Interview with Crucifix (October 6th 2008)

Power of - I am pretty sure most of our readers do not know your background, so could you start by telling us a bit about you and your musical background

Crucifix - Like some many other bands we started out playing cover songs and ended up writing our own songs. In time our music has changed a bit, but it has always been death metal.

Power of The album has been out for more than a month now, what kind of expectations do you have for it? 

Crucifix - We hope that the record will catch a bigger record labels attention as we’re currently looking for a new record label. And hopefully we’ll get a lot of live gigs. And finally we just hope people will enjoy listening to our record.

Power of How has the response been so far?

Crucifix - We’ve only gotten a lot of very positive response. A lot of very kind words along the way! And we really appreciate that!

Power of What would you tell a total stranger, if he asks what kind of music you play?

Crucifix - We play relentless uncompromising brutal death metal with a touch of black metal.

Power of - Who has produced and mixed the album? How does the final result compare to the idea you had going into the studio?

Crucifix - It was recorded and mixed at All Sound Studio by Trucker and Munch. And we had mastering done by Tora Stjerna at Necromorbus Studios. We are really happy about the final result! It turned out great - a lot like we wanted it to be. It’s close to the result we had on “Endless Infernum”.

Power of - Tell us a bit about artwork...

Crucifix - We were introduced to this guy, Chioreanu Costin, from Romania by Aural Offerings Records. We really liked his artwork, so we asked him to do the cover for “Threnody of the Crucifix” and it turned out to be awesome.

Power of - Crucifix any special story behind your name?

Crucifix - Not really. One day Lars joked about calling the band Crucifix and by time we had recorded two demos and appeared on two compilation CDs, so we kept it and it’s actually a great name considering everything Crucifix is about.

Power of - Whats the ambition for the band on a longer term?

Crucifix - Play a lot of gigs, record a lot of killer albums and gain world domination!

Power of - What are the best and worst trends in metal today?

Crucifix - One of the worst trends is that too many bands sound exactly alike! Especially here in Denmark, the scene here is, in our ears, really crappy. For some reason people tend to believe that it is a good thing to mix stand up with metal. Metal is not a joke - stop acting like a fucking freak show on stage!

Power of You are told that you are going to take part in an experiment where you have to live seclude for a month, and are allowed to take either 5 books or 5 albums with you. What do you choose and what would you have taken along with you and why?

Crucifix - We’d choose Belphegor - “Lucifer Incestus”, Necrophagist - “Epitaph”, Deathspell Omega - “Kenöse”, Angel Corpse - “The Ineoxrable” and Slayer - “Reign in Blood”. We’ve picked one favourite record and then one record we all can agree upon - Slayer, because they are one of the most important metal bands ever.

Power of - Thank you very much for answering my questions. Do you have any last rants for our readers?

Crucifix - If you haven’t gotten our record “Threnody of the Crucifix” yet - go fucking buy it!


Crucifix - Threnody of the Crucifix

Album available on Aural Offerings.