Twinmusix talk to Jonas from Follow the Cipher About their new album and more
What can fans expect from your new album?
They can expect a powerful metal album.
What was your recording process on this album?
We started recording this album 3 years ago, except we were searching for a certain sound as we are a new band. This was our first album and we really wanted to find the path that fits us the best so we took our time with mixing the songs and finding the right sound.
How did you pick which songs would go on the album and which song should be singles?
That was in collaboration with our label Nuclear Blast Records.
How did you come to get signed by Nuclear Blast Records?
I have personally been sending demo tapes to Nuclear Blast for almost 20 years and For this album and this band the only people they showed was Nuclear Blast. I met the owner and met the guy who signed us in a toilet at Sabaton open air festival. I was making some funny jokes as you do when you're out partying in the toilet and he started laughing and then we started talking about music. I told him I have this band that I started working with and i didn't think much more about that.
A few months later my friend Par who plays bass guitar in the band Sabaton sang one of our songs to Marcus without me knowing, then Par gave Marcus a Compact of our music and Marcas said to Par yeh i know this guy. Marcus had a face to put to music and he was really impressed by that one song. Last year we did our second show ever at Sabaton open air and Marcus was there in the audience, after the show he presented a contract to sign to Nuclear Blast straight away.
What gear do you use in the studio compared to what you use on stage?
We mostly usr computer stuff and mostly plugins, live we use XFS Riggs for the guitars, sans amp tech 21, double bass drums and a Yamaha kit and a Macbook computer as a live rig.
How did you come up with your cover for your album?
Ken our guitar player came up with the idea he said he only wanted to have something that was black, red and white. Chris from Sabaton who is a really good designer, so Ken and Chris sat down and Ken told Chris what he wanted to capture a post apocalyptic cover in a futuristic style and they designed the cover. I think they succeeded very well.
If you could have any band perform one of your songs which band which song and in your style or theirs?
Led Zeppelin in their style.
Can you tell us about the first show you ever played?
Our show was in front of 20,000 people, not a lot of band start off that way where they play their first show in front of so many people, As their first gig ever. We were rehearsing in the studio and we were meant to have Sabaton open air as a first gig ever, we were in the studio and then Par rang me and said "hey, would you like to play on Monsters of Rock". I said are what... and Par said "yeah, I have a friend here who just heard you and he wants you to play" so I said to Par "I need to take 5 minutes and call you back". I stopped the rehearsal session and said "Hey guys, do you want to play on Monsters of Rock", and everyone was dropping their jaw to the floor and said what we have never played a show. We rang back and said yeah, we will do it this is too good of an opportunity to pass up.
What's your favourite gig memory of watching someone else play?
Seeing the Ramones in 1995, It was cool that I got to see them all.
Anything else you want to announce to your fans?
Check out our new album.
Album Release - https://www.twinmusix.com/follow-the-cipher