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?
Greetings to all, Inmar here from Hungary. Some of your readers may know me from Vorkuta. After several years of ‘silence’, I started to write music in late 2018 again. One day I decided to grab my guitar, and astonishingly, themes just started to flow out… To put it bluntly, I only had one clear aim from the very beginning; to create magical metal music. We are absolutely satisfied with the end result.
How would you describe/label the music on it? Does it sounds like anything we might have heard before?
Concerning our musical style, the feedback we have received so far were rather diverse, with very different opinions and multifarious associations. This might be traced back to my approach of writing music; instead of conforming to the criteria of certain predefined genres, I simply let music come out of me. This is my sound, without any compromises. And then it’s up to the critics to ponder on what sort of music it is. Quite obviously, various genres of broadly understood metal music can be identified in our songs, since I clearly have these influences, too – even if these are not necessarily coming from the sources the audience might have assumed after listening to our demo. We really don’t care about genres and their boundaries. We play what we feel like, and simply don’t deal with the (supposed) ‘rules’ of this or that style. Just imagine what if Pink Floyd cared about genres…
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 whole production is homemade. The drums, some of the guitars and the vocals were recorded in the basement of Kryptagonist. And all the other stringed instruments were recorded by the guitarists.
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?
It’s my work, I was trying to adapt the cover to the theme and the mood of our songs. Concerning the logo, I did not only want the composition of the letters to stand on its own visually, but also aimed at combining Western (medieval) typography and Eastern calligraphy. The aim was to create a particular kind of mystical, oriental atmosphere. It is a sort of Orientalism (without any social sciences connotations) that permeated the public sphere of the Romantic era. A naïve wondering at the unknown East and indulging into the charming influence of the Exotic. The first song is an eschatology based on Spengler, with Borghes-inspired literary insights. The most profound things are inexpressible. The lyrics of the short interlude, a curse, came from Kryptagonist. This is the only one in Hungarian, whereas all the other lyrics are in English. ‘Vox In Rama’ is a papal decree issued in 1233, dealing with the heresy of Luciferianism. The lyrics are about bloodshed that floods the globe from time to time.
What do you expect to gain through this release? What are the band's aims at the moment?
We’d like to finish the recordings of the full-length album in 2021. Its title will be the same as that of the demo (‘Ab Orinte Ad Occidente’), with similar music, too. We are currently looking for a record label. Hence, we have no other goal than to make sure that our music will find its audience.
Is there a special format the material is released in? Or is it released in multiple formats? How many copies were pressed?
Currently, this demo is available only digitally. Maybe someone will release it in physical format later.
Where and how will you promote this new release?
So far, we haven’t really put too much emphasis on promotion. We may change this, but today’s social media climate is disgusting to all of us. It works completely differently than the method we were used to in our youth. We don't plan to create a Facebook profile yet. You could read about us in a couple of sites, I accessed these forums via email.
Where can we order it from?
The demo is currently available for free download to anyone from our bandcamp page. Thank you very much for your support, it is truly highly appreciated.