Greetings Vladimir, congratulation about the release of the first album
from Numenor. What can you tell about it and are you satisfied so far with the
promotion of it?
Hello, Petar, thanks! We got dozens of reviews and have several interviews
in cue… the fans praise the album in every manner, we’ve got a lot of good words
from the journalists, so, everything is okay for a debut album, I guess!
The material here on this album is almost one year old. How so?
Well, when you’re from Serbia, everything gets just harder than it should.
However, the band sent a promo CD during February, we made a deal by the end of
the March and the album was expected to be released in June/July. I’m not really
sure what caused the last delay, but, maybe that’s how labels must work in such
a manner these days.
How long are you already in Numenor?
LEGEND OF THE MASTER RING cover was out in December 2010, so… hmm… Almost
three years! Time does fly! (heh)
How much is the new material different comparing the previous material?
Obviously, it’s symphonic black metal, so… not much.
I tried to maintain the legacy of ESGAROTH (how NUMENOR once was called) as I
really love that type of black metal. Maybe the new material is more
straight-forward (and therefore slightly shorter) and more based on classical
music. As I’m not very deep into extreme metal my influences differs from a
former composers but I think that the core – fast riffs and symphonic synths -
is still there.
How did you enter the band?
Marko (singer) had an idea of doing a SUMMONING cover. As it’s very
synth-based, Srdjan (guitarist) asked me to do some studio work. As we all were
very satisfied with the outcome, a couple of months later we started to talk
about me composing for a full-length album and… that’s how the current NUMENOR
line-up and COLOSSAL DARKNESS was made,
Tell me, do you like these fantasy stuff also in your private life?
I do like epic fantasy, but, nowhere near as our singer does. For example,
his passion about it made a scratchboard for the last song on this album.
And although NEVERENDING STORY was a movie of my childhood, I’m more a fan of
Japanese RPG or FRPs video games. I can say that I was raised on FINAL FANTASY
VII/VIII, XENOGEARS, CHRONO CROSS and other PLAYSTATION video games. I really
loved the music that was made for those games and I guess that it’s one of my
dreams to write music for some similar title in the future.
Small trivia for your readers, if you recall VANDAL HEARTS video game, the
ending song was sung on our language actually! (heh)
Beside in Numenor, you play also in another band. What can you tell me about
it, especially since the other band plays a different Metal style?
I’m playing for 12 years in a power/progressive band called ALOGIA. It’s a
local based band with lyrics in Serbian. We’re about to release our 4th studio
and the first video for it should be online on Tuesday, 15th of October. If
you’re into 2000’s melodic metal with catchy riffs and splendid vocals, you
might like us even if you don’t understand a word of it! (heh)
Anyway, you should check ELEGIA BALCANICA video from ALOGIA very soon!
What will happen in the near future with Numenor? Will you play some gigs,
participate in some festivals, prepare and record the new album, or film a
We’re focused on getting our work done for the 2nd album by the end of the
year. More or less, fans can expect the same approach and style as we consider
the next album as a COLOSSAL DARKNESS sequel.
We have plans for videos, but, it’s most likely that we’ll do it for some song
from the next album. It requires a serious storyboard and planning because I
think that bands like NUMENOR can’t just go out and shoot any video and hope for
Gigs are optional at the moment and, who knows, if we get some deal for 2nd
album soon, maybe we’ll get on time to get some festival appearance next year.
Any last words for the end of this interview?
Thanks for reading and let’s stay in touch as we’re going to present to you
our next album news very soon!