first off I just want to congratulate you on your new album. To
new fans could your please fill us in on the history behind it
Lanfear - Lanfear was founded in late 93. We released a demo, a
self financed album and two label albums over the years. Our
fourth album “aNother gOlden rAge” was released two weeks ago
and defines Lanfear as it should be. For an in depth biography
feel free to check out our website at www.theLanfear.com.
has your new album been received by the media?
have great reactions so far and it seems that the public interest
grows rapidly. We’re very satisfied at the moment.
know artists are not happy to categorize their music, but how
would you describe your music to an outsider?
would say it’s US influenced Power Metal with maybe some slight
progressive edges without being “un”catchy.
your inspiration come from, both musically and lyrically?
Lanfear - Lyrically you have to ask our singer, I just can’t
say that. Musically it’s almost everything that is listenable.
Of course we’re mainly metal freaks and we know more than only
those standard bands. Maybe you can say it’s the scene as a the
whole that’s inspirational. We’re listening to everything we
like, from top sellers to the underground and below ;)
topics do you deal with in your lyrics and why?
Lanfear - The new album is a concept which deals with the
evolution of a small, own world. Tobi started to write down his
first ideas in the title track of our last album “The Art
Effect” which is a kind of summary of the beginning of the
has produced and mixed the album, and are you pleased with the end
Lanfear - As always, Jan Vacik at Dreamscape studios, Munich.
We’re very satisfied with his work and love the great atmosphere
there so we’ll definitely work together with him on the next
has done the artwork? And how important do you feel it is to have
a great cover?
was the same guy who also did the cover for our last album. I
think it’s important to have a good cover, but of course it’s
impossible to create a cover everybody likes. I personally would
like to try something completely different with the next artwork,
Do you have
any touring plans?
it’s planned to do a support tour in spring. I think we know
more on that at about two to three weeks.
How do you
feel about the co-operation with your label, and are you
I’m satisfied. They have a good distribution and lots of great
bands and they know the scene very well which pretty much helps in
promoting the albums. We’re also glad to get in contact with our
management Intromental, they also try to push everything forward
and help us a lot.
is a very important source for many music fans - how do you use
the internet and how important is it for you and other bands?
don’t want to go deeper in all the downloading things, I think
we all know that there’re positive and negative aspects. The
internet as a whole is one of the most important invention in the
last century, I simply couldn’t live without it anymore.
do you see the progressive rock/progressive metal scene at the
thing is that most of the fans don’t start to listen to this
kind of music just because they think “progressive” means,
that it’s impossible to get into it. I personally think, that
there’re many bands, who could have a bigger following, but are
ignored because the people think they’re to complicated, which
is indeed not true. I use to say we’re playing normal Power
Metal, I think we sell much more CDs then ;)
finish things off - could you pls. make a all-time Top 5 or sort
of the 5 most important albums in your opinion?
man, five hundred albums would be better!!!
O.k., five albums which mean a LOT to me:
Theater – When Dreams And Day Unite
Warning – Awaken The Guardian
– Art In Motion
Amos – Little Earthquakes
Oldfield – Five Miles Out
Thanx for this cool
interview, do check out their new album "aNother gOlden