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S.G. Of German Dark Rockers Secrets Of The Moon Shares His Famous Last Cords

S.G. Of German Dark Rockers Secrets Of The Moon Shares His Famous Last Cords

No fan of the “Gangnam Style”, but frequently playing “God Of Emptiness”: S.G., frontman of Secrets Of The Moon // (c) Oana Marchis

FAMOUS LAST CORDS // Music is the one single subject that no musician will ever get tired of talking about: S.G., vocalist, guitarist and lyricist of the band Secrets of the Moon, reveals his favorite records, most beloved tunes and songs he wishes were never written.

What was the last song or piece of music you have listened to?
“Frankie M” by Swans last night.

What was the last record you bought?
Publicist UK “Forgive Yourself” on Vinyl. I had listended to it on Spotify before and needed to own it. It’s brilliant.

What was the last song you have written?
A song for my grandma’s 90th birthday. I had written it and sent the lyrics to everybody in the family beforehand, so they could sing along at the party. She was very moved when we played and sang it to her.

What is your all-time favorite record?
“In the Nightside Eclipse” by Emperor. However, to me it’s more than music, it’s a state of mind. 

When was the last time you danced?
Probably yesterday with my daughter.

What song do you love to dance to?
I chose not to in public.

What song is on each of your playlists or mixtapes?
“Song to the Sirens” by This Mortal Coil and “God of Emptiness” by Morbid Angel.

What song do you really hate and wish it was never written?
Psy’s “Gangnam Style.”

What song do you wish you would have written?
“Estranged” or “Madagascar” by Guns ‘n Roses, because they are both perfectly arranged.

Is there a song you wish you’d never have written or written differently?
“Evolution Valour Admission” by Secrets Of The Moon because in retrospect it doesn’t make sense to me anymore, though it’s a cool song and it’s part of our legacy.

“…and as the spirits gather in the coldness of the field I started waving the flag” (“Man Behind The Sun”) // Vocalist S.G. fronts Secrets Of The Moon since 1997 // (c) Oana Marchis

What’s the one song that keeps getting stuck in your head once you hear it somewhere?
“Ordinary World” by Duran Duran. 

What is the best guitar solo ever written?
Zakk Wylde’s guitar solo in Ozzy Osbourne’s “No More Tears”. I had to learn it in guitar school and it had an immense impact on me.

What kind of music or what song should be played at your funeral?
“Have You Ever Seen The Rain” by CCR. We played it at my mother’s funeral and it had a somewhat optimistic value. Alternatively “Don’t Fear The Reaper” by Blue Öyster Cult for obvious reasons.

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AS LONG AS IT’S BLACK is a blogazine for those who find inspiration, pleasure and beauty in darkness. Who search for it in music, art, fashion, literature, places and other people. Who pay attention to obscure details and dare to take a deeper look. Who enjoy being different, but find comfort in knowing that they are not alone. AS LONG AS IT’S BLACK is a mindset, a cross-referencer and a common denominator – beyond cliché and niche, genre and gender, limits and boundaries. It unites and invites those who share a passion for everything AS LONG AS IT’S BLACK.


AS LONG AS IT’S BLACK was founded by Anja Delastik. While studying at university, she started writing for a goth music magazine and was appointed editor after completing her master in literature and art. Later, she began working for various mainstream lifestyle magazines and eventually was named editor of German Cosmopolitan. Today, she works as a freelance creative consultant, author and journalist for different publications – and has just curated her first group exhibition for a contemporary art gallery.

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