Some of the material on the upcoming album "Anathema" has more personal topics about myself. I think there are two tracks on this album that have an immense form of dysfunctional meaning behind the lyrics and the vibes of the tracks. The track titles are "Morphine Addiction" & "Scars on Scars". "Morphine addiction" is about a point in my life which was fairly recent where I was trying to destroy a certain thought in my head by poisoning myself with Morphine pills. I soon developed an addiction towards numbing myself & doing other things to try to erase these thoughts that were haunting me. The next track "Scars on Scars" is about the exact same issue that still has been haunting me and every bit of memory, placed a new scar over another scar. I think that these two tracks are connected into one story line. This new album in my opinion is theory towards my inner demons and for all DOA fans. All vile emotions have been cut open and bathed onto each track of this album.
The first shows for Dawn of Ashes were quite terrible. I did not obviously have the knowledge of what I know now, so 12 years ago things just did not sound like how they soundnow. I honestly can not remember any specific memories about our first shows since they seem to feel like they were ages ago.
What Are Your Thoughts On The Recording Sessions?
My recording process is interesting in my opinion. After I record one album, I am immediately working on the next album. Each album has a different recording process and a different way for me to dig into my mental state of chaos. The great part about the recording process of this new album is working with Chris Vrenna. Chris Vrenna has been a production icon to me since he is known for being in & working with Nine inch Nails and Marilyn Manson. Working and mixing with him on this album has been amazing so I feel that we both understand how this album needs to sound. Back on topic with details on how I record. One major thing is that I do not like to work or create music with anyone. I like to seclude all of my darkness, where I do not have to be around anyone. I have my own ways of recording all of the material for Dawn of Ashes and I just do not like anyone touching or trying to place their own visions into my masterpieces.
What About The First Show You Played, Any Memories?
The first shows for Dawn of Ashes were quite terrible. I did not obviously have the knowledge of what I know now, so 12 years ago things just did not sound like how they sounded now. I honestly can not remember any specific memories about our first shows since they seem to feel like they were ages ago.
So Far, What Has Been Your Best Live Experience?
I think touring with Dimmu Borgir has been one of my highlights so far in my career with DOA. Dimmu has been one of my favorite acts for along time so having the experience to share the same stage with them was very amazing.
Obviously Black & red. However, I don't really think black is an actual color.
Various...Can't give all my secrets away.
Any Memories Of The First Concert You Attended?
First acts I ever saw live was Ozzfest 97. Pantera, Fear Factory, Typo O Negative, Marilyn Manson, Machine head. Can't go wrong with that.
Any Bands/Artists You Enjoy Listening To That People Might Find Surprising?
Many. I have quite a vast selection of various types of music I listen too. Depends on my mood.
So What Do You Have Planned For Next Year?
Devilish, reckless acts of sin like I usually like to create.
What Do You Want To Say To The Fans?
I appreciate all of your support towards my creation within Dawn of Ashes and I hope you are all ready for the upcoming new album "Anathema". Keep it evil!