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Samael catches up withSamael vocalist comments on new album, new video in the works

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Mark Carras of RockMyMonkey.com recently conducted an interview with Samael vocalist Vorph. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow:

Mark: What do you feel Waldemar brought to "Solar Soul" as a producer that would not have been there otherwise?

"Mainly I think it's very important for us to have somebody from the outside that just have a look into what we've done and make some comment that might help the song becoming better. We did work with Waldemar for every album, except the first one ("Worship Him") that we did by ourselves. But I think once we finish the songs we just have to think, this is done, it cannot really develop further than what it is. And that is where Waldemar came into the picture. He kind of have an influence on the structure of the song mainly. And just giving ideas. Often this is thing that we should see by ourselves, but we're too much into it, and we don't know how to distance to notify what could be done differently. Lots of little details, but that makes a difference for the song.

On the album before, "Reign Of Light" we actually worked with Sami (Kreator) already. Because Waldemar Sorychta asked him. We knew he could play the sitar, and when we knew we had a song with the sitar, which is "Quasar Waves" on this album, we immediately thought about him. We called him back and see if he was interested, and he was. So that was pretty much easy for this one. Vibeke (Tristania) [was] something different. That was Waldemar's idea as well. He was kind of hearing a female vocal on that chorus, which is the song "Suspended Time". We weren't sure about it, but he proposed that we try it out. He had two different propositions. A girl he was working with on a different project, and Vibeke. "

On a North American tour, "I don't know. We are looking for it at the moment, but first we will probably tour in Europe, and that's going to be a lot of travel. November. So I don't think it's going to be before the end of this year. Probably early next year is what we're looking for at the moment.'

Samael went to Germany last week to shoot a video clip for the song "Slavocracy". In the meantime, a download single will be available from Friday 11th at the Nuclear Blast's Shop. It will contain three songs : "Valkyries' New Ride", "Slavocracy" and an instrumental version of that last song.

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