another link in this chain of artists that have come before me and artists that will come after me where we all contribute our small bits and the next one picks some of these up and mixes them with their own ideas and ingredients. This has been going on for ages. I have a long list of people and bands that have influenced me. In a way, I carry their tradition in me. From master to apprentice who becomes the new master and teaches the next apprentice, the endless circle. I have solid rock roots starting from 36 www.fourculture.com || ISSUE ISSUENINE SEVEN
music of the 60’s and early 70’s like Hendrix, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and then punk rock from Iggy Pop to Sex Pistols and The Clash to the post punk and early gothic bands like Joy Division, Sisters of Mercy, Bauhaus, The Mission, The Cult to the music of the late 80’s early 90’s Danzig, Fields of the Nephilim, Type O Negative, Tiamat, Opeth, Moonspell, Die Krupps, and Rammstein. Lots of metal and industrial bands from old school Iron Maiden and Motorhead to Celtic Frost,
Metallica, and Samael to today’s bands like Gojira, Deathstars, and 69 Chambers to name only a few, which is very difficult. I like any kind of music with good guitars in it and dark tendencies. Happy pop music leaves me cold and indifferent. Tom O’Connell (ex-Garden Of Delight guitarist and Producer of All Hallows Eve, The House Of Usher, and Traumtaenzer) has produced and mixed the Arsenic Dreams album. What new di-
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