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?
The Demo was recorded on 18th April 2015 during the annual Recording Sessions of the Ann and Pat Youth-center and contains 2 songs, SEELENLEID and PRECIOUS MIND. SEELENLEID is one of our newer songs and focuses lyrically on the sorrows of isolation and solitude. PRECIOUS MIND is actually a rerecorded song of our Selftitled EP from 2013. Nevertheless it is slightly altered, musically and lyrically.
How would you describe/label the music on it? Does it sounds like anything we might have heard before?
As we don't care about labels and the boundaries that this pigeonholing brings with it, we don't have a label for our music.
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 Demo was recorded in Ann and Pat Youth center. Since 5 years they have a annual Recording Session where local bands get the chance to record a few songs. Within on afternoon we recorded the two songs entirely, starting with the drums, followed by bass and guitars and finally the vocals. As the time was limited (we had only 6 hours to record everything) there wasn't much joking going on. We were very focused to get the best performance possible.
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 shows branches of a tree hanging over the riverside of a lake and of course there is a link between that and the lyrics. But I don't want to go into detail as it would take away the room for interpretations.
Basically our lyrics are about the negative emotions of life. Especially the lyrics written in German are very nihilistic and focus on sorrow, isolation and pain. ("SEELENLEID" could be translated to "Sorrow of the Soul").
What do you expect to gain through this release? What are the band's aims at the moment?
As we are currently working on our first full length release we recorded this Demo to get peoples attention and to create some anticipation. If everything goes by plan we are going to start the recording-process in a few weeks.
Is there a special format the material is released in? Or is it released in multiple formats? How many copies were pressed?
The Demo is a digital release only, available as a "name your price" download via Bandcamp, so it is basically for free. As already stated in question #05, the aim of the Demo is to create anticipation and to gather peoples interest in our music.
Where and how will you promote this new release?
The Demo will promoted via social media platforms and hopefully through some reviews in webzines.
Where can we order it from?
The Demo is available on Bandcamp (http://thineofficial.bandcamp.com/album/demo-2015) as a "name your price" download. By typing "0" in the in the name your price field you can download it for free.