Hi Mille, first of all you, I am saluting a Metal legend. With your
last album "Gods of Violence" perhaps you have created your most grown album
which has, fluent as rapid as and melodical riffs, vocals challenging with years
and also with uncompromising contrary attitude.What do you want to say about the
last album "Gods of Violence" and its place in the carrier of Kreator?
I think it is one of our strongest records, up there with the last four.
Kreator had different musical practisings in the 80s young, productive
and aggresive and 90s mainly experimental . You had prefered to have risk rather
than keeping up the same style for years, however this was
eligable for most of the thrash bands. What kind of positivity or gain you had
got altough different musical definations were made for Kreator all those years?
We are musicians, first and foremost. That means, that we needed to explore
different paths in order to get where we are today.
With the new millenium, Kreator had made a great uprising with a
thrashmetal album "Violent Revolution" so that we may say a turnback to the
roots. I suppose it was a decision which has given in that days (2000-2001)?
Violent Revolution combines the melodic approch of Endorama with our Thrash
Metal rootss. For us it was the logical follow up.
You have waited 5 years to release the last album and as we understood
that you have considered too much and paid attention for lots of balances
altogether; The album consists of songs which had been considered too much and
have style without repeating, melody, speed, technic and lyrics. With the
exprience of all those years, the album had found it's deserved place at the top
of Germany's music lists. Were you expecting this or by the
trade aspect of "Gods of Violence" do you believe that it has the deserved
As an artist success doesn`t necesarely difine in albbum sales and chart
positions. We wanted to make an exciting albbum for us and our fans. But it was
cool to top the german charts, anyway. Without compromise!
Excellent triple videoclip had been shot for the album. Gods of
Violence-Satan is Real-Totalitarian Terror. Darkness and Satan's history is
being explained in the Antique Age, the Medieval Age and the Modern Age. This
triple videoclip session ends with the statue of Persephone over the dome of the
Senate Building in Washington DC. What is your participation in this excellent
explanation and idea?
It was a colaboration with the great people at Grupa 13. I had the idea to Show
the history of evil from the ancient times until now.
First 2 videoclips have inspirations from the movies Mario Bava and The
Witch. Nosferatu is the special topic for this issue and to you indeed to a
Metal legend I'd like to ask, what do you think about Nosferatu and director F.W
Murnau? Moreover what do you think about horror movies?
I love horror movies! I am a total nerd when it comes to that subject. Murnau is
one of my all time fave directors, but there are too many to mention here :)
Horror movies are kind of moives which have irony in their sub-texts
about lots of subjects. In general concept Kreator already depicts this both in
lyrics and visuals, am I right?
Thank you! You are one of the few that seems to undersstand that aspect!
In the videoclip "Fallen Brother" there are lots of legends who are not
on earth now, but 2 of them the most I was interested in were: Hans R. Giger and
Michel Foucault. The previous issue's special topic was Giger and dedicated to
him. Foucault is an extremely deep intellectual, Giger is a surrealist artist
who had created his own world. I am extremely wondering about the point why are
these two person had been chosen?
I have choen a few people that have inspired me. If the video would have been
longer, there would have been even more artisst, that you would not have
expected in there ;-).
With the lyrics Kreator always been the contrary side of the thrash
metal music. Kreator had been a reliable and respectful metal band with its
anti-fascist, anti-capitalist, anti-religious and anti-sexist aspect. I know
that you don't like talking in politics Mille, but with your contrary aspect,
you are a proof for us that metal is not just a music. You prefer not to stay
silent for the unrighteous and dark things for all over the world. What do you
want to tell us for this?
Everyone that knows me, knows where I stand, politacaly. I am pro human race and
anti racist, and sexist. To me, this is more comon sense then political
Increasing human population and insatiable today's people's appitite and
capitalist system which whips up this situation. The human and everything about
humanity had been explainable with Misantropi nowadays. Is
there still any hope for this world?
There is not only hope, but there is huge potential and a chance for a spiritual
awakening! We should not give up on this idea!
What was the main reason that you had not performed any tour after
Phantom Antichrist? In this month you will be on the way for the Europe and the
North America tour and I am sure that you will have a comprehensive world wide
tour. Am I right ? What would you like to say about your tour schedule?
It`s tough, but it is a lot of fun, too!
I am thankful for the interview and making this interview will be the
most important moment of my entire life. For one last sentence what would you
like to say for your Turkish fans and readers?
Thank you for your ssupport! We will come back to play for you again as soon as