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 Reign of the 7th Sector combines same elements that we showed on previous release, ‘Fall of Atlas’. We took steps forward from there pushed our limits higher. We wanted to make as natural sound as possible and stood up from other modern death metal bands. Guitar work is more dangerous, tempos have lifted higher and orchestra arrangements are more massive. Really hard package to put together and listening through might need some spins to get all the details out from it.
How would you describe/label the music on it? Does it sounds like anything we might have heard before?
I didn’t invent wheel again. I used our members best parts and combined technical death metal with orchestra, creating the atmosphere I wanted to deliver. I see us as technical death metal band, but honestly i have not thought about it. We are not unique in anyway, but I think we might have different way of composing our elements, which is something new for me.
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 did album in cooperation with Anssi Kippo (Ensiferum, Norther, Children Of Bodom etc) with analog equipment. Drum recordings were really intense and our drummer Heikki Saari did manage to injure his leg. 260 bpm with straight 16 notes has it price to pay. Recording 13 hours a day and when things are analog, song is played from beginning to the top as many times until the perfect take is in. Also our bass player Dorian did fall on ice and broke his hand, which left me to sit down for few days and learn all our bass arrangements. Gladly only half of album. Great mass setbacks i could say.
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?
Artwork is done again by my good friend Jussi Kandelin from ‘Dark Lust For Design’. He is doing exclusively all our artwork. We are on same level and he really takes time to understand every aspect of the album and putting it together. Lyrics, artwork and music are linked all together. Album has theme/story that grows all the way from opening track to the last one. I don’t want to tell too much about it, I leave people the element of discovery and seeing the story from their aspect. What fun is to read a book if you know the ending already?
What do you expect to gain through this release? What are the band's aims at the moment?
Personally, I’ve been so busy putting this album together that I have not had time to think of anything. I do our music from passion of building my own little universe. If that lead us to somewhere, time will show and I’m open minded. But common goal is the tour and spread the dark matter of our cosmos all over.
Is there a special format the material is released in? Or is it released in multiple formats? How many copies were pressed?
For now only classic jewel-case. Since we have no idea is this something that would sell anything, we decided to start from printing small amount of it and we’ll go on from there. If we get all the records sold out, vinyl special version will definitely follow.
Where and how will you promote this new release?
We have really good people standing behind us and doing the best job to spread our album all over and promote it so that release will be heard.
Where can we order it from?
We will update on our page all the distributions where you can order it. Album will find its way on every corner where it is summoned.