What does the concept of Helvetios mean to you personally?
It’s hard to say—the whole story of the Gaulish War and the consequences is something that means a lot to me personally, but not in a most positive way. Personally I’m not happy about how the Gaulish wars turned out because it changed so much in our history. It’s something that touches me a lot—it wasn’t something new when I started to write the album, of course, because we’re dealing with that all the fucking time anyway. I remember dealing with that more intensely writing the album. For example when I was writing the lyrics for the song “Alesia” I was actually really crying—I couldn’t sleep one whole night because it just kept me awake. It gave me a hell of a hard time actually, it’s just something that touches me a lot.