first off all I just want to congratulate you on your new album 'Deliver
us from Evil'. Are you satisfied with it?
Søren - Absolutely, I think it’s
the best we have done so far.
tell the readers where you come from, and when you was formed and
how you got your name LIPID.
Søren - We come from Vejle, Denmark, and were formed
in the middle of the 90es, from 2 other local bands. At that time
Martin (drummer) was studying physics, and had learned that Lipid
meant human fat, we thought it sounded pretty cool, and none of us
was supermodel slim, so we took the name mostly as a joke, but it
has stuck to us since.
do you see the main difference between your debut album, 'Hagridden'
(2003) and your new album?
Søren - Some
of the songs on 'Hagridden' were 5 years old when they were
released, all songs on 'Deliver us from Evil' are more or less new
production is f*****g powerful and done by Jacob Hansen and Tommy
Hansen. How did you get in touch with them?
Søren - We
have always used Jacob as producer, but he didn’t have the time
when we were ready to finish the album, so Tommy took over, and he
created the coolest sound I’ve ever heard on a LIPID
what words would you describe the music and moods of LIPID for
someone that has not heard you yet?
- Bay area thrash, with more brutal sound I guess, I think he
must read some reviews to get a clearer picture (maybe on this
site, if it’s a good one).
are your influences and which CDs are in your player at the
Søren - Megadeth - 'Peace Sells', is
on my player at the moment, beside that I almost only listen to
metal from the 80's, but I don’t think you can hear that on 'Deliver
us from Evil'.
internet has gotten a quite ill reputation with mp3-files
available nearly everywhere. Do you see the opportunity of getting
sound files of bands off the internet as a chance for bands or
rather as a threat to their existence?
Søren - We
are not selling millions of albums, so I don’t really care, but
I do understand, that bigger bands are sick and tired of people
stealing there music.
five most important metal albums of all times, please!
- Master of Puppets
Sister - Stay Hungry
- Live in the Raw
- South of Heaven
- The Last in Line
difficult question, but among many others, this is some of the
most important albums to me.
tasks presently lie ahead for LIPID?
Søren - Promoting
the new album, and playing some gigs.
would you say to a potential fan to convince him to buy a LIPID CD
instead of something else?
is metal, the way metal was meant to be, so don’t waste your
money, buy LIPID first.
that’s it! Thanks a lot for the interview. Anything you’d like
to add to our head banging readers?
Hope to see you around, stay heavy
by Peter Laursen