Grimtone (SWE) - "Hymner Till Döden" (FALLCD041)
1.Thanks for taking the time to talk to The Grinder! You have a new album out, Tell us about it!
Thank you for your interest in Grimtone.
Yes, the second Grimtone album is out now through Downfall records. It's called Hymner till döden. Roughly in translates to Hymns to death in english. It's black metal, second wave worship with a nod to both the first wave and dsbm.
2.Where was it recorded? Is all the material new?
It was recorded in my own small studio I like to call Studio Disorder. All the songs were written for this album and all the songs are new. I may have used an old riff here or there from my vault, but no old songs were used.
The thing is, when the first Grimtone album was released I had already written the second one. Then I got the opportunity to make an album with a guy from Indonesia and used those songs on what became the Unholy Tenebris album Blodörn. So I had to write a whole new album for Grimtone.
3.What is the biggest difference between your last release and the new one?
This one is more varied. It's not all about speed, although I love that. The vocals are quite different this time since I have new singer - Liam - who has a clear dsbm influence in his vocals. All the lyrics are in swedish this time, that's quite a big difference from the first album.
4.Are you signed to a label? , If so which one and how did they help or support the process?
Yes, the album is released though Downfall records and they have done a splendid job making this album a reality. No problems with anything, a very smooth ride.
5.What has been going on with the band between albums? Did you tour?
No tours, we are a duo. The original singer left the band and I had to find a new one. Through pure blind luck I found Liam when he was searching for someone to help him with bass and guitars for his project Arsonists of Lucifer. I helped him and he joined Grimtone.
I've also made an album with my side project Unholy Tenebris. The album Blodörn was released this summer.
So I've been busy writing a lot of music between the Grimtone albums.
6.Do you have any new members?
Yes, I have a new singer - Liam - and he's a rare find. Great lyricist and singer.
I'm very lucky to have found him.
7.Who produced the new album and how did they effect the album?
I produced it. This time I did everything myself from recording to mastering.
8.Some like to record naked or in the dark with candles , Did you have any strange studio practices?
LOL! No, no weird stuff is going on when I record. Lots of coffe, a few packages of guitars strings and a whole lot of patience, that's about it.
9.Of course tell us where to pick up your album and how to learn more about you.
The album is available through Downfall records and our bandcamp.Contact the label or us on facebook, instagram or bandcamp and we will get you a copy of the album right away.
10.What is your plans now that the new album is out?
Basically trying to make the album sell a few copies.
I'm always writing and recording new music, I have several new projects going I will need to finish before making a new Grimtone album, but there will be a new Grimtone album recorded next year.