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?
First of all thanks for the interview! It was quite a story until our first full lengths album “The Future is Now” finally saw the day of light in April 2015. Speedwhore was already founded in 2006, so it took us some time as you can see, including many throwbacks like line-up changes (especially on the drumming-position) etc., but in the end we are really happy with the final result. When I have to describe the albums sound I would say that it’s very harsh Thrash Metal with a sinister sci-fi atmosphere to it.
How would you describe/label the music on it? Does it sounds like anything we might have heard before?
We all know that it’s not possible to create something totally new in any metal genre, so there are surely some parts in our music which can resemble to other bands, but nevertheless our album has its own sound and feel in my opinion, which is maybe the most important thing of all (besides not being a band that’s writing songs that are too much on the “safe side”).
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 rehearsal room. We started the recording sessions in the end of 2013 and we finished it about one year later. And yes, there are some funny, but also frustrating stories from the recording sessions. We’ve lost some of the recordings for example and the walls in our rehearsal room are a bit thin - so we have the female singer of the pop group that’s rehearsing in the neighbor room on our recordings. It was some kind of an unwanted duet.
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 done by myself with the help of my girlfriend, who drew the hand with the eye. And yes there is a link to the lyrics. The overall theme on The Future Is Now is science fiction and some of the songs deal with a “higher power” (from outer space of course!) controlling the fate of mankind. But besides that we also deal with some other topics from war, lovecraftish stuff, doomsday prophecies to world weariness and so on.
What do you expect to gain through this release? What are the band's aims at the moment?
We managed to release an album which turned out to be better than I always hoped for, we found a perfect label and I can hold our album in my own hands. That all means already a lot to me. But the next step would be of course to play live more often, hopefully with some dates in foreign countries. Besides that we started to write new songs and our aim is of course to write even better songs for the second album.
Is there a special format the material is released in? Or is it released in multiple formats? How many copies were pressed?
It was released on CD in April by Witches Brew Records and is limited to 700 pieces. In the next months there will be also a tape version by Weed Hunter Records limited to 166 pieces.
Where and how will you promote this new release?
We’ll do concerts whenever and wherever we can, but there is no bigger tour planned, just single concerts here and there. Besides that we’re very thankful for every chance we get to have a feature in metal zines or radios all around the world, so thanks again to you!