Well, actually it wasn´t that hard at all since everything turned out in a
very natural way, step by step…The main thing for the split was that they
didn´t wanted to go on 100% with the band cause all of them have families
I wanted to take things to the next level so I simply decided to find new
bandmates that wanted the same thing as me:
World Domination 😉
And I´m really exited with the new line-up & cause it´s a real killer!
Everything feels really great & they´re great bunch of guys & great
musicians & it will be an outstanding live show, that´s for sure!
World Domination is like a rollercoasterride through Metal-History. What
was your main influence as a guitarist and how when did you start playing?
Yeah, I think that WD is a great mix with all the influences that I grew up
I started to play guitar when I was 14 and saw a Whitesnake video on TV with
Johns Sykes on guitar & since then no one could stop me from playing;-) I
was really in to guitar players like Sykes, George Lynch, Warren De Martini,
Jake E Lee, Yngwie Malmsteen etc…Great players with attitude & style….
With Michael Wagner there is a real metal-legend on board the World
Domination-Ship. Was it hard to get him? And is it difficult to
work with such a big number in the business?
Actually it wasn´t that hard at all…I sent him some demo stuff of the
songs for the album & since he´s been working with almost all of the great
bands that I grew up with I guess he could hear that in the songs & after
that it wasn´t that hard to have him to handle the mixing duties on the
album. Michael is such a great person & it was a pure pleasure to work with
him with all his knowledge & we spent almost 1 month in his studio in
Nashville mixing the album…
And the result is totally awesome, that´s my opinion;-)
What will the future bring? Can we see Fatal Smile on any festivals this
summer, will you play germany?
We´ll be kickin off the "World Domination Tour" in Dallas, USA on Feb the
8th with 26 shows together with W.A.S.P. and then we´ll have 10 days off to
rest our souls for the next 22 US shows with DORO. We do really look forward
to this…And once we´ve done the US tour it will be time to dominate
europe, we hope that we´ll be able to play some festivals ang also come to
Germany since we haven´t played there…yet….But we will!!!
Out trademark question at last: If you would be a
character of the Simpsons, who would you be and why?
Hahaha…That´s a good one! I would absolutely be Homer Simpson, that´s for
sure! He´s the one that has no worries as long as he can have some beer´s
with his buddies & why should life be more complicated than that?? 😉
Take care & see you out there soon!
Master Chief, Junge für alles, Fotograbenkämpfer und Textakrobat. Herausgeber und Erfinder.