Tell us about your latest release: the main concept; what fans should expect; what were/are your goals with it:
“Istor” is our debut album. The concept was to try to evoke the classic writing of “golden age” rock and metal from the 70’s and 80’s, highlighting power, emotion and melody.
Did you have a specific sound in mind when you formed the band, or did that grow and evolve as you played together?
I wrote the album on my own and used friends and guest musicians to flesh it out. The sound evolved naturally in the writing.
How does your writing process normally work out?
I write and play full time, always recording ideas on a phone. Then daily visits to my studio to start recording parts. I have a sense that songs are already written somehow, it’s just a process of revealing them.
What are your ambitions and how far do you want to push your band?
Ty Morn has been a studio project since March 2019. The plan is to seek a deal for the second album due for release in Spring 2020. Live work and festivals have been offered, but there isn’t a touring line up quite yet.
What are your influences/musical references and the impact those same influences had in your sound?
This band take it’s cue from traditional metal and great writing from bands such as Dio, Sabbath, Priest, Maiden, Queensryche, Manowar etc. Also, contemporary bands such as Epica and Angra are important for a modern epic touch.
What’s next for you?
Ty Morn’s second album in 2020, demo’s are complete. It will be a more traditional metal style, less ‘power metal’ than the debut.
Aside from that, I am writing the albums for two new bands which are just forming, one is female fronted symphonic metal, the other a ‘battle’ metal group.