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?
Outshine Darkness is an important release since it's the first one to be released by this one man project and it felt like it was something that just rolled out from my head, tongue, feet, and hands, it came all out naturally without forcing anything, and you can tell by listening to it. I am really happy with this, since it is something I've been looking for, even before my previous bands.
How would you describe/label the music on it? Does it sounds like anything we might have heard before?
Music in this album has an unmistakable black metal sense and at the same time it has some melodic, raw, evil nature to it, it is something that can be heard in a reunion to enjoy while you do something else and even better to listen in a very heavy ambient, you can perceive some thrash, some death metal and even some heavy metal in some pieces.
For fans of Mgla, Watain, Dark Funeral, Behemoth, Evilheart, Craft.
Where was it recorded and how much time did it take you to record it? Any interesting stories from the recording/producing the material?
Outshine Darkness was recorded on Akeldama Studios, this is my home studio I've been recording for ten years now and it helped me to get the sound that I wanted, the whole album took me two weeks to record.
The recording process was something a little different as I've been recording with other bands, since as I was composing, I was at the same time recording, anything that came out at that very moment is what I recorded and at the end I just made some adjustments for it to have the best structure musically, as you can maybe notice, there are different ambiences in the album, since I wrote what I felt in that very moment, if you hear anger then it was anger what I was feeling, if you hear sadness then that was going on.
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 SEPTIAN FAJRIANTO, a great artist that I have worked with before, it shows a ritual-ike scene, elements that can be found in an altar, and some symbols that represent life and death. Lyrics in the album go from talking about death procession, as for the moment that anyone can feel like is dying 'till the moment you can feel alive by nature catarsis, some lyrics even make fun of how people think themselves as evil and they really are nothing compared to the greatness of the vast universe. Lyrics goes with anti-cosmic, death, darkness, rituals, fire and nature topics.
What do you expect to gain through this release? What are the band's aims at the moment?
For the moment I just want to share what I've done with these songs, to know if there is more people that share the same feelings and vision as I do, since this is a One Man Band, playing live is not on the aim, at least for now.
Is there a special format the material is released in? Or is it released in multiple formats? How many copies were pressed?
This release is available in all music platforms and digipack physical release. For now there are only 100 copies available, but maybe there will be more. (These first 100 are special since they will be sent with some special goodies)
Where and how will you promote this new release?
I will be promoting this album independently, just by sharing it with friends, magazines, webzines and blogs that I know, as I think music has to stand by itself, I don't want people to like the album just because some others do, I want the music to be appreciated as what it is, not as a social status.
Where can we order it from?
You can check all music platforms and download it or you can send me a message through my email or through my social media pages.