By Kim Mercil
KM: Does the name of your band
"Sero. Overdose" mean anything?
Yes. Sero.Overdose was the combination of
serotonin and overdose. Thats why our first
record was called Serotonin. For all who dont know, take a look
into a medicine dictionary.
KM: How much time passed between the release of
Serotonin and No Time For Silence?
About two years passed between them.
KM: Why do you feel that a second album is more
difficult to write than the first?
The first was more just for fun, and we did not have a real
concept behind it. After learning how we work together, musically and live on
stage, we were grown together and wanted to reach more then just one record. We
now needed to top the level of the first album to show people whats about
Sero.Overdose, and to show them that we can do better then before.
KM: Both Andre Hartung and Oliver Senger come up with
lyrics for Sero.Overdose. Who writes the majority of the lyrics? Is there any
There is no majority I believe, because we all have lots of
ideas who wants to take part of it. André as well as Olli are writing
lyrics, sometimes even me (Mike).
KM: Does living in Berlin have any influence on your
Berlin is pretty big and lots of musicians and labels are
here. But the most are clubs where to hear what actually is running on the
dancefloors. I think it is indirect that we get influenced by the city.
KM: Sero. Overdose has been compared to such bands as
Covenant,VNV and And One. How do you feel your music stands out amongst these
We believe that you can´t compare us with others. It
is only mentioned on the labels website to help people find out in what
category we are.
KM: Why was the track Dr. Who omitted from the
final version of No Time For Silence? Will it be available?
There were only a few promotional CDs sent out including
that song and I think this question is irrelevant because none of the fans know
that we have had such a song. No. It will be not available.
KM: Do you feel No Time For Silence will
outweigh Serotonin's success?
For sure! Just have a listen and you will see!
KM: Two of Sero. Overdose's members, Mike Johnson and
Oliver Senger, are both in other bands. How do you divide your time between
If you are already living in your studio, then probably it
is possible. Also production and composing in generally is easy for us, because
we are professionals.
KM: Andre, prior to Sero. Overdose have you been in
Yes. I was founder and singer of a hardcore crossover band
called PHP But after some conflicts with the band members we
decided to end our relationship.
KM: How did the Alfa-Matrix Sero.Overdose
We started to know each other with remixing some of the AM
bands and we started to like each other. We found that AM is a real family, and
we wanted to collaborate more with them. Thats why we decided for Alfa
KM: Who came up with the idea to hold an open remix
contest for the track She? Who won it? Where did the winning remix
We and our label decided that it would be a cool idea to
make a remix contest for our band and to give unknown bands the chance to be
part of an record label release. We have three winners listed as follows :
She - Remix by New Rain
on the limited 2 CD edition No Time for Limited Silence
She - Remix by Chinese Theatre
Appears on the
limited 2 CD edition No Time for Limited Silence
She - Remix by Vicious Dreams
Appears on the
limited Club EP No Time for Club Silence
KM: Why is there so little info in your personal
bio's on your web site?
Mmmhhh... we never thought it is too little... Compared to
the rest of the website, we think it is enough though.
KM: Some DJ's are looking for the remix to your track
For You that seems to be nonexistent. Is it available? If so, where? If
not, how can they get their hands on a copy?
We are planning free downloads in future, So be sure to find
it on the website in high resolution. It was mentioned as an exclusive track
for a compilation. But it is long ago now, and we can now put it onto our
KM: With a new year here what lies in store for Sero.
The new Sero. Overdose releases will be available in thed
beginning of March. And you will find there the new album called No Time for
Silence, including 15 new songs with 70 minutes total playtime. And you can
get your copy from the limited edition called no time for limited
silence including the regular album, a bonus disk feat. 15 remixes and
exclusive versions. Plus stickers, postcards and even a poster of the band
packed in a luxury DVD Box. We are still thinking about a re-release of the
first album, but we do not know how and when it will be available. For all news
just check our Website www.sero-overdose.de.