The Roadburn and the Extase venue was perfect for us. It was really claustrophobic as it was a small room and packed with people. Lots of cannabis smoke and out of oxygen.
It starts in space and it ends in space, but on its way we write about all different life forms on earth.
Because that shit hurts, whether you know the people that say that kind of stuff or not. Or some that were saying that we made music for the wrong reasons and tried to cash in or sold out! What the fuck? There’s no cash. Sell out how? We’re fucking broke.
We are going to spend the next two to three years touring.
De essentie voor ons hierbij is de dialectiek tussen licht en duisternis, maar evenzeer, en misschien vooral, dat tussen individu en collectief. Beiden drukken uit dat het ene slechts kan bestaan en noodzakelijkerwijs bepaald wordt door zijn pendant.
It's only healthy for black metal, to get into a new shape creative wise, but get BACK production wise. I think that's the main 'cure' for Black Metal so to say. Keeping the dirt – adding to the new darkness.
Danny liked the idea and his fiancée is also dark haired, so I think it came quite easy to him to write those lyrics.
High Fighter became more than just a band to me, it became family.
Even by ’92 we felt Disembowelment was a bit childish.
Even if we try to sound like the old British bands as much as possible, it still ends up sounding 60% Iron Maiden and 40% of whatever member is playing at that particular moment!
I can't really remember any valid discussions with members of the music industry. They are an ignorant lot.
The only thing that we can learn from history, is that men do not learn from history.
I feel that there is still a lot of evolution for us to go through and several brilliant albums to be made.
Everybody in the band is really focusing on bringing the band to the next level, so everyone is absolutely one hundred percent committed to do everything it takes to get there.
Like a pendulum, the darker the turmoil is outside of the music, the darker I’m able to be when I finally give up thinking about life and delve into the music.
King Edward II was held by a group of men beneath a mattress or table, pushed a horn into his anus, and then inserted a red-hot poker that burned out his internal organs.
I never got into it for certain reasons that a lot of people did. I never set out to be the most famous band or the most famous person on the planet.
I would love to play a stadium show at one point with Nightwish, Iron Maiden or AC/DC. Not so much because of the music but foremost because I want to play a stadium-show at least once.