Annotations Of An AutopsyLe 13/12/2009

Interview de Steve Regan , chanteur du groupe de Death Annotations Of An Autopsy réalisée par e-mail pour la sortie de leur nouvel album "The Reign Of Darkness" prévu pour le 22 janvier 2010 chez Nuclear Blast.





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LAM :

AOAA is a Death Core band, “The Reign Of Darkness” will be out on January 18th.

What do you feel to see your second album out on Nuclear Blast?



Annotations Of An Autopsy :

Firstly i strongly emphasize were not a deathcore band, this album is a straight up death metal record, deathcore is a dirty word and we dont like it wrongly used for this album, the last album may have been more in that vein but this one def isnt, anyway back to the question, for me personally its a honour to have our cd out on such a respected label, theyve put out some of my fav albums and its amazing to be on the same roster as bands such as Dimmu

LAM :

You have a new line up, since few days, may you introduce the two new members.

Annotations Of An Autopsy :

Taking over on drums is our friends Brad merry, he;s played in various bands such as DAM(candlelight records), Trenchhead & raise the dead, hes an awesome guy and totally in the same mindset as us, Taking over on bass is our long time friend Nath Applegate, we've known him for years and he was the obvious choice in who to get to replace sean.

LAM :

Will it change something for your music, specially for the drums ?

Annotations Of An Autopsy :

Obviously each player is different but he has all the songs nailed and we cant wait to see what he brings to the table with the next album

LAM :

Your music is really extreme : Some kind of really huge Death Core. How do you to have a sound so deep and massive because you are really powefull sound, really in your face, with some beat down?

Annotations Of An Autopsy :

I wouldnt say this album is deathcore at all, its a death metal album, deathcore is a tag thats given wrongly to new bands, bands like dying fetus and skinless have been playing 'beatdowns' for years and theyve never gotten the tag deathcore, we put alot of time into our songs, preproduce them at home before we go into the studio, we fine tune everything to make it as powerful as possible

LAM :

What are your main sources of inspiration and what the lyrics deal with?

Annotations Of An Autopsy :

The new album is a concept album basing around what the world would be like after a huge revelation that everything we knew as truth, faith, law, gouvernment ect was proven a lie, fed to us for years and how we as people would react to the fact we have been bred for slavery, its influenced by a various medias ive read and watched over the years that have interested me like david ickes children of the matrix book and the film 'they live', the album isnt based on them but takes some influence from them.

LAM :

Do you always think to live performance when you are creating a song, or do you think more to the technology of the studio and the possibility of multi session, like double the voice or stuff like that?

Annotations Of An Autopsy :

We just think of the song in general first, making sure every part of the song is as memorable as possible, going over every riff and every drum pattern to make the songs as good as we possibly can

LAM :

Just to know a little beat more about the album may you tell us some words about some songs :





- In Snakes I Bathe

- Bone Crown

- Catastrophic Hybridization

- Portrait Of Souls

Annotations Of An Autopsy :

Snakes was the first song we wrote for the album and also ended up being the first track on the album, its straight up death, lots of blasts it shreds.

Bone crown is full of grove and has the legendary erik rutan spitting some guest vocals over it.

Catastrophic is one of my favs, its very fast and very technical.

Portrait of souls once again is filled with grove, the opening riff is heavy as fuck.

LAM :

Why did you put an Interlude. Is it because there is a really different between the song from the first part, and the songs from the second part ?

Annotations Of An Autopsy :

There's no great different in the second part of the album to the first, the interlude is where it is purley because thats where it sounds best, its like the calm in the eye of the storm before it kicks back in and destroys everything.

LAM : Where did you recorded this album “The Reign Of Darkness”

Annotations Of An Autopsy :

We recorded with chris fielding at Foel studio in wales, great place set in the middle of the welsh valley, its nice to get away from everything and be there with just the music, we'd def go back there again.

LAM : A special remembrance about the record time?

Annotations Of An Autopsy :

The whole experience was great, we had our own accomidation there which took alot of strain off being in a studio because we could just wake up and go over to the studio, you could really focus on the task at hand in that situation

LAM :

What is the song, from the album “The Reign Of Darkness” you prefer to perform? And why this one?

Annotations Of An Autopsy :

My favourite to perform is Impale the sun, the whole song is groovy and it gets everyones heads banging.

LAM : Will you shoot a video clip ?

Annotations Of An Autopsy :

Yes we plan to shoot a video for 'Impale the sun' at the end of december, should be released late january

LAM :

You will be on tour in march and april with Suffocation (with one night in France on march 29th) what do you feel about being on tour with such a great band and how do your prepare yourself for this?

Annotations Of An Autopsy :

We've toured with suffocation before theyre great guys and a amazing band, its a honour to tour with such a legendary band twice, we met up with them when we were in america so it was nice to catch up, the tour line up is savage its gonna be one hell of a show.

LAM : A last word

Annotations Of An Autopsy : The reign of darkness has begun and we will never let it end