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
be honest: there isn’t much history with LOTD…. We have all
known each other for a long time and we have also played together
for many years before LOTD was founded. We all wanted a fresh new
start and leave the other bands behind, that’s how LOTD was born.
has your new album been received by the media?
LOTD - Very
well! We have had very positive reactions so far. We ended up 1st
in the Legacy sound check and 5th in the Rock Hard. We
had lots of positive feedback from the media which is great!
know artists don¹t like to put a label on their music - but a
spaceship from outer space has just landed in your backyard, and
is demanding an answer - so how would you describe your music to
an alien from another galaxy?
would describe it (with hand and feet!) as old-school thrash with
your music was an emotion, which one would it be?
LOTD - Aggression.
and what inspires you when you write a song? Walk us through the
creation of a song?
LOTD - Lyrically
we are inspired by books and documentaries. Musically we are
inspired by the music we listen to. A song is created by jamming
together and picking out the best riffs and blending them into a
subjects do your lyrics refer to, and who writes them?
And what inspires
you when you write your lyrics?
sing about different themes such as war, serial killers, and
historic events. A friend of ours writes our lyrics since our
singer is running his own company, he already wrote lyrics to
CD’s we did before the band LOTD. But he barely got time for it
anymore, so we have someone else doing it, which turns out great,
so why change that method.
has produced and mixed the album? Are you pleased with the result?
Classen (Dew-Scented, Krisiun) did. We are VERY pleased with the
result! Andy is a very laid-back person and we can work with him
really well. He knows exactly what we want the final result to
has done the artwork? And how important do you feel it is to have
a great cover?
did our artwork. We think that it’s very important to have a
good cover which matches with our music.
you have any touring plans?
be on the No Mercy tour in April this year, together with Cannibal
Corpse, Kataklysm and more.
speculate – you have been granted a free slot on a tour of your
own choice – who would be your ideal touring partners?
LOTD - I guess a
cliché, but definitely Slayer!
do you feel about the co-operation with your label, Massacre
LOTD - We are very positive!
We get much support from
they work really hard to
spread our name.
internet is a very important source for many metal fans – how do
you use the internet and how important is it for you and other
It’s very important for us as we can reach many people all over
the world. We have an official website and are featured on My
how do you feel about the metal scene in general at the moment?
We have a good scene in the
know lots of people from other bands and we see them
regularly at gigs.
song do you consider to be the best one you have ever written?
a hard one… I think “Bleed for me”.
an album, person or event that has (had) a huge influence on your
life … and why?
My girlfriend Susan, because she also plays the guitar in a band (Desensitised).
We both have the same goals and want to achieve the same
things with our music. She really supports me!
music do you listen to at home?
Morbid Angel, Hate Eternal, Vader, Kreator, Pestilence and many
has had a small comeback lately – do you still prefer “the old
sound” or are you a CD/DVD kind of guy?
I love the old sound! Because if you listen to Kreator’s
“Pleasure to Kill” on vinyl it blows away many contemporary
productions. It sounds very aggressive!
But mainly I prefer CDs as they’re easier to handle.
question - do you have any famous last words for our readers?
Thanks a lot for this interview and maybe see you at one of the
summer festivals in