The swedish four-piece have made the post-metalcore scene grow extensively since touring in 2014, with music merging both metalcore and acoustics to create ambient music, the band have gained an extensive amount of fans and are constantly growing in fame. Over at Invicta, we managed to talk to them about their progress:
Firstly, what made you want to change from a heavy to a softer sound in your new album?
We wanted to write an album with completely creative freedom and out of pure inspiration. I think it’s because we changed a lot personally during this time and so I guess it’s only natural that our music can also change.
Your songs are obviously symbolic then. So would you say that you’ve changed as a person?
Yeah, I would say that definitely! I think all of us in the band changed quite a bit during the recording and writing this album.
In the song ‘This Is Goodbye’ is it related to anything or anyone in your personal life that you wanted to make fans aware of?
Well, I can say that ‘this is goodbye’ is the song that sets the whole theme of the album, both musically and lyrically. The whole meaning of the album is kind of the process and courage to leave something behind in your life to make room for something else. It symbolises the sacrifices that we make for our ambitions as well as our emotions.
Speaking of ambitions, when do you guys think you’ll do a tour in the UK?
Right now we have nothing planned but we’re looking for opportunities to play in the UK as soon as possible. We have a booking agent who’s working on that and also the label too because it’s in their interests where we play.
Can you tell us a history of what labels you guys were under and now?
Our first label from the old album was Triumphant Records and after that we signed to Arising Empire in division with Nuclear Blast and that’s where we’re signed right now and we also have a release due with Sharptone Records and Nuclear Blast from America.
Speaking of history, we know you guys go to various countries in such a short amount of time, has there ever been any accidents that have happened in the past whilst touring?
Actually so far I guess whew have been very lucky. I don’t even think our car has broken down completely haha! There was only one accident we had, we overheated the clutch and had to stop for a few hours. Oh and there was also another problem when we were actually in the UK and our engine was coming loose. But we managed in some miraculous way to get help as well as getting it fixed – so we’ve never been stranded or anything.
Did this delay the show?
No, I don’t think we’ve actually had any delays. Only some worries when we’re stuck in traffic.
Has there ever been any funny or embarrassing moments on stage?
I don’t think we did anything huge. However, sometimes you can recognise someone in the band is playing wrong, maybe the audience doesn’t notice it but then as a member of the band you just turn around and look at that person like ‘what the hell are you doing?!’ Haha.
Can you tell us the reason behind the feathers falling from the ceiling in ‘Can We Give It All’
This was our stand-alone single we released. I think the feathers were fitting very well to the song in terms of feelings. It could also be to some people that they’re representative of an angel’s wings. It’s definitely related to the story in which the character is dying at the end.