Siege Of Power
March 27, 2023
Hello! Doing good and hopefully you too?
Yes we took our time, no rush or pressure, that what this band is all about. Only fun. We do not play live though since it would be too much trouble in logistic ways.
Well, it is our view of the near future which does not look too positive with all the weird things going on at the moment caused by a very few lowlifes in politics. The cover artwork shows exactly how we see the world as it is today.
Not sure if it is helping, probably not, but too many people still believe what they are told on what they see on the news and in those talk shows. It is all a big puppet theatre and all orchestrated.
Well, that is up to the listener, but I think a lot can relate to what we see and notice but hopefully it helps to enjoy the day a bit more.
Yes, Roberto did the artwork this time again and ,as always, he did an outstanding job at it. It represents our view of today's society and how people are driven forth by unknown dark forces who seems to control everything bullshitty in this world. Wherever it may be the big tech companies, the oil industry, the pharma, the banks.
Well, some influences can be heard but that is only logical but still Siege of Power sounds different than those bands mentioned above. The progress here is that the songs are more thought out than on our debut and we took more time for it all and had a more serious approach which can be heard actually. The debut was nothing more than a fun jam session which turned out pretty cool too, but the new album beats it at every front, song wise, production wise.
Haha! Yes indeed, Chris has a lot of variety in his voice on the new album. He tried to give each song it's own identity and it worked out really great! He did a master job at this! He is showing here why he is one of the best vocalists in the extreme genre. Now each song has its own vibe from brutal heavy Death Metal to even more heavy/Speed Metal.
Siege of Power stands for our own fun, making music with friends and do what we want to do. We don't want to become the next big thing or whatever, not just fun but also taking it seriously. We take influences from the 80s, where we grew up in and blend them together.
Paul wrote like 80% of the songs and Theo contributed also great parts. At first Paul and I went into the studio and recorded the drums there. Paul had the songs on his mobile phone, so we listened to them one by one and started recording. Scavengers and Deeper Wound were made up right during the recordings by the way. Then Paul and Theo recorded their parts in Paul's own studio, and he send the songs to Chris who recorded his vocals in the studio of Autopsy's bass player.
Well, that is Chris and his thing, he feels what song needs what kind of vocals. Is the song fast and aggressive then the vocals are too but is the song sludgy and stomping Death Metal then the vocals adjust to that vibe as well. It all fits perfectly.
He did a great job indeed. We told Erwin what we wanted and since he has a Death Metal background as well he knew what we meant and he pulled it off. The production on the new album suits the music perfectly, it's raw and brutal and it's our sound. He didn't need much time either.
The Devil's Grasp is actually very in the Motörhead style too. We all love Motörhead a lot and they were very important for the extreme site of metal, sort of godfathers since they were the first Metal band who was very hard. But yeah, Sinister Christians has that typical faster Motörhead tempo and vibe too it as well just as old Venom.
Paul and I wrote that song in the studio right after Scavengers who we also made up right there. Deeper Wounds has a Hammer heart feel to it and it very hymnist and majestic and sounds really "big". It is one of my fave songs with As the World Crumbles.
Yes, one of my absolute fave songs on the album. There is some Black Sabbath in there which we love a lot. It is slow and atmospheric but also intense and the vocals of Chris are so good, so powerful! I like the 70s feel of the song, that Black Sabbath main riff, it takes you to a forgotten place where is only death and dust.
Thank you for this interview and thanx for the nice words on our album. Cheers and Pröst