Could you tell, in a few words, the story of the band?
T: No big story to tell. In 2010 I simply started writing songs with the aim to unleash my musical vision without compromises. That was the foundation for Sulphur Aeon. Fortunately i found good and reliable individuals in M., and a bit later after the demotape D., to complete the line-up. They are as much dedicated to this band as I am myself. In 2012 we released our first 7” “deep deep down they sleep” and in early 2013 our first full-length “swallowed by the ocean's tide”.
So here we are with our second album “gateway to the antisphere”.
Does Gateway to the Antisphere have a concept? How do you mix music and lyrics?
M: Yes and no. It has a loose concept, no cohesive storyline. Most of the songs deal with the return of the great old ones, initiated by the re-awakening of Cthulhu through the gate Yog-Sothoth. Basically it's about the end of this world.
The 3 conclusve tracks on the other hand, are a full story. It's a short adaption of “The Dream-Quest of unknown Kadath”.
Artwork cover used for this CDs is very nice. Who drew it?
The coverartwork (the coloured one) has been made by Ola Larsson who already did an amazing job on the cover for our debut. We're more than happy that he agreed to work with us again. The result speaks for itself...
Do you ever feel like a "cult band"? There's a lot of good talks on your band; they all say that you are doing great.
T: No, we are definately not a cult band. I think it takes more than good reviews and fans.
It would also be very arrogant to speak of oneself as a cult band. Thinking of cult bands i can tell you dozens of names... but I would never dare to add my own music to that list.
Following the previous question, your name gathers both Behemoth' sound and Nile's lovecraftian themes. What do you think about these two bands?
T: I don't think we can deny the influence which both of those outstanding acts have/had on me. I'm a huge fan of both of them.
Do you think that Death Metal will be listened by the new generation of listeners?
T/M: Of fucking course! Death Metal will always have and attract listeners, maybe not always in that large scale as at the moment, but it will not cease to exist.
Here in Italy we have a band that plays music which is very similar to yours. Here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPAvX0BD_uw
Do you know this band?
T: We are aware that this band exists, but to be honest, I did not give it a close listen yet. Maybe i should... From what I've checked out after clicking your link their approach seems to be more technical and modern.
So here in YDBCN we'd like to know a thing: which are, in your opinion, the most important 5 death metal albums in the last 10 years!
Hm, not an easy task. We'll try:
Nile – Annihilation of the Wicked
Behemoth – Demigod
Charon – Sulphur Seraph
Dead Congregation – Graves of the Archangels / Promulgation of the Fall
Hate Eternal – Phoenix amongst the Ashes
Necros Christos – Trivne Impurity Rites
Dead Congregation – Graves of the Archangels
Antediluvian – Through the Cervix of Hawaah
Azarath – Blasphemer's Maledictions
Grave Miasma - Exalted Emanation
If i say: "Extreme music for Lovecraftian people!", what do you think about that line?
T: To be honest, i don't know what to think about it. First thing that comes to mind is Morbid Angel of course.
So, this is the end of the interview. Thank you for all your time. End as you wish.
T: Thank you for your interest and support.
IA CTHULHU! IA YOG-SOTHOTH!