Interview: David Lukas from Invoker

Words: Matt D

What’re your highlights of the year so far?

David Lukas (Vocals) – Our highlights so far are probably our first single release from the upcoming EP. We also had an awesome time we spent in the studio and, there have been also some pretty sick shows! So far, we’re having a blast this year and I think it will only get better.

What are your goals for the rest of the year?

DL – Hopefully releasing our new EP “Cursed To Feel” on time hahah! Jokes aside. To play as much shows as possible and bringing our new release to the people out there who care. We are very proud of the record and the feedback for the first single has been great so far, so we cannot wait how how people react to the rest of the EP.

Which new bands/artists are you into right now?

DL – Currently my favourites are Peace Of Mind, the new Drangsal record and the latest Brian Fallon album. Not really new bands/musicians, but new releases.

What was the band or artist that got you into music or inspired you to be a musician?

DL – That would probably be Metallica when I was a 6 year old. My older brother Peter who plays in Invoker too as a guitar player, was listening to heavy heavy-metal and showed It to me, and then I got hooked. From there it was journey through different bands and genres until I landed on the ground of hardcore. Those bands woke the desire to stand on stage in me early on, so I joined my first band, a beat down project called prison planet, when I was 15.

How best do you write; in a jam room or a studio?

DL – Jams, it combines current mood with spontaneous ideas and you can right away work on something with everyone involved. Peter and Andy, our other guitar player bring in ideas, riffs or even whole songs, and together we try to put it all together and work on it until we are satisfied. Afterword I add the lyrics to the songs.

What was your wildest show so far, and why?

DL – It was definitely the show in Beocin, Serbia last year. We arrived there, got wonderful Serbian dinner and for dessert there was a lot of Rakija, a Serbian booze. The lovely people from Beocin poured one shot after another so… You can imagine how the rest of it went. Thankfully the crowd was ever drunker than we were, so it all ended up in a huge party!

Where is the furthest across the globe you’ve played so far?

DL – The beautiful city of Sofia in Bulgaria last year. We haven’t played anywhere outside Europe, but we hope to change that soon!