RAW!!! We don't play anymore...Randy Piper...Or CANDY DIAPER as our guy is called is working with KING KONG now, doing
all the graphics in New Zealand so he is quite buzy...Me n Anders are buzy with producing and I'm doin' ZanClan as well...But
It was a great laugh!!! I LOVE the first album so we just do songs from that. We also do the meat and Chick and all the
stuff you want when you see a WASP show. We didnt do that many shows since Sweden isn't big enough for a band like that hahahaha
FIBM: You actually recorded the self-titled Candlemass record. Any memories
stand above the rest during those recording sessions? Any funny, cool, sucked, or great moments stand out? Feel
free to share more than one.
Yes I did, the last record ever recorded in POLAR studios, stockholm.
Funny hahahaha, when Messiah got really sick while trying to do the vocals,, he had a bad falafel...so he was doing like 3
vocal lines then barfed like a pig, went in again, did 3 lines..barf-time hahahaha A REAL TROOPER, but i was laughing soooo hard. It
was a cool time all-thru, so much expectations and will in the studio rubbing off on me, we all just wanted it to deliver the goods. So
we went all over stockholm to pick up the best amps around, trying everything til we got the doom sound we wanted.
FIBM: How did you end up working with Bruce Kulick?
KISS Army Sweden called me up and asked me to send a demo of me singing to Bruce since he was looking for a singer who could do the High Pitch Stanley stuff live.
I sent a demo and he called me the same day!!! Woohoo
FIBM: Where did you tour with Bruce? How long? Any memories stand out from that tour?
Chris: We toured Sweden and Norway only 5 shows.
The best memory was just hanging with Bruce in his hotel room just chatting and hanging out, he is a great guy!
FIBM: Did the two of you ever record anything together?
Chris: We set up everything to record the show in stockholm for a Live cd thing but the engineer fukked it up....Bastard!!!!!
We haven't done any recordings together, but we might co-write in the future, we still keep in touch.
FIBM: You are in a band called Animal, which features Randy Piper
of WASP. The band has actually featured Chris Holmes and Tony Richards at some point. Why are they no
longer in the band? What happened to Chris Holmes?
Chris: Yeah...Here it comes hahahaha
Nah, Tony was just in the band for a short period, the thing was Animal was based in Cinci, oh, and Tony was living his life
with wife n kids somewhere else, he just didn't wanna move and stuff, so no hard feelings and it had nothing to do with
his playing or so. He was still great according to Pipes.
Chris Holmes on the otherside has some issues...He is back in California, dunno what he is up to but he is probably as he
says in The decline of western Civilization, Ha ha happy hahahaha.
But they just didn't get along...too much drugs n shit ya know, and Piper doesnt do any.
FIBM: How did you come in contact with Randy Piper? What has it been like to work with him?
How would you describe him?
Chris: I love Randys playing always have. So when we did the RAW thing, I contacted ANIMAL to see if Randy would give the blessing to the band.
It went off real well with their manager at the time, she wondered what I was doing in my studio and stuff so I sent over some tracks I just did with my then band
called CRANK feat Mappe from Candlemass on guitar. She played it for Piper and the guys and they called me up
and wondered if I could do the tour for Holmes, he couldn't leave California because of legal problems...I turned
it down...but we kept in touch and when the timing was right we hooked up and started working!
Working with Randy?! Just a great time, it was like we've known each other for ages, we had a blast.
I'd describe randy as a man with a heart of gold, He is just a sweetheart.
FIBM: Do you think Randy will ever finish his interview that we sent him 4 months ago?
Chris: Hahahaha, If he learns how to operate a computer he might hahahaha, He just moved to Florida, dunno man...He might SOMEDAY?!