Ike Vil – Voice (Sleep Of Monsters – Babylon Whores)
What was the very first record you bought?
Some rockabilly album I’ve forgotten!
What is the most expensive record have you bought?
Probably some Misfits bootleg in the early 90’s
What are your 5 very favorite bands ever
Dead Moon, Samhain, Dio-era Rainbow & Black Sabbath, Steeleye Span
Name 5 bands that have changed your life?
Misfits, King Crimson, David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Dead Can Dance
Name your 3 favorite Gothic Fests?
I’ve only been to Lumous, I think!
Name your 3 favorite gigs as a musician and as fan?
Danzig in Roskilde in ‘91
Finnish gigs by Dead Moon in the mid-90’s
Our US tour w/ King Diamond in 2000
Name the most 3 influential albums for you as an artist
Bowie: The Man Who Sold the World
Bowie: The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders from Mars
Describe yourself with 3 adjectives
Old, cynical, sexy
What is the most overrated gothic band?
Probably some new hairspray metal band I’ve never heard
What is the most underrated gothic band?
Sleep of Monsters — the goths don’t even want to acknowledge as gothic rock, hehe!
In which band would you have liked to play live?
I’ve always enjoyed drinking & smoking at the side of the stage more than actually performing — would have willingly done that during a Doors gig, or a Stooges gig. Actually, I’ve always hated Aerosmith, but I think I would’ve liked their backstage catering in the 70’s too.
Name 3 new gothic bands that have caught your attention lately?
Light of the Morning Star (excellent mix of BM guitars and clean, cold croons)
Partly Faithful (file under Bauhaus)
All bands by Matthew Pallasoja!
Gothic Rock or Post Punk and why?
I’m too old to care, just give me a drink and make me miserable!