As far as I've noticed, you've only received good reviews for the MCD, and it was quickly sold-out. Are you satisfied with the response?
We are glad, that things are going well, but without Mark's great promotion it couldn't happen. He is doing a perfect job. We are working on new songs right now, the full-length is 90% done and we can't wait to release it...we will start recording in next month.
With "The Wizard", you've included a strong cover-version of the Sabbath-classic. What was the band's intention for this choice, apart of paying tribute to the band, with whom (nearly) everything started?
We like it a lot to play cover-songs. That's why we decide to record this song. "Overlook The All" was an EP, and we thought it was something special, to put a classic Sabbath-song on it. We like the song, and it was exciting for us to play it.
For me, there's a positive vibe in your sound, though you've incorporated some dark and heavy riffs. Is there any kind of special message, you would like to bring to the listener?
I'm glad, that you feel this way...that's it...we've got real heavy riffs, slow themes, but it isn't inspired by hate or aggression or anything like that....I like to write lyrics, because it's a possibility to let out every feeling I can't or don't want to let out in another "normal" way. It's a valve for me...I can write a couple of lyrics and I'm ok again...for a while...haha.I haven't got any special message, I feel lucky, that I've got this way to unleash everything from the inside with the help of this music by this band. It helps a lot, brings calm for me.
How did you get into the world of Doom Metal? What were the first albums, you've listened to, and what makes this kind of music so special for you?
I met the music of Sabbath, Beatles, Pink Floyd and things like that at the age of 6-7...I've an older sister, you know...I think, this determined my musical taste. As a teenager, I listened to heavier music like Judas Priest, Maiden, and Thrash Metal, too, and after I heard the "Born Too Late" album from SAINT VITUS...and I started to get all of the music like that...slow and real heavy stuff. There are just deep slow rivers to drift in.
I think, a lot has happened around true heavy Doom music in the last years. There are a lot of new underground labels, more webzines than ever before and an amount of interesting good bands, though there are of course a lot of average bands, but that's in every scene/community. What's your personal opinion about the current situation?
Huh, I don't know...I think more fanzines, and bands can keep the whole scene alive. More bands mean more music - more fanzines mean more forum for the bands, and that's good.