of all congratulations for your new incredible album!
It is for sure one of the best
for 2002!! You're back from
a tour with Dream Theater. Well how do you feel now that the tour
is over? Which countries did you visit? Are there any plans for a
K: The tour was great.
Everything was well organized and
the spirit was high through out the whole crew.
We also got good contact with the guys in Dream
18 gigs in Western Europe and lots of buss travelling.
We went with a "nightliner"
which is a buss suited to live on; with beds, TV and stereo.
Over the tour, I wrote a tour
diary which can be found at:
. There you can find pictures and
stories along the road.
At the moment we're rehearsing
for a musical which we'll participate in for the next two months.
After that, we're looking at
festivals and smaller gigs this summer
and hopefully another tour of some sort by coming Autumn.
2.Let me ask you about the new
album now. What exactly do you mean with the title Remedy Lane? Is there
a story behind it?
K: Remedy is sort of
Getting well and reinforce.
This is the path to become whole again.
The road of cleaning up, both physically and
3.Can you tell us some things
about the lyrics? And if you can
describe the story from the song that you prefer mostly from this album.
K: The story is a bit complex and sometimes
hidden away, not to bee too clear and certain.
The whole album is a concept
album and a self lived biography.
I cannot pick one song to
explain, they all stick together.
4.Whose idea was to call the
band Pain Of Salvation? Do you want
to deliver a message to the people with this name?
K: Daniel, the singer, the songwriter and the
founder of the band.
Before I joined, they'd been
looking for a new name for quite some time.
I think is kind of stumbled over this and found it
The meaning of the name is not
religious at al (salvation army etc.) but it does give a message.
There's something good in every bad.
Sometimes when you want
something, you have to pay the prise.
The prise is the "pain"
of the achievement (the salvation).
5.Well I think that you're the
youngest in the band. Do you believe
that you are lucky enough to be in a band like POS? Tell us how
you managed to get in the band.
K: I was lucky and fortunate to get into this
As the younger brother of Daniel, I've been watching
the grow and
develop their own style and music.
As the former bass player dropped
off, I was asked to join as a stand in for a gig.
They though it was working and later on I was asked to
join the band full time.
Since then, I've been developing
my bass playing very much and I've learned so much about music.
I was actually not suppose to work with music at all,
but as I joined PoS, I found it too fun to let go.
And here I am.
Being the youngest was only a problem in the beginning
as I was only 16 years old.
Now we've all passed the line of
what is young and old.
We just don't care about that
anymore, let's play!
6.I believe Pain Of Salvation
are growing bigger with every new
album that they release. What do you think? Do you believe that
this is just the beginning? (Maybe someday Dream Theater will be
the support group in you Headline tour!)
K: We are hoping that we'll spread and be a
bigger name on the musical floor.
Too bad, the progressive genre is very small and we have to sell
a lot more albums before we can
live of our music.
Now, we all have different kind of work on the side to
be able to get around.
But we're hoping and we're fighting.
7.And now we go on with the
"Weird Questions"!!!...I will give
you 5 colours, and you will tell me what album do you believe that
describes best each colour.
K: a) Black
Metallica’s black album:
Maybe even Spinal Tap's
"Smell the Glove" *smile*
b) White: Pink Floyd's "The
c)Blue: Dive, "Where the River Turns to See"
d) Red :Dalbello
e) Grey: Jaco Pastorius "Jaco"
Now this is mostly based on the
colours of the albums but if I would
connect an album with a colour, I see the cover.
I don't see the colours in music
8.If your wife were selling
your half album-collection just to
buy for her a good ring how would you react?
sell her collection as it's far more valuable *smile*
9.Which are the 5 songs that
when you're listening to them you
get boring from the first second and you want to go to sleep?!!!
And 5 that when you're listening to them you can't stop head banging!
K: Ravel - Bolero
. This is the only song that really
makes me bored.
13 minutes of the same thing
.Otherwise I just get irritated by songs and turn them
That list goes quite a bit longer *smile*
. Also the head banging list is hard to determent.
I never have any favourites about anything, no films,
no food, no colour etc.
I'm a mood person and always do
what I feel like doing at the moment.
If I feel like something calm, I
put on something calm and the other way around.
10.Thanx very much for the
interview I wish the best for POS.
Add anything you want for the end.
I also want to thank fans and
listener in Greece.
You've always showed your appreciation since the first
We'll get to Greece as soon as we
can, trust us.
Keep on rocking and be nice to each other!
Pain of Salvation
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by Thanos (Mc)