that we would like to make our first CD exactly in our preferred way, we decided to use the cover-motive. 9. Definitely no inspiration, hehe. Well, if you mean, that we really like to fuck after a show with hot groupie chicks, so you can tell this inspiration, hehe. I think, we have the same relationship to girls like the most men have. A woman is the object of desire of ALL men (not the gays of course), so the question is answered. 10. What do you think. Do you think we are into sadistic sex? No way, but the picture is cool, nevertheless. It is really funny to see, what different emotions the people have, when they look to this picture. Maybe only the guys, who are into sadictic sex connect with that pictures such fantasies, who knows. If you listen on a wall, you can listen you own mistakes. I wont say any details about my (and our) sexual fantasies and favourite practises (sorry girls), but sex and pain is sometimes a quite horny combination! 11. No, no, there are no positive emotions. Of course, it is fun to play such music, but DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER is not a fun band and all the lyrical themes are very important for us. We donít like to sing about unreal themes, cause on this earth is so much shit and do you know a better way to cry out what you hate, as a hard METAL rocket? If you listen to the music and read to our lyrics, so you will spontaneous notice, that all is very sad and melancholic. Especially the easy and nice to listen pianoparts. Mostly hate is our inner engine, and all the hate we want to put in a song. A song of DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER is pure energy and hate. 12. Well, itís a song 100% by DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER. No cover version. Of course itís clear, that it might sound like Manowar, but if you want to make some heroic, you automatically turn in this direction. The song is a vision. The vision of a reunited METAL scene, all over the globe. Fuck off to all this categories. Death, Black, Thrash, Pagan, War, Grind, Doom or ever. We are METAL, nothing more, nothing less. Let us fight finally together, break down the walls. Look back to the good old Eighties! We really hope, that this time will come again, cause it was much more better than nowadays! Metal will never die. 13. Yes, itís looks really strange, but it isnít meant in that way. Itís just a combination of the last song (has to stand on the last page) and the picture of Skeletton. Ever member in the band had totally freedom to style his two pages. Skeletton is really into old gore movies, so he decided to use the cover of ĄBraindeadď. The text is very emotional and sad, definitely no connection between picture and text. 14. No, definitely not. Without the keys it would be fuckin speedy Grindcore, so it is better to have Pest in the band. He is playing piano over 20 years, so it is the best way to call him a genius. His fingers are so fast, unbelievable! 15. We have three new songs ready, ĄDance with meď, ĄGame of violenceď and a untiteled new chartbreaker. Everything sounds really promising. We will see, how fast we create new song. We will record a 7 inch EP in summer (we will record in a famous Danish studio where recorded Panzerchrist and Illdisposed) and in last autumn this year a new CD will be recorded. But before that, we will do two small tours with Eucharist (in March) and Naglfar (in May), both from Sweden. 16. (mostly answered in 15) We have signed for two albums as ARS METALLI and in fact of his professional work we see no reason to change our label. He has paid over 20000 $ in the last 3 months for advertisements in big European and American Metal Mags, so what we want more? We sold over 3000 CDís in only 3 months and that is really, really much for such a small band like us. 17. This is the end my friend. Thanks again for your support and greetings to all Metalheads in Slovakia. We really would like to play this summer in your country, so we hope the best. Let us drink together for a new metal age. We all are brothers of metal!
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter