May 31, 2023
Thanks, the pleasure is all mine. We spent quite some time writing and recording Might & Power and played whatever shows fit in between.
It still feels awesome. To hang around with the band, talk a lot of none sense and still come up with a few songs from time to time. The journey was great and I hope it will go on for a long time.
No, there was never any doubt. Of course it was frustrating to not be able to play live and celebrate our gore splattered hymns. But we make music because we need to. As long as we are able to play, we will.
We played several shows during that difficult time. It was awesome to do that. I strongly believe that you need to finish an album in order to reflect on the process, learn and do it better the next time.
It just felt right, it was a lot of work and even more fun. Regarding the themes, I guess most of it is related to my understanding of what it takes to evoke a feeling of epicenes.
I must say that I don't like to explain stuff like that because people should rather think for themselves, I don't have answers for you. That being said, might and power permeate fantasy stories but they also seem to permeate our daily lives.
I realize that a lot of what we experience somehow translates into the works we conduct but I don't want to analyse this process. For me music is freedom, and if there was magic it would be music. I believe that many people are in dire need of freedom and power to defend themselves from being suppressed. But then power corrupts and already it gets a lot more complex.
Among other things, these are the spices of epicenes, so they will always be relevant in epic heavy metal. A lot of people like epic stories, probably always have and probably always will.
To try to tap into the vein of established power is one way to go and establish legitimacy as a ruler. I do not identify myself with this scene it's just part of a story I wrote.
I don't know exactly what you reference. Is this something we said? In the movie, the mystery of steel is what Conan sets out to find. It's a good movie for sure.
No, truism is the only way. We just started to ingest and true-ify other genres. In the end it will all become true.
Once we were trapped in a loop of trueness and were ignorant of other sources of inspiration. Now we understand that trueness can be found in diversity.
He is an awesome guitarist and a great person. We are very happy to have him with us. And I think his guitar solos and sound add greatly to the band.
Thanks for the kind words! On all our records I gave it all and spent the time between to evolve my skills. It was clear to me from the start that there would be a process ahead of me as a singer. I enjoy this and want to go as far as possible.
Simon composed the instrumental part. In general, we do not restrict our music a lot. It only has to stay recognizable as epic heavy metal. Simon just does what he feels is epic. And I do the same when writing the vocal lines. Regarding the vision, I can only speak for the lyrics and vocal melodies I wrote. For me, this song had a driving melancholy and it somehow evoked a cinematic setting. Thus, I wrote a story that has a dreamlike, surreal quality and can be sung using some strong pictures.
We wanted an intensive opening track and anger is a strong emotion so we performed this song with a lot of aggression. It felt good to rampage a bit.
We have quite a few shows that we will play in Germany and Central Europe. We will even play our very first tour of ten days in Central Europe. Next year we hope to make it to other parts of Europe and maybe one day soon to other parts of the world.
Thanks to you, for your support, and thank you for spending time with our music!