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?
From compositional point of view, it is mix of thrash and death metal with a very specific sound, through the use of unusual instruments such as the sitar, drymba, goat-pipe. We are very satisfied with our work on the album. It is clearly visible our musical evolution and experimental work. We are very satisfied wih the results and we can not wait to start working on new material to see how it will develop further.
How would you describe/label the music on it? Does it sounds like anything we might have heard before?
On this album we sound very unusual, as I said, through the use of very unusual instruments as for metal. I think this is one of the main advantages of this recording. These instruments have brought a special coloring and atmosphere to the album.
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 process of composing and recording took about one year. After the song writing stage, it took the longest time for arrangement and producing of the album because we wanted to see everything in a non-standard way. we invited a lot of musicians in the studio, a lot of experimenting. Also a highlight of the album was the participation of Andreas Kisser from Sepultura, who brought the spirit of the early '90s in this album.
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?
Cover work for this album was done by Seeming Watcher, guy who already did for us artwork for our third album “Age of Oblivion” in 2012. He caught the main idea of this album, main concept and brought special colours to the whole atmosphere of the album. As for the lyrics, we are, as always, far from direct promises and specifics. We prefer to speak in the language of metaphors and symbols. We think it's more interesting, does not indicate something right, but only to indicate the direction of movement of thought
What do you expect to gain through this release? What are the band's aims at the moment?
We have released our fifth full-length album, is a big milestone for us. Today, for us, is the favorite album. Well, of course we would like to bring our music to listeners around the world. Show that in Ukraine there is a good metal bands that can make interesting music.
Is there a special format the material is released in? Or is it released in multiple formats? How many copies were pressed?
As we know, this is classic format, CD. 1000 copies.
Where and how will you promote this new release?
We cooperating with promo agency “SureShot Worx” from Germany and of course our own media resources. Also we have plan to make a tour over Europe
Where can we order it from?
It’s better to order it from the label directly: ferrrum.tictail.com/product/hellon-once-upon-a-chaos-2015-cd
But of course it is available in different web stores around all Europe.
Also you can take digital copy from BandCamp official pageof the band: hellonband.bandcamp.com/album/once-upon-a-chaos-2015