1.Thanks for taking the time to talk to The Metal Times! You have a new album out, Tell us about it!
Viktoria: This is our third album with this band, and I feel it's also a very important album for us regarding whether we will ever gain bigger success or not.
My gut feeling is we may well take a big leap forward with this forthcoming album.
Ville: Yes, album name is Demons within and I’m really proud of that album. We recorded and mixed ourself, our guitar player JP make really great work on recording process. It’s most definitely our strongest album so far.
2.Where was it recorded? Is all the material new?
Viktoria: Absolutely, all the material is new!
It's important. With this album, we had practiced our songs to the point that they were 99% ready when we entered on our ED studio in Karhula.
With our previous album, Ragemaker, some of our demo songs were still pretty raw when we went to the studio with them.
This time it was different because we tried to get even the arrangements shaped up so we could just record them.
Naturally, some details were changed in the studio, but nothing major.
Overall, the songs were recorded the way they sounded on the demos.
3.What is the biggest difference between your last release and the new one?
Ville: Quality in every area. It’s great to see how band is going forward, playing skills are a lot better now, song writing and vocals and lyrical things also took a big step forward.
4.Are you signed to a label? , If so which one and how did they help or support the process?
Viktoria: We have a great record label Reaper Entertainment Europe and Universal Music as a distributor so the basis are well covered. We are already writing songs for the next album. In this work there's no time to slow down, you just have to keep pushing forward.
5.What has been going on with the band between albums? Did you tour?
Viktoria: Due to this annoying coronavirus, we had to cancel all of your gigs in Sweden, Estonia, Russia as well as here in Finland this spring.
Ville: Yes, we toured after last album, and after tour we started to write material on this new album, and we have some big important changes at band too at this time
6.Do you have any new members?
Viktoria: There were big changes in the band last year also. Our drummer didn’t have the time anymore, and our bass player had to be let go because he wasn’t the kind of heavy metal bass player that this style requires. Thankfully we were lucky to find very skilled guys to replace them and now the band sounds better than ever. You can hear the bass and drums working together well and the band’s team spirit is excellent. Also while making the songs, we don’t have to think of who is skilled to play what.
Ville: Yes, we have a new Drummer Antti Tani and Bassist Matti Sorsa, really great musicians and now first time at bands history all band is at writing process, not only guitar players, it makes things lot more easier and everybody know what to do and what must to do.
7.Who produced the new album and how did they effect the album?
Antti: Our own Juha-Pekka Pusa recorded, mixed and produced the album. We really had the time to take a look at the sound and all the elements, and tweak them just to our liking.
8.Some like to record naked or in the dark with candles , Did you have any strange studio practices?
Viktoria: Unfortunately nothing like that happens in our recordings orpractices, YET :D
9.Of course tell us where to pick up your album and how to learn more about you.
Ville: If you like heavy and melodic music then you must check out our new album. There is lots of different metal elements but all fits together very well.
10.What is your plans now that the new album is out?
Ville: Of course to get on tour and play songs live, just hope that covid shit ends soon.