After the unleashing of Spear of Gold and Seraphim Bone part I, 2013 will spawn the second installment of this behemoth of a project. With this counterpart Mories (GNAW THEIR TONGUES /DE MAGIA VETERUM / SEIROM) and Eric (MOWLAWNER) conclude the journey through hypnotic insanity they started to critical acclaim back in 2011. Rendering the diptych complete, this second part nonetheless serves as a chapter of its own. Atmospheric disenchantment, condensed in noisy slabs of ritualistic drones. From the lowest depths of aural madness to screeching industrial driven metallic mayhem. All the twisted and deformed elements that separates ADERLATING from the boys come to full fruition as the sum of part one and two equals a sensory frenzy second to none.
These are the sounds from the darkest corners of the hell’s claustrophobic dungeons. Never heard of dark ambient / noise / post metal hybrid? Well, let’s try to change that!
Hey guys! The fall has come, gentlemen. The time of afterthoughts, reflection, the time of year when subtle changes in nature begin to draw our attention. A perfect time to dive into the newest part of your “Spear of Gold and Seraphim Bone” project. Tell me more about this chapter.
This chapter was started in 2011. In 2012 and 2013 we kept changing things. I think 2/3 of the 2011 material survived. The rest of the material is new and/or rearranged. We did a complete new mix and mastering. The benefits of this release being delayed for over a year, is that the material had time to really sink in. Over time we grew tired of parts or thought that certain parts didn’t work so good etc. It took away some of the spontaneity of the first version, but on the other hand it’s much better in this new version!
Alright, so let’s go back to the beginnings. I’d be interested in hearing a bit about how the band originally formed. How fruitful and rewarding was the journey towards this new chapter?
We formed after I got numerous request from people who wanted to book GNAW THEIR TONGUES. As I made a decision never to play live with GNAW THEIR TONGUES, I started another project to play similar music live. I knew Erik he was interested in making experimental music, so I asked him to join. He was already active as MOWLAWNER. Since those days in 2009 we have played lots of shows in Europe, even a show in New York City. We released 5 full lenghts and many ep’s and free downloads. We still enjoy all the aspects of ADERLATING very much.
How do you describe your music and how do you get inspired to compose it?
I work on music all the time. I don’t think I need to get inspired to work on music. It comes naturally. We describe our music as ‘horror electronics’ or ‘experimental’. It’s just a name, no big meaning. We do sound like horror soundtracks and we usually have horror films as background visuals. We do use a lot of electronic devises, pedals, noise boxes. We also use some bass guitar and samples, but live it’s all electronics + drums. I come from a black metal background and Eric from an experimental background. ADERLATING is a combination of those two things.
With such organic work, it’s very easy to consider the vocals as just another instrument of yours. Would you consider putting more meaning behind the lyrics and pass through them to the listener in more accessible form?
There is no emphasis on lyrics because they are not very important in ADERLATING. We try to create an atmosphere. Vocals are sometime a big part of that but more as another instrument indeed. Vocals are also made up on the spot. Not even written down. We like to work that way.
Ok guys. Tell me, what skills do you feel you developed since part I?
The new material is much more focused I think. We cut out lots of parts that where not really 100% working for us. We also played live a lot and that formed us in a different way also. The new material is much more how we sound live these days. We learn to handle our electronics better. The first few gigs I would bring lots of different instruments. Now I bring much less. I bring instruments/devises I know very well.
When you write your tracks, do you start with a concept for the whole song, or do you save up some riff ideas to fit them together later? How do you compose?
Songs start with basic ideas like a rhythm, riff or a sound. Other songs start out of improvisations. Some songs start out of abstract concepts or ideas. Once we got the basic idea we will work on it untill it sounds good to our ears.
New album-wise, is there a main, overall theme going on?
‘Spear of gold and seraphim bone’ does not contain a main theme. But the overal feeling is one of darkness, paranoia and claustrophobia. Terror and fear rule these two parts.
Tell me about the cover art. Those angels scared the shit out of me :)
I altered a William Blake painting to fit the ‘Spear Of Gold And Seraphim Bone’ feeling. I like the combination of classic art with horror. ‘Spear of gold and seraphim bone’ is like a classic story. Like the Old Testament combined with the occult and classic horror stories.
Where are you going to tour in support of the new album?
No tour yet. Just a few gigs. If we will tour it will be in 2014.
Alright guys. So what are your future plans? How do you dream the future of ADERLATING?
The future? Play some amazing gigs, do tours record awesome records. We have modest dreams.
Thanks a lot for your time!
Thanks you very much.