What was the very first record you bought?
…it would be my pleasure to focus in this kind of music… Sisters of Mercy’s “Vision Thing” was my starter album which I bought back in 1991.
What is the most expensive record have you bought?
I think that in our scene, you don’t have to pay much in order to obtain an album, compared to other music scenes. I am really glad that I bought most albums from the “Second Wave Of Gothic Rock” of the 90’s, at the exact time of their official release. I know that most of them were sold out after a while though and their prices were a bit high in the internet market places. Generally, as long as I can remember the vinyls of Asylum Party cost me a lot back then.
What are your 5 very favorite bands ever?
Goth Rock music is based mainly upon 2 milestones. The Sisters of Mercy and Fields of the Nephilim, which are both my favorites. Of course I wouldn’t forget to mention Nosferatu, Love Like Blood and The Merry Thoughts which are filling my top 5 list.
Name 5 bands that have changed your life?
Well here things are more complicated. I won’t refer only to goth acts. Sisters and the Nephs certainly occupy the main position among my favorites, but there some metal bands that I really appreciate and follow their work for years. For instance Metallica 80’s era, Megadeth 90’s era, along with Kreator which I love them in everything they are doing, influenced me as a person and the way I live, but not particular the kind of music that I am composing.
Name your 3 favorite Gothic Fests?
Wave Gothic Treffen and Amphi Festival in Germany have interesting bands participating every year. Another one is Castle Party in Poland.
Name your 3 favorite gigs as a musician and as a fan?
One of my favorite gigs ever, was the debut performance of Sisters of Mercy in Athens in 1997 at Rizoupolis stadium ( Rockwave fest along with New Model Army, Flowers of Romance & Diafana Krina). Another one was the first visit of Fields of the Nephilim in Athens back in 2008. I wouldn’t forget of course to mention all the Star Industry gigs (8 or 9 times… I’ve lost count).
Name the most 3 influential albums for you as an artist.
There are not particular albums that they have influenced the music that I am composing. I have plenty of influences of course but they are from the whole goth rock scene.
Describe yourself with 3 adjectives.
Enthusiastic, polite and calm ( … close to nirvana).
What is the most overrated gothic band?
Well I don’t want to insult the work of any artist. This is not me. If an album appeals to me, I will give credits to it, but if it doesn’t I will remain silent… I won’t say much, just that I feel a little bit angry with all those “Love Metal” bands that call themselves “goth”.
What is the most underrated gothic band?
Eyes of the Nightmare Jungle was a stunning goth rock band that they had a lot to offer according to my opinion. Too bad that they split up with only 2 albums in their discography.
In which band would you have liked to play live?
Well… hmmm… I would give anything to be Steve Steven and play with Billy Idol (hahaha).
Name 3 new Gothic bands that have caught your attention lately?
There are plenty of new distinguished bands in the goth scene lately. Angels of Liberty from the UK and NU:N from Portugal, even if they have an electronic touch in their “goth” tunes that I don’t like so much, they are composing excellent songs! Another one that impressed me was Sweet Ermengarde from Germany, which they released a top Nephilimesque album in 2016!
Gothic Rock or Post Punk and why?
Gothic Rock is an elegant side of music with which I am connected for many years. Nevertheless I appreciate Post-Punk too.