April 25, 2023
It's been ok. As you may guess I use a lot of my time with music. Create music, booking some gigs. Writing lyrics. Think about artwork. Rehearsal and so on. And thank you for your support of our music.
I am the main founder of Tulus. I started Tulus together with Blodstrup in 1991. We did one rehearsal demo in 1991. Released 2 demos and then our debut album in 1996.
Yes. Tulus is the band we rehearse the most with. Also, the band we have had the longest period. Not many rules in Tulus. So, it's a lot of jamming to make new songs. And we all take part in the writing process.
Yes, Tulus is a live band. We have not played so much live. But we do play some gigs every year. We have also booked several gigs for this year and also for 2024.
"Fandens Kall" or "Call of Death". The text is about dying or being summoned to die.
The lyrics are mainly inspired by Nordic nature and history as well as the general darkness in our minds.
No, I hope we are not that dark. Some of it is reality, but that cannot be compared with our lives.
We wanted an atmospheric cover. We wanted the harsh nature. The painting goes very good with the Fandens kall lyric. We also wanted the cover to look Norwegian. We think he did a great job. The lyric also deals with the river in the painting. If you turn the painting upside down, you can see Fandens face.
I think that Tulus has developed on the last albums. We keep the same Tulus music as always, but we evolve. We bring more into the music with the music we liked and grew up with. A lot of 70's music and groove. To get and atmosphere and feel in the music is also important. We want a good musicality and still keep the black metal spirit. Thats why we also record live in the studio. With no click track, cut/past or trigging.
It has always been that way for Tulus. We feel our songs don't need many different themes. Just straight to the point. If we have a good idea/riff for a song, we just work around that idea.
We wanted a more aggressive album. I think we did that. Other than that, we did the same approach as with Old old death. Working with riffs and ideas at rehearsal. And try to make it better each time.
We like to add different things to our music. It makes the album and the music more interesting. We felt piano would be great to that song/riff. I think it sets a mood to the song. Same with the acoustic guitar.
We felt good about the ideas for Slagmark. It worked out well at the rehearsal from the beginning. I can agree that it is heavy metal, atmospheric and groovy. It is a track that also could worked out with SARKE.
Yes, I agree. It is a great Tulus track. Aggressive, old school, atmospheric. So, it is a great opening track for the album. It comes from riff ideas and put it together at rehearsal. We play until it all gets together.
Maybe this track stands out a bit. It is a varied song. Some groovy and also dark stuff. We made the riffs and it felt good even if it's a bit different than normal black metal. We have used female vocals several times. Also, on our first albums. So that's nothing new.
We have some riffs and ideas, but we have not started process of a new album yet. Now the focus is about concerts. I am working on Sarke material at the moment.