Ever wanted to find out what inspired a particular song?
Was it based on personal experience or simply passive observation?
What happened in the recording studio or on stage to make one song sound different from the rest?
These are just some of the question bands and musicians attempt to answer in Line 'em Up - the newest page of The Power Of Metal.Dk.
This is where your favourite bands comment on their albums, track by track, because as someone once said, “Ideas are the building blocks of ideas”.
Here’s a chance for you to tell our readers about your new album “Thundergod”.
But could you please start off by introducing the readers to Angels of Babylon?
Angels of Babylon – ANGELS OF BABYLON IS AN EPIC MELODIC POWER METAL BAND STARTED BY ME IN 2009. I WANTED TO WRITE MUSIC THAT MOVED PEOPLES SOULS. MELODY NOW DAYS SEEMS TO BE DYING OUT. IT WAS A LOVE OF CREATING INTENSITY AND BEAUTY AT THE SAME TIME BEING CRUSHING AND POWERFUL.
Could you please give us some info on the album: Where did you record the album and who has produced and mixed it?
Angels of Babylon – I RECORDED THE ALBUM AT MY HOUSE AS WELL AS PRODUCED AND MIXED IT. I AM A BIT OF A CONTROL FREAK. ITS YEARS OF THE SNARE DRUM SMASHING IN MY EAR..IT SCRAMBLED MY BRAIN.
And now onto ” Thundergod”… track-by-track, what inspired you, and what do what to express with this song etc.
Angels of Babylon – THUNDERGOD IS A SONG DEDICATED TO MY BROTHER SCOTT COLUMBUS. MAY HIS HAMMER BE HEARD FOREVER!
Angels of Babylon – SONDRIO OF COURSE IS ABOUT THE TOWN AND PEOPLE OF SONDRIO ITALY AND MY EXPERIENCE THERE. A DEDICATION.
03. Queen Warrior
Angels of Babylon – QUEEN WARRIOR IS ABOUT A FEMALE WARRIOR HERO. YOU DON'T HEAR ENOUGH ABOUT THEM.
04. What Have You Become
Angels of Babylon – WHAT HAVE YOU BECOME IS ABOUT A GUY WHO HAS LOST HIS WOMAN TO SOMEONE HE DOESN'T RECOGNIZE ANYMORE AFTER YEARS OF BEING TOGETHER.
05. White Star Line
Angels of Babylon – WHITE STAR LINE IS ABOUT THE TITANIC. WHITE STAR LINE WAS THE COMPANY THAT OWNED THE SHIP. A REAL TRAGEDY.
06. The Enemy
Angels of Babylon – THE ENEMY IS ABOUT THAT LITTLE DEVIL "SATAN"!
07. True Brothers
Angels of Babylon – TRUE BROTHERS IS A DEDICATION TO ALL MY TRUE HEAVY METAL BROTHERS AND SISTERS THAT HAVE SUPPORTED ME AND STUCK BY MY SIDE FOR SO LONG. THEY HAVE NEVER TURNED THEIR BACK ON ME.
Angels of Babylon – REDEMPTION IS ABOUT HOW I BELIEVE EVERYONE NEEDS TO BE REDEEMED FROM THEIR WRETCHED SELVES.
09. King of All Kings
Angels of Babylon – IT'S ABOUT JESUS CHRIST. I AM A CHRISTIAN AND I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE COOL TO WRITE A KILLER ANTHEM TYPE SONG FOR HIM.
10. Turning the Stone
Angels of Babylon – TURNING TO STONE IS ABOUT A LOVE TRIANGLE THAT ENDED WITH THE MAN BEING BROUGHT BACK INTO THE ARMS OF HIS FIRST REAL AND TRUE LOVE. SHE FORGAVE HIM AND HE WAS BACK IN HER ARMS.
Angels of Babylon – BULLET IS ABOUT A PSYCHOPATH IN A CAR GOING AS FAST AS HE CAN PLOWING EVERYTHING IN HIS WAY UNTIL HE DIES OR GETS CAUGHT. A SPEED FREAK ON HIS LAST BURN OUT.
Tell us a bit about the artwork – who made it etc. and how important do you feel it is to have a cool artwork?
Angels of Babylon – THE LABEL CAME UP WITH THE ARTWORK... IT'S REALLY DRAMATIC AND BEAUTIFUL. I KNOW BEAUTY IS NOT A WORD THAT GOES TOGETHER WITH METAL VERY OFTEN BUT I LIKE TO BRING BEAUTY AND POETRY INTO A WORLD THAT'S PRETTY BRUTAL AND PAINFUL. DOES THAT MAKE ME A PUSSY?
Any last words you want to round this interview off with?
Angels of Babylon – HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON ON THE ROAD!
Kenn Jensen, August 2013