On March 25th, 2022, Day of Departure, will release the album via Bravemusic.
“The album is intended to take the listener on a journey from utter destruction and despair to a place where there is a new consciousness and reality that will break this unending cycle. The music is intended to provide a wide range of dynamics and atmospheres to elicit an understanding and a vibe for where the listener is within the narrative. The music aims to juxtapose intense sonic blasting with lush and serene atmosphere.”
Read their Quarantine Story.
Hi! How are you doing during corona outbreak?
We’ve been well and have actually used this time to write and record the Day of Departure album! There’s definitely a silver lining to being home so much in that it has given us much more time to write, record and experiment with the music. For all of the activities that we have missed out on, this has been a great time to devote to our creative outlet.
What have you cancelled/postponed due coronavirus?
We have not had to cancel anything, but the pandemic definitely made it more challenging to initially restart the recording process for the album. Tracking each of the instruments was not a problem, but when it came to mixing, it was especially challenging not being in the same room for 95% of the mixing process. We’re ultimately really happy with how it turned out, especially all of the work that the drummer Trevor Schrotz put into the final mix, and the mastering performed by Greg Schwan that really rounded out the final sound of the album.
How the global coronavirus pandemic is directly impacting bands?
I hope other bands have found some solace in the time that we have been afforded to focus on new music. I’m sure it’s been exceptionally challenging for some bands that were not able to convene to collaborate or those that were planning for shows or tours. I’m hopeful that we’ve rounded a corner and we will get back to a more normal environment where we can get back to playing live shows again.
How are you keeping your fans during this chaotic period?
Along with Day of Departure, we have a couple of other projects including Brave and Stellar Death, and have been able to release other music to keep fans of our overall music engaged. We hope that the release of a few singles prior to the March 25th of the Day of Departure album will also get fans excited about the overall release.
What will metal look like when we re-emerge from isolation?
I don’t foresee there being any significant changes to metal, other than there being a ton of bands ready to play shows and go on tour. I’m thinking fans of live music will have ample opportunities to see all sorts of bands that have a pent up desire to play live.
Who will suffer the most after all: musicians, organizers promoters…
It seems like venues that would host underground bands are most likely to suffer given the significant loss of revenue over the course of the pandemic. I’m hopeful that with there being an increase in interest for bands and fans to re-emerge into live show settings, that new venues will be available to fill any gaps by closed clubs. Hopefully, this will result in owners showing a renewed appreciation for bands, but not holding my breath haha.
What is your isolation soundtrack?
I have delved deep into ambient music such as Steve Roach, Tangerine Dream, Hammock, and Klaus Schulze during the course of the pandemic. This type of music has been a needed reprieve and escape from the day-to-day uncertainty we’ve had to live with over the last two years.
Besides gigs, what/whom do you miss the most?
What I’ve missed most is being able to rehearse with the band. We’ve been able to make due with collaborating remotely, but there’s also a place for live and organic songwriting. I also miss the camaraderie and hijinks that ensue during rehearsals, which creates lasting friendships as opposed to it feeling like we’re just hired musicians aiming to just create a product.
Do you have any rehearsals during quarantine? If yes, how do they look like?
We have had very limited rehearsals during the pandemic, and when we were able to convene it was more about catching up and hanging out. The music was definitely not the primary focus, as we wanted to make time for each other. We will have more time to devote to rehearsing our music and didn’t want to lose sight of the need to nourish our friendships.
Thank you so much for your time. Stay safe!