Thursday, August 25, 2011

Lacrmas Profundere Interview

1.Can you tell us a bit of the band, when you formed and what your goals were at the beginning? The band was formed as I met our former Bassplayer and current Merchandiser "Steff" at a Metalpub near my hometown! He had a friend who played guitar and I had a brother who looks like a vocalist. My best friend was a drummer, so two weeks later we had our first band rehearsal in this bog called rehearsalroom without heating a toilett and water, I never forget that we pissed out of the windows from the second floor! Hahaha! We never expected a record deal or a Tour through countries like Spain, Russia, Mexico, France, Italy, Swiss, Hungary, Great Britain, Turkey or Greece, only to name a view, we only wanted to have fun without pressure! I never forget

2. Were did you come up with the band name?
ok here we go: My brother came to our rehearsal room and we discuss together the future bandname! Our former name was Dark Eternity, but we don´t like the name, the design and the sound of it, so we talk and talk and talk and suddenly he took a latin dictionary out of his pocket-don´t ask why he had a latin dictionary in his pocket, I don´t know because he and no one in the band ever had a lesson in latin! but he found these words like lacrimas profundere in it and this means something like: "to shed tears"! you know, we were young and we were drunk, so we liked it!!! that's the story!

3. How would you describe your musical style?
Rock´n´sad - We all like rock Music, but we don´t like the colour in it and the high voices, so we tried to withdraw the rock music its colour, paint it black and mix it with melancholy and a deeeeep voice and traraa: rock´n´sad was born! You know, nobody creates a new wheel in the music scene, its like the question: what could you do better in a Tabledance Bar? Every riff has been played, every breast has been shown and so many words are said, so, as a band, you only can change the mixing proportion! To come to the point, its important that you feel what you do and for us it feels good: to be the whiskey in the coca cola of HIM and the Gin in the tonic water of The Cult - that’s all! Name it james dean metal, mickey rourke rock or rock´n´sad-its all the same: words can´t describe art!

4. What are some of the best live shows that you have played so far?
This year the show at the Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig in front of 6000 enthusiastic fans and in the past our Tour in Mexico and the Mera Luna 2007 in front of 25.000 people-Ah don´t forget the Sziget Festival last year, that was great too!

5. Are there any plans for a U.S tour?
We had, in October, but some shitty things happens that makes it impossible for us to come! We´re very frustrated about that situation! But, we found a very good partner in Mama Trash and we hope in Bam Margera-we´re huge fans of him and his shows and he plays our songs many times, for example in his MTV Shows Bam´s unholy union or his new movie Minghags! So, we hope this could help in the future a little bit!

6. How would you describe the musical progress over the years?
At the moment it feels like a Sisters of Mercy Monster with The Cult eyes, Pete Steele legs and a Guns´n´roses cock! so now, we have to domesticate it! Hahaha! You know, we don´t wanted to record the same album ever and ever, because this is as boring as your girlfriend always wears the same underwear, so it was time to search for new adventures! But in my opinion the Building Lacrimas Profundere is still the same but we adorned it new, we throw the garbage out and paint it new! In 1993 we did something like doom death gothic and now its something like gothic-rock-metal!

7. What direction do you see the band heading into during the future?
You know, we always try to compose this one perfect album, an album that inject you our tourfeelings direct in your veins! And I think that you smell the dust of the streets, the smoking air in the Nightliner and the redwine of last night if you listen to our last records. We learned a lot at our tours together with Apocalyptica, Lacuna Coil or The 69 eyes! We went to so many Countries and all these things influenced the music and made LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE to a better band – so we simply wanted to stay in this direction!

8. How good has the distribution been from Nuclear Blast so far -
we have a contract with napalm records! And-sorry boys from Napalm, but we think, you could do it better!

9. How would you describe the lyrical content of the music?
The current record talks about the "last view"! You always read that your whole live comes back like a short trailer in the last seconds of your death! So our record tells the story of this small Nikki Sixx, included alcohol, whores, relationships and drugs! At the last note of the record he´s back in life with the song "while"! So, "life is beautiful", Nikki would say!

10. What are your main influences music wise or non music wise?
Big Mac, Heineken, some good old records and my ESP guitars!!!

11. What are you listening to nowadays and what would you recommend new or old?
Old! I listen to Sister of Mercy Stuff, old Type o Negative, or The Cult! New: I still love the Nikki Sixx Band: Sixx A.M.

12. Does Occultism or Paganism play any role in the music?
No, not in ours!

13. What are some good films or literature that you would recommend?
The Heroin Diaries of Nikki Sixx! I like the book because this guy LIVES!!! And one of the best movies I saw the last time was "Hangover". What a funny and weird movie!

12. How is the scene in Germany for Gothic Metal?
Nowadays not as good as three or four years ago! OK, we entered the Charts here in Germany and the gothic scene is still strong, but there are no new guys who were interested in-the boom is over, but I heard in US it just begins, so, we can´t wait!

13. Any final words?
Thanx a lot for your fantastic support! We wanted to say cheers and hello to everybody who went to our concerts and mainly bought our CD´s! I´m sure we see you all soon! Check out our myspace website at, the new videoclip and buy the fuckin new record to fund our next drinks! That’s all for now, bye, your Oliver Nikolas Schmid
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