You came all the way from Germany to be here today. However it is not your
first time here in Helsinki…
it is no our first time. We really like the city and we are all excited about
playing here tonight. Finland and especially Trash Fest is always something
special for us. We are going to burn this house down tonight. It will be a
People might still know some of you guys from different bands you have played
in before. You, Lord for example where singing for the Pleasures, a band that
had a complete different style comparing to Lord of the Lost. From Glam Rock to
Actually Lord of the Lost wasn’t the change. The change was in The Pleasures.
It wasn’t really what I wanted to do. But at that time I was going through some
difficult times and I just wasn’t in the mood to make some serious music. I
needed something that takes me away from all this depressing and difficult
stuff I was going through so it felt good to do something colourful and happy.
After a couple of years I was simply fed up with playing that songs. So if you
see it from that aspect, Lord of the Lost is what I have always been doing and
The Pleasures have just been some kind of different trip I needed at this
The band was a solo project at the beginning. Is that correct?
true. Well kind of true I would say. I just started it as a solo project. I
started to write some songs and than I started to gather musicians around me. I
think that’s a normal evolution for a band.
So you are living a democracy, it’s not only your band with some musicians it
is a group project?
Exactly. As soon as the other guys came
in it started to be our band. The first
album maybe a bit different because I did most of the song writing and
everything. But that is no surprise.
Suiciderock: You also have a new record out bearing the title “Die Tomorrow”.
The title doesn’t sound so positive. Tell us something about the record please.
it depends how you say the words. If you say “die tomorrow” in a very negative
and angry way it surely doesn’t sound any positive. But let’s say you say that
you have so many things still to do and they should be done because you could
die tomorrow it gets a total different meaning. This is also how it´s meant to
be. This is actually the reason why we choose that title for the record.
Because people could see it in many different ways. It leaves room for
Some people saw the album as a concept album. Would you agree?
really. I mean the songs are treating a lot of life inspired songs. They are
about some serious experiences we had to make during our life so far. Of course,
you can see a red line within them and maybe that’s why some people might
consider it to be a concept album. But it really is not that way. It doesn’t
have one story to tell, there are many.
You have already started to work on a new album before “Die Tomorrow” had been
released? Why all the hurry?
pretty easy to explain. This album came out in September. That means it was
ready already in May. So we got bored between May and September. It came pretty
natural that we started working on the next album right away. We had the songs
so why not. That’s normal for us. We are already thinking about the next album
while we are still in the studio with the one we are about to release. That’s
the way it works for us.
That means something like Guns ´n Roses “Chinese Democracy” wouldn’t happen to
definitely not. We like to be creative and bring that creativity out. I mean
there are bands that release an album every four years. If that’s good for them
it’s ok but we are totally different when it comes to that. Some people might
forget you within the waiting time. I mean your hardcore fans are always
staying but some really might forget you. We choose that way for us and other
bands do it different. But there is nothing wrong with it either.
Suiciderock: You will sill be touring for example with a well known German band
called “Letzte Instanz” and your tour calendar won’t be empty the whole next
year either. What kind of expectations do you hold for the time on the road?
it will start next week Wednesday. It will be fun. We have already played shows
with them and the audience liked us. We were a bit sceptical at the beginning
cause they are playing some medieval stuff and we are different. But it worked
out pretty good. We will simply enjoy being on the road with them, having a
great time with friends.
Suiciderock: Trashfest it is, which bands to see?
Lord: All of them are great. We know many of them
for ages. If you for example take New Generation Superstars we have been
playing with them when I was still in The Pleasures. I know them for about
seven years now. Private Line is a band I really adore. I know Sammy for a long
time as well. Death Stars of course…