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?
Hi! Yes, “Creeping Time” is our debut album and it was released in April 2016! It contains 12 songs and it is very varied: there you can find very heavy and extreme songs as well as ballads or catchier tracks. We are really happy with the final result, we worked a lot on the songs during the writing process and then in the recording studio, but in the end we believe “Creeping Time” is the best way possible to present us and our music to the new listeners! We hope you’ll enjoy it!
How would you describe/label the music on it? Does it sounds like anything we might have heard before?
We describe our music with the label “Light and Dark Metal”. It is referred to the fact that our music is based on the contrast. So you’ll find both riff and rhythms from extreme metal, groove, growl vocals but also epic symphonies, gothic melodies, melancholic acoustic parts and female vocals. These are the ingredients, but to know how we mixed them to create our own style, you’ll have to listen to the album!
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, mixed and mastered the album at Alessio Sogno’s Alarm Studio in Turin, Italy. This is our first album and this inexperience, as well as the will to be really satisfied with the final result, forced us to take some more time than we had thought. In any case, in the end it was worth the waiting!
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 the awesome Italian artist Alessandro Alimonti (Overload Design Studio). Yes, it is linked with the lyrics of the album. In fact, this is not a concept album, but all the lyrics are about philosophical themes, with the most important one being “time”. So, the hourglass where water becomes skulls represents the passing of time that takes to death and perish everything. It is linked also with the theme of contrast, with the water representing life and the skulls, as we told before, death.
What do you expect to gain through this release? What are the band's aims at the moment?
We invested a lot of time, money and passion for this our first record. This is the perfect manifesto of what we are now and what we want to express with our music. Our main aim now is to grow our fan base and to make more and more people listen to the songs of the album! This is not easy, but we’ll work hard on that before thinking about new records.
Is there a special format the material is released in? Or is it released in multiple formats? How many copies were pressed?
The album was released by the Canadian label Maple Metal Records with the classic jewelcase physical copy version and, of course, the digital version that you can find on iTunes, Bandcamp, etc… The label pressed 1000 physical copies!
Where and how will you promote this new release?
We are promoting the album first of all on the internet and socials. We made a lyric video of a single (where Soilwork singer Björn Strid is featured). But we also had some shows here in Italy such as Sinistro Fest with DGM and on 7th October we’ll play as support act for Fleshgod Apocalypse. But we are working hard: 2017 will bring some awesome news for the promotion of the album, with more videos and more shows (also abroad!)
Where can we order it from?
The physical copy of the album can be ordered on our official merch store (http://misteyes.bigcartel.com/) or from the label on Bandcamp (https://misteyes.bandcamp.com/), but also on other stores such as Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CI58UOW) and the digital copy on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/album/creeping-time/id1089847466). Thank you!