RAGE Devil Strikes Again, RUNNING WILD and SKYCLAD The Noise Years compilations
Outcast, The Conjuring 2, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
MARVEL comics, STEPHEN KING The Gunslinger
Day of birth?
When did you start playing?
I used to play classical guitar when I was a kid, then took electric guitar lessons later on. I started singing in a cover band when I was 15.
Why did you start playing?
I wanted to play in a rock/metal band and create my own music.
Everything that’s cool to my ears from metal to pop music. Some of my favourite artists are Kiss, Iron Maiden, Guns n’ Roses, Queen, Motley Crue, Marilyn Manson, Aerosmith, In Flames, Hardcore Superstar, Dimmu Borgir, Rob Zombie, Michael Jackson, Dissection, Iced Earth, Pantera, Wednesday 13, Bon Jovi, Slipknot, Nickelback, Stone Sour, Lady Gaga, Sixx AM, Cannibal Corpse, Papa Roach, Buckcherry, Madonna, Cradle of Filth, King Diamond, Mercyful Fate, Skid Row, etc.
Freddie Mercury, Axl Rose, Steven Tyler, Bruce Dickinson, Paul Stanley, Bruce Kulick, Brian May, Slash, King Diamond, Rob Zombie, Zakk Wylde, Snowy Shaw, Nikki Sixx, Eric Singer, John 5, Marylin Manson, Steve Lee, Richie Sambora, Joe Perry, David Coverdale, Mick Mars, etc.
First album bought?
Europe “The Final Countdown”, Michael Jackson “Bad”
Iron Maiden “Seventh Son of a Seventh Son”, Kiss “too many to name just one!”, Guns n’ Roses “Appetite for Destruction” and “Use Your Illusion I & II”, Aerosmith “Pump”, Queen “The Miracle”, Motley Crue “Dr. Feelgood”, Sixx AM “This is Gonna Hurt”, Black Stone Cherry “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue”, Lynyrd Skynyrd “God & Guns”, Nickelback “Dark Horse”, Rob Zombie “The Sinister Urge”, Grave Digger “Knights of the Cross”, Running Wild “Black Hand Inn”, W.A.S.P. “The Crimson Idol”, Cradle of Filth “Midian”, Dimmu Borgir “Enthrone Darkness Triumphant”, King Diamond “The Puppet Master”, Iced Earth “Days of Purgatory”, Pantera “A Vulgar Display of Power”, Papa Roach “Metamorphosis”, Annihilator “Set the World on Fire”, Megadeth “Rust in Peace”, Metallica “…and Justice for all”, In Flames “Whoracle”, Dissection “Storm of the Light’s Bane”, Skid Row “Skid Row”, etc.
First concert (as visitor)?
Guns n’ Roses – Reggio Emilia 1993 (Use Your Illusion Tour)
Best live show you’ve seen / would like to see?
In Flames and Twisted Sister (Wacken 2003), Dimmu Borgir (Wacken 2001), Hardcore Superstar (every time I see them!), AC/DC, Kiss, Aerosmith (2010) / Queen with Freddie Mercury
Favourite EK songs?
Seasonspeech, Trows Kind, The Divided Heart, Silence de Morte, The Loser (will this list change?…of course!)
Favourite EK song to play live?
Your Heroes are Dead, Neverending Nights, Poor Little Baroness (acoustic version!)
Which band would you like to open up for?
Any of my favourite bands
Highlight of your career on/off stage?
Summer Breeze 2009 / Recording an album with Dennis Ward
Craziest situation on/off stage?
Being drunk on stage (I know that’s bad…but it can happen if the catering is particularly alcoholical!!) / being completely drunk at the cinema for example can give life to a lot of funny and crazy situations…but I’m getting old (and wise…ahah!) and that doesn’t happen that often anymore!
Most embarassing moment of your career?
Once I accidentally tore out the crotch of my pants on stage…
Favourite drink / smoke?
Coke, Beer, JD’s, Jaegermaister w/ice / yes
Favourite movies / actors?
A Nightmare on Elm Street series, Friday the 13th series, Halloween series, Evil Dead series, Hellraiser 1-3, Fright Night 1 & 2, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Freddy vs. Jason, Romero’s Zombi trilogy, Ace Ventura, all of Tim Burton’s films, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Interview with the Vampire, House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects, Sherlock Holmes, Alice in Wonderland, most of Hammer and Universal old horror movies, 50’s sci-fi movies (Ed Wood above all), lots of Italian 70’s/80’s horror films like The Beyond (Fulci), Cannibal Holocaust (Deaodato) or Deep Red (Agento), etc. / Gary Oldman, Anthony Hopkins, Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Martin Landau, Jim Carrey, Megane Fox, Robert Downey Jr., etc.
Favourite TV series?
The X-Files, Californication, The Walking Dead, American Horror Story, Breaking Bad
Everything by Paola Barbato, The Lord of the Rings (Tolkien), The Elfstones of Shannara (Brooks), The Name of the Rose (Eco), Interview with the Vampire (Rice), Bag of Bones (King), various stuff by Lovecraft, the Anita Blake saga by Laurell K. Hamilton…and various comics like Dylan Dog, Marvel heroes and graphic novels.
Favourite computer/console games?
Monkey Island series, Gabriel Knight series, Sam and Max, Day of the Tentacle, Shadow of the Comet, Quest for Glory series, Phantasmagoria series, Farenheit, Neverwinter Nights, Oblivion, The Witcher, A Vampyre Story, Deponia saga, etc.
What do you like to do on your freetime?
Wild life with my girlfriend, pc graphics, reading, listening to music, watching movies and hanging out.
Describe yourself with 3 words:
unique, crazy, daydreamer
Equipment you use?
Shure microphones and wireless systems, M-Audio, VGS guitars, Rebel Trading stands, RADIOACTIVE stands, KYLLA CUSTOM ROCK WEAR clothing.