Chain D.L.K.: Hi folks! First of all, how are you?
Omega Lithium: Hello! We’re quite well, thank you!
Chain D.L.K.: You’ve already been compared to bands which enjoy remarkable success, such as Lacuna Coil and Nightwish… do you already smell the fragrance of success or are you trying to keep your feet on the ground? What do you think about the above-mentioned comparisons?
Omega Lithium: Success is a thing of personal perception. We want to spread and invade the world with our art and force people to think for themselves. Until that happens, we won’t consider ourselves successful. The above mention comparisons are irrelevant for our cause. They make people put us on some of their labeled mental shelves, and as we said, we want to make them think for themselves.
Chain D.L.K.: You come from Hrvatska… do you have any memories of the war years?
Omega Lithium: Of course we do. That stuff isn’t easy to forget. But we don’t hold grudges, and we live on.
Chain D.L.K.: What about the gothic scene in your birth country? And what’s your opinion about the gothic label, so often abused by groups making music like yours?
Omega Lithium: The gothic scene abuses that word just as you correctly said. Everyone is “gothic” today, and they don’t resemble gothic at all. We are not pure gothic ourselves. We only have some elements. And remember the mental shelves from before? Well, people put all kind of stuff on the one labeled “gothic”. There are bands of good quality in our country, but the media isn’t interested.
Chain D.L.K.: Omega Lithium sounds like a therapy that heals depression and aging… why did you choose such a name?
Omega Lithium: There is a message in our name that reads “the last drug”. The thing with these messages is that they can be subjectively perceived. So that’s why we leave it up to our fans to decipher our name.
Chain D.L.K.: You’ve gained a certain notoriety in Europe. Now ArtOfFact is releasing an edition of “Dreams In Formaline” for North American music lovers… what are your expectations for this important step in your plans for world domination?
Omega Lithium: Hehe… a satyrical definition of a word “notoriety” by Ambrose Bierce is: “The fame of one’s competitor for public honors. The kind of renown most accessible and acceptable to mediocrity”. And we refuse for us and our fans to be taken as a part of mediocrity :)We do hope for our North American fans to see that too. We hope that we’ll change their views and pull them out of mediocrity.
Chain D.L.K.: What’s the worst compliment you’ve received?
Omega Lithium: Hehe, there is no bad compliment. Every compliment, good or bad can stir public opinion, and that only helps us spread the art.
Chain D.L.K.: “Andromeda” (nice title!) seems to speak about a surgical human-like prototype… is that so?
Omega Lithium: It actually speaks of a genetically engineered woman. It’s a review of scientific dabbling in human genes. And it bad course.
Chain D.L.K.: Who’s the entity infesting the world you mention in “Infest”?
Omega Lithium: Actually, there are two meanings to that. Infesting the world is a metaphor for infesting the human mind. It’s a story about a person being haunted by something.
Chain D.L.K.: Any piece of advice to scatter that nebula that’s been taking control of the crowds (mypersonal hint: turn off your TV sets!)?
Omega Lithium: Good hint. But the main thing is to stay calm and defy the media issued mass panic and fear. They try to control us with fear. Resist!
Chain D.L.K.: “In Snow Red” – I enjoyed the mix of this song by Victor Love, with its general suspense and a sound reminding me of a sort of pattering on snowy fields… or is it just a sonic hallucination?!?!? You sing: “In one hand he held the hair of mother / And there’s a bloody knife in the other (He kills because he loves / He kills to keep the memories untainted /His tears turn in to blood”… who’s this hero? Any reference to some recent chronicles?
Omega Lithium: Thanks for the compliments. There is no reference to any recent happenings. It’s a made-up fairy tale of mixed emotions, purity and death.
Chain D.L.K.: What about working with Victor Love?
Omega Lithium: He’s a great guy, fun to work with and cooperative. He helped us a lot with his experience.
Chain D.L.K.: Mya, you’re just 19 and you’re already one of the most emblematic presences on the stage… have you experienced any issues with your age?
Omega Lithium: No, there weren’t any downsides. The people are actually pleasantly surprised of my age. And recently, I turned 20 actually 🙂
Chain D.L.K.: The Dream in Formaline you’d like to defrost?!?!?
Omega Lithium: Uncorrupted humanity.
Chain D.L.K.: Any upcoming US tours?
Omega Lithium: Maybe 🙂 We’ll see what the feedback and response is. We’d surely like to.
Chain D.L.K.: Anything else you’d like to add before sending off your answers?
Omega Lithium: Everything’s been said at some time in the past. There isn’t much we can add. But there is much our fans can add. Think about it. Over.
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