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Update On New LP "Okkult" Posted By Atrocity

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German metal act Atrocity posted a Q&A with drummer Joris Nijenhuis, where he discussed the new album "Okkult." The album trilogy begins with part one on December 21, 2012, which is also the start of the global treasure hunt when one track from each of the three releases will be hidden within three continents starting with Europe in 2013.

The Q&A with Nijenhuis reads as follows:

Q: "How was it to record the new songs of ATROCITY?

"It’s very cool that I could finally play on a new Atrocity album. I joined the band in December 2011 and the drum recording sessions took place in the summer time for the new 'Okkult' album, so that’s pretty quick. I’m especially looking forward to play these songs live, so i can perform the songs on stage which I play on the 'Okkult' album myself."

Q: "How was your stay at Mastersound Studio, how did you like the the studio and to work with the Alex and the guys over there?

"The Mastersound studio is a very nice place to stay. The location is amazing and if you want to eat schnitzels, the XXL schnitzel place is pretty close to the studio. We usually start every morning with coffee and pretzels. After that I start warming up and then we start recording, sometimes till late in the evening.

"Working with Alex, Sander and Tosso is always very relaxed. I’m usually my own worst enemy with recording, I’m almost never satisfied with a take, there are always a few small things I’m not happy about. So sometimes it’s hard but I’m quite happy with the final results."

Q: "What can the fans expect from the new material?

"The new material is more brutal and darker then the last few Atrocity albums. I would compare it to the old Atrocity classics of the 90’s or 'Atlantis' but then better and more diverse. You can expect brutal drums and vocals, great riffs, very cool guitar soli and big bombastic orchestral parts with Horror-like atmosphere."

Q: "What are your favorite songs?

" 'Masaya (Boca Del Infierno)' is one the most brutal songs on the album. It’s a death metal song with lots of Double bass, bombblasting, fast fills, and in the middle a really cool groovy part.

"'Pandemonium' is Atrocity’s new masterpiece, a very epic song with some really brutal blastbeats and huge sounding orchestra parts. This is probably gonna be a new favorite Atrocity song for a lot of people, especially for fans of 'Reich of Phenomena' and 'Apocalypse'!!

"My 3rd favorite song is 'Murder Blood Assassination.' Also a very diverse song which is really cool to play. Drummingwise this song has got everything you need in a metal song, double bass, blastbeats and really cool fills. I’m looking forward to play this one live."

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