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?
There's not much to say. I went back to my early roots and took off from HYSTE'RIAH's first demo tape from 1987. Yeah, I know... It sounds like moss is growing on this, but I am to old to give a fart. Overall, I am pleased...there were some minor mixing problems but it worked out okay at last.
How would you describe/label the music on it? Does it sounds like anything we might have heard before?
It's mostly jazz guitar chords and funk bass playing...but in a thrashy, hardcore style. I've never been tied to specific genres.
Where was it recorded and how much time did it take you to record it? Any interesting stories from the recording/producing the material?
It was recorded in my own studio. From start to finish, it took about a year from first thought to final delivery. I did a cover of my own song "Time to die" that I wrote when I was in D.T.A.L, mostly because Appäratus version on their "Absürd 19" release became so damn good!
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 is quite neutral. It has the old logo from 1987 but in a more upright style, as well as the old HYSTE'RIAH skull from the "Attempt the life" demo tape. On the other hand, the artwork on the CD itself is directly linked to some of the lyrics on the album, which can be summarized with the following: Take no shit, don't get used and never back away!
What do you expect to gain through this release? What are the band's aims at the moment?
Nothing...actually! I did it because it was fun. And there is no band...
Is there a special format the material is released in? Or is it released in multiple formats? How many copies were pressed?
CD and streaming (EU only) from my underground site: https://4stringskill.se
Where and how will you promote this new release?
I don't do much of it anywhere...
Where can we order it from?
Talk with your local record store (they need your support)! Distribution packs (10CDs) and streaming are available from my darknet site.
Link to sample (medley): http://4stringskill.se/4ss/media/badassery_medley.mp3