With an impressive concept that combines the most significant components of US power and thrash metal and songs that focus on lyrics about spooks and horror, THEM are one of the most unusual new metal acts. Their debut album Sweet Hollow (2016) already more than hinted at the artistic potential of the six-piece. Their successor release Manor Of The Se7en Gables sees the group surrounding frontman KK Fossor present an album that takes up thematically where its predecessor left off but goes on to explore the stylistic extremes of this musical genre even further.
Despite its stylistic diversity, Manor Of The Se7en Gables sounds all of a piece. The great homogeneity between music and lyrics is based on the one hand on the charismatic voice of KK Fossor and on the other also on the structured approach of the two main composers Markus Ullrich and Markus Johansson. The album was mixed by Dave Otero at the Flatline Audio studios in Denver. It’s was released last 26 October 2018 and is available on Digi-CD, double LP (Gatefold) and digital download.
Sonic Perspectives collaborator Rodrigo Altaf had the opportunity to talk to KK Fossor on the recent release date of Manor of The Se7en Gables, and they spoke about the band’s influences, the creative process they go through when writing a new album, the touring plans and many other cool subjects. Check out their conversation in the audio player below, and remember to subscribe to our Podcast in several platforms to listen and be notified about new interviews and contents we publish on daily basis.