Not much. We are working on a new EP which will contain Black Metal songs. This one took us just a few years to finish. The Piano Album “La mort” was something that was started after the initial song-writing phase of the EP but we thought to prioritize it. After the release of “La mort” the time came to finish the lyrics and record the vocals and currently the EP is being mixed at the Liquid Aether Audio Studio in Germany. I don’t know when and how it will be released. At the moment I also really don’t care about that. We want to finish the mix first and see how the world has changed until then. Besides that, we try to fight against futile interview questions and the general boring feeling Black Metal emanates these days.
2.In December you have released a new album, musically how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?
It is a Piano / Vocals-Only album, so everyone that listens to it for five seconds will hopefully notice the difference. Being a Black Metal band, this is a new musical style for us. However, I don’t sense a change in the overall feeling of the album. For me the album contains the same idea and goal we had on older releases (like Indigen). Of course, it sounds different but the mood, the intention and the atmosphere are similar. Therefore, I would say that La mort is a Black Metal album. If someone disagrees, I am fine with that. But I really don’t care.
3.The earlier albums where in more of a black metal direction while the music on the new recording is piano based, what was the decision behind going into this direction?
I felt it was necessary to do something different. Every other band speaks about change and growth, but which of them really overcomes the shadows of the past and incorporates true change?
We have thought about doing some acoustic songs for some time but I wasn’t satisfied simply doing the same as other bands have done before. So, we came up with the idea to record a pure piano album (yes, it’s not that innovative as it sounds, I am aware). Evangelion and me recorded one song to see if it works, and it did. Therefore, we created song after song in this setup until we gathered material with the length of two albums. The rest of the songs were added as a bonus to the limited box of “La mort”. I want to mention that without the input of our singer, this album would have never happened. I owe him a lot, if not everything.
In the end it does not matter what kind of music someone creates. If the music speaks, I will listen. The album may be boring to people expecting Black Metal. I am also aware that it might be hard getting into it if you don’t understand a single word of the lyrics. But all that doesn’t matter to us. As artists we do not record music for fame, money, attention or other people. We do it for ourselves, for our hearts and souls. Needless to say, that we are satisfied with the result.