Interview with Steve Tucker (2000)
by Florent


Florent : So, Steve, what's new since April, last time I met you?
Steve :
We've been writing a lot of music for the next album, that's pretty much what we've been doing, and we're getting ready to do the new things.

When I last met you, that was on the first date of the No Mercy Festival. How did it go after that date?
That was great, every show was really huge and quite successful, that was a great tour.

And how did it go between you and the other bands?
Great, everybody got along pretty well. There was no problem or whatsoever, we got along well with Emperor, Impaled Nazarene and the other bands.

Now you are on tour again. Why? In order to do some promotion, or just for the fun of it?
Pretty much at this point just for the fun of it. We got asked to do it, and we said sure.

You have re-released 'Formulas Fatal To The Flesh' with a bonus CD. Why did you do that?
Why not ? I don't know. There was something to do, I guess. People are always asking for more stuff, people want to hear new things, and that's why we do interviews. Because people want to hear insights.

How is it going between you and Earache? Napalm Death just left them…Are you going to do the same?
No, I don't see Morbid Angel leaving Earache. Morbid Angel has been with Earache for a long time, and unless it was necessary, we won't leave them.

You have mentioned the new album. When do you plan to record and release it?
Hopefully, we will record it in February or March maybe, something like that, and it will be released before the end of the year 2000.

Can you compare it al all with "Formulas Fatal To The Flesh'?
No. It's a whole different world.

What do you hope its impact will be?
Well, I hope it will redefine what death metal is. It's gonna show people what death metal is.

Concerning you personally, you haven't been in the band for long. How do you feel now as opposed to in the begining?
I feel great, maybe you guys think I haven't been in the band for long, but I feel like I've been in the band for a really long time. I feel fine, I enjoy the shows.

On stage, you are a killing machine. How do you prepare for that?
How do I prepare myself ? You know, heroin. (laughs) No, I'm just kidding! I try to relax, see some of the other bands. Like tonight, I'm gonna see Krisiun, because when I see Krisiun, I feel like I'm gonna fucking knock the walls down. When you get on stage, it's a 100% different world, you're not the same person when you're on stage, you feel more energy from the crowd.

What do you think of this tour's lineup?
Well, to be honest, the only bands I've ever heard are Amon Amarth and Krisiun. I fucking love Krisiun, I'm looking forward to watching them every single night, and besides them, I don't know too much about the other bands. But I'm sure they're pretty good bands. I'm gonna watch them, and hopefully I will like them.

Do you have news of David Vincent?
Just saying hello. We don't know anything about David. He has his own life, I don't know if he's doing very well, but…

Are you superstitious? Do you believe in the end of the world in the near future?
Oh no! I'm superstitious, but I don't believe in that. It's really silly!

What does Europe represent for you?
Europe is great ! Every time we come here, there's a lot of kids to see us, and a lot of people here are rather reserved. They don't go crazy, but they appreciate the shows.

OK, thanks. One last word?
Look forward the new album, it will out before the end of the year 2000, and we'll see you on tour again then.

-Q & A by Florent