New album of Czech death metal band HYPNOS - "The Blackcrow" (2020)



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Few questions – interview with death metal band from Sweden - KILLBRAIN.

Few questions – interview with death metal band from Sweden - KILLBRAIN.

Answered Marko.

Ave, can you introduce your band to our readers? – When was it founded and what style of music do you play , etc.?
Hi , Killbrain was founded 2013 when I (Marko) met Chris at work. (he was helping us out during the high season at my workplace All in screen). I (Marko) knew he was a musician , so I asked him if he was intressted in making some metal just for fun. He said ok let see how it turns out. So we said we’re going to record 3 songs like a EP, but it ended up in like 16-17 songs :).
When we started to record we just simply started with a riff and then went on with another and so on til the song was done. Then we wrote some lyrics down and Chris sang them. So basically we made a whole song each time we met (like in 6-7 hours).
Where and under what conditions were you recording the new album? Who was in charge of sound, production and mastering?
We first started recording in Meshuggah’s rehearsal studio (Chris was playing with Scarpoint at the time and they also were rehersing there, so it was very convinient for us). Later on we recorded the last songs at Chris home (poor neighbours :)).
Since we were having fun we also drank a lot of beer and whiskey wich wasen’t a benefit for the guitarsounds (everything sounds awesome when your drunk :)) Some bass parts were recorded with guitar sound since we simply forgot to change it! This is definitely not way we would do it today , that’s for sure!
We used Cubase to record the songs with plugins like ezdrummer2, ezmix2 etc. We mixed and mastered it ourselves (like 4-5 times over, til we were fed up and said f**k it, let’s put it out).
How many copies were released and which medium was used for this new edition (CD, digital, vinyl, cassette)?
Since we released it our selves using Distrokid, we don’t have any physical cd’s. Just Spotify, Youtube, iTunes and several other stores and sites.
Who is the author of the lyrics and how were they created and about what do the lyrics deal with?
We both wrote the lyrics and wanted it to be dark and gloomy. Things people could relate to when they‘re feeling sad, angry, happy etc.
Who created the logo of the band, and who took care of the graphics and the website? What about you and social networks? Do you consider these things important?
I (Marko) made the logo and albumcover (I work as a designer) I wanted the Killbrain logo to look little oldschoolish, but still readable and the albumcover to reflect the title of the album.
I had a vision pretty quickly of how it should look. Chris came up with idea with Satan’s hand holding the book, so I just put it in:). I think it tourned out ok considering the time i put down, didn’t want to overthink it. Made it in couple of hours and thought it would look cool in grayscale and just red in few parts.
Which label did you choose for releasing your album and why this label? Are you satisfied by how your label represents you and takés care about you?
I got a recomendation from a friend of mine that said they’re using Distrokid for their release.So I checked it out and after 23h we had our album on Spotify! :)

Which bands do you idolise and where do you get your inspiration?
We can’t really write down any special bands, there are so many...Chris is not present as I’m writing this so I can’t answer for him. But I’ve listened to deathmetal since late 80ies, so Carcass is a huge influence for me personally. But our music is a mix of what we like to play at the moment we sit and record. It’s not like we trying to sound like any other band, we just play what comes up in our heads there and then.
Did you send your record to some Labels - which are the labels? How was the response?
No we haven’t. We are not intrested in Label since we are project band with only 2 members.
How many gigs have you played? Which type of gigs do you prefer, whether it's (clubs or festivals) and which of your performances would you consider as the best?
What about your plans for the future? What do you want to achieve with the band?
We are going to record one more album, starting as we speak. And we’re going to put it up on Spotify etc., and hopefully people will like it.
How and where can your fans contact you? Can you provide some contact information?
We have an e-mail adress We’ll answer as fast as we can.:)
Horns up / Marko & Chris (Killbrain)

Thanx for the interview.
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