Metal Mayhem with DARKCELL

“We wanted to start the year off with a bang”, declared Darkcell vocalist Jesse Dracman, “and what better way to do it than with a song with more hooks than a Hellraiser movie and more groove than a 4th of July explosion so we decided to put out a song which is kind of like our latest and ultimate ode to all things horror. We wanted to release something up-tempo and groovy and just give fans a subtle hint of the heavy direction we’re heading in on the new album”.

Although remaining coy on exact details of the album, Dracman was more willing to talk about its’ musical direction.

“It’s definitely got a lot more depth and heaviness to it”, he admitted. “It’s gonna surprise a lot of people. It still has a lot of the hooks and grooves that are synonymous with everything that is Darkcell but we have really evolved the sound. I feel with every album we’ve kicked it up a notch and put in more of ourselves. The last couple of years we’ve learnt so much about ourselves musically which has helped us expand our horizons with how we approach songwriting”.

In the full inteview Jesse goes into more detail about the added heaviness on the album, explores a couple of the songs which are co-produced by surprise guests, reveals details about an overseas festival they are playing, discusses new international label Dark Tunes, teases an Australian tour, talks Psycho Circus and more.

Written by Kris Peters

Kris has been writing freelance for about 20 years. Kris always found his taste in music a little too eclectic for the mainstream market but has found his niche writing for HEAVY. Based in Brisbane, Kris also runs a promotions company, KSP Productions.

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