Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Horricane Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band since the recording and release of the new ep?

It's been fairly busy and we're really on a roll! The EP "Synthetic Forms" is part of a bigger project and all the work we have been doing with the release will eventually lead to the release of a full album. So as it happens we're promoting the EP, booking new gigs, rehearsing for both live performances and studio work - all at the same time!

2.Recently you have released a new ep, 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?

Massive. It's pretty damn massive and I can say with all confidence that it is a very good sampler of how our next album will sound like. We are very happy with the whole process, especially mixing and mastering at the acclaimed Fascination Street studios. In my personal opinion the new stuff is much more mature in riffs and I'm glad to hear the craftmanship of all musicians shines through. We're looking into the lower end of the sonic spectrum and the accompanying synths and samples are less orchestral and more into the eerie atmosphere of the tracks.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music?

It looks like I'm doing most of the lyrics now and as the concept of the EP revolves around the relation between Man and technology and how this will inevitably lead to a clash. Let's just say that I'm betting on metal, rather than flesh and bone. The album will continue on that path with some gloomy revelations.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Horricane'?

It's just a play of words - a devastating hurricane meets a touch of horror and there you have it!

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?

The best shows are yet to come! That's really not just a a joke, but with the lineup we have now, we're crossing new boundaries. The band has a vivid history with lots of festivals and support roles for Fear Factory, Behemoth, Obituary, Napalm Death... and others, but eyes are on the future and we're getting even better with every passing gig.

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?

Absolutely. We don't know how far the road will take us this year, but we're very open for all suggestions and we love playing in new places. We have confirmations for some of the main metal festivals in the Baltics and a row of club gigs where we promote our EP.

7.Currently you are unsigned, are you open to working with another label again in the future?

Now that we have the EP in CD form we're doing our best to find contacts all over the industry and hopefully this will result in a deal with a dedicated label for the full album. It's easy to get a disc out these days, but not that easy to find a reliable partner that believes in your music and doesn't just release a small batch for the sake of trading and longer roster of bands on their website.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of death metal?

Nowadays everybody is so connected and it's great to receive attention on all continents, even if it's in small numbers. The feedback has been exclusively positive, but that's no wonder since nobody's gonna bother writing you how much they think you suck! So it's been great and we're just getting started.

9.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that some of the band members are a part of?

We've all been in various metal bands and project since the '90s. Some of these bands have been quite well established in the scene, but right now Horricane really takes the cake for all of us. With so much stuff happening there is not so much time for other bands, but I'm still an active member in bands like Tharaphita, Aggressor, Manatark.

10.When can we expect another full length and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

We are very much hoping to have the release ready this year and the EP is the best indication of our current heading! Check us out at and watch our video "Synthetic Forms" on YouTube.

11.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?

People would be thinking we're hiding something if we didn't mention Gojira, Morbid Angel, Behemoth... Favourite bands of the week: Skuggsja, Batushka, Alder, Ulcerate, Oceans of Slumber, Solution.45, Avishai Cohen

12.What are some of your non musical interests?

From IT to martial arts, literally! Music is sometimes both work and hobby and I am very often mixing bands, booking and promoting bands or just helping with production at major gigs.

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

Horrrrns up!

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