Tommy: What kind of impressions and reactions
have you recieved from your debutalbum? What new angels/developments (if
any)have taken place since the release?
Christian: A lot of things has happened since
then . We have learned a great deal of things. We have grown more
professional and mature as musicians. I think that will be hearded
on the next album. It will be easier to carry our visions into effect.
The reactions has been tremendously positive.
We have succeeded with our vision
to produce true, nloble metal
;) People seem to recieve and interpret the lbum just as it was meant
to, in general.
Tommy: How has your music been recieved
and looked upon in for example Germay? This kind of music must fit perfectly
for the metal-fastidious population down there...according to me you made
one of the 3-4 best albums during last year, with a pondus of seldom seen
manner that should make for example Manowar, Wizard and Hammerfall realize
that they might as well go to bed and watch MTV instead of even trying
to continue what they do, and I doubt that I am alone having that opinion.
Tommy: What have the different members of
Lost Horizon been involved in earlier? Such eminent musicians isn't likely
to just appear from nowhere, but instead must have had their fingers and
noses poking in other things before.
I guess many with me would find that interesting to find out, so you can
check out productions of the early years....
Christian: You are absolutely right! We don't
just come from nowhere. We have been around in various constellations
since the beginning of the 90's. then we were known under the name
Highlander but that band were put on ice from -95 until -98 when we
restarted it and that eventually resulted in Lost Horizon.
Wojtek has been active with his deathmetalband Luciferion together
with Martin during 95-96 I believe it was.
I personally haven't been active in any official constellations but
have been musically active during the whole 90's. Me and Martin studied
music at Musicians Intitute of Technology in Hollywood 93-94 and also
Fredrik Olsson (2nd guitarist) has attended to this education but
at another period of time.
Furthermore he has also played with Daniel Heiman earlier and Daniel
came stright from the Boråsbased band Conviction when he joined
Atilla Publik (keyboard) has been playing in numerous bands and projects
with just as many different musical styles, especially jazz.
Tommy: What is the situation at the moment
regarding different members engagements on the side from Lost Horizon?
Sideprojects - is there even time for such? - and in that case: any albums
planned? Studio/producer jobs or equal assignments?
Christian: At the moment there are no time
for sideprojects but there will be in
the future. Wojtek will soon release yet an album with his deathmetal-band
Luciferion(old material) but after that it will most likely take a
while before any of the members will have time to spare for sideprojects,
but the thoughts and ideas are present so it will happen
Tommy: The next studioalbum? How does the
plans look for that one - can we expect to hear Lost Horizon as we are
used to (and want to) hear them, have new sources of inspiration found
its way into the domains of L.H, or will the present tempo and power just
be brought up a level?
Christian: The next album are planned to be
released in September. Yet another summer locked up in a studio! The
music will continue in the sign of Lost Horizon and contain more Power
and Might than earlier. The fans that got hooked on our style can
be calm. The next album will have just the same high standard. After
all, it's we that will bring the Once Lost Horizon back!
Tommy: How does the festivalsummer look
for L.H? Any dates/locations planned in that area? And how will it loo
after the release of the next album? Lost Horizon on the swedish roads
a bit more in the future? If that is not the case - how come?
Christian: Considering the astronomical amount
of work we are facing ahead with our second powerpackage we haven't
that much gigs planned during the spring and the summer, since then
is when the album will be recorded.
Some gigs we will perform, though. We will play few smaller places
during spring. The exact dates can be found on our website: www.oncelosthorizon.com.
We will play at the Decibel-Festival in Bengtsfors May 18th and apart
from that we have a little surprise for all true Metalfans this summer
but so far it is unofficiell.
Tommy: And finally - any words of wisdom
or funny facts about the nearest future
you want to share with the readers?
That was all I had for now, Christian - the staff at metalcovenant.com
wish you all the very best for the future, and we sincerely want to thank
you for keeping the spirit of Metal alive!
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