Luti-Kriss play hardcore metal, and do so in a ferocious manner. Their music is passionate and heavy as hell. Their lyrics deal with many issues and are interpreted with a Christian message. Even if people don't really take to the religious themes, Luti-Kriss could win them over on their sheer energy alone. These young musicians have come far in such short of time, and they've recently released their debut album on the Solid State label.

Highwire Daze: Introduce yourself, tell me what you do in Luti-Kriss and how long the band has been together.

Daniel: My name is Daniel, and I play drums. We have been together about 3 1/2 years.

HD: Where is the band from and what is the music scene like there?

Daniel: We are from Atlanta, Ga. The scene here is really cool. When we play local shows usually about 400 kids will come out. We are friends with alot of those kids too, so its really cool.

HD: If you had to describe your music to an old, eldery type, what would you say?

Daniel: Rock and roll.

HD: What is meant by the album title Throwing Myself? Any deep meaning we should know about?

Daniel: It is taken from the book of Isiah, and is talking about throwing yourself at the Lord's altar.

HD: What are some of the lyrics about on Luti-Kriss and where does the inspiration come from?

Daniel: The lyrics range from personal experiences to praise to God. all of the lyrics are inspired by God.

HD: How influential is Christianity in your music?

Daniel: All of us in the band are Christians, and everything that we do in the band, we do for God. So I would say that it is very influential.

HD: Do you feel that being labeled a Christian band might be a hindrence or a help in the long run?

Daniel: I dont really think that it will help us or hurt us. If a kid likes the music, they probably dont care if its Christian or not. But we do consider ourselves a Christian band.

HD: Since you guys are very heavy, I was wondering what you would say to people who like your music but don't neccessarily share the Christian views?

Daniel: We are not trying to shove our beliefs on anyone else, and we are not trying to say that we are right and they are wrong -- we just want to let them know what we believe, and how we feel. So I dont think that it will affect whether kids listen to us just because we are Christians.

HD: Bands with names like Rotting Christ and God Dethroned or those who use Satanic imagery in their music -- should they be banned?

Daniel: No, I dont think so. They have the right to do that stuff I guess, just as much as we have the right to proclaim Christ.

HD: What is a live Luti-Kriss show like for those of us who have yet to see you play?

Daniel: Our shows are usually really crazy. We have had kids blow fire at our shows, our guitars set on fire, our singer jumping off high stuff and tackling our guitar players. It is really the best time to hear us. It is much better than the CD I think.

HD: Any chance of Luti-Kriss showing up here in Southern California (LA, OC) to play?

Daniel: One day yes, I am sure we will.

HD: So help us with the ongoing Highwire Daze debate -- who is better anyway -- Britney Spears or Christina Aguilera and why?

Daniel: That is pretty tough, they are both really hot. Not speaking for the whole band, but I think I would have to say Britney.

HD: If there was one thing you'd like someone to remember after hearing your music -- something you would like to leave a listener with -- what would it be?

Daniel: Probably the fact that Jesus has changed our lives in ways that we cannot express with words, and that He can totally do the same thing for them if they want Him to.

HD: Do you have any messages for those who might be interested in checking your music out?

Daniel: Yeah, they can hear some of our music at or go to our website at

HD: Future plans?

Daniel: Tour tour tour...record...tour tour tour....[repeat].

Throwing Myself by Luti-Kriss is now available from Solid State Records.


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