actually in festival tour with some very big ones like the Rock Am Ring,
the Rock Im Park, the Graspop, the Download....how is it going on ?
well, we really love doing festivals for many reasons. The first obviously
is that we got to play in front of lots of people how might never seen
us berfore. And also we always see so many bands we have toured with,
so many friends..it's always a good party. It was like at the Rock Am
Ring festival, it's very divers with so many different styles, it's
not only a metal festival which is great. We get new connections and
meet other people and got to play for other people, so I love it.
that you'll be in the States for a big tour. How do explain that american
people like you a lot whereas many american bands are more popular in
Europe than in their own country?
I don't know. I mean heavy music seems to be getting on really well
in the U.S. I think that lots of american bands are influenced by scandavian
music with all the melodies and harmonies. And I guess when a few american
bands became really successful they're very influences by scandavian
music and became bigger over there. I don't know, that's hard to say
how it comes but something like that I would say.
were talking about bands that are influenced by scandavian music, so
what do you think about bands like Unearth, Killswitch Engage, and all
this american scene ?
I like some of them, I like Killswitch a lot, I think it' s a really
good band. Another band I really really like is Chimaira, that's probably
one of my favourite bands.
next album "Come Clarity" is already recorded. When will it
be released ?
Hopefully in october. We haven't decided that at 100% but yeah probably.
Nuclear Blast again ?
whom did you recorded it ?
It was a litlle bit different. The bass and the guitars were recorded
at home at Gothenburg, by ourselves, the vocals and drums were recorded
at Dug-Out Studios with Daniel Bergstrand as before and then we mix
everything in sweden at Tonteknink studios.
would you define this new album compares to " Soundtrack To The
Escape " ?
There's always the red line of In Flames. You can always find the In
Flames things and also some new stuff we had to it, just to make it
more interesting for ourselves. But I would say that's it's a bit more
a up tempo record, and more melodic in the guitars than the last one.
Will you play some songs of this new album tonight
No, no, it's too early. (laught) Not yet. Some old songs we'll
heard that you'll also release a boxset which will contains 2 cd and
2 DVD, would you talk a bit more abut it ?
Ok, maybe, I don't know. (laught)
The DVD was shot mainly through our world tour from the first show in
Gothenburg to Japan, to Australia, and in the U.S and we shot a lot
of shows, a lot of stuff behind it. We did a club show in Gothenburg
where we played the entire "Soundtrack To Your Escape".. there's
a lot of live footage, covering our trip around the world mainly, but
that's lots of stuff. It's a really really long DVD, it's gonna be like
a 3 discs DVD because we haven't released one before and we wanted to
make something really special with the first DVD we've done. There's
not really old footage, that's basically from the last 2 years with
many stuff you've never seen before, lots of goodies on it, lots of
secrets and maybe in the future we'll do best-of stuff...
when will it be released?
Pretty soon, I don't know the release date but I heard july..so it's
also heard about a European tour at the end of the year with In Flames
as headliner support by Sepultura and Chimaira, what do you have to
say about it ?
No Comment! (laught)
Nothing is officially for now. We plan for it. We want to make different
European Tours and that's not confirmed who we will bring but the rumours
sounds good, I'd like to do that, I don't know if that's possible yet.
someone told you at the begining of In Flames that you would influence
lots of bands how do you think you could react about it ?
I wouldn't think so at the begining of In Flames. It's a big honour
to do what we do and to influence bands that are highly successful.
It's not something you really consider when you start playing but yeah,
that's really really great!
swedish scene is a rich one. There's a band I like a lot which isn't
known as it sould be called Clawfinger? What do you think about this
I haven't heard what they've done recently but I heard the old records
and I really like them. Cool guys, we played with them a couple of times.
bands are your favourite ?
My favourite bands are Maiden and Slayer.
already talked about your plans but do you have something more to say....for
your fans for exemple ?
It's great to be back. We haven't been able to play here for a few years
now, I love France and I never saw the reasons to why we didn't came
here on the last tour but nobody booked us, so it's great to be back.
we hope to see you with Chimaira and Sepultura !
Yeah so do I!
of Pivot :
What is your favourite word ? Knullrufs,
it's a swedish word which means to silly her cat after having sex
What is your least favourite word ? I don't
What turns you on creatively ? Well play
music. I'm not only listening to death metal like russians music...that's
really inspires me a lot.
What turns you on spiritually ? Sex
What turns you on emotionally ? Sex
What turns you off ? Sweat
What is your favourite bad word ? Fitta,
i can't translate it just sitting next to the lady. (N.D.LR a woman's
What sound do you love ? The bip when
you got a message
What sound do you hate ? The phone rings
What is your favourite place on earth ? Home
And the one you hate ? Away
Which person influences you the most during your
life ? My brother
Who were your heroes when you were a kid ?
Iron Maiden and Slayer still (laught), and Def Leppard.
What profession would you like to do when you
were a kid ? Astronaute, that would be cool.
What profession would you not like to do ?
I wouldn't want to be a nurse.
If Heaven exists, what would you like God to say
when you will arrive at the Pearly Gates? Welcome !
We would like to thanks Ute & Freddie, Peter & In Flames
for this interview.
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