We plan on spending the night of Christmas Eve barricaded in a pub. God Dethroned’s guitarist, Danny Tunker, is planning to spend it playing a gig. You’ve got to admire that work ethic.
When did you find out Santa Claus wasn’t real and how did it happen?
At age seven. I just drew the conclusion he couldn’t come through our chimney because he’d get stuck in our heaters and asked my parents. They couldn’t convince me otherwise anymore.
Do you have any particular or unusual Christmas traditions?
Not really, apart from celebrating Christmas on Christmas Eve with my parents.
What was your best Christmas present ever?
Iron Maiden’s Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son. It changed my life forever.
If a bearded man broke into your house through the chimney on any other day of the year, what would you do?
Kick his ass until he leaves some gifts.
Watch the video to ‘Poison Fog’ by God Dethroned:
Turkey: are you a leg or breast person?
Neither! Don’t like Turkey!
What is your favourite Christmas drink?
Glühwein and egg-nog.
What’s the furthest you’ve ever had to travel to get “home” for Christmas? Has touring ever forced you to celebrate Christmas somewhere else?
Not before, but it’s doing so this year. We’re doing our cd-presentation in Groningen (roughly 280 km from home) on Christmas Eve, so I’m not going to be with my family on Christmas Eve this year.
Which metaller would you least like to see approaching you with mistletoe?
We will never get tired of posting this clip of Gaahl:
What would you get Kerry King for Christmas? You can’t choose Jagermeister.
A guitar without a tremolo.
Which one of Santa’s reindeer would you be and why? (Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder, Blitzen and Rudolf.)
Rudolf. Because my nose will probably be as red as his from drinking.
What’s been your worst New Year’s Eve experience (because NYE always sucks).
I’ve had none, really.
What will your New Year’s Resolution be?
Have more fun, play more guitar and try to lose some weight. Ha!
Since they released their ninth studio album, Under The Sign Of The Iron Cross, earlier this year, God Dethroned are planning on spending as much of 2011 as possible on the road. They plan on announcing new tour dates sometime in the new year.