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?
It is our first full length album and we are very happy with the outcome, you always discover small things that you will like to improve here and there, as every artist/band will tell you, but we like the result a hell of a lot!
How would you describe/label the music on it? Does it sounds like anything we might have heard before?
The music is old school aggressive Thrash metal, made from thrashers to thrashers, we try as hard as we can to not just copy riffs from bands we like, but to put our own effort in songwriting, and I think it reflects in the songs. The music itself leans more on the German thrash sound, so fans of old Kreator era, Destruction, Assassin, Protector and such should dig it!
Where was it recorded and how much time did it take you to record it? Any interesting stories from the recording/producing the material?
The main part of the album was recorded in Clepsydra studio in Athens, except the drums (Soundflake studio) and the bass (Lamia Wasteland Studios). Mixing and Mastering made by Panagiotis Misdeal of Clepsydra studio and we can say it was a really enjoyable experience!
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 Trifonas which is a good friend of the band and we like it a lot, there is a certain charm and old school feeling in such hand painted covers that we feel is missing from the polished and photoshopped covers in metal today. The concept was his idea and we liked it immediately! There is no direct connection between the cover and the song lyrics, the lyrics are equally aggressive to the music and they deal with a bunch of matters, ranging from horror movie themes (nightbreed, mouth of madness), serial killers (taste of blood), anti-politician scum (public execution), as well as typical metal themes related to hell, demons and our beloved Sir Lord Satan (satanized, holocaust, horde of the undead, etc)
What do you expect to gain through this release? What are the band's aims at the moment?
This is a very important release for us as its our debut album, its the first solid release in which we put much effort, so we believe it fully represents us. “What we expect to gain” is a very general question, for us every thrasher that listens to out album and likes it, its a gain for us! Our aim is to spread our music as much as we can and play live as much as we can too, which we really enjoy. A band’s true power can only be experienced on stage
Is there a special format the material is released in? Or is it released in multiple formats? How many copies were pressed?
For now only the standard CD pressing is released, we are discussing a vinyl edition but nothing is certain yet. 700 CD copies were pressed by the mighty Witches Brew records!
Where and how will you promote this new release?
We try to book as many live shows as possible, we actually have a release gig in Remedy club here in Athens on July 5th along with Demolition Train and Riffout - both great bands. We also just released a video clip for "Taste of Blood", you can check it on youtube or on the band's page, it was directed by Panagiotis Mideal and Clepsydra studio and it turned out really cool, the guy is ace! We are also trying to book some gigs abroad, nothing solid we can announce yet, but we will have news soon!
Where can we order it from?
You can order it from Witches Brew records or directly from us! You can mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org , or find us either on facebook, or drinking in one of Athens metal bars...