INFECTING THE SWARM Interview (Germany)

Hi there guys, thanks for showing interest in answering this interview. How are you? Anything important to start with?
ITS : Hey, thanks for giving me the opportunity! I´m great, thanks! Hope you´re good too?

" Pathogenesis " has initiated a new run of Creating sick sci-fi brutal death metal INFECTING THE SWARM I think. The bookings running good, right? How are you!
ITS : Well, I don´t know about that but I´m certainly very happy with the concept and how it turned out. A lot of people seem to like the Idea too so thats a great thing!!

We appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedule promoting your new album and rehearsing for your tour to take some time out to answer some questions for your fans. What's going on in the INFECTING THE SWARM camp these days? Any "sensational and Nice" latest news?
ITS : My pleasure! ITS actually won´t play shows until after album #2 - at least thats the plan so far. And theres really not much going on at the moment besides the album release. However the work for album #2 has already begun. The concept is completely finished already and I hope I can say the same thing about the lyrics in a few weeks.

Now tell us about the concept and story behind this masterpiece. The Cool story behind " Pathogenesis ". The story is cool and Imentioned several influences in my review.
ITS : Thank you! The sotry is basically a team of researches go on a mission to an exoplanet in hope of finding anything relevant there. When they arrive they get into problems with the environment and the team is getting infected with an unknown virus that originated from said planet. From there on out it´s just full blown chaos. The concept for this album was really to try and explain the most likely form of first contact with an alien species. And thats a micro-organism. I think everyone who takes the time to read the lyrics completely will see that I tried to use as many details as possible to really give it that "realistic" kind of feel.

I wonder how's the interest from the underground Metal media so far? How did the reviews turn out? How many interviews have you answered and how's the response for " Pathogenesis " from the media and the fans up to now? How long did you orgasm last when the new album was released?
ITS : The interest and support is insane. So many people seem to like the album and so far the first review (I don´t know how many others are out there yet) was a straight 10/10 (sick reviews) which is absolutly amazing! As for interviews - this is actually the first one I´m answering about the album but I think there are a few more to come. So far the response from the fans and the media is great and I´m still suprised how much people seem to enjoy the record. Thats a huge honor. When the album was finally released I really was just happy to have it out there. I think for most musicians it´s even hard to listen to their own material when the album actually gets out simply because the timespan between finishing the record and the actual release is usually quite big and gives the artist a lot of time to listen him/herself to death with the own material hahaaha.

How INFECTING THE SWARM can Meet and Deal for Release " Pathogenesis " with Lacerated Enemy Records?
ITS : That´s a pretty short story. I just sent my 2013 promo to lacerated enemy records and he liked it so he signed me up. I´m still incredibly thankful for the chance to be on LER. It´s such a great label!

An excellent album that should be heard. If you really consider yourself a metalhead, give this band a try. and how the process of making this " Pathogenesis " material? whether Are you " Alone" are involved in every writing music here?
ITS : Yeah, I wrote the album completely on my own (besides the guest solo from my friend morten). The process is probably the same as many other musicians. For Pathogenesis I started with the concept and all the details so I knew right from the start what the album should sound like in my head and how the atmosphere should be. And after that it´s just writing music and only using the best material.

To you, what distinguishes this release with the material you before? what if this is for you a blast form the mature concept from material before like " Reshaping Cellular Structures " Demo?
ITS : I think the only thing that really distinguishes "Pathogenesis" from the 2013 Demo is really the sound and some small adjustments. Both songs from the demo were re-recorded for pathogenesis with slower tempo and some changes to the music and writing itself. I think Pathogenesis overall is a great start but there is still a good amount of improvement left!

What is the special thing with INFECTING THE SWARM? I Know You Work All for Band. The guitar must be always Excellent? Bass guitar and drums are allowed to be more progressive? Or is it much more? How much guitar overdubbing and harmonization do you do in the studio? Is layering a necessity for the INFECTING THE SWARM formula to work properly?
ITS : I don´t know if there is really anything special about ITS besides it being a one-man band, but even that is nothing special these days. I tracked and recorded everything myself so naturally I had to be my own hardest critic and I think that comes through in the music. Every part of the album had to be perfect so I took a lot of time to really record everything as tight as possible but without actually "cheating" and edditing anything. So everything you hear on the record is actually played and recorded by a musicians (besides the drums, which are programmed but still written by me). When I started recording the record everything was already finished so I didn´t have to do anything like harmonize or really edit anything. I think the only formula for ITS to work properly is that I have my freedom in what I want to write.

The musical approach is certainly ever-changing and pleasingly different. However, I hope you don't mind me saying, your Concept approach on this album is little or Changed than before. aren't always exactly what you'd expect. What was the motivation behind approaching the Changed in such an unusual manner?
ITS : If you mean the conceptual "differences" between the demo and the album then thats really becaus I knew right from the start where I wanted to take "Pathogenesis" and was able to write the demo in a way that I could easily implement both songs in the full-length later.

I'm Very Surprise with Amazing Sound Production for this album, what Is this already a Trademark for INFECTING THE SWARM established itself from the beginning? and how INFECTING THE SWARM still able to maintain all of this until now? What band equipment use while recording process this material ??
ITS : Yeah the sound turned out great! When I started infecting the swarm I wanted to make sure to only release material that sounds great and has a good production. TsunTsun productions definitly did a great job on mixing and mastering the record but the equiptment I used definitly helped a lot with achieving a great sound. For guitar and bass recording I used my Kemper Profiling Amp which is absolutly brilliant and the tone itself comes from one of the best producers out there - lasse lammert. I used my ESP LTD. M-1000 with EMG81 pickups for guitars and a Harley Benton Bass for bass recording. For vocals I used a mid-range quality condenser mic. Drums were edited and re-sampled at TsunTsun productions.

Please tell something about the lyrics and what they deal with? INFECTING THE SWARM Wrote the lyrics to the concept of Science Fiction meaning, so it will take a pleasure for the listener to be able to digest their meaning. exactly what you wrote all the lyrics on this matter? How With " Pathogenesis " mean?
ITS : As mentioned before the lyrics really should be a "possible first contact scenario" and how that might play out. It´s hard to actually put all of this in a few sentences so I think everyone who finds this kind of stuff interesting should just check out the lyrics and read through all of them. Pathogenesis basically means how a disease came into existence which is basically what happens in the lyrics.

A question I like to ask a lot on musicians that follow the underground, is the question on downloading. What would your reaction be if someone told you that he downloaded both your albums and thought they were awesome, and what to someone that told you he bought the albums and thought they were shit?
ITS : Personally I think downloading and sharing is a good thing. First of all a lot more people are reached when the music is online for download simply because more people will see it, check it out and if they like it - maybe buy it. I think it´s absolutly alright to check something out before you buy it. Listen to the album a few times and if you like it - buy it. If you don´t like it - don´t buy it. If people download my album and like it then thats great. Some people just don´t have the money to support every band they like and thats alright, why shouldn´t they be able to enjoy music anyway? If someone bought the album and told me that he/she thinks it´s shit then thats a valid opinion too. Not everyone can like everything and thats good! I just hope he will re-sell his copy to someone who likes the album then .

Overall, it's time to come to an end now. Hope you enjoyed this interview? Thanks for answering my questions and the time you spend on them. I hope I didn't forget anything? If there's something left to say at the end feel free to use this opportunity now. The last words are yours!
ITS : Very much so! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to put some information about ITS out there! And thanks to everyone who supports Infecting the Swarm and underground death metal. Fans and webzines keep this scene alive!

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