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A few questions - interview with death metal band from USA - ANGEROT.



A few questions - interview with death metal band from USA - ANGEROT.

Ave, can you introduce your band to our readers? – When was it founded and what style of music do you play etc.? 

Angerot was formed in 2017 after our previous project disbanded. Josh, Jason and I moved on and formed Angerot. However, the three of us have been in bands together consistently since the late 80s/early 90s. Angerot has a roots Death Metal focus, primarily on the 90s Stockholm sound. 


Where and under what conditions were you recording the new album? Who was in charge of sound, production and mastering? 

We have come into a groove on our recording methods in the last 10 years or so. We have done drum tracking locally with Mike Dresch at Cathouse Studios, then we track everything else in our own studio (Underground Sound). This time around we reach past that a bit to work with Tomas Skigsberg for mastering. He invented the sound that we love, so we went to the source. As far as mastering, we all compared the albums we live from the few years and who mastered them...and decided on Brad Boatright. 

How many copies were released and which medium was used for this new edition (CD, digital, vinyl, cassette)? 

We are attacking all medium with this. We are working with Black Market Metal for all CD related sales with this album. We are handling all digital sales as well as doing vinyl on our end. We are releasing two colorways, trans green & clear, out of the gate. We also have some very cool plans for a limited vinyl release with some very cool perks for later this summer. 


Who is the author of the lyrics and how were they created and about what do the lyrics deal with? 

I do all the lyrics (C.R. Petit). I tend to write in blocks. I will cover 3-5 songs at a time, so with this album I decided to vaguely hold to one concept. There are a couple songs on there that are outside that fold, but for the most part the entire album tells a story. Its It's a story of promise, lies, and revelations. 

Who created the logo of the band, and who took care of the graphics and the website? What about you and social networks? Do you consider these things important? 

We hired Chistophe Szpajdel to work up the logo. I have worked with him in the past, and he is a great listener. We wanted a logo with a very 90s vibe to it. As far as marketing, I do the vast majority of all that. Social networks are huge….sadly. I can't say that I am a huge fan. I miss the days before everything was Facebook. Bands and musicians were far more aggressive and DIY. 


Which label did you choose for releasing your album and why this label? Are you satisfied by how your label represents you and takés care about you? 

We spoke with several labels who were interested in releasing the album. We collectively choose Black Market Metal Label. We have all been down the label road several times. Times are so different now from when we first started...we weren't even sure we were going to partner with a label at all. We spoke to several labels and really liked the approach Black Market Metal had. We want to be respected as a band that works hard, even though it is a different approach than touring non stop. They understand us and know we will do our best to bring wars to our music. 

Which bands do you idolise and where do you get your inspiration? 

The 90s, when it was all brand new...and fresh. When bands wrote free from trends and expectations. We try to live that same mindset all these years later. We have an obvious influence, but we don't feel bound by it. We write was come naturally. 


Did you send your record to some Labels - which are the labels? How was the response? 

We sent to a few and had 5-6 responses within a few days. Some small and some large. We were pleased with the immediate response and eagerness from labels to release the album. I really had no expectations on it, but their replies were all very positive and interest was high. We spoke to each of them and decided on Black Market Metal. This day and age, bigger isn't always better. It feels great to be working with Black Market Metal, send an email and get a reply. Communication is important and I feel we have a solid relationship. 


How many gigs have you played? Which type of gigs do you prefer, whether it's (clubs or festivals) and which of your performances would you consider as the best? 

Angerot is fresh...we only have a few shows under our belt with some great ones upcoming. We are playing with Lamb of God and Behemoth in May and that promises to be great. We are very selective on what we do as we have family and career that hold priorities. Any show can be killer if the vibe is there. 100 people or 10,000...of the vibe is right the show rules. 

What about your plans for the future? What do you want to achieve with the band? 

We set out with a pretty simple goal, to make the best album we could and work with best people we could in doing so. Touring was never talked about. It is a crazy time for touring bands and money just isn't there. So we are taking a different approach and attacking this album differently. We are going to try and it to as many ears as we can by the channels we have available. We have already began the writing process for the next album. We will be taking what we have learned with this first release and applying it ten fold to the next one. We have another great cast of friends we will be working with on it as well. We look forward to seeing how people resonate with our debut and take it from there.


How and where can your fans contact you? Can you provide some contact information? 

Our website, www.angerot.com is always good. Facebook is as well. Or a simple email to angerotband@gmail.com will always get a reply. 

Thanx for the interview. 

Thanks for thinking of us! 

C.R. Petit

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