The swiss band Alastis came to my heart immediteally when I heard them so here is an interview with them done in april 2001.
Please tell me a little about every member, age, work, interests,
family and somehting horrible about every one?
-For the questions 1 & 2 please check our homepage http://www.alastis.ch
You'll find all we're agree to tell about us ...
Why this sort of music?
-We're all out from different metal scene and we play the music which
comes out from our common passion
I call it death gothic metal, what about that, what other things
have you been describe as?
-We are playing our music and I leave you take care about the definition
Do you care about reviews? Have you changed anything after a bad
-Yes we care when the critics come from a sincere way...
Which is the most peculiar review you have got?
-I can not remind ! with five albums and maybe more than thousand
How is it to play your style of music in Switzerland? Any other
good bands there?
-A lot of other good bands and I will not give you names cause I'm afraid
to forget some...otherwise Switzerland isn't better than all the other countries !
Are you only listening to metal and the harder stuff?
-We're open to all good and sincere productions and styles and personally
I think it's become very rare in the metal scene !
What do you know about Sweden?
-I was two time there and the most particular thing is that you've got a very
expensive country and a lot of good musicians...
Have you heard any swedish bands?
-What you think ?
You know many people mix Switzerland and Sweden as the same ting,
what do you think about that?
-And specialy the americans but they are stupid so...
Is Century Media a good label?
What have you done more than Unity and how can I get it?
-We have five albums and except the first one you can order them in your
Unity, what unity do you mean?
When you do music, which is most important ,the music or to
a refrain that people remember?
-To have pleasure to play !
Who is the best lyricwriter in the world?
Please rank your five best records, five best concerts and
most important things in life?
-Slayer : Reign in blood, Celtic Frost : morbid tales, Bathory : The
Return, Iron Maiden : The Number of the Beast, Madonna: Music
Slayer, Pink Floyd, Saint Vitus, Laibach, Björk
To eat, to drink, to sleep, to drug and to die
First,last and the most expensive record you have bought?
-First : Motörhead : No sleep t'ill Hammersmith
Last : Linkin Park
most expensive : Alastis : The Just Law (self financed)
Idols when you were small?
-Never had idols !
Is it in Switzerland drug addicts can come and get their
hospitals, if it is there, what do you think about it?
-Coooool ! I don't like the drugs but the drugs like me...
How is the political climat in Switzerland overall?
-Like everywhere but ten time more quiet !
You´re not in the eurpean union ,what do you think about it?
-Our blanket is very small but that's ours ! Switzerland is more
"European" than the other, we're living together with four different languages and
culture till 710 years and with a foreign population of 25% and we know
that's very difficult to keep this Unity without frictions...you'll see!
Is it many interviews, is it boring?
-Sometimes ! I think I've answered to more fifty interviews this months
and that's just the beginning...
Which is the question you never get but you want to have, please
ask it and answer it?
-I don't know...
How is a good concert with Alastis?
-I've never seen ALASTIS on stage !
How does the average fan look like?
-Like metal fans !
How much do you sell approxiemately?
-That's a confidential information !
Which are the future plans for yourself?
-To finish this interview and roll a big joint !
Which are the futureplans for the band?
-We prepare us for some festivals here in Switzerland and an European
tour in autumn
-Listen to yourself !