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?
The whole “Killing Gandhi” scenery started with Kasper (bass) and I back in 2011, and was from the start just a small project that we would do. The basic idea of the writing process of the music, was that it should have no rules and boundaries, but just write/compose what we felt for and what came to our minds.
That writing process ended up to be “Cinematic Parallels” and took us to musical places we had never thought we would go, when it comes to creating new music. The music we ended up composing has a dark and aggressive nerve, but somehow it feels very light and easy to consume.
There is no red line in the music on the album, but since it is Kasper and I who wrote the entire album, there is somehow a red line in the composing structure and choice of notes being played on the album.
We had no idea that we would be such a great team in writing music together, and we were very surprised by the performances of Rasmus Schmidt (Drums) and Thorbjørn Jensen (Vocals). So with this first Killing Gandhi release, we are all four really pleased and proud of the final result.
How would you describe/label the music on it? Does it sounds like anything we might have heard before?
The music is a good mixture of melo-death, Swedish/Danish-pop, some power metal and a few classical touches. The inspiration for this album mostly came from bands such as In Flames, Arch Enemy and Soilwork. So you might put it in a box labeled to those bands.
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 started recording the drums here in Copenhagen in the beginning of May 2013, at MonoMono studio. Then we brought the tracks back to our own studio (Studio 907 MkII), and recorded guitars, bass, keyboards and vocals, from June through August. We went to Hansen Studios in Ribe last week of November same year, to mix and master the album. So all in all we have spent about six weeks on recording and mixing/mastering the album.
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 front cover is made with the title “Cinematic Parallels” in mind, and doesn’t reflect anything on the album, just the title.
On each track in the booklet, there is a background to the printed lyric that reflects the movie I had in mind, when I came up with the idea/headline for each track.
The lyrics on “Cinematic Parallels” are about personal opinions and feelings, and thoughts about mankind itself. This is not a concept album, and each track has its own vibe.
What do you expect to gain through this release? What are the band's aims at the moment?
The plan is to show the metal scene that we have arrived with some new, fresh, solid Danish heavy metal.
Is there a special format the material is released in? Or is it released in multiple formats? How many copies were pressed?
The album is out on CD and on almost every online stores and streaming services. We don't know if we will get it out on vinyl yet. It depends on the sales of the CD's, since vinyl pressing is still a huge cost for just a couple of hundred copies.
The first batch of CD's is 700 copies.
Where and how will you promote this new release?
The promotion part is being taken care of by The Metal Detector Music Promotions, and Crime Records will collaborate with MDMP on how the promotion will run. We would love to go out on the road to promote the album, by playing shit loads of festivals and shows, but we need to plan this first. It's a huge priority for us in the band to come out and meet the fans, and show the world that we are a live band and not just at CD recording project band.
Where can we order it from?
Please check www.crimerecords.no for distribution or web order.