DH: Hatesex sounds to me 100 % pure gothic sometimes with an 80`s
attitude. Do you have a certain relationship to the 80`s?
BENN - Hmmm... I donīt know if I have a relationship to the 80īs or not. I really didnīt consciously write the music and decide that I had to have an 80īs attitude with it... Make this comes more from Krisannaīs influences.. haha
Krisanna-Well ha, I was born in the 80's maybe that has something to do with it!
DH: On the album there is a song that I like very much called "Stepdaughter Of The Vainglory Empire. What is the song about? About what topics are your music in general?
BENN - Thanks... that is one of my favorites on the album as well. Iīll let Krisanna handle this one..
Krisanna-The Vainglory empire came to me when I was reading a copy of the original Snow White. It was a very dark story and I was going through a "darker" period of my life. I associated myself as a woman with Snow White. So much empasis is placed on living a "happily ever after" kind of life and in real life it doesn't always work out that way. Thanks to disney we end up a bit jaded and dissapointed because as children we look up to that so much. At that time in life for me "love" relationships were poison and one bad apple really did destroy the tree. I try to write about real life people and situations and the world the way I see it. my topics do vary though from subject to subject covering things such as depression, society, questioning religion, meaning, reality, american lifestyle and personal relationships.
DH: Sometimes I can hear a kind of dark gothic romanticism in your songs. Are you romantic people?
BENN - I hope so... hahah
Krisanna-I like the romantic period alot. I like the novels, poetry and music from that period. I feel I have much in common with People like George Sand, Clara and Robert Schumann. Something about that time just gives me shivers in my soul. However on the contrary I don't feel I am lapped up into heartful romance and that I am a hopeless romantic..quite actually the opposite.
DH: Without your voice, Krisanna Marie, Hatesex would not be the same! You have a very fine voice! Was it for yourself personally a big challenge to record Unwant? How important is your work as musicians for yourselves?
Krisanna - Thanks so much for the compliments. It was a big challenge I was kind of unsure of myself and my abilities. I am slowly getting over this and strengthening my skills. Hatesex was really the first project I was a part of other than dancing for Penis Flytrap and I hope to have a long career. I have learned alot from working with Benn and Bari.
DH: Are you looking forward to play live? Are there any concrete plans for a European tour? When can we expect Hatesex in Germany? Is there anything else you'd like to tell us?
BENN - We really donīt know what touring plans might come up....we might do another album first... it is hard to say at this point. Thanks to all of the people who have supported the band so far... we realy appreciate it.
Krisanna-I do hope to get the chance to travel with Hatesex and play some shows I hope it does work out that way. Thanks so much for your support!
DH: Thank you very much for this interview. We wish you all the best and much success with your new CD!
BENN - no.. thank YOU... I really like the Dark Heart site...
Interview: Andreas Ohle