Interview with Gun Barrel, June 18th 2008


Hi, first off all I just want to congratulate you with your new album “Outlaw Invasion”.

Are you satisfied with it?


Gun Barrel: We are very satisfied with this album. We love it!


Who has produced and mixed your new album?


Gun Barrel: It was produced and mixed by Yenz Leonhardt. The mastering was done by Tommy Hansen.


Who has done the cover artwork to “Outlaw Invasion”?


Gun Barrel: Our good friend Dirk Illing who also did the artwork of the last album BOMBARD YOUR SOUL.


Where do you see the main difference between “Bombard Your Soul” and your new album?


Gun Barrel: This time everyone in the band had the chance to work on the songs. So we did this album in a real teamwork. You find a piece of every band member on this album.


Which subjects do your lyrics refer to, and who writes them? And what inspires you when you write your lyrics?


Gun Barrel: Xaver is the one who writes the lyrics. He gets some input here and there by Rolf and me. But main part is on him. Some of the lyrics are very personal. But there are other such songs as “Frontkillers”, “Brother to Brother”, “Cheap wild and nasty” that got our kind of rock attitude. The things we like to say, the way we love to live. “Outlaw Invasion” for me is some kind of hymn to a change in live. If you’re fed up with your situation you need a break. This is the soundtrack to it.


How long do you need to practice to feel comfortable with your songs before you record them?


Gun Barrel: This depends on the songs. Some songs are played not that often and you record them very easily. Some songs are changed during the recording sessions. For example: The song we felt comfortable with very quick was FRONT KILLERS. This song felt like an old friend from the start.


How has your new album been received by the media?


Gun Barrel: The reviews seem to be a bit better than the last time and they were fine the last time. A lot of people love the album. Only one or two guys think its shit and wrote a bad review. All in all we are very happy with our reviews at the time.


How would you describe your music to any of our readers who may not have heard of you before?


Gun Barrel: It is a kick in the ass. Some kind of rock ‘n’ roll metal.


Will you stick to this sound on the next album, too, or will there be changes to the GUN BARREL sound?


Gun Barrel: I don’t know. We always try to record the energy and the sound we create on stage. The sound depends on where you record, who is your producer, what equipment do you use and how do you feel. So next time it may be different but I can’t tell you how that may sound.


What are the best and worst trends in metal today?


Gun Barrel: Best trend: Old heroes come back to kick some ass.

                  Worst trend: Too much downloads from the internet.


What tasks presently lie ahead for GUN BARREL?


Gun Barrel: Putting together some tour dates. We want to present the album live and can’t wait to get on stages all over Europe.


I thank you very much for participating in this interview and sharing this information and your thoughts with us - these last lines are entirely for you. Any final words you would like to round off with - a tip, a recommendation or a thought for the future?


Gun Barrel: Look out for the OUTLAW INVASION. We know where you are and we are ready to rock a stage near your home. So if you’re ready to rumble, take a look at our tour dates and don’t miss a kick ass show.

C U on the road.


Interviewed by Peter Laursen

Gun Barrel - Outlaw Invasion

Album available on Limb Music Products

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