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?
We are extremely happy that finally our debut album is ready because the recording and post-production process was very long and difficult. It was our first professional recording experience (excluding Yavor, who recorded an album with his other band Dimholt earlier the same year) and we had a lot of things to learn during the whole process. We were fortunate to record the album at the studio of the great Bulgarian metal act Odd Crew and we received a lot of help and advices from them. In general we are very happy with the final product.
“Soulchambers” consist of three main songs (Ordeal Vision, Sever the Stars, The Undying), long ass intro song with its own intro (Descend, Spine of Snakes) as well as an ambient instrumental tune (Weeping Orbits).
How would you describe/label the music on it? Does it sounds like anything we might have heard before?
“Soulchambers” is a post-metal album with a lot of ambient/atmospheric moments. We didn’t invent the wheel; we just tried to play the music that we want to hear in our favorite band. Everything we do comes directly from the heart and we hope the listeners (hate the word fans) can relate to 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?
We recorded the music for “Soulchambers” in August and September 2013 in Urban House Studio in Sofia, Bulgaria. In January 2014 Yavor did the vocals there and we were finished with everything. The recording process was a bit difficult for us, because it was our first professional recording as a band. We had some problems but in the end we are very happy with the final product.
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 Stanimir Stanchev a.k.a. Illogical Conversions. Our desire was for the cover art to express the introspective character of the lyrics as well as the music itself. The lyrical concept of the album is related to the metamorphosis of the soul as we are born, live and grow older.
What do you expect to gain through this release? What are the band's aims at the moment?
We hope that we can reach a few souls with our music outside of Bulgaria. After the release of the album we’ll concentrate on writing new material and plan new lives in 2015.
Is there a special format the material is released in? Or is it released in multiple formats? How many copies were pressed?
We are planning to release “Soulchambers” as self-released CD digipak as well as on a cassette through the Bulgarian label Serpent Eve Records. Honestly we’re not sure what to expect in terms of demand for our album. We’ll make about 200 copies and see where that’s going.
Where and how will you promote this new release?
We will present the new album on a promo gig on 8.11 in Club *Mixtape 5* in Sofia with two other bands consisting of our good friends and great musicians. We’ll try to make the whole concert as a very special experience with interesting lighting (candles, etc) as well as various visualizations.
Where can we order it from?
You can order it by writing us on our Facebook page: facebook.com/trysthmetal or by contacting Serpent Eve Records at facebook.com/serpenteverecords and firstname.lastname@example.org.