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 Endless Winter” is the result of a year and half hard work and determination. We had setback after setback, and after awhile it became the running inside joke. We went on some pretty crazy adventures and met some cool people in the time from concept to last track.
However, in the end it worked out.We were able to channel all of those experiences and feelings of what was going on with us as a band, and in our personal lives, into music.
How would you describe/label the music on it? Does it sounds like anything we might have heard before?
If you listened to any extreme metal recording in the last 30 years, you’ll hear that on this album, because we have a wide range on influences. Thrash and black metal have the strongest presence, but there are lots of other things tossed into the mix, like punk and grind.
There is a huge dose of melody and the riffing is catchy as always. Also, we’ve diversified our tonal palate a bit more, to include acoustic guitar, piano and a bit of synth.
Where was it recorded and how much time did it take you to record it? Any interesting stories from the recording/producing the material?
We spent a total of eight days, three of them in Bismarck, ND at Mekoche Studios for drums, and five in LA at Clear Lake Recording Studios for everything else.
We went in with a working attitude and were all businness
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 art was done by Raymond Swanland, we are huge fans of his work, not only on his metal covers, but also his work in the sci-fi realm...We definitely felt his artistic style would purvey what we were looking for, and we think he did a tremendous job. The Lyrics definitely correlate with the cover as our music and lyrics are a representation of our lives, and geography plays a huge roll in that. So in a sense the towering figure on the cover represents our anger, frustrtation, and bitterness that life in North Dakota exudes in us.
What do you expect to gain through this release? What are the band's aims at the moment?
We expect the record to do well, but it is not a necessity. Right now, are aim is to get "The Endless Winter" nonto as many ears as possible, If we do that sufficiently the rest should take care of itself.
Is there a special format the material is released in? Or is it released in multiple formats? How many copies were pressed?
There will be a digital release along with CD's, and vinyl to follow shortly after that. Not sure how many copies will be pressed, That is up to the label.
Where and how will you promote this new release?
We plan on hitting the road, play some festivals where ever we can, Our PR guys over at ClawhammerPR. Have done an excellent job. So we thank those guys from the bottom of our frozen blackened hearts.
Where can we order it from?
You can pre order the new album via iTunes, and through the labels bandcamp page under Alkemy Brothers, CD and Vinyl orders will most likely be available through the band and the label, and hopefully through some of the distros that are out there...