THEN COMES SILENCE
TWINMUSIX ARE HERE WITH ALEX FROM THEN COMES SILENCE TO CHAT ABOUT THEIR NEW ALBUM CALLED BLOOD
YOU ARE RELEASING YOUR NEW ALBUM BLOOD ON THE 20TH OF OCTOBER WITH NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS. WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THE ALBUM AND WHAT CAN FANS EXPECT FROM THIS ALBUM?
This is the first world wide release with Nuclear Blast records. Recording the album was different from the previous ones. This time we recorded everything in a studio so it will be a different sound from the other albums.
HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH THE ARTWORK FOR YOUR NEW ALBUM BLOOD?
The art work is a palm print of my daughter’s hand. We tried different artworks before. We had an illustrator that started working on the cover back in November/December but that didn’t work out. So I tried to do something myself and that didn’t work out then we had long arguments. I had a vision in my head that I wanted to try a bloody palm print. So I asked my daughter to press her hand into some paint so I took a photo and it looked nice.
WHO CAME UP WITH THE ART WORK FOR ‘THEN COMES SILENCE’ IN (2012), ‘II’ (2013) AND ‘NYCTOPHILIAN’ (2015)?
Then Comes Silence in 2012, the record label came up with the picture. And the other two are illustrated by Alex he draws them.
HOW DID THEN COMES SILENCE FORM, HOW DID YOU ALL MEET?
I (Alex) and Seth are friends from way back and also Jens and we met Jonas a few years ago.Alex had a record label that released a band that I use to play in before that’s how we got to know each other.
COULD YOU BRIEFLY DESCRIBE YOUR MUSIC MAKING PROCESS?
I am the soul writer for the music. The rest of the band writes the music over Alex’s music.
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOUR BAND SOUND IN THE FUTURE, ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A SIMILAR SOUND OR ARE YOU GOING TO GO IN A DIFFERENT DIRECTION?
We have tried new things but we definitely want to keep the sound of ‘Then Comes Silence’. We will always keep the foundation of our music. But it always good to experiment and find new things but we will always be then comes silence
HOW DID YOU PICK THE NAME THEN COMES SILENCE FOR YOUR BAND? WHAT’S THE STORY BEHIND IT?
I was reading an old horror novel and there was a line at the end of the chapter and then came silence. I thought it was a nice name for my band so we used it. I think it’s a good name because you can’t have anything after that and then that is the end. That’s the last band.
IF YOU COULD PERFORM AT ANY MUSIC FESTIVAL WHICH WOULD YOU PERFORM AT AND WHY?
Waken and Coachella would be cool.
IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY BAND IN THE WORLD PEFORM ONE OF YOUR SONGS WHICH ONE WOULD IT IS AND WOULD IT BE IN YOUR STYLE OR THERES?
I think it would be awesome to play with David Bowie and it would be in his style and I’m not sure what song.
WHAT WAS YOUR EXPERIENCE LIKE PLAYING AT THE PRESTIGIOUS ROSKILDE FESTIVAL IN DENMARK?
That were a few years ago and I think it was too early in our career. But they should ask us to come back and do it again. That’s really a festival I would like to come back to, it was a dream come true to play there. It was awesome but if we did it today it would be much better.
WHAT SUBJECTS DO YOU SIGN ABOUT IN YOUR MUSIC?
Darkness, sadness and ghosts.
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