FUEL FOR NIGHTMARES: Huge Cold Universe

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Fuel For Nightmares is a Swedish progressive death metal group who are currently working on their debut album entitled ‘Implexion‘ to be released in early 2019. The band has recently launched a single “The Omega Thesis,” and we talked with guitarist Johnny Nymark

Define the mission of Fuel For Nightmares.

The mission is simple. Create, release and destroy. We want to create new music and have an outlet for our creativity. Then we want to release it upon our fans and the rest of the world. And finally we want to destroy every single stage we ever enter figuratively speaking.

Tell me about the creative process that informed your recent singles “Perception of Dismal” and “The Omega Thesis,” and the themes these two capture.

I wrote Perception of dismal at home in my home studio. The chorus just popped up in my head as i was doing the dishes and i sat down with my guitar and just plaid around with it until I got it right, then I figured I needed a heavy verse and tried out different “chug” riffs. I was on a creativity streak that evening and the song took me 3 hours to write.

The omega thesis on the other hand was a challenge. We were building it part by part during rehearsals and were trying out every idea the came to mind it took us 4 rehearsals to finish it.

What is the message you are trying to give with “The Omega Thesis”? 

Life is a short and messy struggle in a huge cold universe.

How did you document the music while it was being formulated?

 We are always filming everything we do. When we were building The omega thesis we were trying out different riffs during the rehearsal session and when we felt that we had the right riffs and beats we filmed that part so that we could watch it at home and come up with different ideas to the next rehearsal.

The last press release says that you are working on a debut album entitled “Implexion” Describe the approach to recording the album, and what can we expect.

Right now we are rehearsing the last 3 songs for the album and we are constantly making small changes and we try to keep an open mind and not get stuck in a pattern. It is important not to over analyze every song, if the riff sounds good, make it fit the song even if it means rewriting half the song. You can expect an album with great variety of songs. All from slow and heavy to fast and in your face.

When do you expect to complete the work on the album and launch it?

We got 3 more songs to record and we have booked a studio this winter and we expect to release the album early next year.

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Which bands or artists influenced your work on the release?

This is a hard question because every member of the band has different influences and they are constantly changing but someone told me that he could hear some Morbid angel in our music and they had an great impact on me growing up so i guess he was right.

What is your view on technology in music?

For us it is necessary. I am the only guitarist in the band and we got different guitars in our songs so to be able to play live we need to have some of the guitar backtracks and right now we are using an Alesis drum pad to trigger the backtracks.

Do you see your music as serving a purpose beyond music?

I don’t think so but it would be really cool if it made an impact on somebody´s life and inspired them to pick up an instrument.

What are your plans for the future?

World domination *lol*. No we want to keep releasing albums and do a lot of live shows.

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