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?
Its little bit odd combination of different styles metal, punk and industrial and so on. Music athmosphere is angry, heavy and sometimes melodic or twisted. This time I made lyrics in finnish, so I got more feelings to songs. This is pure diy solo album and the best what I have done so far.... I have done this for years and every year I learn something new about production.... I'm happy how it sound.... I'm no studio engineer... But many have said that I have found new level for ofghost....
How would you describe/label the music on it? Does it sounds like anything we might have heard before?
The album is not made by professionals with the best gear, so sometimes it sound like WTF and far away from modern hi-fi extreme metal sound standards....but what is done is done...and rather something different than just cover imitation from some another band... future OFGHOST music will take a step forward, im sure about that...every riff and new skill is an opportunity for old dog....ha,ha,ha
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 album was recorded at home in garage...with an IMAC 07 computer and garageband 09 program...why Im telling this is .... If you want to rock, you dont have to have all the most expensive gear....
Anyway for this album I spended some money to new guitar gear and spended lot of time to get production chain accebtable level. I made this album about a year...roof of the studio started to leak and almost spoiled everything....
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?
I made this cute and funny bird with horns. It tells about attitude of this album. "the Awakening" have many meanings. Seeing things in new light is one of them. About lyricks: I create short stories, think pictures, think situations, think characters......I take elements from reality, history, fantasy, news, movies and mix them...key words: love, hate, life, death, wheel of rat, society, a battle between everything, the end of everything, to be or not to be
What do you expect to gain through this release? What are the band's aims at the moment?
My expectations are quite little. Maybe some good words, some downloads, and some new fans. This is a hobby and a lifestyle so what happens it happens. I think the album it self is a great piece of art made by one ordinary man. FACT IS that it takes more and more work to get attention, good music and bands pops up with speed of light. My personal goal is to improve as a amateur musician and a winetaster
Is there a special format the material is released in? Or is it released in multiple formats? How many copies were pressed?
I took CD:s 50 piece unit. Also digital(pay what ya want) download.
Where and how will you promote this new release?
I send stuff everywhere to get reviews and sometimes I promote myself in rockbars. Well I have to say, personal promotions, like " Hi! check my project" to drunken musiclovers . No results at all, EVER. Still keep on trying....that is rock and roll...