A new album is in the making, so how far in the recording process are you?
I was at Necromorbus Studio in Stockholm recording the drums 3 weeks ago. Guitars are being done now. The bass soon, and then vocals. It will be released in October.
What’s the sound going to be like? Is it in the same vein as Esoteric Warfare, the previous album?
Absolutely not. This is going to be more like De Mysteriis sound. Music-wise too. That album is a classic. The lyrics are going to be in Latin. Everything is going to be dark, pretty mystical and satanic.
How about the drumming on the new album?
It’s going to be all old school. Lots of De Mysteriis-inspired sounds and not triggering bass drums.
So when it comes to technique, is it going to be just old style or are you going to use some techniques that you started using after Mysteriis?
A little bit of both, technical-wise. All I can say is that it’s De Mysteriis-era drumming but with much more interesting playing. Interesting in a way that I always try to follow the music in my drumming and don’t play the same drumming patterns and blast beats as other drummers — that’s boring. When I make accents on the right cymbal I do it to follow the music and not the same fucking pattern everyone else does. Everyone does the same and also looks the same. Drummers should hit harder, like they have rested.