Debut album out, tell us – what kind of feelings do that bring up in you?
Raygun Rebels – We are very proud that we could finally release our first album.
The band was founded about 3,5 years ago and we played many live shows in this
time; Now we are glad to give the fans something back for all the great moments
we had in this time.
If you had to pick one song off the album that represent the essence of Raygun
Rebels, which one would you pick and why?
Raygun Rebels – It would be “Bring me home”, definitely. It is a homage to one
of the most important cities in rock' n' roll history – Los Angeles. It was the
last song we wrote for this album. And we don't know why, but managed it to pack
all the energy and emotions we had in these 7 minutes. Otherwise, it shows all
the different facets of our music. Actually, that’s the reason why the album is
named after the song.
If you had to state one emotion to describe Raygun Rebels, which one would it be
Raygun Rebels – Horny! Cause we always are…
Tell us a bit about the artwork and do you find cover artwork important?
Raygun Rebels – Yes, of course. It was our intention to have an artwork that
looks like the music we play and the life we life. That’s why we chose this
situation on the truck. It shows our favorite part of being in a band – the tour
life. In the inside of our CD, you find the table of our rehearsal room with
some significant things we collected while working on the album.
Who and what has inspired you musically?
Raygun Rebels – There are many different influences. But as you can hear one of
the most important are Aerosmith, Guns 'n' Roses, AC/DC, Mötley Crüe and Led
Zeppelin. Also, everyone of us is inspired by the other band members and the
different styles they bring in.
Could you give a brief introduction to the lyrically ideas behind “Bring Me
Raygun Rebels – Most of Songs are about the good things in life, like girls and
having a good time. All the songs were originally mentioned to be played live
and to make a huge Rock 'n' Roll party out of every show of us. So we tried to
keep this mood and put it on the album.
How did you end up with a name like Raygun Rebels, any interesting stories to
Raygun Rebels – In the early days of the band, we had one hell of a party. So
Dom had the idea of the name “Raygun Rebels”. We still guess it fits perfect to
us, cause we want to bring some trouble the Rock scene of today and a raygun is
the a pretty cool weapon to do it.
If you had the chance to pick your touring partners, who would it be and why?
Raygun Rebels – There many good bands out there to tour with. For example the
Sex Slaves from New York or the Vains of Jenna. Or even Bon Jovi, but just to
show him how to kick some ass ;)
What’s next for you, any tours planned, work on your next album…?
Raygun Rebels – This year we were touring through Spain and Slovakia. At the
moment we are working on the second album and eight songs of it are almost done!
But in October we will restart touring in Germany. Starting with a show in
Thank you very much for answering my questions. Do you have any last rants for
Raygun Rebels – Check out “Bring me home” if you need some old school kick ass
Rock 'n' Roll!