Answered by: Ryan
-How long did it take to record the Vulturous demo?
Well I believe that you mean the Quadrology of Sorrow demo since that it is our newest demo. It was recorded during one weekend in 'Aabenraa studiet' with Jacob Hansen, one of Denmark's best producers. The tracks on Quadrology of Sorrow were composed during three months which was pretty fast for us at the time because of school, work and so on.
-What difficulties did you run into while recording?
How do you know that we've run into difficulties? Well, Jesper's amplifier broke so he had to drive home and pick up another one, which means that the last bit of Visions of Tragedy was recorded with a different amplifier. Jacob Hansen, however, managed to mix it so that it's almost impossible to hear. Besides from that there was also some musical stuff which we had to change since what we originally intended to do didn't give the wanted effect.
-What shows have you played?
We've played at about 20 concerts with different Danish bands. But it's only during the last year and a half that we have played with big bands. We have planned a few live-shows here in Denmark from now till August. Among others we are going to play at a festival with about 10.000 visitors and another one with Amon Amarth, Blazing Eternity, Aurora etc.
-How many copies have you sold of Vulturous?
Once again Quadrology of Sorrow. We haven't sold that many, only about 35, since it was meant to be a promotional cd. Instead we have used most of our efforts to send it out to about 170 different magazines, labels and clubs all over the world. We think this has been quite good for us and we have got a lot of good response. Right now we are discussing a contract with Lost Disciple Records and other labels have said it sounded cool as well, so...
-What do you consider essential listening for inspiration?
It is difficult to mention specific bands as we listen to different music, covering both metal, rock, classical and a bit techno. But as you might have guessed, we don't actually dislike In Flames, Dark Tranquillity etc. And melodic black metal is also appreciated. What we mainly listen to is how others make the music flow and how they make their riffs fit together. It is also informative to examine how different bands form their songs and how they make the instruments contemplate each other.
-How is Denmark's metal different from Sweden's metal?
I don't believe that the difference is that big. Sweden has a lot of well-known bands that play that Gothenburg style, but there are also a lot of Swedish metal bands that don't. In Denmark we haven't got that many well-known metal bands but there are a lot of underground bands on their way up who help each other. A lot of them play melodic death metal but there is also both brutal death metal, black metal, doom etc. Actually it is difficult to describe the Danish scene as there is no specific 'Danish metal.' Some years ago Konkhra and Illdisposed and others played some kind of death metal - more brutal than what we play. I guess that it was the predominant style at the time.
-What is the stage presence like?
We always try to give the audience the best possible experience when going to our concerts and we think that it is important that we create some energy from the stage. We also use clothes that fit the music which makes our show look like a whole. This way the audience is more willing to go slamdancing which makes our performance more intense and so on.
So you must all come and see us (and slamdance?) if we're coming to a town near you!