Yesterday we released our new album DAMAGE DANCER in Europe. We are producing a video clip for the titletrack and we will be on the road with Brainstorm.
2.Recently you have released a new album, how would you describe the musical sound of the new recording and also how does it differ from your previous releases?
Damage Dancer is a pure Rocker. You find very focussed arrangements and a tight and straight production. Compared with Brace For Impact it is reduced to the max.
3.Can you tell us a little bit more about the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music?
We got it all. Personal Rock ‘n’ Roll stories like “Back Alley Ruler” and “Heading for disaster”, statements about our attitudelike“Damage Dancer”and“Bashing Thru”, fictions like “Building A Monster”, “Ride
The Dragon” and “Vultures Are Waiting”.
4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Gun Barrel'?
The music is straight and unmistakable like the barrel of a gun.
5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the
years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
Our stage performance is resolute, full of energy with a strong link to
the audience. It’s not us and them. It’s one big Rock party.
Some of the best shows: Wacken, Ankara Open Air, Gigs with our friends
from Grave Digger, Motorjesus, Nitrogods, some unforgettable private
shows as well. We organized a sold out show on 21.12.2012. It was like
the last party on earth. Unforgettable.
6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the new album?
We already packed our bags for some shows with Brainstorm in April.
7.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to the newer music by
fans of metal?
Great. Our fans love the new album. We get so many great comments. It
feels real good.
8.Are any of the band members involved with any other musical projects
Patrick sings as well in Pantaleon and several cover bands.
9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
Some of the new songs are a bit more demanding than our old stuff. With
Patrick we are able to do things we never dreamed of in the past. This
will be the way in the future.
10.What are some bands or musical styles that have had an influence on
your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
This is not so easy to answer. To be honest I don’t know. The way we
produce our music it is free from direct influences. We just play what
we feel and what sounds good for our ears, without thinking about where
it comes from and who will like it or not.
Nowadays I like to listen more and more to Jazz. But never forget to
Rock. Recently I became a fan of Blackberry Smoke, I visited a show of
Rhino Bucket (Always great), I love D.A.D., I rediscovered Mob Rules of
Black Sabbath and the first Kingdom Come album. Today I bought a vinyl
Nazareth – No Mean City. I love Motorjesus and the actual Avenged
11.What are some of your non musical interests?
I’m very into cars. I love to take a ride in my old Chrysler convertible
or my Jaguar limousine.
12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or
Yesterday we played the album release show for Damage Dancer. The show
was a blast. The crowd rocked like hell.
I hope you and your readers get the chance to hear the songs live.
Because that is what we really love to do. Play in club in your hometown
and blow the roof off the place.
CU on the road