First congratulations for your Cd. How long did it take you to compose
Thanx. Oh I really can't remember, because when I started the first
songs to "Godfallos" it was even more R'R than the tracks
on the "Vol.Beat" album. I have written so many numbers in
so many different styles that we had to drop a lot . We could have done
3 albums , but I am now saving some of thetracks for my new project
which I don't have a name for yet.
-Did you record anything separately and then worked on it together
or did you jam in the rehearsal room?
I have written all the tracks except "Angelsitter" which Pete
Storm did. But we made some demo version on some of the tracks, before
-How long did you spend to record & mix? Were there any difficulties
to get some sounds?
Well I think, 2 months or so, which is nothing. We were really working
under pressure to get the stuff done. Also because Pete Storm became
a father for his first child under the recordings. About the sound,
I think it is a good clean sound , but the guitar is perhaps to clean
for metal, but that's it.
-The sounds are way powerful and very refined, pair to Metallica's last
releases. Did Diehard give you a big budget?
No it was not a big budget release, we really needed some more time
in studio, but had to stick to the budget Die hard gave us. But then
again we are not Metallica, so we couldn't get the 2 years in the studio
we wanted, hehe.
-What type of instruments and amplification did you use in the studio?
To do it short, we all play Gibson.
-Why isn't your old drummer with you any longer?
Which one ? Well it's hard to find good members to trust and respect
and share a good vibe with. I don't need any smart arses or high yelling
fools on drugs in Dominus. And you know people change , and it's not
always to go the same way style- wise . And you know some members got
married and got ugly children and small annoying dogs, cats, birds,
turtles, but goddamned keep them out of my practice room.
-Where did you find the new one? Did he take part in the songwriting?
The new members in the band are Brian Andersen on drums, and Franz Hellboss
on bass. We work good as a team, and I think we all have something to
say to create the control a band need to get along.
-To sum it up, I reviewed "G.F." saying it's composed by
songs that Metallica would've written today if they were 10 years younger
and hadn't reached success ( so still furious inside ), and this can
be heard both in your occasional raw vocals and in your violent accelerations
and rhythms, all remembering that M. Poulsen's style is personal. Do
Thank you very much my kind friend, I will salute you forever. It is
great to be compared with the world's biggest Metal/ Rock band ( and
the best. Well I'm proud of being compared with my idols , without my
idols I wouldn't have bought my first guitar. So I take it as a great
compliment. (I don't think they're still the best, but I respect your
opinion/Note of Markus G.)
-Why didn't your previous albums sell as much as they deserved? (
scarce promotion, public not ready, not fashionable music
Thank you very much again. Let's get married. Well my friend I will
ask myself that question for the rest of my life, but then again it's
not too late .
-Is there gonna be balance live between your old and new songs or
are you gonna give more place to the "G.F." ones?
There will be 8 tracks from the new one, 4 from " The first 9"
1 track from "Vol.Beat" and "View to the dim". But
the again, that can change.
-I imagine you prefer clubs to festivals
Ooh we have done so many clubs, so it would be nice with some
festivals. I just prefer lots of happy people .
-What bands would you like to play with for the 1st time?
Hard question . Metallica, Black Sabbath, or Little Richard (What? I'm
afraid this man ain't taking this intie too seriously/MG)
-Is there a kind of public you prefer?
The happy ones.
-Is it a problem if someone stagedives?
No not really I think it's okey, it just shows that people are having
good time, so I'll take it as a compliment. As long as they do not get
or steal my phone , they can jump as long as they want. I will say that
we command people to do it.
-G.F." is a concept against religious fanatism and mass manipulation.
Can you explain sthg. more about "Cabbage"'s, "Angelsitter"'s,
"The Act Of Organic Plastic"'s, "Manipulated Destiny"'s,
and "The Face That Wouldn't Show"'s lyrics?
Some of the lyrics are very personal , they express the way I feel about
different kind of peoples , the way to look at our society were we the
consumers walk around and fill the fat ass money makers pocket with
a box on their heads. And some of the lyrics are just visions, and others
just primitive bullshit.
-What're the secrets to write a supersong?
Wait just a minute, I'll check my wallet . I don't know. (I have to
admit he's quite funny after all!/M.G.)
-Last August I flew to Copenhagen, but surprisingly I learned there
was only one rock pub, "Tex", and I' didn't see many metal
longhaired people? Why is metal so unpopular in Denmark, while it's
widespread in Sweden, Norway, and Finland?
I really don't know. It is sad to see big bands play in small places,
because the scene is dying. For me today it is a kind of entertainment
It has been a religion, but now I see it sometimes as a circus. I'm
not dedicated to the Heavy Metal way of life, but I do respect the old
bands who still keep the flag high. And then again I'm still a part
of the scene, and love to be on stage to get some of the angry shit
out of my system.
-Do you think metal is ( worldwide ) living a new life after the
crisis period from '92 to '97?
I don't think it is living, but more dying out for each day.
-How do you like Metallica's, Megadeth's, and I.Maiden's latest Cd's?
Very very much they are all my favourite bands.
-Instead of the usual question ( with consequent banal answers )
"What sorts of music do you like?", I'll ask you which you
hate most and why.
I don't like jazz , techno, opera, MTV pop . it's just not my taste
of what you call music.
-Anything else to add to your Italian fans?
of all I would like to thank you for your kind words and interest in
Dominus. And for our Italian fans, I hope to be able playing for you
one day. Keep the Dominus flag high, we salute you.
-Thank you for the nice chat,
man! It was a pleasure.
MARKUS GANZHERRLICH - 10/10/99
WE'LL NEVER BE TIRED OF SUPPORTING
BRASS-BALLS BANDS LIKE DOMINUS!