Stefan/Sabine - Graveworm
After having received Graveworm's recent hateful design "(N)Utopia" in the mail one day prior to seeing them live, the wife and I threw the CD in the car and instantly tried to familiarize ourselves with this excellent Italian band. During the show I must have been dreaming into reality as I was able to create the time to spend with these legions unleashed and overcome any abhorrance. I had the unique privilege to spend some quality time with vocalist Stefan and keyboardist Sabine, and ask them a few pertinent questions.
MettleAngel: Why did you choose the name Graveworm? Was it a reference from the movie - "Lair of the White Worm"?
MettleAngel: You mean it doesn't have anything to do with "the worms crawl in, the worms crawl out...." song?
MettleAngel: What style of metal would you
classify Graveworm as being?
MettleAngel: Why did you decide to cover R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion"?
MettleAngel: It is an excellent cover, although you are familiar with it's actual meaning and intent, correct?
MettleAngel: And your choice of Iron Maiden's "Fear Of The Dark"?
MettleAngel: Has Nuclear Blast provided you with quality promotion?
MettleAngel: I hear you have plans to reissue one of your earlier CDs, how is this coming along?
Next I questioned Graveworm's keyboardist Sabine, who is also a licensed psychologist.
MettleAngel: How long have you been playing keyboards in Graveworm?
MettleAngel: So I hear you're a psychologist, what aspect of psychology do you practice?
MettleAngel: So what aspect of clinical/cognitive psychology do you practice and who are some of your favorite renowned psychologists. Personally I like Adler, Abraham Maslow, and Soren Kierkagaard.
MettleAngel: As a clinician or a therapist do you practice empowerment?
MettleAngel: This is when you help the client to overcome his victim energy and have him take responsibilty for his own actions. You know the old addage "give a man a fish you feed him for a day, teach him how to fish and he'll feed himself for life". I sense that you are intuitive and that you empathize with your clients. Wendy and I have also done counseling and tried to help people assume responsibility for their own lives. I also sense that you were raised Catholic. How does this factor into your working with troubled youth?
MettleAngel: I was referring to the role of the Saints and how they dedicated their lives in servitude for the betterment of humanity; and not that fear -based, dualistic demonology which is inculcated upon us at such an early age, due to dogmatic nonsense.
MettleAngel: Switching gears, whats it like being the only woman in this band and on tour with all these other male bands?
MettleAngel: So your just one of the guys, just hanging out, and having some fun?
MettleAngel: Doesn't it hurt your neck doing the headbanging windmill onstage?
MettleAngel: Other than the excessive heat, has the tour been a lot of fun?
MettleAngel: Thank you so very much for taking the time to indulge me.
See also: review of the gig the same night 2006 06 06 »»