Saturday, April 4, 2015

Sea of Disorder Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording of the new album?

Well, actually it isn't long ago, since we recorded the album. Since the last time in the studio, mixing the album, we concentrated a bit on the work with our label, some promotional stuff and also the artwork of the album, which was perfectly done by Chris Huber ( who also worked with us on our EP – sorry again Chris, that we took so long to be fully happy with the artwork! ) and really shines.

Also, we communicated with some individuals regarding playing live, where we want to get one or two guest musicians into our boat. Nothing too specific yet, but it's in the works!

2.In April you  have a new album coming out, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?

The musical sound of the album is very broad this time. We didn't want to nail ourselves to one specific genre or sound. This time we wanted to show the world some different styles on one album, and the listener will find songs sounding very different from each other. The main focus was still pos trock and doom'ish sounds, but partially it's also more progressive and more mellow, like the track with Thomas Torsson, where we have actual sung vocals for the first time, and which we are really proud of.
The album differs in many ways. First of the track count is doubled ;-)
Also, it is not a concept album like the first one and every track stands as itself, but with a general theme. We think that we have a more professional sound and evolved in pretty every way.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the new release?

Well, we think that the listener should interpret the lyrics by his own, but in general it's about a journey where dream and reality is mixed up, about fears and loss...mainly dark, dreamy and philosophical.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Sea Of Disorder'?

'Sea' just because we both love the sea and the ocean and we liked the word, and 'Disorder', because we did not and do not want to tie ourselves down to one kind of genre, and even when you'd think it wouldn't fit together, we could try it out.

5.Currently there are only 2 members in the band, are you planning on expanding the line up in the future or do you chose to remain a duo?

We will definitely remain a duo, to be able to maintain our freedom in song writing, and all decisions regarding our music and persons involved in the project. Furthermore we enjoy our friendship and see the writing process more like ‘hanging out with your best buddy and drink a beer’. For live concerts we plan to have some guest musicians.

6.The new album is coming out on Talheim Records, can you tell us a little bit more about this label?

Talheim Records is an Austrian label, located in Vienna, which has it's focus on extreme metal and underground metal. Matthias, the owner of the label is also the only person involved, and he does all of that in his free time, and makes a really great job!
Therefore bands are treated more like family and everything is really personal.
He always is looking to deliver quality over quantity, and since that is our philosophy too, we are really happy to be in an Austrian label as Austrians.

So, everyone, please support this guy, since he more than deserves it!

7.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of post and doom metal?

We are more than happy with the worldwide feedback. We had lots of positive reviews for our EP – well to be honest every single review was positive – and that makes us really proud, knowing we're doing the right thing. We also won a newcomer contest on, which also showed us, that the people like what we're doing.

8.Are any of the band members also involved in any other musical projects or bands these days?

Chris is also with the band Microtonner from Austria, which you should definitely check out too!

9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

We try to stay with our roots, but also try to bring something new to every release, like instruments we never worked with, sounds we never tried out and of course song structures that we didn't use before. But in the end one should always recognize ~Sea Of Disorder~ in every song, every minute.

10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

Everything we listen too is somehow our inspiration and influence. For the recent album it was very much the new record of Cult Of Luna and of course some older Isis stuff, bands like Mono, EF, Steven Wilson, Radiohead, Sigur Ros and so many more... This is also exactly what we listen to all the time. In gental, Chris is more the progressive lover, and Robert is more the Postrock dude ;-) We try to absorb as much as we can from all of these bands, and different genres, and try to create something unique and new out of these experiences, which is of course not easy, but we do our best.

11.What are some of your non musical interests?

Good question... we love to watch good movies, TV Shows ( like Dexter, LOST, Boardwalk Empire, Game Of Thrones – of course -, King Of Queens and the funnier stuff ) play board games and pen&paper RPG's enjoy good food and also play computer games and Robert does lots of sports like soccer, road bike and snooker. That about covers it, since there is no more time left besides all this haha.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

We are really curious about how the listeners will like our new album, and what the first reviews say.
We also hope that – if you like the album – you will support us, and especially our label in ordering the CD ( for only 12 euros! ) and the upcoming CD – t-shirt bundle, which will give us the opportunity to create more music and our label the opportunity to continue releasing good music and also support other bands from our country.
We really tried hard to make this one a good one and are proud of our newest baby.
We also want to thank everyone involved on the CD and everyone who helped us getting this done.

~So spread the word~


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