Having been lurking the the shadows of the Tech-Metal scene for as long as there has been one, Cold Night For Alligators are finally getting around to releasing their debut album. I pinged some questions their way to see just what they had to say for themselves.
- The album has been a long time in the making, how do you feel about finally getting around to releasing it?
It feels wonderful. We have been anticipating the release for quite some time now, and we cannot wait to present it to people. We have a great line-up with a new lead vocalist who’s been smashing it on the recordings.
- Would you say your influences have changed over the period of writing/recording?
Regarding song structure, it has changed a bit. We are trying some new stuff out on this album, which we haven’t done before. With our new vocalist, our sound has gotten a new twist that we are really digging.
- What emotions do you want people to take from your music?
As long as people feel something when listening to the album and are touched by it in some way, we are very pleased. What people feel when listening to the songs is not important – that is for people to decide. We are just interested in moving people in any way possible with our music.
- Do you feel a weight of expectation over finally releasing an album?
More than anything, the excitement of releasing our debut album overshadows any weight of expectations. We’re very happy with all of the tracks and we can’t wait to share our stuff with the metal community.
- What lyrical themes are covered on the upcoming album?
Every track is a little separate story in itself but the main themes revolve around the fact that you aren’t always in control of your life and your surroundings, despite the effort put into trying. So there’s a little bit of melancholy and despair, but also hope and resurrection.
- Where are you most looking forward to tour?
Anywhere in the world, but UK does have a special place in our hearts, and we are most anxious to go back.
- Your name comes from a song by Roky Erickson, are you fans of Psychedelic rock?
Actually, we weren’t aware of the Roky Erickson song until after we decided on the name. Being non-native English speakers, we were somewhat infatuated with the expression when we first came across it, and it just stuck with us. Also, alligators are pretty badass.
The album is due at towards the end of 2015.
– John Whitmore