Have any of you played in other bands? Yes, I have released about 30 albums in total as Lars Eric Mattsson, Mattsson, Condition Red, Astral Groove, Lars Eric Mattsson’s VISION, Eli and performed as guest on more than 20 albums
How is it that you started playing music? It has been a long and crazy ride, I have done almost everything, fought hard and had lots of fun but also gone through very rough times...
What are your names? / Who plays what? / How old are you?
Book of Reflections is an international metal act founded by Lars Eric Mattsson (guitar and bass) . Musicians on the three first albums include
Rusty Cooley (guitar), Vitalij Kuprij (keys),
plus all these singers:
Andy Engberg, Martin LeMar, Bjorn Jansson, Hubi Meisel, Torgny Stjärnfelt, Mikael Holm (Winterlong), Markku Kuikka, Anand Mahangone, Carsten Schulz...
drums: Eddie Sledgehammer,
Have you had other previous members? yes the members have been shifting a lot and our next album will include a new line up that I can not yet confirm
Did you make music even when you were young? personally from about 14 years
Where are you from? Finland myself, the other guys are from Sweden, USA, Germany, Netherlands...
What year did the band form? 2004
What's your style of genre? Neoclassical progressive power metal ?
What inspires you? life
How often and where do you reherse? only before touring and recording,
How have you developed since you started with the music? yes very much
Do you have other interests of work outside the band? outside of music not much
Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? we are signed to Lion Music
Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? I do
Do you start with the music or the lyrics? Music always
Do you compose in a certain inviroment? just in my head
Where do you plan to gig the comming year? in Spain and Finland
Where can people buy your merchandise? http://lionmusic.com/ShopSelect.htm
What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records now a days? it sucks but you can’t change the world only how you reach to it
How do you think the music industry have changed because of this? very few can make a living on music these days
How do you think and know that this interview will help you in the music business? no idea :-)
Do you have any role models or idols? Not really
What advice would you give other bands or artists? get and education and a job :-)
Do you have any new material? Yes almost half of the next album
How can people reach? through the facebook page
What are your plans for the future? new album 2020 and possibly a tour