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 make my own music.
Iron Maiden, King Diamond/Mercyful Fate, Skyclad, Iced Earth, Motley Crue, Guns n’ Roses, Aerosmith, Dimmu Borgir, Cradle of Filth, Dissection, Marilyn Manson
Bruce Dickinson, Paul Stanley, Little Richard, Steve Lee, Freddie Mercury, Michael Jackson, Axl Rose, Matt Barlow, Steven Tyler, King Diamond, Marylin Manson, Rob Zombie, Satyr, Dani Filth, Jon Nödtveidt, Bruce Kulick, Slash, John 5, Joe Perry, Nikki Sixx, Snowy Shaw, John Williams, Danny Elfman, Wedensday 13, etc.
First album bought?
Europe “The Final Countdown”, Michael Jackson “Bad”
Iron Maiden “Seventh Son of a Seventh Son”, Guns n’ Roses “Use Your Illusion I & II”, Aerosmith “Pump”, Manowar “The Triumph of Steel”, Alice Cooper “Trash”, Metallica “…and Justice for All”, Megadeth “Rust in Peace”, Ozzy Osbourne “No Mor Tears”, Kiss “Revenge”, Motley Crue “Dr. Feelgood”, Skid Row “Skid Row”, Pantera “A Vulgar Display of Power”, Sepultura “Arise”, Death SS “Heavy Demons”, Dimmu Borgir “Enthrone Darkness Triumphant”, In Flames “Whoracle”, Dissection “Storm of the Light’s Bane”, Satyricon “Nemesis Divina”, Cannibal Corpse “The Bleeding”, Dismember “Massive Killing Capacity”, Slayer “Divine Intervention”, Marylin Manson “Antichrist Superstar”, Rob Zombie “The Sinister Urge”, Cradle of Filth “Midian”, Helloween “Keeper of the Seven Keys pt.1&2”, Annihilator “Set the World on Fire”, Blind Guardian “Nightfall in Middle Earth”, Gamma Ray “Land of the Free”, Running Wild “Black Hand Inn”, Grave Digger “Knights of the Cross”, Rage “XIII”, Immortal “Damned in Black”, King Diamond “Them”, Mercyful Fate “In the Shadows”, Candlemass “Nightfall”, Sixx AM “This is Gonna Hurt”, W.A.S.P. “The Crimson Idol”, Papa Roach “Metamorphosis”, Marduk “Nightwing”, Dark Funeral “Where Shadows Forever Reign”, Iced Earth “Days of Purgatory”, Amorphis “Queen of Time”, 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?
Iron Maiden (Brave New World / Maiden England / Legacy of the Beast tours), Dimmu Borgir (Wacken 2001), AC/DC, Kiss, Aerosmith through the years / Queen with Freddie Mercury, Gotthard with Steve Lee, Dissection
Favourite EK songs?
King of the Elves, The Loser, Black Roses for the Wicked One, Skywards, Witches Gather, Draugen’s Maelstrom, The One we Shall Follow (the list changes all the time, I know…!)
Favourite EK song to play live?
The Loser, The Solitaire, Twilight of Magic, Draugen’s Maelstrom, Black Roses for the Wicked One, The One We Shall Follow
Which band would you like to open up for?
Any of my favourite bands
Highlight of your career on/off stage?
Summer Breeze 2009, Wacken Open Air 2016, Japan 2016 / Recording an album with Dennis Ward
Craziest situation on/off stage?
Being stupidly drunk on stage / being stupidly drunk off stage
Most embarassing moment of your career?
Hamburg 2017. Who was there, knows.
Favourite drink / smoke?
Coke, Beer / 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, Romero’s Zombi trilogy, The Star Wars saga, Indiana Jones trilogy, Back to the Future trilogy, Jurassic Park, Ace Ventura, Tim Burton’s films, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Interview with the Vampire, House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects, Star Trek, most of Hammer and Universal old horror movies, 50’s sci-fi movies, 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, Winona Ryder, Ian McKellen, Angelina Jolie, Martin Landau, Jim Carrey, etc.
Favourite TV series?
The X-Files, Stranger Things, The Walking Dead, American Horror Story, Breaking Bad
IT, Misery, Needful Things, etc. (King), Frankenstein (Shelley), The Lord of the Rings (Tolkien), The Elfstones of Shannara (Brooks), The Name of the Rose (Eco), Interview with the Vampire (Rice), various stuff by Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, Agatha Christie, Laurell K. Hamilton, Bilico + Mani Nude (Barbato)…and comics like Dylan Dog, Daredevil, Spider-Man, X-Men, Spawn andy many other comics+ graphic novels.
Favourite computer/console games?
Monkey Island series, Gabriel Knight series, Sam and Max, Day of the Tentacle, Broken Sword, Shadow of the Comet, Quest for Glory series, Phantasmagoria series, Farenheit, Neverwinter Nights, Oblivion, The Witcher saga, Life is Strange, Thimbleweed Park, 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, Focusrite, VGS guitars, Rebel Trading stands, RADIOACTIVE stands, KYLLA CUSTOM ROCK WEAR clothing.