Thursday, February 8, 2024

Night Slasher Interview


1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording of the new album?

We've been working hard to get it properly released and promoted while also planning a tour around Europe. Seeing us live is the ultimate way to experience "Night slasher" so look out, since we might just strike somewhere near your area.

2.In February you have a new album coming out, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style that you went for on the recording?

What we had after we've recorded the album was a pretty good expression of how we felt for the last decade, since that's how long it took us to write this release. We wanted to break as many musical rules as we could while never sacrificing the intense hellish metal spirit of our music and I'd say we're pretty happy with what we have.

3.Previously the band was known as 'Alcotopia' how does the music of 'Night Slasher differ from the music you has released under your previous name?

"Night Slasher's" first album was originally intended to be "Alcotopia's" second album, but by the time we'd finished writing it we started realizing that the new music was way too dark and intense both musically and lyrically to release it with the same band name and image, so we wanted to start fresh and that's how Night Slasher was born. If you want a visual representation of how different the albums are, you can compare the album art. Both were done by Mindaugas Mališauskas (AKA Shpy) and he captured the general spirit of both albums very well.

4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band has explored so far with the music?

Dark spiritual journeys, mental nightmares and some more tongue in cheek topics.

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Night Slasher'?

We wanted to make sure our new name was future proof, so we made a long list of candidates. We narrowed the list down and when we heard the very early versions of the record, we thought that of all the candidates it sounds most like Night Slasher.

6.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the new album cover?

We've had a very long session with the same artist that did the album art for "It Hits The Spot", our first album from when we were called "Alcotopia" and we explained to him how the music was going to be different, and he captured the new spirit of the music perfectly. It's also a representation of our hometown and you might say that's how we see it sometimes.

7.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?

We're well known for high energy wild live shows, and we've had a lot of great ones, especially the last few. Once we headlined this kind of secret free metal festival in Lithuania, and we played for a massive crowd that was really wild and interactive we also had great sound and a bigger stage which we absolutely need to move freely and deliver the full potential of our live show.

8.Do you have any touring or show plans for the new album?

We've already got a lot of live shows booked in Europe, and we're working hard to book more for Spring of 2024 so lookout, we might just be closer than you think.

9.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black and speed metal?

Even with the metal scene totally over saturated by bands and endless spam we're getting really good reactions from people that manage to find us. This has been really apparent when trying to organize shows abroad and seeing the local organizers work really hard to book us just because they genuinely like our music. Or when contacting playlist curators, zines etc. the interactions are very positive and enthusiastic, so we're pretty optimistic for hitting the road in Spring.

10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

We had no idea that "Night Slasher" will turn out this dark and heavy even when we were writing it, so we truly have no idea what we're gonna turn out next. One thing is clear is that it's going to be intense as hell. 

11.What are some of the bands or musical styles the band members are listening to nowadays?

We like listening to various music and usually the wackier the better. Some examples are Frank Zappa, Wu Tang Clan, various synthwave artists and of course an endless supply of skull splitting metal.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

Infernal thanks to all who read this and thanks you for the interview! If anyone reading this wants to see us live, don't hesitate to contact us on with any useful info regarding booking or if you want to buy the album or any merch directly from us. Keep thrashing and stay nasty!

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