Sepultura's: ANDREAS KISSER!

Today's Elevenses catches up with Sepultura's Andreas Kisser!

Andreas Kisser is the guitarist from Brazilian Metal Kings Sepultura, who are currently touring the world supporting their latest release DANTE XXI. Andreas is also working on his first solo album 'HUBRIS I & II' - the first album will be more related to the electric guitar and the second to the acoustic guitar, and will be released early 2008.

So what’s your drink of choice at 11am in the morning?

AT ELEVEN IT´S CHOCOLATE MILK, IT'S BASICALLY THE ONLY THING I DRINK IN THE MORNING.

Which song/album really made you want to play guitar?

I GUESS IT´S ALIVE II FROM KISS, I WAS REALLY IMPRESSED BY THE PICTURES AND THE SOUND OF THE BAND LIVE. SOON AFTER I HEARD THE ALBUM I HAD THE CHANCE TO SEE THEM LIVE WHEN THEY CAME TO BRAZIL FOR THE FIRST TIME.

Who’s the world’s greatest guitarist?

JIMI HENDRIX AND EDDIE VAN HALEN - ALL THE REST ARE CONSEQUENCES OF THESE TWO!

Who’s the world’s most underrated guitarist?

THE EDGE FROM U2.

So what are you up to at the moment?

I´M FINISHING MY FIRST SOLO ALBUM CALLED “HUBRIS”. IS GOING TO BE OUT IN APRIL. ALSO DOING A SOUNDTRACK FOR A MOVIE HERE IN BRAZIL AND I´M GONNA START A NEW SEPULTURA ALBUM THAT WILL BE READY AT THE END OF 2008.

What was the last gig you went to (as a member of the audience)?
Who would be in your dream line-up?

THE POLICE AT THE MARACANA STADIUM, RIO DE JANEIRO BRAZIL. I HAD THE CHANCE TO PLAY WITH THE OPENING ACT, A BAND CALLED “PARALAMAS DO SUCESSO”. IT WAS A GREAT NIGHT AND THE POLICE REALLY KICKED ASS.

JOHN BONHAM ON DRUMS

RONNIE JAMES DIO ON VOCALS

RICK WAKEMAN ON KEYBOARDS

AND FLEA ON BASS.

How many guitars do your own and which one is ‘your precious’?

I HAVE ABOUT 40 INSTRUMENTS INCLUDING A RAMIREZ CLASSICAL GUITAR AND A JACKSON RR.

What’s the last great album that you bought (or were given)?

MARINA DE LA RIVA. SHE´S A GREAT SINGER WHO MIXES BRAZILIAN AND CUBAN MUSIC. IT´S HER FIRST ALBUM AND IS REALLY GREAT MUSIC.

Do you suffer from stage fright?

NOT AT ALL, I REALLY ENJOY THE ATMOSPHERE OF A LIVE PRESENTATION. THE STAGE IS THE PLACE WHERE YOU REALLY GROW AND LEARN.

So what’s your drink of choice at 11pm in the evening?