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?
We are proud of what we made, as every mother thinks her child is more cute than any other infant. Still you couldn’t say that the album is generic, it contains more than a few metal genres, combined into a seamless whole. Death, black and doom riffs are progressively mixed, offering more dynamic experience. It is dark and morose, looking to take you on a journey of suffering and disillusion, as in life the “happy end” is only temporary.
How would you describe/label the music on it? Does it sound like anything we might have heard before?
We tried to make the top product, without shortcuts and generic solutions when facing song structure and album as a whole. Surely we are guided by the bands we listen to and you can often guess what influenced a particular part of the song. I believe that every band is just a copy of some other band - it is how evolution of music works. The point is to add and twist those influences in your own most personal arrangement. Peter Frol as our main songwriter did this by using riffs similar to what you might have heard before and making it into something you don’t know.
Where was it recorded and how much time did it take you to record it? Any interesting stories from the recording/producing the material?
Artwork and production is generally something you notice before actually listening to the songs. We had great collaboration on this part and really don’t look to change the people we worked with for the third album.
The whole process of recording took a bit longer, because the world was not in a hurry, so we took a whole year to finish. Due to lockdowns we had to jump regional borders and finish the recording in Adergas studio as illegal aliens. Žiga Rezar gave us more of his time than needed to mix and Victor Bullok gave us the honor of mastering it.
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?
Artwork was a dear project of Dana Kodermac, a metalhead with a similar understanding of the dark arts. The basic inspiration came from the lyrics. Each individual picture is inspired by a theme from the song and the artwork captures that as a whole. Music, lyric and artwork all speak metaphorically - they can have several meanings and are open to some interpretation. That is why we call it artwork and not just drawings.
What do you expect to gain through this release? What are the band's aims at the moment?
We gained experience and motivation to continue our work. The main point is to have a finished product in our hands. Second album is great, but every next one will be just as great again for us, and the more people recognize it, the more proud we can walk the earth. For the future we only hope that we can start doing live shows as soon as possible and release some new music. Hopefully the feedback can reward our input.
Is there a special format the material is released in? Or is it released in multiple formats? How many copies were pressed?
Forged Entropy was released by On-Parole Productions on CD=300 copies and MC=50 copies and digital.
Where and how will you promote this new release?
The obvious thing we want to do is to play shows 1000km from our home and visit some of the more distant venues that we really like and heard of. In reality at the moment we are stuck with the unpleasant surfing through the saturated web with our “just another link”.