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?
So, this is my first work in the black metal scene. I tried to do something atmospheric, but raw and depressive at the same time, using only cheap low-tech equipment. The lyrical themes are inspired by many things, but mainly by our indigenous culture here in Brazil, nature, meditation and shamanism. I'm very happy with the release, and I don't intend to please anyone, it's just my music, my expression, trying to say something to humanity, on the underground.
How would you describe/label the music on it? Does it sounds like anything we might have heard before?
I think it is only black metal and dungeon synth, but you can call it Atmospheric Depressive Black Metal if you like. It sound a lot like Burzum, but I have a lot of inspiration and I think it's my music, there's something unique if you listen well, something really profound. Maybe there's a lack of technique and music production knowledge, but that is not a point to consider about my style.
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 room, which I called "dungeon room", because I was really focused on it, almost imprisoned, then I finished... I think the composition process took several months, specially the lyrics, which are very poetic and personal. I was very inspired by what Varg said about Filosofem, that he recorded using a headset microphone, so I did the same, I used no professional material, only that mic, my poor notebook, my guitar and my old keyboard. After the composition, I think I recorded everything within a month.
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?
I did all the artwork of the album, so, of course there's a link between it. The drawings express the unconsciouss darkened mind, beyond the metaphysical thinking, visions of the inner world, messages without words. The lyrics were inspired by transcendental experiences with nature and higher planes of consciousness, from light and darkness of my Self. The sacred shamanic visionary experience.
What do you expect to gain through this release? What are the band's aims at the moment?
I already gained, it's art, only that. If I could I would give my album to everyone, but I spent some money of my own to releasing it on CD, so, I sell it only for balance. I'm working on new compositions, I will try to do something more mature, more atmospheric, and more ambiental (dungeon synth), but that will have to wait, I have a lot of experience to acquire.
Is there a special format the material is released in? Or is it released in multiple formats? How many copies were pressed?
It was released in digital format on bandcamp, and physical limited edition CD, 300 copies.
Where and how will you promote this new release?
I'm just selling to anyone interested, publishing on the internet, sending to magazines, I'm doing all the promotion by myself, but any label interested would be welcome.
Where can we order it from?
You can buy on bandcamp or directly with me. Contact on bandcamp or facebook.