So this means the CD has been released by yourself.......? If so, why?
Yes. Why not?........With all the distros and internet now days, it's quite easy to get it out to people and still maintain control of it yourselves instead of getting ripped off with labels etc.
From this I infer that you have had only good experiences with Svart Records.... Speaking of releases, do you not think it's time, given the fact that DREAM DEATH is back with a new album, to re-release 'Journey Into Mystery'?
Yea, Tomi's been straight up with us and does top notch stuff. That's been great. As far as 'Journey Into Mystery' goes, we've tried even with Svart, but Ann keeps giving it the run-around so I've given up trying. Keep in mind, we've never seen a dime from her for that-EVER!.......Then she had the balls to re-release it and still nothing. Screw her and everything about her.
Now, that's fucked up! I would have thought that you have received some bucks from the record label, at least for the reissue. In such case I understand that you encourage people to download it. Who actually has the rights to 'Journey' or, to put it in different words, do you have the master tapes?
From everything I understand I think they do, but I'm not sure. I thought about putting it out as I'm sure it's breached with her not paying us, but about the time I go ahead and put it out and get sued for my own music, I'd really lose it!...... Have to end up paying money to something which I never got paid for in the first place!.... Anyway, it's a dead issue as far as I'm concerned.
DREAM DEATH will play at this year's Roadburn fest and it's the first show outside of the USA. Why didn't you play more gigs here in Europe?
Yes, as far as Dream Death goes it is. Well, it's more of a time issue than anything. With Roadburn, they want it to be exclusive as it's our first time over and such without another gig within a month or so - before and after. We'd consider doing another festivial if it was feasable time wise and money wise. It's hard now that we're older and the rest of the guys have familes and regular jobs etc...... they only have so many vacation days available to them. I have a bit of an advantage there as I own my own shop and could get away a little easier.
I understand. By the way, it would've been great if DREAM DEATH had appeared at the tenth Doom Shall Rise, because this is the last one. So, what are your plans for the future? Will you continue with DREAM DEATH? And what's going on with UNDER THE SUN?
Yea, that would've been great..... love to get back over there again and I wasn't aware that it was the last one. Bummer. As far as the future goes, it's all up in the air. I'm sure we'll play if something comes along at the right time and everyone can make it fit into their schedules. I'd like to think that another LP would'nt be out of the question either, but we'll see. The only other show we have coming up is the Days of the Doomed Festival over in Mil. this coming summer. I'm still working on getting out the 3 unreleased UTS songs not on the CD, but outside of that.......... just trying to keep the shop running.
Ok, Mike, that's it. Thanks again for your time and have a good time in Tilburg. Any last words?
Great talking with you again and until next time. Peace, Mike