German Gothic duo Lacrimosa, Tilo Wolff and Anne Nurmi, spoke to The Moscow News before their Moscow concert Friday at Moscow Hall. The group’s name comes from a sequence in Mozart’s Requiem mass, said Wolff, saying the word means current tears. 

What is the difference between European and Russian fans? 

TILO WOLFF: Russian fans are very direct in expressing their feelings. And I love this deep and strong emotionality which is part of the whole culture. Russians are not afraid of showing their feelings and this is very human. People in many other countries can’t do that and don’t seem that alive therefore!

Is the crisis in Europe affecting the gig industry there? 

TILO WOLFF: It affects everything, every part of life. The people are unsure of their future and afraid of how things will turn out. Some just don’t have the money to go out anymore which affects restaurants, clubs and concert venues.

A few words about upcoming show and your new album? Why is it named “Revolution” and who took part in its recording? 

TILO WOLFF: This album, recorded together with Mille from Kreator and Stefan from Accept is about an individual – not a political – revolution. I think we humans need to take care of our species and therefore we need to have an overlook upon us all instead of us alone. Plato already tried to focus people’s minds on this and many of his ideas became reality but now we seem to lose it all again. … If we only care about ourselves then the society will collapse and we will fall with it!

In one interview you said that you want to see Gorky Park in Moscow this time. 

TILO WOLFF: So far I’ve seen of course the Red Square and the most famous cathedrals of Moscow. Once I was driven through the city for several hours and had many impressions from the city but I guess I could stay here for weeks and still wouldn’t know about half of the mysteries of this fascinating creature.


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