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.
Everything that’s cool to my ears from metal to pop music. Some of my favourite artists are
Iron Maiden, Guns n’ Roses, Kiss, Queen, Motley Crue, Marilyn Manson, Aerosmith, In Flames, Hardcore Superstar, Dimmu Borgir, Rob Zombie, Michael Jackson, Dissection, Iced Earth, Pantera, Wednesday 13, Bon Jovi, Lady Gaga, Sixx AM, Cannibal Corpse, Papa Roach, Buckcherry, Madonna, Cradle of Filth, King Diamond, Mercyful Fate, Immortal, Skid Row, Satyricon, Ozzy Osbourne, Ghost, 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, Sigurd Wongraven, Jon Nödtveidt, John Williams, Danny Elfman, Alexandre Desplat, etc.
First album bought?
Europe “The Final Countdown”, Michael Jackson “Bad”
Iron Maiden “Seventh Son of a Seventh Son”, Kiss “Revenge”, Guns n’ Roses “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”, Cannibal Corpse “The Bleeding”, Satyricon “Nemesis Divina”, Ozzy Osbourne “No More Tears”, Death SS “Heavy Demons” 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?
Guns n’ Roses (2017), AC/DC (2010), Kiss (2010), Aerosmith (2010), In Flames and Twisted Sister (Wacken 2003), Dimmu Borgir (Wacken 2001), Iron Maiden (Brave New World tour), Hardcore Superstar (through the years), Dimmu Borgir (1997), Death SS (1998) / 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, A Poem for the Firmament, The Divided Heart (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
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 (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, Winona Ryder, Ian McKellen, Angelina Jolie, Martin Landau, Jim Carrey, Robert Downey Jr., etc.
Favourite TV series?
The X-Files, Stranger Things, The Walking Dead, American Horror Story, Breaking Bad
IT and many others by Stephen King, 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), various stuff by Lovecraft, the Anita Blake saga by Laurell K. Hamilton…and various comics like Dylan Dog, tons of Marvel comics and 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, 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, Focusrite, VGS guitars, Rebel Trading stands, RADIOACTIVE stands, KYLLA CUSTOM ROCK WEAR clothing.