Can you tell us about your first concert in Italy, which took
place in Florence? Is there any chance to see DEATH in our country
We were very excited
about playing in Italy, the support of the fans was encouraging,
all the people were very nice. We'll go back to your country on
the next tour. (July
27th in Milan)
What do you think will happen
in the Death Metal scene? Where is all this heading?
As long as people
remain open-minded, Death Metal and Metal music in general, are
destined to grow and consolidate more as time goes by. If no boundaries
are set in music, no one will decide how far it will go. We want
to keep composing and let our music be known in new levels.
What do you think about the Scandinavian
scene, especially the Norwegian Death Metal scene? I'm really
confused about some people's behavior; I don't understand what
music means to some of those guys.
I just want to say
that people sometimes lose contact with reality. I think that
music is to make us happy and it shouldn't be accompanied with
torture of animals or human beings.
What do you think about the war
in ex Yugoslavia? The guys of MORBID ANGEL declared that they
don't care about anything but music.
To me, it's very
sad to hear that people are fighting somewhere, in a war. I don't
think that war is an answer. Killing only causes pain. We care
about many things in life and not only music, which is obviously
important. However, these are the things that surround us and
we try to put them in our songs.
The great Chuck! A ten-year career
is an envious accomplishment. Do you feel the same enthusiasm
as you used to? I suppose you have gone through hard times. In
my opinion, you're the godfather of DEATH METAL; you deserve a
monument. What's the characteristic you most hate about musical
When I look at the
material we've done so far I know I've never been more excited
about the band before. I've always done it all for the music.
To me, Metal is very important and I'll never turn my back on
it. I use the negativity of people as fuel for my musical creativity.
I do read what the critics write. What I hate is that they think
they can write whatever, positive or negative, and don't care
if they hurt people. I hate the ones who intentionally write bullshit
just to sell more or to hurt the bands they don't like. Unfortunately
it happens to many bands of any musical genre.
I'm really grateful for this
interview. Would you like to add something else?
I'd like to thank the people who support Death's music.
Also, we read all the letters you send to us and we'd like to
thank you for the your positive messages. Once again, playing
in Italy was fantastic.