(ENGL SUBS)JONKAL(GIANNIS KALAMATAS) talks Rotting Christ and New CD OUT(ENGL SUBS)
Here one moment Him.... here! Alive Giannis Kalamatas(JONKAL) -Hey Nick what's up? With Giannis we know each other some years now it was a period of time that we found each other and then we lost but from that point on,we stuck a man that i want him im my radar because he is good He has no other credential, that is his credential because he is good He has no other credential, that is his credential He is a good guy lots of fun and humor He knows to play his s**t in the guitar he knows what to do he is focused but most of all he is a good guy he is focused but most of all he is a good guy Imagine, that some years ago i met Giannis in the studio of our mutual friend Panagiotis Megas studio final, and now that we met again he is what i already knew. Romantic and down to earth guy. Half of you watching the show romance is out of the window The other half "down to earth" you don't have it This guy here traveled around the planet This guy here traveled around the planet He is with his head down do you see him all this time? There are 4 cameras. I have to
choose in which camera his head is up I want us to take a leap and talk about Rotting Christ Give me some insight about the program of a band which day after day or each day or even every three days performs not only city after city but country after country How you lived all that? For me it was the first time and when you do it for the first time, are huge responsibilities to justify your place in the band and not let anyone down The band was 7 years with the previous guitarist George Emmanuel the fans where pretty tight with that previous line up and it was pretty tough for me as a first timer to make bond with the guys and their music all this takes some time so we can feel each other Beyond that, you make the trip you perform, you make mistakes and you learn you give battles and all this needs time to hold How much your state of mind holds, while touring? that happens till one point. After that point you become more professional You play under whatever circumstances to succeed the best performance. when you reach that point (the best performance) you just don't care or you still try to fix things? (Giannis) Always always you do the musical part and then you have to fix something else The contact with the people or the vocals or whatever Which countries you went on? Latin America, Europe , Russia, Ukraine and more ...you know, too many. Do you remember your best show? Yes Which is it? Its more than one, but i think the last one Where was that? Thessaloniki(Greece) Why was that? Thessaloniki(Greece) Why was that? I felt free more than ever i was very cool and i knew that was my last gig The crowd was awesome and my sound was great in general, in the last tour i started to fit in just to blend in Which was the most far distance you did in the same tour from one place to another? Brazil 30 hours in the van from Paraguay when a huge truck stuck in the middle of nowhere basically in the jungle. Did you catch up the gig? Yes we did.
In the overall it was an experience that will follows you forever Whatever you live follows you forever and everyone has his own perception gets what he gets and of course go on. I wanna talk a little bit for this JONKAL. I ll tell you what happened with this. Whatever i read about this cd it's a hymn. No s**t.
You wait for me to to tell you so? i told you so... he is a good guy No i am not selling you out I am telling you you will get through me to get to him Honest whatever critics I've read are awesome.First of all the production Tell me, how you decided this. Were the songs already there, or you said i will make a cd out of nowhere? How this happened? Look. My love for guitar was always strong and steady. I was messing around with bands but i was getting nowhere for the well known reasons, about the ego trips inside the bands. I said to myself that i lose all the magic of music so i started alone to write songs and make some videos I said to myself that i lose all the magic of music so i started alone to write songs and make some videos but in the same time i will raise a flag that i am here and i exist .
It was an unorthodox way you know because i did the video first and after some time i released my cd but this was my decision i had to be creative because for me there was no other way. I don't have any big circle of musicians around me to play in some five bands, which to me is pointless if you have to give your soul I want a pause here... is that means, ...for my disappointment, that, is that a permanent decision to be alone? No, of course not. We all want to play music. It's a team effort. It's not good to play alone but i don't have anything else and i can't relax till anything comes in my way i like it, i love it and it's all i got Best thing is to have a band and be friends, but this is too difficult to happen.
Lets go back to the cd. These songs were the best you had or the emotionally attached to you? First of all, the production is by Dimitris Dellis at Studio 222 a great guy i am not the type of guy which i will write 15 mediocre songs and regret for them Whatever i write i am there you know. I don't do great changes and i don't write too many songs These 8 are the songs It seems weird but all the title songs match with the next one and it's all about me, and whoever out there feels inside. I put a lot of love and that's the way i wanted it.
Tell me about the cover. Well, designed by Michalis Nakos a great guy also and lots of fun. The cover have a real and a metaphoric meaning (Giannis)It's about the battle with yourself (Nick) This fight is my own It's about the struggle with your passions and if you will dominate to them and which side will you choose. I believe a virtue that everybody has is to choose for whatever happens in your life and if you make a choice i believe that is your path. What about next cd? You have any songs? Yes i have some songs and i thought the title But i have to wait because to tell you the truth i want to buy a seven string guitar to enrich the songs For the people that see the show let's give a message All things go where the man leads them if you do something in life do it for the right intentions Don 't do anything for the wrong reasons because wrong reasons create monsters and you can't kill them. It is important what kind of a man you grow inside you if you don't know that man inside you It's like a boat in the sand Yes, you are right! Giannis i am so glad that we talked (Giannis)Me too I couldn't imagine a better way to close my first 20 you tube broadcasts we should play and jam like we did in the first edition with Ramses and Morris. we should play and jam like we did in the first edition
it can't happen due to corona virus with Ramses and Morris. we should play and jam like we did in the first edition with Ramses and Morris. it can't happen due to corona virus it can't happen due to corona virus I tried it so hard but unfortunately can't happen Thank you all so much Have a good one, bye!