congratulations for your new album! After last year’s “Phobia”
you came back with a very heavy and interesting record. Well
what’s the news from the band right now?
2.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.
you very much; STYGMA IV has just returned yesterday from a very, very
successful tour with ANGRA
through France! we played each day before over 1000 people and the
reactions were overwhelming. We
are still the same four musicians in the band, that means HERB, ALEX and
me play together for 12
years and RITCHIE our singer is in the band for 7 years - I'm
very proud of this!!!!
3.Well how do you
feel now that your new album is being released? Do you feel stronger
than before? Are there any plans for a tour?
difference to the lyrics on "PHOBIA" are that at this time we
are not talking about fears in human
life, we talk about the very bad things which happen daily on our
earth; eg. about abysses in human life,
war, and the loss of the ability to love.
My favorite song on the album is the 4th track "SLEEP".
very proud of this song, because for a long time i wanted to do a song
in the manner of a classical throughcomposed opus.
are many parts to discover in this song and there is only the big chorus
in the middlesection which is
repeating at the end of the song.
The lyrics talk about a man who gets carried off and is set under drugs
and therefore is not able to sleep.
of his family is also been brought away(but where?), and he doesn't know
why this happens to him.
only has one wish - sleep!!
of course, because we know that we have released a real strong and
powerful album, and we get so
many superb reactions from all over the world.
are working hard to get concerts all over europe and to get festivals as
much as possible.
we have played in your beautiful country for two times and for the fact
that we are big greecefans we would
really like to come to greece as soon as possible.
Can you tell us what
happened all those years and you were forced to change the name of the
band so many times?
the fact that we were forced by law to change our name completely, we
are happy that the story is over now and we will be STYGMA IV until the end of the
What’s the meaning
behind the album title “The Human Twilight Zone”?
happens between what we know, but do not really want to see, we just
look away at all ,unhuman
events - i hope that this will change very soon!!!!
Can you analyze more the lyrics of the song “Earth Children”? Did
the attack of the 11th September, infected you to your work
and personal relationships?
had this song ready but without lyrics and did not even know if the song
will come on the cd.
liked this song very much and forced RITCHIE to create words for it.
came the 11th of september, and RITCHIE phoned me from the car and sang
HAVE SEEN THE HORROR - I HAVE SEEN IT'S FACE - NEW YORK
And now let’s go to
some weird questions…what is the most difficult thing, that once in
your life you were obligated to do, although you didn’t want it? What
was that made you do it?
had to learn at first accordeon, because we had only this instrument at
home and i hated the sound of this instrument - my grandfather bought me my first guitar
to god i got no braindamage from this sound....
What is the worst album
that you’ve recently bought and what was your first thought when you
listed to it? To whom (hateful person) would you gave it as a present?
few weeks ago I bought the 3rd album of GIANT; I loved the two albums of
this band very much, but after waiting
9.I will give you 5 words, and you will tell me what album do you believe that
describes best each word. a) Darkness, b) Blood, c) Melancholy, d) Hate,
10 years I was deeply disappointed and therefore I gave it to my
AGAIN(Black Sabbath), b)KISS ALIVE TWO, c)DREAMBOAT ANNIE(Heart),
BLOOD(Slayer), e)MADE IN HEAVEN(Queen)
we wish you the best for this new album. The last words of this
interview belong to you.
love you all out there in Greece, and if it's not possible to come and
play for you in the near future we will come for holidays for sure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by Thanos (Mc)