Hey guys! Back with an interview with one of the bands that I recently reviewed. Chton's guitarist, Torstein, decided to take some time from promoting the new album to answer a few questions of mine regarding the band. Please give it a read, and also check out the review of the album (at the end of the interview). These guys are pretty cool.
We formed Chton in 1999 in Trondheim, Norway, from the ashes of earlier projects.
The name is something we found and basically rewrote a bit. It's from latin, as far as I remember, something like "chthonian", which is dwelling beneath the earth. But yeah, I should have pasted an earlier answer here. It would make more sense. It's a name, and we liked the sound of it back in '99.
As for influences, that could end up as a long list haha. I guess we wanted to make brutal death metal with no cheesy typical melodies, yet still try to fill it with a certain dark atmosphere. Bands like Immolation and early Morbid Angel was important to us early on. Also a lot of black metal like Bathory and Darkthrone inspired us.
In the time that has gone since our debut Chtonian Lifecode back in 2004, much has happened on a personal level too, with a few kids popping up for most of us. We've also had other bands that has kept us busy. Personally I've had spurs of activity with the now defunct Manes, and with Drontheim. Some of the other guys in Chton also play in the dirty black thrash crew Cleaver. So, it's not like we've been sleeping on the couch for eight years...
So let us talk about the new album you guys recently dropped. How long did it take for you guys to write the new album?
As a sidenote, we might open the casket in that last song from the 2006 promo. It's a cool track called "Dobermanifesto" that didn't really fit into "The Devil builds", but we'll see if it'll end up on a future 7" vinyl maybe.
And to answer your question; we've been talking with GodEater Records about doing a 7", but we'll see what happens. We're focused on the new album right now, and take one step at the time.
I am glad that we got to talk to you guys about the new album and some of the future plans you have in store for those who follow you. As I said before, The Devil Builds is a solid album and I can see it taking you places in the future. Are there any last words or bits of advice you want to give before we end the interview?
Feel free to contact us via email or at Facebook. We're also at Twitter, so check that out. If you can't find our new album "The Devil Builds" in your local store, you can order it directly from us, or get it online via iTunes, Spotify, AmazonMP3, etc. Thanks for the interview Jeffrey! Keep it up with Ultima Music Blog! Death awaits!
Thanks again to Torstein of Chton for the interview. Always glad to get to talk to quality people from quality music projects. Check out Chton on the links above (in the interview) and go and buy the album if you can! You can also check out my review of the band's newest album HERE.