Cape Town, South Africa: groove-thrash metallers Bulletscript have let slip in no uncertain terms that a full length album is indeed in the workings to follow up their 2014 Knotted EP. A date has been given for the arrival of the first single ‘Primordial’ to drop, and is scheduled for 25 October 2016. A juicy artwork has accompanied this announcement, and we cornered a long-time band member for a few words.
“We certainly have grown as a band since the Knotted EP and you will hear it in the new material like ‘Primordial’. This is the longest period with the same members, so everyone has added their styles and dynamic and its come out quite a bit darker than our previous release. Its a direction the band seems to be moving in which we are happy about; not really planned, but just worked out that way and that works for us!” ~ Kyle Curran (drums, Bulletscript)
Kyle explains the biggest difference in the band’s approach to production for this album boils down the time being spent in pre-production.
“I suppose this single will be a testament on what we have experienced and learned since our last release. We have played at Witchfest, toured Namibia, played with international headliners Darkest Hour and done a number of gigs around the local circuit as well as making it to the South African finals for the Wacken Metal Battle. So this time around we are definitely a more seasoned band if I could put it that way and you can hear it in the music, right from song writing to delivery.” ~ Kyle Curran
As to the artwork, Kyle tells us the brief was similar to that of Knotted, being something on a huge scale and ancient-seeming to fit in with the notion of being primordial.
“You can see that it keeps similar elements but just a lot more improved, which also reflects on the band’s growth.” ~ Kyle Curran
Of course, it’s a big weekend for Bulletscript as they are also set to co-headline tomorrow’s WinterFest’16, M4A’s 20th event and ten-year milestone. The band have got loads of new merch for the occassion and have strongly recommended readers who will attend to be in front of the stage for their first song. They tell us no more, except when asked what we could expect from their perforance:
“Our game plan doesn’t change too much. We always want to play at our highest level, engage the crowd, and make sure everyone’s fucking neck hurts the next day!” ~ Kyle Curran