album, THROUGH MY DOG'S EYES, in January 2009.
EPHEL DUATH has never been one to take the traditional approach to creating
music and their latest effort takes this outlook even further. THROUGH MY
DOG'S EYES is based on a bizarre concept conjured up by guitarist and
founding member DAVIDE TISO, in which the entire album is written from the
perspective of a dog. TISO explains: "I wrote a few short stories and it
was really fun for me to imagine myself as a dog and to imagine the world
from a dog's perspective. The challenge was to translate the words into
From opening track 'Gift', which TISO describes as being about "A cat that
the dog kills for the owner as a gift, and he asks the owner if he is happy
with the present", to the thought-provoking 'Promenade', a song about a walk
in the park which takes a twist when the owner questions himself as to why
he's not as carefree and happy with life as his dog is, the barking mad
brilliance runs throughout the course of the whole album. "Every song is a
window into the dog's mind or an event," TISO continues, "The album touches
on a lot of things, both deep and sometimes silly."
It's not only the lyrics in THROUGH MY DOG'S EYES which are written from the
dog's perspective - rather the entire album, including the music, is based
around this unique and previously unexplored concept. "The music in this
case is the soundtrack of the thoughts of the dog - at times you can hear
the dog running," TISO elaborates.
EPHEL DUATH's musical mastery shows itself through their wide scope of work
and their ability to experiment with sounds and concepts. Having worked
with both international drumming sensation MARCO MINNEMANN (PAUL GILBERT,
NECROPHAGIST) as well as BEN WEINMAN of DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN on THROUGH MY
DOG'S EYES, TISO notes the change in direction: "Ephel Duath was previously
a complex machine of moods. This time it's not full of different
perspectives, just one solid direction." One thing, however, has been
steady throughout EPHEL DUATH's career, from black metal to experimental
rock - the band have always been dog lovers. "I see the dog as an animal
really full of energy," TISO closes, "I imagine this dog, the dog on the
album, as a little cantankerous and mischievous."
THROUGH MY DOG'S EYES is due to be released through EARACHE RECORDS on
January 26th, 2009.
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