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?
Warriors Path Part I is an Epic Heavy Metal album, highly influenced by bands such as Manowar, Judas Priest, Sabaton, Metallica, fantasy and Sword & Sorcery books and films. This album has a lot of fast tracks and a few mid tempos. And a very epic final track called "The Sword of Heroes" which I am very proud of! All in all, I am very happy the release, lots of good songs and I think a lot of people who dig Heavy- and Power metal will appreciate it.
How would you describe/label the music on it? Does it sounds like anything we might have heard before?
Like the previous question, this album contains sounds from both old and new metal. Though I would not be surprised if people would compare our music to the german heavy metal music; it's fast, it's hard and it's epic. I myself, like german bands like Gamma Ray, Paragon, Blind Guardian and such.
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 drums were recorded in our hometown Boden, Sweden. Considering the fact that both I, Lars Sköldmark and our drummer Emil Ruthström-Sandin, worked at our dayjobs as well, the recording of the drums it was a hard and frusterous week, but it was also fun. The rest of the stuff was recorded in Umeå in the sound engineers studio. It took a couple of weekends, a few cases of beer and we got some very nice results! When we recorded the last stuff during february we also celebrated my birthday with beef tenderloin and good drinks.
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 warrior on the album cover is the hero of our tale, The Warrior of the North, who looks upon the castle of the wizards castle, Dunlag Mìr, and the wizard goes by the name Agranoth. The Wizard Agranoth has declared war upon Kingdom of Vallentor, the king Gossric III Hammerhand summons his knights and warrior to combat the beastmen of the Wizard. The songs on this album tell the tale of the Warriors path, but the story does not end on this album. There will be a part 2 as well.
What do you expect to gain through this release? What are the band's aims at the moment?
We hope to expect more fans across the world, more gigs in diffent countries hopefully and of course, spread our music. Right now we are searching for gigs all around, working on our next album. We actually have a few songs done for the next album.
Is there a special format the material is released in? Or is it released in multiple formats? How many copies were pressed?
Our album will be released on CD, spotify and iTunes. 500 copies were pressed.
Where and how will you promote this new release?
We will promote this album through Facebook and with the help our label, Inverse Records, across Europe and many other countries.
Where can we order it from?
You can order it from Inverse Records, iTunes. In Scandinavia you can order it from either GINZA.se, CDON.se and Soundpollution.se.