What is the impact of the band's success on your personal life?
The band has 100% of my life; the amount of time it takes is full-time. I am happy with this, as it is what I always wanted.
Are the newest band members already well adjusted to the band, and does the audience accept them as well?
They are totally accepted by the fans. They’ve even got their own fan clubs. The new guys had only a few days to practice the new songs and were really good, even in the beginning, but now, after 100 concerts, it feels like we’ve played our whole lives together.
“Carolus Rex” was, just like “The Art Of War,” a concept album and worked out really great. Can we expect more of such albums, or are you guys on the lookout now for a new “Coat Of Arms” or “Primo Victoria?
We like the big concepts. It’s fun to write and fun to work with everything around from booklets to artworks and such. I think in the future, we will continue down that path.
You can read our full interview in RMP Magazine #4.