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?
The new album is called “Wresting the Revelation of Futility”. It is our first LP and it will be released on Dark Descent Records in November. The music could be described as an underground sound that blends chaotic riffing, off-kilter passages, dissonance and atmospheric sections. We are very satisfied with this new release, as I feel like it has a stronger sense of being a real statement compared to the previous releases.
How would you describe/label the music on it? Does it sounds like anything we might have heard before?
I would simply label it as black/death metal and let the listener decide the rest. Whether it sounds like anything else you have listened before is up to the person hearing the record. I will simply say that it is our own personal take on extreme metal.
Where was it recorded and how much time did it take you to record it? Any interesting stories from the recording/producing the material?
The album was tracked at Sonic Dungeon studios, in Devon, AB. Tracking took about a month of short evening sessions. Once tracking was done, we send it to VK studios in New Zealand for mixing and mastering. It was a very intensive process because, as you can tell listening to the album, special attention had to be paid to stuff like the transitions between songs and the addition of chanting at the beginning and end of the album. Every aspect of the album was done very deliberately: it’s not merely just a bunch of songs thrown together.
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?
The cover artwork was executed by Tim Grieco. The album is focused primarily on being a firm statement about perpetual self-realization and the pursuit of knowledge, while at the same time acting as a decry of the pseudo-intellectual. As a band, we prefer the Thelemic tones of the album to be more of an undercurrent. I feel it inappropriate to assemble all these lyrics and then hold the listener’s hand to the actual meaning. The cover art is, indeed, connected to the lyrics, but I feel like one can deduce the connection after a few readings.
Is there a special format the material is released in? Or is it released in multiple formats? How many copies were pressed?
Multiples formats: Vinyl, CD and Digital download.
Where and how will you promote this new release?
A tour in support of the album is in the works right now as well as a few shows in our area. The label will advertise the album on its respective means, of course.
Where can we order it from?
Either directly from us or at the Dark Descent website. www.darkdescentrecords.com