Holy Moses: The new machine of Liechtenstein - Reply
05/12/06 || Lord K Philipson
Sabina Classen of Holy Moses
Global Domination: We at Global Domination saw fit to add your release, “The new machine of Liechtenstein”, to our esteemed Class 6(66) hall of fame. Do you feel this album is worthy of such an honor?
Sabina Classen: Thanks very much for it. It’s great to get such an honor for the album. Yes, I think it is a classic Holy Moses album and I am really happy that you see it like me.
GD: What was the ultimate goal for you while recording this album?
Sabina Classen: It was like always: we like to give something special to our fans – with a lot of strength, power and will I am working since 25 years for the band. Back in 1988 when we recorded that album, we wanted to do something great for the world of metal and that we did it, I am very proud.
GD: Name something of interest that you remember from the recording sessions.
Sabina Classen: Oh, we had a lot of funny stories during the recordings… I remember a birthday party, but it was not a normal birthday party… It was the birthday of the dog of our producer Alex Perialis and we did the mix of the album in Ithaca, New York, and we wondered ourselves a lot that our producer was celebrating with us, a lot of other friends and dogs. Such a party with a lot of pizza also for the dogs…
GD: If you could change any one thing about this album, what would you change?
Sabina Classen: That’s a good question, I never thought about that… I think if I would change something all the feeling of that album would go away… The only thing we did in the re-release was a new digital mastering, but from the original cd, so no changing in the original sound.
GD: Why do you think this album means so much to those who consider it a classic?
Sabina Classen: It’s fresh, powerful and aggressive and with a typical unique sound of Holy Moses.
GD: Finally, as an artist and musician, what special place does this album hold in your heart?
Sabina Classen: It’s deep in my heart, ‘cause I know we did something really early for the nowadays metal scene.