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Posted on February 12, 2008

Welcome to part 1 of an indepth Q&A with Caliban regarding their forthcoming album The Undying Darkness. Name? Dennis Schmidt Instrument? Guitar How were the recording sessions for the new album? Pleasant. The sessions weren’t far from home and located in a nice area. The vocal parts were strenuous at times but other than that I had a lot of fun. Word associations: Caliban í¢ä‰åäóì music. Music í¢ä‰åäóì Caliban. Simpsons í¢ä‰åäóì Not really into it. Andi í¢ä‰åäóì hair dryer. Denis í¢ä‰åäóì nice name. Marc í¢ä‰åäóì li la launeb퀌_r (German kids TV character) Marco í¢ä‰åäóì chaos. Patrick í¢ä‰åäóì cheers. Anders Friden í¢ä‰åäóì he is calmness itself. Roadrunner í¢ä‰åäóì cartoon and small record label. Cheese í¢ä‰åäóì tasty Juice í¢ä‰åäóì beer. Internet í¢ä‰åäóì great, lots of adding í¢ä‰å_The Undying Darknessí¢ä‰åñ í¢ä‰åäóì title of a CD. Scooter í¢ä‰åäóì music played at fairs. Sport í¢ä‰åäóì don’t do it too much any more. Deutsche Bahn (German Railway Company) í¢ä‰åäóì stupid. Angela Merkel í¢ä‰åäóì owl in human form. Videogames í¢ä‰åäóì start them all but never finish. Beer í¢ä‰åäóì dizzy, sick, fainting. Robbie Williams í¢ä‰åäóì great singer and entertainer. Hardcore í¢ä‰åäóì back then. Metal í¢ä‰åäóì back then and still today. Tokio Hotel í¢ä‰åäóì Andy’s second band. Live-Shows í¢ä‰åäóì fun. Spongebob í¢ä‰åäóì I’m ready, I’m ready! Has your life changed since you have become a German rock star? Totally. I can’t leave my mansion. So many paparazzi and girls wanting to have my baby. What is your biggest youthful folly? Other than a few little murders I was a good boy. What’s the first thing you do after waking up in the morning? Open my eyes. Your favorite joke? What is big, red and eats stones? A big red stone-eater. Your favorite website other than calibanmetal.com and roadrunnerrecords.co.uk? www.I-do-not-understand.de Best 2005 album? Bolt Thrower – Those Once Loyal. Best 2005 live show? Helge Schneider @ Gelsenkirchen Best 2005 movie? War of the Worlds. Best 2005 TV show? Stromberg. What got on your nerves the most in 2005? Bird flu, elections. Your favorite animal? Pug (dog). Your favorite plant? Sunflower. Favorite home appliance? Cleaning lady (naked). Your last grade point average in school? 3,8624384356244367 Worst catchy tune you ever had? Hazel Eyes – The Darkness Longest time you have ever been awake nonstop? Why? New Year’s Eve because I had to wait until midnight. If you had to live on a secluded island for 5 years, which 3 things would you bring along? And why? Brewery, guitar, TV. Why? Better that way. Complete the following sentences: Caliban rocks because í¢ä‰åŒ_ they make very rhythmical music. If I ever had to go to jail, I’d have to sit in because í¢ä‰åŒ_ I did something wrong. By the wayí¢ä‰åŒ_ if there was a í¢ä‰åñuí¢ä‰åŒ in the word í¢ä‰åñbyí¢ä‰åŒ somebody would buy the way. If the word í¢ä‰å_ifí¢ä‰åñdidn’t exist then í¢ä‰åŒ_ stupid to complete this sentence. Back in the day everything was better because í¢ä‰åŒ_ not true. I watched í¢ä‰å_Titanicí¢ä‰åñ in the theater because í¢ä‰åŒ_ I didn’t. Singers are allí¢ä‰åŒ_ necessary. Guitarists are allí¢ä‰åŒ_ very smart. Drummers are all í¢ä‰åŒ_ useful for taking the bass player to band practice, to wash and dress him and then to play louder than him so you can’t hear the bass. Bassists are all í¢ä‰åŒ_ playing 6 strings is too much for them. If you were to participate in a casting for í¢ä‰åñPop Idolí¢ä‰åŒ, which song would you perform? Something by Sinatra. Coffee or tea? Tea. Coffee is gross.. Are you superstitious? No. Why did you get into music? So I never have to kill people on the street again. When you were 16 did you expect to be what you are now at 31? Yes, although I have become a little more quiet. What does a day in your life without Caliban look like? I am a secret agent doing secret things. Construct a sentence containing the following words: Caliban, hell, Saturday, tiger claw & tasty. When Caliban played at the tiger claw club last Saturday, all hell was loose and there was tasty beer. Have you ever cancelled band practice because you didn’t feel like it? What was your excuse? I don’t think so. And if so, probably because of some sickness after too much drinking. Which song from your new record do you like best? í¢ä‰åñIt’s our burden to bleedí¢ä‰åŒ because I’ve heard it so many times by now. Ask yourself a question and answer it: Q: How are you? A: Great, thanks. Do you believe in conspiracy? I don’t think so. Are you a neat freak? Not really. Maybe 50%. Which CD is currently playing in your CD-player? The new Clutch album. Can you cook? Do you enjoy it? I make pizza and pasta. Tastes okay. On which things do you like to spend your money on? DVDs Is there anything you always wanted to do but never dared to? Fly to the moon. Is there anything you are ashamed of but are afraid of telling anyone? Can’t think of anything right now. Last words: All the best. REMEMBER: Caliban – The Undying Darkness – OUT 27th Feb


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