from April 2006
What a weekend
Geir Helge !!! Z Rock was a blast.
How do you
feel personally Z Rock went for you ?
always room for improvement. And as a musician you must
look for those
minor faults and the “dead time” in the show. Cuz’ you are
on a stage
to deliver something special and heartfelt. So you got to give
it your all
or there’s really no point at all!
the gig went very well and all things around it was splendid!
Do you believe
it was worth the effort for the band to travel such a long
the gig ?
-If there was
only one man in the club, and that man was a devoted fan
after the gig,
it would have been worth it. Get the picture, of course it
was worth it!!!
your favourite memory of the WinterStrain gig ?
-Ahh, now that`
s a difficult one. Have to say the chemistry between the
and our interaction with the audience!
it like sharing the stage with Tony Mills?
describe it…… A moment of humility and admiration at the same
one of the best vocalists backing little me….. No, that can’t
only experienced!!! Sorry…
get the picture !!
Erik came off the drums and started to speak to the audience
-I knew there
would be some kind of attempt to be funny and some serious
the band. If that got through to the audience is not for me to
he is the spine of the band and I think that he deserves his
moment in the
spotlight!!! Ha ha ha….
A Battle to a little Scotsman in the audience. I know he was
hell for you doing so. WHY !!! ???
-It was the
right thing to do, no one has ever believed in us that much.
and effort for our band is stunning and take my breath
If I had
to pick a song I thought the band played the best I would say
Inside The Stone. What was your favourite song on the night?
-I am in the
fortunate position that I don’t have to have a favourite. All
of our tracks
give me something special and it’s my job to deliver that
and “message” to the audience. Live they` re all favourites of
Leon as you know is my favourite song on Return To The Mirror. This would
be my pick
for your best vocal performance on the night. !!
a good choice it is!!
So how much
are you looking forward to playing the Polar Rock Festival as
be the biggest gig any of the band have ever played in front of ?
not hard to be a rock’n roll hero in front of a big audience on a
But if you manage that face to face with them in a little pub
then you got
something, trust me I know. But you’re right it will be the
so far….. I say- bring ‘em on!!
were really tight as a band . Considering you have only had 4
3 rehearsals were you surprised by how well you actually played ?
-No, I know
these guy’s and now what their good for. Some of our country’s
they are, so I wasn’t surprised! And with Rolf finally
an acoustic drum set it felt like being in the middle of a
Canaveral rocket launch. Full throttle from start to finish!
gigs planned for WinterStrain other than the Polar Rock Festival ?
some loose rumours and not confirmed things out there. I
want this band
to play as much as possible but there’s got to be a
as well. We are only amateurs on the live scene and we
and loans to take care of so……
anything of the weekend in Crewe
you would change ?
wasn’t more time…… time to Cradle, Sicknote, Maximus7, Richy
and of course
Do you have
any message to the fans who came along and supported you at
the Z Rock
-You are truly
fantastic folks!!! Thank you!!!
So can you
tell me what “The Blanket Man “ looks like !!! ha ha ha
joke….Geir was drunk, so let’s see if he remembers) !!!
-Oh yes it
was like this you see. I can be a bit phobic, so instead of
sharing a blanket
with a Scotsman that -I might add- only one night before
blanket with another man. I saw no other way of getting a good
by bribing the night portiere with a kiss to get an extra free
thank you guys enough for taking me out for my dinner on the
night. So again, for the record I thank you all so much. It was
to see Rolf’s face when the Italian owner said his gold card was
!!! What a picture his face was !! ha ha
only money, friends are priceless!! The same thing goes for Rolfs
have 2 cans of lager from Norway you gave me as a present and I
not to open them until you are sitting in my back garden one
it with me !!
-WHAT, no no
no my man! I’ll bring some new one’s next time! If you start
now then maybe
you’ve emptied both of them by the time you travel to
We had great
fun at the hotel over the weekend. What was your favourite
the stay at the hotel ?
at last Steven, my man!
Hellsing as you are better known….thanks for one of the best
of my life. You are a great friend and I can’t wait to meet you
band again when I come to Norway in June. Take care my friend.
The same goes
right back at ya!!!!!!!