Welcome to part 3 of an indepth Q&A with Caliban regarding their forthcoming album The Undying Darkness.
Patrick Grí_n Instrument?
Drums How were the recording sessions for the new album?
The recording sessions of í¢äåñThe Undying Darknessí¢äå, or as Marco likes to spell it í¢äåñUndying Darknessí¢äå were quite funny yet very exhausting at times. Nevertheless, we made it fun and delivered a great new album. We were so anxious to hear the mastered version, so it was tough for us to have to wait for several weeks until we got to hear it because it was with Sneap in England. When Marc finally came back we could listen to the album and I think Andy Sneap did a great job once again. This time around we also had some guest appearances on the album, which made the time in the studio that much more enjoyable. As for myself, I am very proud to have had Mille of Kreator sing on our record. I’ve known him since a few years now and I know that he only does guest vocals if he really likes the songs. Plus I have been listening to Kreator since the start of their career and once have been a huge fan. I kinda still am but don’t tell Mille. Word associations: Caliban í¢äåäóì One of the best decisions of my life. Music í¢äåäóì I couldn’t live without it. It’s my life. Simpsons í¢äåäóì Always funny even when we have to watch it on every tour, thanks to Marc. Andi í¢äåäóì A very sweet person that I wouldn’t wanna miss. Denis – the menace! I think no other title would suit him more. Marc í¢äåäóì A true perfectionist who knows which way he has to go. Marco í¢äåäóì My problem child. Sometimes I don’t know what he’d do without me. Probaly still be in jail in Serbia. Patrick í¢äåäóì Well, I like me. 🙂 Anders Friden í¢äåäóì A great person and an awesome producer, musician, and singer. Roadrunner í¢äåäóì Couldn’t have imagined to be on a better label. Only crazy people but the best! Cheese – “Hello Mr. Cheese”. Nice to be hier in the Cheese cafe! Juice – A lot of things come to mind but I don’t wanna say them on here. But I do like drinking it on occassion. Internet – I never knew what all the hype was about until I got into it as well. Now I find myself in front of it for hours. “The Undying Darkness” í¢äåäóì Best album Caliban ever made. Scooter í¢äåäóì A few years ago I had to give a comment on them and my opinion hasn’t changed. They suck! Sport í¢äåäóì Been active for years but over the last 10 years I have been a bit sloppy. Deutsche Bahn (German Railway Company) í¢äåäóì I don’t know but I think I have a train phobia. I’ve only been on a trainride a few times but I have always been so tense that I can’t really say whether it was good or bad. Videogames í¢äåäóì I have never been into it. Beer í¢äåäóì I have always been into it. Robbie Williams – Cool! Most of his songs are great. Hardcore í¢äåäóì Underestimated in the beginning. Metal í¢äåäóì I grew up on it. Tokyo Hotel í¢äåäóì I think they suck! They are really arrogant little kids. But come the end of next year no one will care about them any more. Live-Shows í¢äåäóì The reason I am making music. Spongebob – Hahahahaha, no comment. Has your life changed since you have become a German rock star?
Yes, I have less money than before. What’s the first thing you do after waking up in the morning?
Turn off the alarm.
Your favorite joke?
I actually have one. But it would take to long to write it down. So if you are interested in hearing it just ask me when you see me in person and I’d be glad to tell you.
Your favorite website other than calibanmetal.com and roadrunnerrecords.co.uk?
I don’t surf websites. That’s boring. But I’m a bad example. You should continue to surf the Roadrunner and Caliban homepages.
Best 2005 Album?
None in particular but the new DevilDriver album is pretty kick ass.
Best 2005 movie?
There were quite a few good ones this year but since I rent movies from the video rental place almost on a daily basis I can’t really remember them all. Saw was a good one though. That was this year, right?
Best 2005 TV show?
The German Idol. I have been waiting for such a looooooooooong time.
What got on your nerves the most in 2005?
My mom not doing to well health-wise. That really got to me and threw me off.
Your favorite animal?
My cat Berlios!
Your favorite plant?
Stinging nettles! While watching TV and plucking the hair from my nostrils I shove it up my nose to make the pain even sweeter!
Favorite home appliance?
Your last grade point average in school?
I’ve been to a lot of schools but I think it has always been around a 3 = C.
Worst catchy tune you ever had?
Gosh, I’ve had so many bad ones that I almost had to commit suicide.
Longest time you have ever been awake nonstop?
Occasionally I can be awake for up to 4 days, when going out drinking with my buddies for example. And why? Because we are drinkingí¢äå_
If you had to live on a secluded island for 5 years, which 3 things would you bring along? And why?
My flip flops because the sand is always so hot. A lounger because I hate lying in the sand. A hat because I hate having to do my hair on vacation. Complete the following sentences: Caliban rocks because í¢äå_ Caliban simply rocks! If I ever had to go to jail, I’d have to sit in because í¢äå_I am way too impulsive. Did you know that í¢äå_ I am bored If the word “if” didn’t exist then í¢äå_I’d have a rifle. Back in the day everything was better because í¢äå_ everyone says it. I watched “Titanic” in the theater because í¢äå_ I didn’t see it in the theaterí¢äå_uhmí¢äå_ Singers are all í¢äå_ boasters Guitarists are allí¢äå_ crazy Drummers are all í¢äå_ awesome Bassists are all í¢äå_ problem children. If you were to participate in a casting for í¢äåñPop Idolí¢äå, which song would you perform?
Angel of Death Coffee or tea? Coffee Are you superstitious?
No, not really. Why did you get into music? Because I was basically born with it. And I don’t know anything else. When you were 16 did you expect to be what you are now at 30? Yes. I’ve always been looking forward to being 30 because at that age you are not too young to be respectable but not too old to be crazy either. What does a day in your life without Caliban look like? Couch, DVD, eating, meting buddies, having a few beer and just chilling. Construct a sentence containing the following words: Caliban, hell, Saturday, tiger claw & tasty. Couch, DVD, eating, meting buddies, having a few beer and just chilling. Have you ever cancelled band practice because you didn’t feel like it? What was your excuse? I am not gonna tell because if I did it wouldn’t work the next time, right? Which song from your new record do you like best? Song about killing, Nothing is forever Ask yourself a question and answer it: Q: Want a beer? A: Yes!!!! Do you believe in conspiracy? No Are you a neat freak? Absolutely Which CD is currently playing in your CD-player? Clueso: good music. Can you cook? Do you enjoy it? I love cooking. According to people I am doing a good job at it. On which things do you like to spend your money on? Vacation Is there anything you always wanted to do but never dared to? Probably yes but I have no clue right now. Is there anything you are ashamed of but are afraid of telling anyone? Parachuting REMEMBER: Caliban – The Undying Darkness – OUT 27th Feb