Please tell us a few words about the new release, about the music on it as a whole or a few words on each track in part. how are you happy with the final release?
It's slow, its dark, its doom! We are very pleased with this debut album. Songs where created in two parts, first 2012 + 2014, and the release in 2015. It has intro and outro and six songs. Lyrics are about darkness, war, death, anti-religion, satan and beyond. The titles speaks for itself; Funeral March + War (Haram Islam) + Aural Chaos + Turn the Cross + Heil Satanas + I am the Plague + Dead Angels + Triumph of Death!
How would you describe/label the music on it? Does it sounds like anything we might have heard before?
I would label it as dark, slow old-school doom metal. Some maybe label it as "funeral doom"? If you are into this music, then you probably have heard similar tunes before, but the vocals makes it a bit different i think.
Where was it recorded and how much time did it take you to record it? Any interesting stories from the recording/producing the material?
As i told you before, its recorded in 2012 and 2014. It started first as my (arganas of nåstrond) own "project" when i have had anxiety and the songs were created at night alone. Then Miika (Ajatus) joined and later we asked Thomas (Ajatus + Pagan Rites + Devil Le Rot) to do the vocals.
What can you tell us about the cover artwork? Is there a link between the artwork and the lyrics? What are the topics of your lyrics?
Yes the cover has a link between the title and art. Also for the lyrics. This is the funeral of religion and the triumph of death!
What do you expect to gain through this release? What are the band's aims at the moment?
We dont expect anything with this release. I did the core of the songs and cover and song titles. Miika helped alot with the guitar/bass, to get a more heavier and dark sound to it, and Thomas finished it all with his twisted voice and lyrics. Our aim is to work and finish album 2, that we have started with. I have about 10-15 albums in the demo versions, to be finnished, sometime?
Is there a special format the material is released in? Or is it released in multiple formats? How many copies were pressed?
It's now only released in CD format (by Black Vulture Records). We would like to get it out on vinyl and cassette too...
Where and how will you promote this new release?
It's only promoted by 2 songs/videos on YouTube.