The Crowning of the Fire King is surely one of the most promising records in 2017. Perhaps is a new step, step forward comparing to Sorceress debut work but this new one has all ingredients that one good HM work should have nowadays. Influences are very obvious but yet they have something refreshing in their style. In the end this makes their new issue more original comparing to other old school bands around…
Sorcerer have a brand new record out The Crowning of the Fire King. Please, present us your latest record from your own point of view?
The Crowning of the Fire King is Sorcerer´s second full length album. This time we tried to write and record an even better album than the previous one and we are really satisfied with the outcome.
Could you compare your debut record In the Shadow of the Inverted Cross with your latest issue The Crowning of the Fire King? It seems that there’s a progress made at some points.
This time the music is written by me, Kristian Niemann and Peter Hallgren compared to the previous one which me and Kristian wrote the music to. We always try to do our best and as I wrote in the previous answer I think the new album is even better than the first one.
Could we say that The Crowning of the Fire King is more mature work comparing to your debut offering? What’s your point of view concerning this?
I don´t know. We you are so inside the album it is hard to be objective about things.
Its always nice to see some bands playing live. The same goes for Sorcerer. Unfortunately, I just missed your show at Rock Hard 2015, but are there any shows in the plans for the next year?
We hope so. At the moment we have one festival confirmed, Metal Days in Slovenia next year but I am sure that we will have more gigs booked in 2018.
As a matter of fact Sorcere has some more popular names in the band. So, please tell us something about the other musicians that are involved in the band and present them. Does it mean that Sorcerer is an all star band?
We have Anders Engberg on vocals who has been in Lion´s Share, Therion and some other projects. Kristian Niemann has been playing with Therion and Demonoid. Richard Evensand has been in Soilwork, Chimaira, Therion among others. Myself has been in Tiamat and Peter Hallgren has been in some more unknown bands in Sweden. I don´t think we are an all star band, we are just a band.
What is the concept that lies in the lyrical and visual background of Sorcerer? What was the main idea for the cover artwork for both albums?
We try to have the artwork to fit with the music and both with the previous album and the new I think we succeded. So the concept is simply to have the music to fit with the music and lyrics for a good overall feeling.
Are you satisfied of what Sorcerer has achieved thus far with these two records? I mean the band has already got some attention, including some major magazines also number of views on YouTube is also quite good, too.
Yes but we have more good music in us so expect us to release more albums in the future.
I would like to thank you for your music and for the interview, too! All the best until next time!
Thank you for your interest and support in Sorcerer,
- Interview by Marko Miranovic