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?
GOLDEN RUSK is the mirror of my personal life including my ideas that are not developed during years and that are hold in every song. “What will become of us?” is an album that has to be understood. If you don’t get your mind ready in a certain way, you’ll never like it… if you are ready to a biting, aggressive and rough sound, you’re ok; if you like something standard instead, so GOLDEN RUSK is not for you. Luckily many reviewer and magazines got the album message and the death metal skin under it, so try to believe…
How would you describe/label the music on it? Does it sounds like anything we might have heard before?
GOLDEN RUSK is a band that has developed a sound without compromise. Right before the “No blame no gain” video release date, I’ve been contacted by a label by which we initially had several meeting points. The relation has broken when they “suggested” me to change something in my music style and lyrics. At that point I sent them to hell… Well, GOLDEN RUSK is exactly like that! To overstep commercial borders made by standard productions arranged only for sales. GOLDEN RUSK is like you hear it: brutal, pure and without compromises.
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 making process is something that starts from inside, something very personal, in fact “What will become of us?” is an album that has to be understood. If you don’t get your mind ready in a certain way, you’ll never like it… if you are ready to a biting, aggressive and rough sound, you’re ok; if you like something standard instead, so GOLDEN RUSK is not for you. Luckily, many reviewers and magazines got the album message and the death metal skin under it, so try to believe…
In general the album has been designed starting from some guitar riffs with the low volume amp, otherwise some neighbor could claim… and after doing the related arrangement I create the song structure. Except for the song “What will become of us?” the last part has been the vocals. This is the hardest part for me because in order to have an optimal vocal structure, you always should ‘go away’ from the musical part otherwise you could have the risk to follow the music sound and it could be silly. Since I manage all the instrumental stuff, that’s not an easy process.
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?
Well, the artwork made by Salvo Bosco and the title are clear enough for me: GOLDEN RUSK believes that the world is going from bad to worse. In the artwork this topic is represented in the course of time from Roman Empire, with ancient temples, to Middle Ages, with the pillory, to the to the present with skyscrapers. Of course it is seen in a pessimistic way because currently there is nothing that proves the opposite. The question is: what will become of us? You can have the chance to find out listening to the album, otherwise no hope for you…
What do you expect to gain through this release? What are the band's aims at the moment?
For now I am focused on the album promotion, I am receiving a lot of good feedbacks and I would like to evaluate them step by step. I will join also some metal compilations but I don’t want to say too much…
Is there a special format the material is released in? Or is it released in multiple formats? How many copies were pressed?
The album will be available on main digital platforms.
Where and how will you promote this new release?
It is promoted by all channels, from magazine to webzine to all social networks. You’ll find Golden Rusk everywhere!
Where can we order it from?
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