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?
"In Memories" is our first full-length release. We worked on for several years and put the soul in it. As a result we have not just a collection of compositions but the whole story that can be traced from song to song. It's the story where each paragraph is a new round of a sad legend with lonely and opposed to the whole world romantic hero in its center. We can divide the album into two main parts: “The Last Overture” and “Trail into the Past”. First part describes us a very old and lonely man. He is living in his memories dreams about the possibility to correct his mistakes or die. The second part is a story about his young years and that mistakes that don't give him repose in old years.
How would you describe/label the music on it? Does it sounds like anything we might have heard before?
Music of this album is based on images-antipode. On the one hand - tuneful retardation of guitars in low gloomy registers and shrill male growl. On the other - sublime, noble melodic lines of keyboard and string instruments combined with a magnificent lyric-dramatic soprano. “In Memories” can be loved by fans of Draconian, Tristania, The Sins Of Thy Beloved, Sirenia, early Theatre Of Tragedy. It is not something new in global, but it has its own feature - unique romanticism.
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 chose non typical recording studio for metal bands – Guitar House Studio. But this choice was very successful because of the difference in sound from other Ukrainian bands. The funniest experience was in recording viola. Violist was breathing very loudly and first time we recorded more of his breath than playing.
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 whole our album is devoted to memories. All our actions leave a trace in someone's life and stay in recollection. The concept of our album is in assumption that we stay alive till we stay in someone's memory. Our album's cover complements this idea. We see the empty chair in an old room and think about past days. But then we recognize the human shadow which comes from that chair and realise that everything leaves its trace.
What do you expect to gain through this release? What are the band's aims at the moment?
“In Memories” is a very big step forward for our band. But it’s not the end of our path. We have a lot of plans and hope to achieve them. With the help of our friends Metal Scrap Records we distributed our release all over the world. We get a lot of reviews and most of them are positive. Of course we want to present “In Memories” in all that lands, but the situation in our country does not contribute that. But who knows? Everything can change.
Is there a special format the material is released in? Or is it released in multiple formats? How many copies were pressed?
There aren't any special formats of our release. We issued 1000 standard copies with 16-page booklet. People like it and that's the main point.
Where and how will you promote this new release?
Our label Metal Scrap Records mostly distributes and promotes our release. At the moment we are fully satisfied with their work. We promote our album only in live shows. Now they take place only in Ukraine but we hope to expand the area soon.
Where can we order it from?
You can download it from the iTunes Store or Amazon. If you want to purchase physical media, you can order it from official web-site of Metal Scrap Records. Here are the links: