The latest Entrails release World Inferno is an utterly storming and deadly album. Effectively channelling the spirit of the old-school Swedish death metal scene, Entrails are pretty much up there with the best of the bands playing the style.
Guitarist and driving force behind the band Jimmy Lundqvist gave me a bit of added insight into the band and what they’re up to now that World Inferno is about to be unleashed on the world…
Introduce us to Entrails
Swedish Death metal band that started up in the early 90s when the flood of Swedish bands just exploded and became so famous with the Stockholm sound from the sunlight studio. But we never got anything made in public because of several reasons and after 3 years of rehearsals and making songs and also tried to make some decent demos but with terrible result we split up but the main man Jimmy continued to make songs for a possible future and he resurrected the band in 2008 with new blood and made 2 demos in 2009. Got a record deal with a small German label and after 2 albums they signed to metal blade and continued to make 2 albums and now their third album “World inferno” is about to be released.
What are your influences?
Early sunlight and the most famous bands as Grave, Dismember, Entombed along with a lot of other metal and 80s heavy metal.
Name five things you’ve listened to recently that you’d recommend
To make it easy… All the Swedish DM bands that came to life and became famous in the early 90s.
If you had to convince someone who had never heard your band before to give you a listen, what would you say?
If you’re into old classic Swedish death metal as the bands Dismember, Grave, Entombed this might interest you.
What continues to motivate you to play the Swedish style of death metal?
It’s more or less the only style I can play and I am not that into change that right now.
Tell us about your World Inferno
It’s our new album. It’s also our new member’s first album within the band. The songs were pretty much already written when they come into the band so only vocals were done by our new singer Tommy. The idea with the album title came up after the cover was finished. We had a few options but we chose World inferno and then we made a surrealistic theme over it…it doesn’t go deeper than that.
How were the songs written?
The songs where written in my studio by myself from time to time and when I am in the mood. I made them all into demos without vocals to get the musical feeling to be right. And when we are satisfied with that we fix lyrics and make it finish.
What’s your favourite song on the album and why?
I like ’em all…hard to pick one out from them…Every one has its personality and its highlights…so I leave this to the listeners instead.
What was the recording process like, and what was it like working with Dan Swanö once more?
Recordings went as usual. Drums were done in a few days and the rest was done within a few days that spread into several weeks. It all happened around Christmas time and finding some free time at that point was not easy so it took a little time longer than usual. Dan is easy to work with and it was obvious that he was the guy who shall handle the mix again. He also gave me tips and good help before the recordings to make all stuff right and good basic sound to mix.
How did you choose the cover artwork?
I told the artist to make a surrealistic zombie theme from outer space where they smash planets and just kill everything.
How important is good album art to you?
It’s important indeed. And the guy who have made our covers since second album haven’t failed any of those covers he made. He is really good at making it really rotten and not that ultra perfect as many others do. I prefer to have a dirtier look.
What goals do you have for the album?
Find more fans and perhaps more and better shows to play. And of course satisfy the old fans also.
What’s it like working with Metal Blade?
It’s easy. They do a great promotion and it’s up to us if we want to have a good release or not. There are only good things to say about them.
Do you have any upcoming live shows you want to talk about?
At the moment of writing our new booking agent is looking for any possible shows for us. We had to change booking agent this winter that was and by doing that we missed getting on board on the whole summer and many festivals for 2017. So for now we are aiming for autumn and hopefully next year will give us a good run.
What does the rest of 2017 hold for Entrails?
Making new set list and rehearsal and also find shows to play.
Any final words?
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