mpomusic: To start, could
you first give an introduction to the band: The history, the members, the music?
Daniel: Well, we have been together for
about 3 1/2 years. We started out as just a band, for fun I guess, then like about a month
after we started, we all ended up getting saved, and started to attend church. After that,
we decided that we were going to devote all of our music, and everything that we do to
glorify God. We have gone through a few member changes through the years, but nothing
really major. As of now, there are five of us in the band. The lineup is: Daniel, drums;
Scottie, guitar; Doolittle, bass; Josh, vocals; Derr, guitar. I think that this is the
final lineup of the band. Our CD just came out, and we are really excited about what God
is doing right now, and what He is going to do in the future. You can hear us at MP3.com
mpomusic: Normally I don't ask about band
names and album titles but I have been scratching the back of my head about the band name.
I'm from the Netherlands and I couldn't find any information about the words Luti-Kriss in
the dictionary so I haven't got the faintest idea what it is. Does it have to do with the
fish on the cover of the CD?
Daniel: Our name means crazy....We just
thought that it was a cool word, so we used it. There is no cool meaning or anything.
mpomusic: I'm also wondering about the
album title. I couldn't find a phrase in the lyrics with those words: Throwing Myself.
What's sort of the meaning you have in mind?
Daniel: The title of the record comes from
somewhere in the old testament of the Bible, where it is talking about throwing yourself
at the Lord's altar. I hope that clears up some stuff for you.
DaPHNe_K: I read in your reply to
mpomusic's question that you guys ended up all being saved after being together as
Luti-Kriss for one month. What's the story behind that? How did you guys get saved all of
Daniel: It is a pretty long story, but here
it all is. At the time when we started the band, none of us were Christians, or had grown
up in Christian homes. Since then, Doolittle joined the band to play bass and he has been
a Christian most of his life. But when we started, none of us were saved. We were just a
band. Then after we had been a band for about a month or so, me and Scottie (one of our
guitarists) got invited to church. We went one Wednesday night to a youth service at a
local church in our town. On the way we were hoping that it wouldnt be just some
boring thing like TV portrays it. We had no idea what God had in store for us. I
dont even remember what the pastor talked about, all I remember is that both Scottie
and I were up at the altar at the end of the service, just totally giving our lives to
God. It (the church) was just totally real, and the people were real, and I really felt
God moving in my life. Both Scottie and I ended up dedicating our lives to Christ that
night. It was really amazing. A few days later we went to the other guys in the band and
told them what had happened with us, and about the church, and God and all. We told them
how awesome it was, and asked them to come with us the next week. They both came with us,
and the same thing happened with them. They totally gave their lives to the Lord too. It
was really crazy. And after that, we just slowly learned about God, and kept going to
church and reading the Bible. A little while later, we decided that since we were all now
Christians, we should probably be a Christian band. So we decided to completely dedicate
all of our music and talent to God. So our music, as well as our lives are completely just
worship unto God. Ever since then, we have been dedicated to being people who are
passionate about serving God and telling others what He has done in our lives
EurohXceurO: How do non-christian hardcore
kids react on your very outspoken lyrics, interviews and attitude as a band? Do you get
very negative reactions sometimes?
Daniel: We have had a pretty good response
from the kids who aren't Christians. They realize that we aren't here to tell them that
they are wrong. We are here to just let them know what God has done in our lives, and that
He can do the same for them too. So far, the kids have been very respectful.
PhilPark: What is the #1 band that
influences you guys and what do you think of all the bands that are hugely influenced by
Daniel: I think the band that has probably
influenced me most at least is Zao. So I guess I think that it's cool that a lot of bands
are influenced by them.
EurohXceurO: From message-boards and people
in the USA I heard a lot of very positive news about your live-shows. Most people say
you're even better live than on CD. What is a Luti-Kriss show like then, I'm wondering?
What can I expect when I see you at Cornerstone and at our Peacedog-festival this summer?
Daniel: Our shows are lots of fun, and can
get pretty crazy. We have set stuff on fire at our shows, our singer jumps off stuff into
the crowd, he also tackles the other members of the band all over the stage, and usually
the kids go crazy too. The Cornerstone show should be a lot of fun. I can't wait for that.
We are really looking foward to Europe too!
Greg333: Do you guys in a few years still
see yourselves making music? And are you guys gonna do a street team sort of thing at all?
Daniel: I am pretty sure that we will be
playing music for many years to come. And I am sure that we will have some sort of street
team. We already do through Tooth & Nail though.