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A few questions - interview with death metal band from Sweden - ENCRYPMENT.

A few questions - interview with death metal band from Sweden - ENCRYPMENT.

Answered Marcus, thank you!

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

Marcus: ENCRYPTMENT was formed in 2015 to play music influenced by both extreme metal and punk. In recent years the sound along with the influences has shifted slightly. We play Death Metal.

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

The album was recorded in Necromorbus Studio. The studio is actually an old church located in the countryside and that made for a truly great atmosphere while recording. Tore Stjerna produced the album together with us, as well as handled the mixing. Alan Douches of West West Side Music did the mastering.

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

Initially released in 500 copies on CD and 150 on cassette. The LPs will arrive some time in 2023.

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

Marcus: The lyrics are written both by me and Christoffer. The foundational themes of the lyrics deal with death, life and spirituality, but they are obviously spiced with a lot of sub-themes such as drugs, madness and decadence… We feel that the lyrics are equally important to the music and therefore spend a lot of time getting them the way we want them.

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?

Marcus: The current logo is made by me and I handle most of the visual side of the band. The cover art of ”Dödens födsel” was painted by Jesse Peper.

I definitely realize the importance of a social media presence these days, but seeing bands revoltingly upload videos of every other rehearsal and other type of similar nonsense is quite absurd, especially in a Death/Black Metal context. We choose to upload relevant things that need to be uploaded for people to keep up and that’s it.

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?

Marcus: Nuclear Winter Records. Anastasis who is the owner of the label definitely has the right intentions and completely understands and respects the essence of Death Metal. This is exactly what we wanted to find in a record label.

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

Marcus: ”Idolise” is perhaps not the right word here, but some of the bands we are influenced by in different ways would be Funeral Mist, Teitanblood, Kaamos, Morbid Angel, Skitsystem, Autopsy and Vorum.

We get inspiration from all over and any artform, be it paintings, books or music. Also meditation and things related are very good tools for some things to find its way to one’s mind.

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

Marcus: We were in contact with a few, but decided to work together with Nuclear Winter Records due to NWR being one of the few labels these days that really understand what Death Metal is all about.

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?

Marcus: Not too many as of now, mostly smaller venues which are great in some ways and terrible in other (usually not the best sound etc.). We had a recent show in Trondheim in Norway at a classic punk venue and it was craziness in every way imaginable. Perfect.

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

Marcus: Start writing for the next record and play more shows. I want to achieve exactly what we have right now - a perfect platform of expression and spiritual exploration of Death and what lies beyond.

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

Marcus: Instagram, Facebook or Bandcamp.

Thanx for the interview.

Marcus: Thank you.

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