Interview with S.D.I.

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MMP – How did the band get started?

S.D.I. – In early 1986 I’ve been in the studio with my former band „Black Jack Co“. We recorded two songs and tried to get a deal with a record company. We got the same reply everytime: „Quite nice boys, but don’t you have something faster and harder?.“ I phoned my old-time mate Ralf maunert and told him to play as fast as he could (And that was quite fast). Within one week we had offers from two different record companies and finally signed a contract with gama-records.

MMP – What kind of music do you play?

S.D.I. – Speed-metal

MMP – How has the fan response been?

S.D.I. – Great, you know we’ve expected nothing. We’ve been out of the scene for about 25 years. We often hear stories of the childhood and the youth of the fans, when they’ve been listening to SDI. I’m proud that we’ve reached and touched that many people. And we try to give it back at our live shows

MMP – Where did the band name come from?

S.D.I. – We tried to find a name which is remarkable. The thoughts were:
What’s evil: Satan
What’s the worst thingbesides dying, that could happen to you: being raped
Badest of the bad must be Sombody who rapes Satan: Satans Defloration Inc
Yeah, you’re right. That’s not very serios (and we were’nt either)
Besides this „SDI“ was in every mouth because of the „Strategic Defence Initiative“ of Ronald Reagan

MMP – Introduce the band members and what they do in the band?

S.D.I. – Rage: Playing guitar and behaving like a defiant child
Ralf: Playing drums at the speed of light
Reinhard: Giving interviews

MMP – Who writes the music?

S.D.I. – I do
Lyrics?
Me too, guilty in the first degree

MMP – And where do the lyric ideas come from?

S.D.I. – Different. It depends on the song and the time I wrote it. I was 22 when we recorded the first album, Ralf was 21 and Frank was 18. Many of the songs had a punk attitude (Disappointment etc), Some were political (Sign of the wicked), some were weird wishes of a young man (I wanna fuck you), The lyrics became more serious from SDI to Mistreated, due to the fact that I grew up and the music changed from pure fun to a more serious metal.

MMP – What is your view in Satanism and Occultism?

S.D.I. – I respect every religion in any way. I believe in freedom.

MMP – How many albums/CD’s have you released?

S.D.I. – 4Albums:
„Satans Delforation Inc.“ (1986),
„Sign of the wicked“ (1987),
Mistreated (1989),
„Bloodsucker Demo 1986“ (recorded 1986, released 2015)

MMP – Tell me about some the songs on the latest CD?

S.D.I. – This was Mistreated in 1989. It contents songs about …
The deal:. … a woman selling her child to genetic Science
Never: … never giving up when you’re in trouble, be brave and strong
Violence: … wasting your live
Kiss ass: … being drafted to military service
We want more: … showing a stinky finger to Yuppies
Mother: … an abortion from the childs view
Night of tears: … getting over sexual abuse
SDI: …  and for the fans

MMP – Do you have any side projects?

S.D.I. – Lucky Ones, Juicy Fruits, Ingjenøre

MMP – Who are some of your musical influences?

S.D.I. – Deep Purple, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Iron Maiden, Ramones

MMP – Which current bands?

S.D.I. – None

MMP – What is the band like when you play live?

S.D.I. – Rouhger and sometime even faster than the recorded versions. We try to have fun with the people and we try to enjoy them and ourselves as much as we can. That works pretty good.

MMP – Have you guys ever played in another country?

S.D.I. – All over Europe.

MMP – How big of crowd shows up at shows usually?

S.D.I. – Nowadays it differs between 100 and 400 People at our own shows. Festivals are bigger, of course

MMP – How is the crowd response when you play?

S.D.I. – Great! We have a really good party

MMP – When do you guys plan on writing any new material?

S.D.I. – We will go on playing live shows until next summer. Then we’ll have a break. I don’t know if there will be another SDI album. Though there are some new songs already We’ll see.

MMP – What does the future hold for the band??

S.D.I. – Great live shows until next summer. After that: Who knows?