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?
"Sounds Evolution" is a fast and furious record that will crush you! But you have to listen to in maximum volume and be fully focused on it. You'll find yourself diving in some dark atmospheres and intriguing moments and discover some powerful and energic music made with passion and lots of anger. It's a simple and direct record where you'll find some good influences like old Sodom (Blackfire era), old Sepultura and some others. We're very satisfied with "Sounds Evolution", a record every metalhead should listen to! Give it a try!
How would you describe/label the music on it? Does it sounds like anything we might have heard before?
We mix a lot of things. Prepare yourself to listen to a blend of sounds, influences and always a raging feeling from start to finish. This record was built with a no compromising attitude. We bring something new and fresh, we bring simple and direct music in a time where everyone is worried about the perfect album, the perfect production and complex structures to surprise people but forgetting the most important thing a (thrash) metal album should have: SOUL
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 it in our studio (15 Steps Up) from 2013 to 2014. We spent four years in composition and one year in the hardworking sessions of recording. No particular stories, some funny moments, nothing more. We're always serious, always working! :)
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 artwork was made by drummer Helder Rodrigues. He came out with this simple but powerful image of a desert with an old gramophone buried by the "sands of time". The message is evolution may lead us to complete destruction and non existence but music will always remain eternal. This is one of the possible artwork interpretations. The lyrics are usually about human condition and decisions. In "Sounds Evolution" you can find a spiritual side ("Venomith", "Antagonista" or even "Hammer"), an angry guy's opinion ("Sounds Evolution", "Machine Gun Anger" and "Paraphernalia"), a factual side ("Cada Falso" and "Waterwar"), nihilism ("Fúria") or a criminal mind ("Carne & Mal").
What do you expect to gain through this release? What are the band's aims at the moment?
We want people to know the energy from this band and that we'll be 'round here for many time. "Sounds Evolution" is a very dignifying record to thrash metal fans and metal fans in general. So, we hope metalheads share this opinion and help spreading our music trough out the all world.
Is there a special format the material is released in? Or is it released in multiple formats? How many copies were pressed?
The physical record is being released only in jewel case format with a 12 page booklet and we pressed 1000 copies. We've been thinking of a tape release of "Sounds Evolution" but don't know yet, maybe. We also released it in video, you can hear and see us performing the full album in our channel in the YouTube.
Where and how will you promote this new release?
We are already promoting it in the internet through our platforms and contacts. The labels Metal Soldiers Records from Portugal and Secret Port Records from Greece will help us distributing the record worldwide. We are working in a couple video clips to promote it as well and new things may arise for your surprise. ;)
Where can we order it from?
You can order it from the label sites and from the band by the usual means.
Here's all the contacts:
Metal Soldiers Records (Portugal)
Secret Port Records (Greece)