For more than three decades, Greek metal outfit Septicflesh have ruled the death metal roost internationally.
With a wealth of experience, coupled with a nation’s history to draw from, Septicflesh are preparing to release their eleventh album – and first for Nuclear Blast Records – titled Modern Primitive on May 20.
Always thought-provoking with their music, Septicflesh have outdone even themselves on Modern Primitive, with founding member Sotiris Vayenas joining HEAVY to discuss the album.
“This is the longest creation time we have had for an album,” he measured, “because when we started recordings the whole situation with the pandemic started. It’s an album that has matured from the first phase to the last. Also, we had the chance to try a lot of different ideas with our compositions and make some advanced stuff, like Coming Storm, for example. Of course, the sound is really distinct. It’s the sound we have built after all of those years working together, so we get on the one hand a really heavy, groovy sound and on the other hand we have a lot of symphonic elements and stuff that provides emotion and atmosphere.”
In the full interview, Sotiris talks more about the songs on Modern Primitive, the thought and planning that goes into getting the atmospherics right, the title and how it sets the tone for the album, the cover artwork and what it signifies, touring plans and more.