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?
Our new release is a 20-minute EP that contains 5 songs. We managed to create a sinister atmosphere combining sharp riffing with lyricism, aggressive blast beats with melodies. The result of this musical work, combined with the artwork of the EP, mirrors our personal style/taste and we are really excited about that.
How would you describe/label the music on it? Does it sounds like anything we might have heard before?
We call it Blackened Heavy Metal, it sounds fresh and infernal.
Where was it recorded and how much time did it take you to record it? Any interesting stories from the recording/producing the material?
It was recorded on July of 2020 at Ignite Studios in Athens and it took us about one month to record it. We kept the live feeling throughout the whole process, there are no triggers, no plug ins, no replacements.
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 was created by Khaos Diktator Design and it portrays Lucifer carrying a torch surrounded by beasts. It is a great representation of the lyrical concept on this release which dives into mysticism and forbidden knowledge.
What do you expect to gain through this release? What are the band's aims at the moment?
It is actually a harbinger of our next full length. We are looking to play as many shows as possible to promote it and also record our second album.
Is there a special format the material is released in? Or is it released in multiple formats? How many copies were pressed?
Besides the digital release on all the major platforms, it is released on vinyl format in cooperation with Metal Throne Productions. 250 copies were made in total including black vinyl, grey vinyl, and 50 hand-numbered copies.
Where and how will you promote this new release?
At the moment we have some live gigs booked in Greece and we are working on booking a tour around Europe.
Where can we order it from?
You can order directly from us through our Bandcamp page: shadowmass.bandcamp.com