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

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A few questions - interview with death metal band from Japan - FROSTVORE.



A few questions - interview with death metal band from Japan - FROSTVORE.


Answered Satoshi, thank you!

Recenze/review - FROSTVORE - Drowned By Blood (2020):

Recenze/review - FROSTVORE - Drowned By Blood (2020)


Ave, can you introduce your band to our readers? – When was it founded and what style of music do you play etc.? 


Satoshi: thanks for the interview and greetings from Japan! we are Frostvore that founded in 2012. in the past we called Frostbite, but we decided to change our band name before releasing 1st album because Testimony advised us to be more unique name. 

Frostvore consists of 4 members (20 - 29 years old) and plays buzzsaw oldschool death metal. 


Where and under what conditions were you recording the new album? Who was in charge of sound, production and mastering? 

Satoshi: we consider to make albums since we released Scavenger of Human Dignity (2013). but every member start to working and it was hard to secure time to making music. Finally it takes over 5 years to make album. 

I produced almost songs (some songs were created by Shigenori (Drums)) and I arranged recording/mastering. 

How many copies were released and which medium was used for this new edition (CD, digital, vinyl, cassette)? 

Satoshi: CD copy is 400, LP is 300(Black 150/splatteded Red 150). you can get from Testimony’s bandcamp or Base (Japanese online shop platform). 

Also you can listen by Spotify and Amazon music.


Who is the author of the lyrics and how were they created and about what do the lyrics deal with? 

Satoshi: Shigenori created almost lyric (I only make 1 song). After finished making songs, we decided album concept as below. 

„A man who possessed by evil spirits slaighter all while losing his ego, and builds a pile of corpses.“ 

This concept was inspired from Gogiga Gagagigo of Yu Gi Oh!. Description of Gogiga Gagagigo is below fyr. 

„His Soul long-silence collapsed, his body recklessly continues omward. Driven by a lust for more power. He no longer remembles his former self...“ 

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? 

Satoshi: Taro(Guitar) created our logo and we ordered Kentaro Imamura to make artwork. 

I got to know Kentaro’s another artwork through twitter and it was impressed very much then I send message to him. Anyway i think SNS is important to spread/collect information in this digital age. We uses Facebook/Instagram/Twitter to promote our music. 

Also I consider artwork is very very important! Amazing artwork promises great musics and vice versa. (every Dan Seagrave’s artwork albums are awesome, right?!)


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? 

Satoshi: I already like Testimony Records’s bands (The Dead Goats, Horrified, Carnal Tomb) and i think our album is suitable for Testimony, then i sent mail them. 

We’re very surprised that many webzine and blog make an articles of our album reveiw! And album is releaed without fails, we‘re grateful for Mr.Dennis of Testimony very much!! 

Which bands do you idolise and where do you get your inspiration? 

Satoshi: of course we love swedish death metal, but each member have diffelent taste. 

Some member likes melodical death metal (Dissection, late Dismember) and some likes hardcore style death metal (Autopsy, Bolt Thrower). So I tried to combine 2 element (melodic/hardcore) into songs. 

You can check our playlist on Spotify what we inspired. 


Did you send your record to some Labels - which are the labels? How was the response? 

Satoshi: yes many... but no one replied except Testimony, 

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? 

Satoshi: we only played 1 shows several years ago. I have experience to play shows many times as another band or tribute band. Unfortunatelly i have never played at festival that I desired. Maybe as many people know, many Japanese shows have silence (I remember that Meshuggah said to audience during interval that people are quiet like church) 

I think Japanese audience is shy or watch shows seriously so i would be anxious during playing because there is no reaction and jeeing from the audience. So i would like to play at festival since we must get many reaction during playing.



What about your plans for the future? What do you want to achieve with the band? 

Satoshi: under the COVID situation we can’t play cocnert in Japan, and currently I’m in Vietnam for a while because of my business. 

So i consider to make next album or EP. That is the our next target. 

How and where can your fans contact you? Can you provide some contact information? 

Satoshi: feel free to send us message by Facebook/Twitter/Instagram 


Thanx for the interview.


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