Ronnie Atkins - Pretty Maids
Mat: You've been in the game for over 20 years now but could you just for a small introduction tell the readers in short of when and how the band came to be?
Mat: The overall sound and songs on Planet Panic are a bit heavier compared to Carpe Diem according to me. Was this intentional from the beginning or did it simple evolve that way as the progress with the album went along?
Mat: You've chosen to work with Tommy Hansen
again on Planet Panic. Why did you choose him this time and not Flemming
Rasmussen? Do you think you will work with Flemming again or is that episode
Mat: What elements do you think have improved the most in the band over the years? What are you especially proud of?
Mat: You've had a very long career up to this point but what bands have been your biggest influences during your career? Is there even any newer band/bands that have made an impression on you regarding this and in that case why?
Mat: And while we're at the long career subject - by this day and age you have seen the metal-scene have both ups and downs. How do you keep your motivation and inspiration during the years and especially in times when metal is not so in style?
Mat: Besides influences from other bands where do you get your inspiration when you write your music and lyrics? And is the entire band involved in the composing and lyrics- writing or is this a one-man job?
Mat: Due to the delayed release of Planet Panic your tour-dates in Sweden have all been cancelled. Can you tell us something more about the reasons for the delay? Does this also mean that you have rescheduled the Swedish tour already or is it permanently on ice?
Mat: Sweden seems to produce metal bands that make quite known names for themselves but how is this situation in Denmark?
Mat: What are the plans for the band both regarding the nearest future and in a longer perspective? Can you tell the readers something about this?
Mat: And finally - any words of wisdom or
funny facts about the nearest future
That was all I had for now, Ronnie - 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!