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Kris, there is a 3-track EP called „Night in Vladyland“ out now. I was surprised about the new sound, which is more dark and heavy than on the „Welcome ot Vladyland“ album. What's the reason behind the decision to change your sound ?

 

We could say we wanted to show a new vlad in tears "face"...which means we've been  creating the most powerfull and heavy (ep) we ever made...we get the feeling we needed to shake pepole's mind and people's heart with our new music,we wanted to be more heavy and angry,mostly cause laltely we've been  living our life fighting against so many bad things...and i thought it was time to record this deep feelings to make memories of all...and also cause we've realized that when we are playing live shows,we  were pushing ourselves so much that now we know we need to unleash this power even into our recording sessions...

 

 

 

 

Like several announcements tell, there will be a new full length album coming in spring 2013. Can you explain something about the progress of work now and what we as listeners can expect ?

 

I can only say  we are working on it so hard cause we want to make our best album ever...we want to let the people know us as all of what we made us what we are till now...we'll be more angry,more heavy,more damned than ever...and of course we are preparing some surprises for all of our fans....i can't tell you more...

 

With „Fallen Angels“, a song of the new EP, you shot a great video to promote it. It seems that Vlad in Tears are willing to express their messages and songs also visual, not only in sound. Is it important for you that people can see your music, not only hear ?

 

of course! I really love to make videos...and all is about visual art...i've been studing cinema direction for so many years and i 'm a great lover of it...i always thought,among the other things,vlad in tears always needed to have a "face" to describe its music...it's our style,that's the way i love to comunicate to the world... 

 

You are a band that spends a lot of time with intensive touring. Are Vlad in Tears definetely born for the stages ?

 

yes we can say that..hehehe...we love be touring,we always loved,it's one of the best thing of being a musician...even better...to have a rock band...

 

How would you describe a Vlad in Tears show for people that never saw you on stage before ?

 

if you've never seen not even one of Vlad in Tears show you should come to see the reason why we are "special"... if you like rock music , romantic feelings mixed to rough and powerful sounds,if you like melodies and kicks up on your ass,if you like dark atmospheres and evil kisses just come to listen to something very "artistic" complete...you will not regret it...

 

„Welcome to Vladyland“ was full of melodic harmonies and for my opinion with more happy feelings. I think the new sound is fitting more to your vampiresque image. Agreed ?

 

we could say that...even if it doesn't mean we are more "vampiresque" ..i think we are going to be more and more dark and heavy,which means we are leaving behind us all the soft things we did before,but not because we are not happy about that anymore,but because we got the feeling  it's time to let the people know what do we feel right now...what we are now...

it's like someting is growing up with us,something developing with us,like a natural evolution...

 

What is the fascinating thing of the dark side ? I don't think that you go out at night and drink others blood, or (ha ha) ?

 

you'll never know...hehehe...anyway, being into the "dark world"  means to me just all i've always did, i did it following all the time as my way to do ...i really cannot explain why and how i'm part of it because it's so "natural" to me...it was always like this..since when i was a little dark kid...hehe

and of course being "dark" doesn't mean being "sad" to me...it's just a way to see the things around yourself...something personal...a point of view..nothing bad by the way...

 

How is songwriting shared ? Who is responsible for the music and who for the lyrics ?

 

I make all the songs and all the lyrics(or most of them) by myself...it's a kind of course (or a gift) ... i dream about the songs i've written....almost all of them...it's like a soundrack i can hear below my dreams...

of course after the "writing" thing i share all of it and we complete the songs with all of we got (each one of us....)

 

 

 

 

Is there a main band you got inspired of ? I mean...there are some more bands in dark outfits and styles (Manson, Lizzy Borden, Alice Cooper...to name a few).

 

our music background is very very big... we grew up listening all of kind of music...mostly rock and electronic music....we've started to play following the old rock n' roll and heavy metal style as Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin and others...till Him music or Muse and Marilyn Manson...but now we play our music following  our own style of course...

 

You are signed now to ZYX / Golden Core. What do you expect from that new deal ?

 

heehe good question...i'd like to see things grow up with us and to keep working...gladly more than before and into better conditions than before of course...i'm so happy and hopeful about it...we'll see....

 

You are an italian band but we can say that Berlin is your second hometown, right ? Where lies the focus now. Getting more popular in germany first, or europe or the whole world ?

 

the first time i was in germany was not so good becase we were playing in front of so few people and our prevous manager and our booking agency  was not very good for us...we've lived so many bad experiences before to get a good one...now the things are getting better of course but there's  still a lot of work to do to make the things grow more and more...

we've been playing in England, in  Czech Republic ,in Scotland,in Germany (of course)3 times...and i can only say... "small world" ... it all depends on how known you are and how much " advertised" you are ...i've never made any difference between the countries i've been till know..maybe sometimes i made a difference between "some" people and that's all...i care about music and feelings...and i care about  doing my job as the best way i can...

 

My friend Holger of Morhorst Music gives you a great support, I think. Did you bite him ?

 

of course i did!!! hahaha

he's our greatest fan and he's our best friend cause he cares so much about all about us...and it's not about money of course...it all goes over these things...that's a real good thing having him into our team...

 

What are your next plans beside the new album ?

 

we are going to arrange a new bloody tour.. with all of our best songs an we'll let the people know us as the best way they can...which means we will push ourselves as much as we can...we want to make this unforgettable....once for all...

 

The next festival summer isn't that far away ? Any chance to see Vlad in Tears on some open air stages ?

 

  I honestly don't know at all...it's all on "working progress" ... let's hope for the best...

 

 

 

 

As I see your fanbase is growing fast. How's the feedback about your new direction in sound ? I think you can reach many new fans with your music now, otherwise some will say „not my cup of tea anymore“.

 

we hope to comunicate to all our "old" fans the right feelings as we are going to do to all our new fans...we know we are making something more heavy and dark but i think it could be just better...for all of us...cause we've never been a pop band...so...let the things go and see what  happens...we will always Vlad in Tears...which means a lot of type of fellings... 

 

Finally, please explain in your own words:  Where and what is VLADYLAND ?

 

when i thought to make this project i was very very excited by the idea to talk about deep, good and (mostly) bad feelings, walking through my favorite kind of "world"...the vlad's world...a man who denied his own god cause he lost his love and became a demon...among a million of tears...that's the best hate/love story of he world for me...

and this is what vlad in tears talk about...."how do you really could do when you have lost something so much important for yourself?what could you become?" vlad in tears music is like a bitter sweet kiss and an evil punch on your chest that rips out your heart forever...

Vladyland is the world which contains all of this...come and let yourself go...

 

Thanx to Kris for this interview.

 

thanx to you..all of you...my pleasure...

 - stay tuned!!!

 

Interview by Kerbinator


Video:    "FALLEN ANGEL"

 

 

 


 

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