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 album is called ‘Devilish Dances’. We have continued to develop our extraordinary musical concept of a mad theatrical mix of folk metal, black metal and deathcore. Lyrically all songs are dedicated to various dances and funny folk stories associated with them. We ourselves are extremely happy with the new album, considering that we have made a step forward in everything.
How would you describe/label the music on it? Does it sounds like anything we might have heard before?
We call our music skomorokh metal. And absolutely in everything we follow the tradition of Russian buffoons (historical skomorokhs), which no one else in metal does before us or now except us.
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 album was recorded from December 2019 to May 2020 at the Arsafes Records studio. And the most difficult thing was at the end of the recording - namely, to find an opportunity to enter the building where the studio is located during the closure of everything due to the pandemic.
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?
Yes, the cover fully conveys the concept of the album about the ritual mad dance among the pagan Slavs on a Mermaid Week. It depicts traditional skomorokhs in a frantic dance.
What do you expect to gain through this release? What are the band's aims at the moment?
We want to become more famous in the world with our new album and go on tour in Europe.
Is there a special format the material is released in? Or is it released in multiple formats? How many copies were pressed?
It released in jewel-CDs and 16-panel DigiPacks and on all digital platforms too.
Where and how will you promote this new release?
Where can we order it from?