Zombie Strippers from Hell is a duo comprised of Dr. Satan and Mark Twain hailing from Poland, who earlier this month put out debut album “Tales from the Other Side.” The band was joined by Decapitated’s drummer Michal Lysejko during the recording process, and in an interview for Rocking Charts they look back at the recording process.
Hey folks. How are you doing?
Great, we have holidays now so we spend a lot of time with our families and friends. It’s a great time and we’re really enjoy it.
You have just launched your debut album “Tales from the Other Side.” How do you feel about the release?
It’s our first full album with a new vibe and we are very happy about everything we did on “Tales…” End of the 2016 when we started to preproduction was the toughest time for us – we had some issues with our drummer and whole process of recording was in danger but we got help from Michal Lysejko from Decapitated and everything went smooth. So, now when everything is done we are very happy from our work and hope that every listener will be too.
How much of a challenge was to work on the album?
It was a big challenge but not musically but personally – first the problems with the drummer then, Peter – bassist left us in the middle of recordings so this was real challenge for us – to end what we started but we’ve had enough strength to finish everything and now the “Tales…” are with us.
What other artists similar to your genre that are coming from Poland are you friends with?
We’re friends with Michal Lysejko, that’s for sure. We have a lot of friends but more in the other genres than us. We appreciate work of Decapitated, Frontside, Kat…
What is your opinion about the current metal scene?
It’s a though question cause sometimes we think that metal is deep under the ground especially in Poland where there is tv or radio which support metal music enough but after every storm comes the sun so maybe for metal in Poland there will be good years in the future.
Can you tell me something about your influences?
H.P. Lovecraft and horror’s classic like Friday the 13th, Texas Chainsaw Massacre or Halloween — that’s for sure when it comes about lyrical theme of our songs. Musically everything starts from the Misfits and his punk-horror-themed outfit. Now we like to dig in every kind of metal music from classical Iron Maiden trough stuff like Type O Negative and Slipknot or Killswitch Engage today.
What are you listening to these days?
Last album of Trivium is a real deal.
Your 5 favourite records of all the time?
Iron Maiden “The Number of the Beast”
Dream Theater “Metropolis pt. 2”
Slipknot “5:the Grey Chapter”
Type O’Negative “Bloody Kisses”
Can you tell me a little bit more about the gear you use to record “Tales from the Other Side”?
Mark uses Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci signature and Ibanez Rg7, and amps are Peavey 5150 & Bugera TriRec Infinium; Michal uses Czarcie Kopyto pedals, Meinl cymbals and Wincent drumsticks.
And stuff from HugeStudio.
Besides the release of the album, are there any other plans for the future?
Yep – we’re working on new lineup to play our material live; at the end of 2018 we want to record some EP cause we’re working al the time and we have some new tunes to share.
Any words for the potential new fans?
Dig trough the “Tales from the Other Side” if you like diversity in metal music, some horror themes and if you like to follow the stories.
“Tales from the Other Side” is available from Bandcamp.