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I think the first goal I more or less consciously wanted to reach was to establish an atmosphere, around in temporal themes about the European spirit in its manifold aspects, maybe to maintain in life a certain ideal of what our civilization should be. Music can stir emotions to the listener, and maybe feel in his turn the same vision.
The Moon lay hidden was especially in the beginning, and only 'cause I wanted to go a bit to that direction concerning the atmospheres the band created. Concerning In Slaughter Natives: I'm already for more than 10 years totally impressed by his music.
Some people who were prime movers at W.D. chose my side such as Boyd Rice and Ian Read of Fire + Ice, some people chose their side and actively worked against me behind the scenes such as David Tibet and Geff Rushton and others preferred, in a rather cowardly way, to sit on the fence and see what happened. They know who they are and are probably reading this interview right now.
I'm very happy about that because I see Death In June as part of a European cultural revival. I'm pleased that the Old Gods are being resurrected, for want of a better word. Old symbols. I feel very pleased that I am a part of that process and that I have had influence. At this stage in the game, so to speak, it's not false modesty to say that I am content with my influence.
You know the driving force behind Decadence is need, we play music becasue we need to do so, not for getting some extra money some day or become recognisable figures in our fatherland. By the way, have you ever seen any band photographs , even one? No, ...but I’ll probably change my mind since little by little I understand that out there exist some individuals that really like what we do.
Yeah! What to say about this? It's not like I am trying to send a specific message to people by this combination imagery. I believe it is more triggered by the fact that the religion, no matter which, have a dark side, which they too often seem to be ashamed of or trying to hide it. The only fascination I have when it comes to religion is the iconography and their statues, as they have a high artistic value as far as I see it. By combining this with dark themes I do also find it easier to evoke feelings in the beholder.
We are big fans of ancient instruments and, of course, we have always commented the possibility of doing something only with these types of instruments. Unfortunately, right now it is impossible for we, literally, have not time left from our other projects. What I can comment is that, for some time, we have been working on developing our sound towards the possibility of introducing...
I was a big fan of NON and DIJ long before I got the chance to meet these icons, before I even had a band myself….so, you can imagine how exciting it was to be invited by them to work with them. When I did fly in to Adelaide for TCAC I was really, really nervous and excited...but, well, the next day in the studio it just worked out automaticly. It was really easy to work together and big fun. I mean, it was the Rock N`Roll life a gogo.
I can only speak for myself. I am very deeply involved in spirituality. As a pantheist I believe god is in everything, especially in arts. Listen to the new work of Lisa Gerard “Immortal Memory” and you can see what god wants to tell us. His language is arts and the suffering. I think every humanisation of god in a person like Jesus Christ brings us away from the real face of god.