martes, 14 de diciembre de 2021


1. The band has been active since 2017, why did you decide to create the band? Why did you choose the name Crimson Dimension and what does it refer to?

Actually we have been active quite a longer time, approximately from 2012. We always have wanted to make our own music and the band is our way of bringing the music to audience. Of course members of the band have been friends for many years and playing in the band is mutual hobby.

We had several names in the past and Crimson Dimension just seemed like the best choice at the time. Still sounds nice.

2. These last four years you have used it in the composition of your self-titled album, how important has the inclusion of both J-M Koppelomäki and Ari Inkinen, already with experience in other bands, been to finish defining the sound of the album?

Crimson Dimension is of course completely its own prOject. Some experience with recording and music production has come as a bonus from J-M Koppelomäki as he has worked many years as a studio engineer. Every member of the band has very big freedom in expression of their own unique style in the band.

3. “Crimson Dimension” is your first album, how was the writing and recording process for this first album? What brands of instruments did you use to write and record it?

The four songs on the album were selected from several different compositions. For example the Finnish song Valon Hylkäämä was our first ever recorded song that was rearranged and re-recorded to be on the album.

Recording took about one year to complete. The album is massive afterall.

- J-M Koppelomäki used during the recording custom Kiiras Instruments 8-string guitar, Gary Kramer Turbulence 7-string and Gibson 6-string guitars.

- T. Karjalainen used Amfisound and Music Man guitars.

- Guitars were recorded using Mesa Boogie guitar amplification.

- A. Inkinen used ESP basses and Mesa Boogie amplifier and cabinets.

- E. Hokkanen uses Korg Kronos keyboard and other Korg products.

- J. Ahonen used vintage Sonor drums.

4. Black metal in essence but also with elements that can remind you of progressive rock or others that go from symphonic to psychedelic, what sounds and bands have influenced you when shaping the sound of this first album? How would you describe the sound of the album for those who have not heard it yet?

The album was not supposed to sound like anything else. We purposefully chose to go with a more organic and raw sound without too much over production you hear these days. Every band member brings their own musical influence to this mix and it sounds like Crimson Dimension.

5. What topics do you deal with in your lyrics? Why do you consider it interesting to talk about them? Do the lyrics conform to the musical section or vice versa?

Lyrics are quite typical for black and death metal genres and bring themes from that world. Of course lyrics reflect personal life and mind of the writer. The lyrics were written specifically to these songs.

6. The Nordic countries have always been characterized by having a very important scene within extreme metal, what do you think is due to this situation? What do you think of the blakc metal scene in a country like Finland and how has it evolved along the way? over the last few years?

The metal scene has become even too mainstream in this part of the world and maybe lost some of its magick. There's more black metal bands than ever has been, but the best still are from the golden era of 1980-1990. Fortunately good music is still been created.

7. Who designed the album cover, what does this cover represent and how does it relate to the content of the album?

We tried to think of several different ideas, but ended up with very simple early 90's death metal style cover. The skulls on the cover are real thing and photographed by ourselves.

8. As a band, beyond the fact of being able to offer concerts, how have the restrictions imposed as a result of the Covid-19 irruption affected you?

We haven't done a lot of live shows during our lifetime and this case the current situation has not bothered us much.

9. Spread Evil Productions Finnish record label with a good handful of Finnish bands under their belt has released the album. How did the possibility of working and editing the album with this record label come about? Are you satisfied with the editing and promotion work done by Spread Evil Productions?

We are honored to be under the label of such underground music. The co-operation has worked very well between us and the label.

10. How were your beginnings in music: first concerts you attend, first albums you buy? What did you do in your life that made you want to be musicians?

We all have been very active music listeners since the beginning. We bought albums, visited concerts, recorded casettes and so on. Naturally everyone of us were so fascinated by music that we found some instrument to try and rest is history. Nowadays music determines a part of our lives more or less.

11. Which album represents for you the essence of black metal? What last albums have you bought?

Every band member have their own favorites without going into details. What comes to essence of black metal, we must mention of course "De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas" by Mayhem, obviously.

12. What future plans do you have for Crimson Dimension in terms of upcoming releases, concerts or reissues?

We have considered making a vinyl reissue of our debut album as a limited edition. We are making material for another album at some point in the future.

13. Thank you very much for taking the time to answer these questions for Black Metal Spirit, if you want to add something for the followers of Crimson Dimension this is the place. I hope the questions are to your liking.

Thank you for the interview and good questions. We hope readers find our album and take a listen.


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