This interview with Anders Colsefni was conducted in 2003 by David Pritt aka 'Random Hero UK'.
Random_Hero_UK: How did On A Pale Horse originally become a band?
We were already Painface. We just adopted a new philosophy for how we wanted to express our music.
RHUK: Who initially came up with the name "On A Pale Horse", and what does it mean?
On A Pale Horse was the title I came up with for a song we'd written for Painface. Shawn (Klown) thought we should name the new band after it. We agreed.
RHUK: When you first became the vocalist did it feel comfortable?
Since I'd been the vocalist with these guys for a few years already, it felt normal.
RHUK: Did you automatically bond with the band?
Ditto the above.
RHUK: When developing lyrics, what did you have in mind?
Shedding old skin, new beginnings, rebirth. Being one with death. All that fun stuff.
RHUK: When did you know that On A Pale Horse, were a band, and not just a couple of friends jamming?
As soon as we recorded "Salvation".
RHUK: How was this band, compare with earlier bands, such as Painface and Slipknot?
Musically, it was much more relaxed. Heavier in a more mature way than the others. Music you can sit back, drink a beer, and zone out to, or music you can go nuts and beat people up to.
RHUK: When did you first start to things were not going right with you and On A Pale Horse?
We'd all had our differences about things, as we are all different people.
RHUK: What initially made you leave the band?
They were going to quit the band. I offered to leave the band instead, so that they could continue to make the beautiful music they'd been making. They agreed.
RHUK: What has been your most memorable live show?
There's been several. Dotfest 1 in Ankeny, Iowa with Slipknot in front of 18,000 people. The 1989? Battle of the Bands at Supertoad in Des Moines-we won, and there were about 800 people going crazy. Plus, just about every show with Horse. I was just spiritually IN that music.
RHUK: What Was your Highlight of OAPH?
Every time we played Salvation & Harvest live.
RHUK: Where do you see On A Pale Horse without you?
Down the street at the practice place. LOL. They're doing their own thing, and having fun. I'm happy for them.
RHUK: Do you have any regrets about leaving the band?
I had no choice. Plenty of regrets, but I had no choice.
RHUK: In your own words, describe your experience with On A Pale Horse
Work. Confusion. Spirituality. Confusion. Fun. Finally understanding.
RHUK: Full Name
RHUK: Born and bred
RHUK: Favourite band
Acid Bath, Led Zeppelin
RHUK: Favourite Song
The Hangman's Daughter: Agents Of Oblivion
RHUK: First CD
Primus-Sailing The Seas of Cheese.
RHUK: First Concert attended
Aerosmith & Guns 'n Roses-their first tour
RHUK: Previous to OAPH
Painface, Slipknot, Body Pit, Inveigh Catharsis, Vexx
Daks Riggs, Black Sabbath, everyday life.
RHUK: First job
Paperboy in Beaverdale.
RHUK: Last job
Office Manager @ my father-in-laws Optical Laboratory.
RHUK: Favourite tattoo
My wife's dragon on the back of her neck.
RHUK: Favourite Film
Oooh. This is tough. Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, Followed by the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
A massive thanks to David for granting me permission to host this interview. This interview is also hosted at MFKR1.COM
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