Please describie the new album musically and lyrically?
This New album is the second part of a concept based on the tragedy of
W. Shakespeare "Hamlet". Here we are representing Ophelia the true
heroin of this masterpiece. It's a point of view very different and a
very particular choice for us. For the second time we have choosen to
use a female theme to our album. But with this story is the possibility
to present the state of mind and the inner conflict of a young woman.
This virgin is the key of the tragedy. A kind of mirror that reflect a
deep emotion and a sensitive vision of the human sensations : love,
treason, revenge, pride, fear and more. Finally the death is maybe
another hero inside this drama. It's the true winner ! All lyrics
speaks about the end and the idea of the soul after life. This album is
a kind of book of "life and death" with a pretty music to organize the
subject. We cannot say : hamlet is fun. But we can prove our music is
fun! It 's really our Best offering...
What was the goal with making this album?
As for us this album is the result of a very long process. After
septentrion's walk our second opus we would change the manner to create
our music. I Wasn't satisfy to my voice and my work. I said : i'd like
to make a strange album, more loud, more dark and more powerful. But ov
asylum was too trash and too dangerous for the fans. The orchestral
parts and the symphonic style were too absent. Now, with ophelian
fields, i think the mixture of the past and present is perfect. We are
proud to present this new album : a progressive evolution of our
universe and an honest gift for the fans. I'm sure of it. It's the New
face of the band, the future. I hope People like that.
Any specific influences towards music or lyric subject?
In fact it's a very difficult question because we cannot find inside
one band or one artist all the influences and all the sensation that we
love. I think we cannot reduce a style to a music. The style is linked
to an epoch, a high manner to understand the human emotion. It's also a
question of taste, a question of state of mind. Well, it's a very hard
question ! But maybe we can find a genuine creation in the beginning of
the hard rock music. During the seventies, i think Alice Cooper was the
reference and a precursor. I think during the eighties he was a
reference too. Again and again. It's maybe the sole musician with the
best musical culture. He has played hard rock, progressive rock, heavy
metal, glam rock, shock rock, trash metal, psycho metal and more. He
created the rock'n'roll circus, the idea of the concept album, all the
atmosphere of a good show and it's really a true frontman. Cooper is
not an opportunist but a real man of vision. Currently we lost that!
how long did it take to make this album:
One year between the composition, the recording and the mixing process.
what has the different musicians contributed to the result?
Kévin is the autor of the band, he retranscribed the atmosphere of
Shakespeare' masterpiece with selecting all the highlights. The frame
thereby was complete. Next, Nico composed all the themes of the album,
the structure and recorded the demo to the other guys.
1. Intro: Appetite
2. Act II, scene 2: My Soul’s Idol
3. Interlude : Nymph
4. Act III, scene 1: Hidden Desire
5. Act III, scene 2: Behind the Mask
6. Act IV,
scene V: Her Majesty of Flowers
Act IV, scene 7/
Act V, scene 1: The Bramble’s Litany
7. Part 1: The Devil takes thy Soul
8. Part 2: Crown of Thorns
9. Part 3: After
10. Outro: the River Lamentations
Kevin KAZEK : lead Vocals
Nicolas PELISSIER : guitars and Keys Thomas DAS NEVES : Drums Vianney HABERT : Bass
produced by Nicolas PELISSIER, Kevin KAZEK and Christian BREMONT
Recorded and mixed at « Diabolus in Musica » Studio by Nicolas
PELISSIER Mastered by Christian BREMONT