There was quite a gap between Memory of a Dream and your last album.
Why did it take so long to bring Memory of a Dream to fruition?
The songs for “memory of a dream”were finished some three years ago and in that time we
Were building a new studio/rehearsal room,but due to all kinds of problems we had to abandon
That project which resulted in a significant delay.Apart from that,the album could have been out
Almost a year sooner,but it is in the hands of your label when it is being released,and they couldn’t do it any sooner,hence the big gap between the two albums.
With Memory of a Dream you seem to be taking a much different approach
to your previous work, what prompted the move to such a unique
When we recorded our debut album we didn’t have a real picture of what direction to take,
So the album turned out to be quite experimental sounding.In that time we also didn’t have a
Drummer or second guitar-player,so by the time we were ready to record “memory of a dream”
We had a much better view of how we wanted to sound and what we wanted to achieve.
Another big difference is the fact that our studio is now much more up to date,so the record
Sounds much bigger and fatter.
How would you describe what you've accomplished in releasing Memory of a Dream?
We feel that we have been able to create a much more homogenic album,in which we can
Include all kinds of influences,without making it sound as if we are not able to choose one particular style.There’s quite a natural flow in it,at least,that’s how we feel about the record.
You signed with Candlelight Records earlier this year, do you feel the
label change will have a more positive effect on future material? Are
there any of your new label mates you're looking forward to working
Us signing to Candlelight is not a label change,but an addition,because Go-Kart is still
Doing the European market.Candlelight is doing the american release only...
As far as the material we write,that is not influenced by anything but ourselves and that will
Never change.Candlelight has a lot of cool bands of course,which would awesome to work
With,Emperor for example,but it’s gonna be very hard for us to pull that off.I don’t think it is
Going to happen,but we keep hoping of course...
You've been playing a lot of the big festivals in Europe this summer,
how has the new material been received on the road?
The new material has been received very good actually,with the Printemps de Bourges
Festival in France as highlight,where the French kids actually had found a way to mosh
And stagedive on our music(!!)
In September you're playing the Zxzw Festival in Holland. That show is
going to be more of a theater show, will doing a show like this be
different from how you normally perform?
For ourselves it won’t be that different,because we still just have to play music.The difference
Will be in the preparation of the show,because we will have dancers,visuals and so on.So we
Have to work together with the dancers,light-engineer,sound-engineer and VJ to make it a
Tight show,which will be a fun challenge i think...
Now that you're signed to Candlelight Records are there any plans to
tour North America?
Anything you want to add before we wrap?
Yeah,to the kids out there:Keep moshing and stagediving on our shows,because we loved
That,it gives us great energy to play like that!!!! And to you:thank you very much for this interview!!