Kaaos TV conducted an interview with Swedish multi-instrumentalist and producer Peter Tägtrgren (LINDEMANN, PAIN, HYPOCRISY) before PAIN‘s August 28 performance at Seinäjoki Metal Fest in Seinäjoki, Finland. You can now watch the chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET).
On LINDEMANN, his collaboration with RAMMSTEIN frontman Till Lindemann:
“We just got back doing a second video for it now. I got back two days ago. It’s gonna be something else again.
“There is no gig plans or anything right now, but, I mean, there’s still so much to do with it, after releasing this album, and also during the release that we had. But I think it’s gonna cool down a little bit now. And I rebuilt [my] studio, so now I’m gonna start getting into the studio mood again and start writing some music and producing bands.”
On the response to LINDEMANN‘s debut album, “Skills In Pills”:
“It’s been really good. I mean, some people are, ‘Ah, the lyrics are so immature.’ [But] I think it’s funny lyrics. me and Till are immature people. So, you know, we’re just having fun with… He’s discovering the English words; he’s always been writing in German [with RAMMSTEIN]. And now, his crazy ideas and all the English stuff, it’s like plucking the tree, he always tells me, from fruit, because the German tree is already empty for him, he said. So it’s really refreshing for him to do all these things in English. I mean, so far it really went very well — Number One in a lot of countries, including Finland. So it was surprising. Some [reviews] are more, like, ‘Yeah, immature guys going crazy.’ But, hey, it’s a party album. It’s like, you know, Billy Idol in 2015 on… I don’t know… speed. It’s a party album. We want people to get a good feeling when we do it. It’s great party music, I think. It’s an album that you can get in a mood before you go to a festival, or before you go out to the bar or something, to get a good feeling.”
On LINDEMANN‘s plans to perform live:
“Mainly, it is that we have to see if the promoters are interested in it, and how should we do it? Should we do it huge, or should we do it very small club punk rock? We don’t know anything yet. So we’re still collecting info from our promoter. He’s throwing out some lines here and there to see who is interested and what can we expect, and where will we be on the bill? Will we play in the bar, or in the tent or on the main stage? We need to know these things before we start planning: ‘Okay, are we gonna go crazy with the stage, or should we go very small?’ It’s still a little bit too early to know.”
“I think if it’s gonna happen, it’s gonna be festivals. That’s what I think right now. Everything changes constantly between me and [Till]. So you never know. Maybe tomorrow we’re gonna play on the moon. So, we never know. We’ll find out… It’s better not to say too much until we know for sure. But I hope that we’re gonna go out and play.”
On what plans he has for PAIN and HYPOCRISY at the moment:
“That’s the funny thing, you know: I have no plans at all right now. Whatever comes up in my brain… Maybe I’ll write another LINDEMANN album; I don’t know. We’ll see in a few weeks when my studio is really rebuilt and done, when I sit down and start writing music again, what it’s gonna be. I have no clue… I have, like, almost a half album done with LINDEMANN, actually, because I kept on writing when we were done with the album. And plus, we have some leftover stuff that we didn’t release. So maybe it’s gonna go faster to make a LINDEMANN album and then jump into PAIN or HYPOCRISY after that. I really couldn’t say. We have to check a little bit how the schedule is with RAMMSTEIN as well.”
“Skills In Pills” was released on June 23 via Warner Bros.
The album was made available in the following formats:
* Standard Edition (2-panel digipack, 28-page booklet)
* Special Edition (Blu-ray-packaging, 28-page booklet, bonus track “That’s My Heart”)
* Super Deluxe Edition (large-size book, hardcover, 80 pages, telescope-carton, CD+bonus track “That’s My Heart”)
* Vinyl (gatefold sleeve, 28-page booklet, bonus track, includes album-download code)
Photo courtesy of Warner Music / Tomaso Baldesarini