Thulcandra has become the path to the past towards a revive of the old school death metal scene that ruled through the 90’s. And their flag is the sound that they took from Dissection and The Unanimated, and made it their own. Is not a copy but a progression, I would say a transcendence of that sound adapted to the 21st century. Their new album Under A Frozen Sun – check our review here – is raw and straight forward hell in your face. Fierce guitars, banging drums and the most grunted vocals out there, indeed one of the best albums of the year.
Last week we had the chance to chat with Steffen Kummerer one of the brains behind the band, we talked about the band, The influences, the album, the line between Obscura and Thulcandra and the future of the band. This is what he told us:
For those who don’t know, can you tell us what is Thulcandra and how it came to be?
What was it about Dissection and The Unanimated that made you, bring back their sound now after almost 20 years?
Thulcandra just released their second album Under a frozen sun, what can you tell us about the ideas and concepts behind this album?
This project is different at what you been working with Obscura, are you planning on having Obscura technical elements on Thulcandra’s music?
Recently we talked with Greg Mackintosh of Paradise Lost about his also side project Vallenfyre. do you think is a movement in the making of resurrecting that old school death metal sound?
Thulcandra worked again with Kristian Wåhlin (Necrolord) on the making of the cover art, how has been the experience of working with him?
Are there any touring plans for Thulcandra? and those plans will include the USA?
What is next for Thulcandra?