Interview with Powergod (July 13, 2005)

Hi, 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 all?
PG - Thanx. It's part 2 of our tribute to 80s underground metal. The first one was a great success, and we just want to continue to have some fun with the mucic that we grew up on. So far everybody seems to think this was good idea...

How has your new album been received by the media?
PG - Extremely positive. Nobody else does this, we are unmatched in this area. So we HAVE to do it, and everybody loves it! Sometimes life is very simple!

I know artists are not happy to categorize their music, but how would you describe your music to an outsider?
PG - Energy Metal with 80s roots!

Where does your inspiration come from, both musically and lyrically?
PG - From the inside. It's the desire to create something you can enjoy yourself, plus making other people happy.

What topics do you deal with in your lyrics and why?
PG - Metal stuff. Go figure...

Who has produced and mixed the album, and are you pleased with the end result?
PG - The album (like all other albums we did) were produced and mixed by the MIDAS TWINS (Andy Brings and Haan Hartmann). Great guys, great job!

Who has done the artwork? And how important do you feel it is to have a great cover?
PG - Our good friend Thorsten Brauer did the artwork. Very eyecatching and very cool.
It is important but as important as in the vinyl days. We still put a lot of hard work in the cover and the booklet, to give the fans value for money.

Do you have any touring plans?
PG - Yes, but nothing is confirmed at the moment. Everything will be taken care of, and YOU will be the first to know!

How do you feel about the co-operation with your label, and are you satisfied?
PG - Yes! Everything is cool! No bullshit, no lies, no empty promises. Hard work on both ends.

The internet 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?
PG - I use the internet a lot, but since I am older than 17 I still prefer to BUY music and read PRINTED offense, I like and use new technologies, but I will defend some old school stuff until the bitter end!

How do you see the metal scene at the moment?
PG - Is there a metal scene? I don't really think's a mixture of "scenes", everything blends into everything. The concert scene is happening, the CD market is DEAD, but I donīt really care, I just do what I do!

To finish things off - could you pls. make a all-time Top 5 or sort of the 5 most important albums in your opinion?
PG - Okay, here is my current Metal Top 5:
5. Mercyful Fate: "Don't Break the Oath"
4. Hallows Eve: "Tales of Terror"
3. Exciter: "Violence and Force"
2. Heir Apparent: "Graceful Inheritance"
1. Overkill: "Feel the Fire"

Thanks for your time.

Powergod - Long Live The Loud (That's Metal Lesson II)

Album out on Massacre Records.