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?
This release is a split between us and Human Slaughter. Our songs on it are closer to a US crossover/thrash style, while Human Slaughter's side is closer to "punkier" thrash styles. We recorded this EP when Tolis (Human Slaughter) suggested we make a split release with them. We had some tracks down by that time and we just had to finalise and record them "officially". We are very happy with the release as a whole (sound, artwork and of course the music on it). But what made it even better for us was definitely the CD format release by Witches Brew. It meant a lot to us as a local band from a shitty town.
How would you describe/label the music on it? Does it sounds like anything we might have heard before?
Our side is mostly "classic" crossover and US thrash, but of course we've got everything mixed with our personal influences like punk, heavy metal etc. We sound a bit like D.R.I, Tankard, Municipal Waste, Anthrax and all the good stuff.
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 recorded the guitar and bass parts in Billy Vanda's home with a very minimal setup in two short sessions and then recorded the drums and vocals in Nemesis Studios (Kavala) in another two sessions. The mixing was done by our friend Michael Guratza (Bat Signal) and our general approach towards the creative bits was DIY. As for "cool" and interesting stories, I'm afraid we're a huge disappointment. It was really fun for us recording in an actual studio which was also in a great location by the sea. Also playing with the studio's cat, Prince, during the breaks. We should mention that this entire EP was made with the help and support from a lot of people that had no personal gain or profit and this is definitely what meant the most to us.
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?
We're not really talented when it comes to arts (including music), so we asked our friend Nikk from Raw Poison to make us a logo, which we ended up using as a cover cause it looked so awesome. There wasn't really a plan or connection between the cover and lyrics but there is a Hillbilly/Zombie/Drinking theme behind the layout artwork of the booklet, which was done by another good friend, Giorgos Triantafillou (Margin of Existence).
What do you expect to gain through this release? What are the band's aims at the moment?
Our only goal was and still is to put our name and our town in the "thrash map". The whole idea behind this band was playing the music we like even though it's technically non-existent as a genre in our town. Since we have a long distance relationship thing going on at the moment and we can't really tour or gig, our aim is to write as much new stuff as we can and get some more tracks ready for a new release and for future gigs (when possible).
Is there a special format the material is released in? Or is it released in multiple formats? How many copies were pressed?
We don't really have a special format release yet (vinyl for example). That is if you don't consider 2x6-panel booklets with sweet artwork and tunes special, especially in these hard times we live in...
Where and how will you promote this new release?
Since we can't really promote it ourselves by playing live shows, Human Slaughter are on it (they gig a lot) and also Witches Brew and Mike (The Metal Detector).
Where can we order it from?
Due to Witches Brew's amazingly awesome distribution, there are so many places you can get it from, so just google it and your country and you'll probably find a place near you (EVEN JAPAN). Also from Human Slaughter and us in Greece or wherever we might play!