Icon Of Coil's electronic music will surely be
played alot at the dancefloors from now on, and of course we don't mind at
all! With the beer bottles in our hands we'll walk around and worship their
new release "One Nation Under Beat" at maximum volume which one
sadly can't do at home due to narrow minded neighbours. Hard-hitting
Techno/EBM album with a presence of darkness and a catchy feeling to it is
always great though, no matter the volume. It's extra nice to see that Andy,
my victim for this interview, even has a background in Metal!
Icon Of Coil's second release "One Nation Under
Beat" is now out through Tatra Productions. Which changes do you think
are the most evident compared to your first release "Shallow
We'll always stick "extreme" with Icon Of
Coil. Even though, the most important thing for us, is not to keep out of the
mainstream, but to stay true, even if "normal" people listen to it.
I mean, I guess most of the people that buy Satyricon or Dimmu Borgir albums
are "normal" people, but you still have to be true to your real
Oh man, that's a hard one... I don't know. I mean,
it's not like I've ever planned it. I'm not really that big Manson fan
either. I saw him live once though... He kicked some serious ass. Seriously,
maybe in one way I understand why people would say that, but it's not
important to me to be compared to him.
Well, I won't reveal too much, but I can say that it
will be harder, darker, even more melodic and with more energy. It will be
remixing shall be interesting at all, we have to do something totally
different. The same old, same old... will fade out and die.
Prior to Icon Of Coil you played together with some
Metal bands. What bands were these and is this something you can imagine to
start with again?
We always consider it, but it's too many
electronical bands that just use the guitar, just to use it. If we're gonna
use guitar, it have to be a natural part of the song. At least one of the
songs on the album will contain moshing guitars.
Yeah, that's what I mean, if we gonna use guitars at
all, also live, it should have its place in the music, not just for the look
of it. Way too many electro bands are using guitars the wrong way. They don't
have any feeling at all, they just want to look cool. Anyway, yeah, that's
something we could do live.
It's hard to say, we mix everything, mostly
danceable things. I guess it's our excuse to whatever we want, with no
I'll be working on the album mainly, but I can't see why I shouldn't have a blast and get drunk on a festival somewhere. Visit some fetish clubs and enjoy the crystal-clear summer nights.