Vocalist and bass guitarist Luke Renno took some time to share with us about what he's been up to, the movies and TV that influence his world, and his excitement for the Hasten Revelation Tour. Check out the interview after the jump.
Give us a little introduction to yourself and your band(s).
My name is Luke Renno. I started in Crimson Thorn when I was 16 about 29 years ago. I'm also now in Taking the Head of Goliath and Sylvan Fortress.
What sort of movies and television really get you excited?
Huge Sci-Fi and fantasy fan. I grew up on Doctor Who, Star Wars, Star Trek, and probably every single TV show and movie in those genres. I'm a huge Lord of the Rings fan.
Do movies and television affect your songwriting or lyrics?
Definitely my music. I practice guitar and bass while watching them. While there are certainly epic themes in these genres, definitely my relationship with Jesus is my biggest lyrical influence.
What actor is your favorite and why?
I kind of don't really have favorite actors. I have favorite characters. Gandalf is certainly among the favorites. I think Ian Mckellen is certainly a great actor, but I haven't made sure to see everything he's done or anything.
Have you ever been in a movie?
No, but I wish I could play a Dwarf in a Tolkien movie or show.
If you shoot videos or have been in them, talk about the process of making it. Are or were you trying to say something visually in the video?
I actually haven't, but definitely hope to.
Tell us a bit about the latest album or project you're promoting?
Taking the Head of Goliath has an album and, after Hasten Revelation, we will be writing another. Sylvan Fortress is putting out an album. The band features me on bass and background vocals, Ronny Haneilsen (Antestor, Grave Declaration, Vaakevandring, Luteoks) on lead vocals, and Shawn Cameron (Carnifex) on drums. It's all brought together by Charles Powell on guitar. The album is recorded and just waiting for mixing. Now, Crimson Thorn is returning for a reunion for the Hasten Revelation tour after 13 years since our last show.
You're embarking on the Hasten Revelation Tour very soon. Tell us a little bit about the tour and what it means to you?
I'm so looking forward to traveling with all the friends in these bands, seeing old friends at the shows, and meeting new friends and praising the Lord throughout! Last year was such a blessing and I can't wait for this one.
Don't miss Crimson Thorn headlining the Hasten Revelation Tour from March 7th to March 14th. They are joined by Taking the Head of Goliath, Abated Mass of Flesh, Cardiac Rupture, and My Place Was Taken. Ticket info can be found here.
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