THE QUILL drummer George Atlagic has posted the following thoughts on his recent touring experience as the session skinsman for FIREBIRD (led by former CARCASS/NAPALM DEATH guitarist Bill Steer) via the latter group's unofficial web site at www.firebird.nightmail.ru:
"The tour was a very interesting experience for me because I hadn't played with any of those guys before. When we rehearsed for the first time, I could feel a really good vibe between the three of us and the tour continued with the same feeling. We had a lot of fun and my favorite show was definitely at the Underworld in London. The audience there was incredible and we did a damn good gig. Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Bristol and Glasgow were also great. I remember the Bristol gig because I lost a snare drum there. Have any of you seen it? Haha! There really weren't any boring shows. All of them were great but the ones I mentioned had something special. In St. Albans we only ended up playing 20 minutes since a huge fight started and they had to stop the show. Some crazy people out there...haha!
“I think Bill is one of the most down-to-earth guys I ever met. I mean he's been a pro musician since age 17 and he's been touring all over the planet with his x-band (I don't think I have to mention the name of the band(s)). As a human being, he's really caring and a great friend, if I buy him one drink he'll pay me back with at least the double. Haha! His patience when we rehearsed was unbelievable, we just threw ourselves into a tour within a couple of days from when we first met. If I were Bill I would have been extremely nervous, but he wasn't (at least he didn't show it). Whenever we had a day off we had really fun together in London drink beer, shopping our asses off and watching a couple of other bands. But somehow we always ended up at a pub somewhere...haha."