DJ JC Green of Metal Messiah Radio's "Heavy Metal Thunder" show recently conducted an interview with Swedish multi-instrumentalist Snowy Shaw (real name: Tommie Helgesson; THERION, DREAM EVIL, KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME). The chat is now available for streaming using the audio player below.
In an interview with Metal-Rules.com, Shaw stated about his short stint as a session musician for DIMMU BORGIR and his eventual return to THERION, "I'm fully aware that people must be wondering just what the hell happened between DIMMU and I that made me quit the way I did. I wish I could openly talk about it, but I'm sorry, I'm not allowed to really discuss or give out any details in the matter, so for the moment let's just say that there were major misunderstandings and a severe lack of communication that eventually led to my departure from DIMMU BORGIR. I've been extremely upset and sad that things took such an ugly turn, when at first, it seemed to be the most perfect spot for me . . . Due to the circumstances and the way things developed, I was forced to choose between DIMMU and THERION. Unless I could quickly come up with a way to clone myself, I obviously couldn't be in two places at the same time. One day I spoke with THERION singer, Thomas Vikström, who confided to me the difficulties they've had finding a replacement for me and he said, 'Listen, Snowy, just so you know, in case things doesn't work out with DIMMU for one reason or another, you are more than welcome back — ANYTIME.' Look, I have no intention of starting any shitstorm here and I'm not going to violate the contract I've signed which prevents me from revealing any further details about all the events and incidents. For now, all I can say is, I think my actions speak for themselves. I'm back to the original plan and will be touring all over South America and Europe with THERION until Christmas."