Immortal is a black metal band from Bergen, Norway, founded in 1991 by frontman and guitarist Abbath Doom Occulta and guitarist Demonaz Doom Occulta. Twinmusix had a chat with Demonaz about his new album, and what he had to say was informative and mind blowing.
What can fans expect from your new album Northern Chaos Gods?
A serious album filled with everything from our catalogue.
What time is your writing and recording process for Northern Chaos Gods?
I started to write riffs to this album in late 2015, then in late 2016 every song was finished. We did pre production and went in the studio in January 2017 then after everything was ready and we got the mixing finished we had to wait for getting our release date.
How did you come up with your album cover for Northern Chaos Gods?
I had some ideas and I wanted it to be black and white, we gave some ideas to the artist that did our album cover for our first album and she came back with some ideas and she drew that cover and we thought it was perfect.
How did you come to get signed by Nuclear Blast?
In 2000 we finished our contract with our our other record label, then Nuclear Blast contacted us and said we really love your music we want to sign you.
This is the first album you have written without abbath do you think your style of music has changed for this album?
Yes a bit because I was the first guitarist on the four main immortal albums I started a band and developed the immortal Style. I think it's a different cos I wanted to go a bit back in time.
If you could have any band play one of your songs which band would it be which song and in your style or theirs?
Tony Iommi from Black Sabbath play one of our songs.
What's your favorite gig memory of watching a different band play?
I saw Motorhead play in 1995 and met Lemmy at the airport afterwards when he bought us drinks and talked about music with us for about 2 hours while we were waiting for our flights.
What is your favorite memory with your fans?
Just before we released our first album the excitement for it to arrive in the mail and realised he had a ticket to go out to the world and show our music and to show everyone else band and that no one could ignore us anymore.
If you could pick any song title as a Biography title for your band what would it be and why?
Sons of northern Darkness from our 2nd album and i realised we are Immortal and we are the Sons of northern Darkness and that became a trade mark for the band.
Anything else you'd like to announce to your fans?
I was really happy with all the good reactions we got to the al first song of this new album.