(Interview with Rex & Acheron)
Influences: Swedish & Norweigean metal.Melechesh,Keep
of Kalessin and other great metal bands.
Website: http://www.hornsofhattin.com (under construction)
The forthcoming album:
Album title: De Vera Religione
Tracks recorded & to be on the record:
9 (inc:1 instrumental)
Song writers: Rex Vermum & Eerie
Time in studio:
Time in Sonic Train Studios:Mixed & Mastered March 28tht-April 1st 2011. Tracks recorded in rehearsalroom & homestudios.
Produced by: Horns Of Hattin
Mixed by: Andy La Rocque
Mastered by: Andy La Rocque
Record label: Searching.
Artwork/Album cover: Not ready yet.But the
concept is.It's gonna be like a book cover.With 3 chapters.A cool mix between
drawings & photos.
We have graphic designers in the band.So we will do alot on our own.
Release date: May 22nd 2011
Video: No plans but we would like to
do one.Not a "band only" video but more like a movie.We'll see what
happens in the future.
What's the story behind the
band name Horns Of Hattin?
The band takes its name from "The Battle of Hattin", one of bloodiest episodes to occur during the Crusades in the area between present-day Jerusalem and Damascus.
The battle site is known historically as the "Horns of Hattin" because of two hills on either side of the valley that appear to form "horns" from the distance.
The Battle of Hattin essentially heralded the end of the Crusades.
What are the lyrics about on the album?
There are 3 stories and about 3 different regions and historic events.
For exemple "Montsegur" is about the first crusade ever within Europe & "Horns Of Hattin" about the battle we mentioned before.
It's written from a storytellers prospective.
Which song from the new album are you looking forward
to play live the most?
We have played all of them live except for the instrumental but "1187" is our favorite one to play live."1187" was year for the battle of Hattin.
Any guests on the album?
No guests on the album.
How come you picked the Sonic Train Studios to mix
We found an add about the studio on My Space and the price was just slighly more than a studio in Vienna.
We listened to alot of other stuff he had done and we love the sound of it.
And as we are big King Diamond fans we decided-Let's go to Sweden!!! :)
So this is our first time in Sweden and our first time with a real pro producer.
What's your all time favorite album?
Rex -King Diamond:Conspiracy
Acheron -Metallica:Ride The Lightning
What bands have you toured/played gigs with?
And what bands would you like to tour with?
Melechesh,Keep of Kalessin
Any plans to come and play in Sweden?
We will play everywhere:) But we would love to play in Sweden.
What is the best moment in this band so far?
Every concert when the crowd have been satisfied and the Mayhem gig was cool too.
What are the plans for the rest of 2011?
Release the album.More gigs.Get a record deal.A tour with Hellsaw in the fall might happen too.
Horns Of Hattin comments on:
Sonic Train Studios:
We had seen the pictures and listened to the sounds so we knew it had to be awsome.And it sure was.
It's good that we can sleep and cook here too.It saves some money as well.
Andy La Rocque:
Cool and down to earth guy.He's a rockstar and our idol.And now we're here working with him and he sure knows what he's doing.
We've seen some but we will go out to dinner later tonight and do a little sightseeing too.
Andy Flash Report 30/3-2011