Ahead of the release of the album titled ‘A New Kind Of Horror’, Metal Wani’s Carla Morton had a chat with Anaal Nathrakh’s Dave Hunt.
Asked about the concept behind it, Dave said: “It’s a mixture of different concepts, is not really a concept album, you know, like a King Diamond album, one story, you know, but there are few like, headline things that run through it, but probably the most important one is World War I.”
When asked about the current status of the world regarding nuclear attacks and chemical mass attacks on people: “It’s part of the new album title ‘A New Kind Of Horror’ is to draw parallels between the incidents that happened 100 years ago. There are always new kinds of horror. We don’t seem to learn from our conflicts, we don’t learn how to avoid doing it, we always do it again but we learn how to do it better and that is probably the most threatening thing.”
On the collaboration with Brandan Schieppati of Bleeding Through on one of the tracks: ”It was cool. He’s been a good friend of Mick since a long time. Mick lives quiet near by him in California so is pretty much a case of having a friend to do it, but yeah, he came up to the studio, we had a good laugh and is a pleasure to have him involved. It is nice to be able to call people who are in some quite big bands, but we are not very interested about the fact that a little band is more interested in the fact that they are friends, if that makes sense, so yeah, obviously Brandan knows what he’s doing with the microphone, but from my point of view, just having him involved.”