Tell us about your latest release: the main concept; what fans should expect; what were/are your goals with it:
We had been in a bit of a turmoil before we were able to begin recording. Before Alexander joined it was maybe more a question of if this record would even happen. When he joined us it was more to prove to ourselves that it could, and give our best, than anything else. The result became much better than we would’ve ever expected, something we’re very happy about.
Did you have a specific sound in mind when you formed the band, or did that grow and evolve as you played together?
Originally it was intended to be more of a Thrash Metal-band, but we just got more and more influenced by Death and Black Metal, so it grew into our sound along the way. The Thrash-elements are still very much there though.
How does your writing process normally work out?
Usually Riku brings in bits and pieces of riffs, then we jam on them, talk a little, jam some more and see if it sticks or developes into something more.
What are your ambitions and how far do you want to push your band?
We’ve been at it for longer now than we thought, yet our goals and ambitions are pretty much the same as when we started. Write music, have fun and get some live shows. The obvious goal is to get a fan base that regularly comes to our shows and listens to our music.
What are your influences/musical references and the impact those same influences had in your sound?
As we said earlier, it started with more generic thrash metal, but different genres have managed to sneak their way into our playlists over the years. That has changed a lot of what we do and what we search for when we’re rehearsing and writing new material.
What’s next for you?
We’re trying to play as much live as we can, we’re not through with ‘Send Us to Our Graves’ yet. Though we’re writing new material and preparing for whatever follows that.