VISION DIVINE: Interview with Olaf Thorsen
|20.10.2003 - mail interview by Salvo "Lovedeath" Russo__ in English in Italian|
Let’s give a
look behind, and tell me something about the origin of the band…
no more nothing to say in addiction of what people know; the band was
formed at the end of 1998; our first album should have been my personal
first one, but the events went in a different way, and now I’m very
happy about it, considering that I’ve my personal band!
After you left
Labyrinth, how are the relationships with your ex-band?
may affirm that there aren’t kind of relationships, even if I read that
some of them say that are still in contact with me. The only person I’ve
met is Roberto , but never again I see the other components!
Have you already
listened new Labyrinth album?
I’ve, but not with the proper care. It has been realized in a very good
way, but it’s very far from what Labyrinth were! By the way I don’t
want to be polemical, if I left the band it's cause there are some
valid reasons. There are many things I see in a different way from
them, but it’s not right that I tell about the problems I had with
them, so I prefer to keep them for me.
What do you tell me
about the new Vision Divine’s album recordings? When will it be out?
just recording it , we’ve already seated the drums recording and at the
moment we’re taking care about arrangements. The album will be ready in
Some times ago you
told about your lack of stimuli , you had no trust in all music-world and
all these sensations convinced you to stop playing. Fortunately, now,
you’ve changed idea about it….
is changed! It’s probable that now I’m more disappointed than before!
I have to thank all those people that give me a helping-hand to go on with
VD , and now I may affirm that my band is the only work in which I’m at
Tell me something
about the participation of new components in song writing
I told you, they’re all very good both tecniqual and human aspect as
well. When you decide to form a band at 20 years you search the components
among your friends, and during the years you live the music experience in
respect of the friendship, but there’s a moment in which someone opens
your eyes to reality. Now I’m 30, and I’ve re-organized all the work
that was considered only a personal side-project from most people; at
first all the choices project was based on musicians ability , but to my
surprise I see that a new feeling has been created among us, as if we were
playing together for many years!
different comparing with Mc Pauls, I think that it will be notable in new
course, as I told you, he’s the perfect keyboarder and he’s just
what I need. Oleg has full freedom concerning compositive aspect because
he’s worthy of it .He has done an excellent work.
Fabio Lione now?
In his latest performances he seemed a bit down…..
is well and I don’t agree with you, I understand that for all the people
is more easy to think that it may happen to not be at the top of yourself,
and just in that moment, you have a lot of concerts that could give a bad
impression on you…I think that Fabio’s ability is unquestionable and
his contribution as well. Now he’s in Germany with Rhapsody and I’m
sure that he’s doing a great work as he’s able to do. I only hope to
solve my problems with his manager , but it doesn’t depends on him.
In your opinion how’s difficult to join hyper technicality with the melody, moreover I want to ask you something about your live set-up guitar.
is not just melody and in my opinion is very important to keep in mind
your idea and consequently to make choices about it. As first aspect I
always choice the melody ,technique is a secondary aspect of my musical
approach, it is very important in order to realize what you feel inside
your soul and also in order to give a little of improvement but in order
to compose a good song you
need a great melody …no a 4356 timing!!!!!:)
Your opinion about
NU-METAL, and your opinion also about the search of that typically 80’s
melody that belong of you!
hate Nu-Metal considering that I think that it doesn’t belong to Metal,
but I esteem Sistem of a down. Of course I don’t think that they play
Which musical production
(not only concerning metal)
has given an impression on you…
not able to give an answer to this question because in the last period I
have had no time to listen new productions, considering that I’ve been
engaged with my band to realize next Vd album, and As I usually do I
don’t want to listen any others productions because I don’t want to be
influenced from other bands.
As last question I propose our usual typical final question, it is
called THE GAME OF THE TOWER! You’re on a very high tower, and on this tower
there are three bands are waiting for you;
a difficult question!!! I can push down the person that has asked me it!:)
…in exchange for a jam session weekend with all these three bands!!!(You
understand that I love all the bands you mentioned , also those that have
realized crappy albums in these latest years! Anyhow these are the bands
with whom I grown up!
Parliamo un pò
delle origini del gruppo........
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