Tell us about your latest release: the main concept; what fans should expect; what were/are your goals with it:
With a lyrical concept revolving around societal restrictions on the individual, the resulting inevitable collapse of society and the devolvement into utter chaos, Children of a Nuclear dawn strives to provide interesting and thought-provoking art within the strict frame of old school black metal. Our goal is to be heard by those who understand. Expect raw 90s Scandinavian black metal, but twisting and turning for its dear life. If you like the strangeness of old Dodheimsgard and Kvist, but also have an affinity for relentless blasting and old heavy metal, this is for you. If you are looking for the usual third rate “ritual occult” black metal album or some athmospheric “hipster” Ulver rip-off, please move on.
Did you have a specific sound in mind when you formed the band, or did that grow and evolve as you played together?
Both. We founded the band to play black metal, and so we did. Everything beyond that just happened.
How does your writing process normally work out?
Most of the time, our guitar player provides some initial riffs and ideas. The rest is teamwork.
What are your ambitions and how far do you want to push your band?
The first and foremost ambition is to play good and interesting music and bring some added value to today’s black metal, and so it shall remain. As we are quite convinced we are doing something worthwhile, we also want to be heard. So we will push this band as far as it is possible with strange black metal that is born from three strange minds and probably understood only by a selected few.
What are your influences/musical references and the impact those same influences had in your sound?
Black metal, old heavy metal and psychedelic rock, mainly. References are too many to name and also different for each band member, which obviously makes it easier to create something that hasn’t been heard quite like this before. Frequent comparisons by others are Kvist, Dodheimsgard, Urgehal, Dissection…
What’s next for you?
Already working on the next album.