our preceding record was something like a tribute to bands like Deep
Maiden, Metallica, Scorpions or Helloween themselves,
in this new album our references are Dream
Theater, Avenged Sevenfold and Bullet for my
Valentine“, explains guitarist John Portillo.
“We’ve created more solid sound bases, we’ve lowered tuning, we’ve got more
forceful riffs and we’ve worked hard on guitar and vocal melodies“, he
album title ‘Love Songs and Other Nightmares‘ was given by
the Bavarian singer Wolf are based on personal
experiences, with Love as a powerful and dangerous addiction, alcohol, drugs and
gambling. “Although it’s not a concept album, Love and addiction are
strongly related in every song“, explains Portillo. Songs
like “The Break Up” or “Cold Rain“, the first
single off the album are the evidence
that KILMARA and Grapow have created a
powerful and electric wrapping for a set of songs endowed with great magnetism
band’s third album was produced and recorded at Grapow
Studios with Mr. Roland
Grapow (Masterplan, ex-Helloween).
The cover artwork for ‘Love Songs and Other Nightmares‘ and
‘The Break Up‘ was done by Canadian artist Jessica
Allain, known for his work in digital photomanipulation. Photos
by Gina Roma from Spain.
Christian Wolfgang Kohl (vocals), Jonathan Portillo (guitar), Enrique Torres
(guitar), Javier Morillo (drums), Raul Ruiz (bass guitar)
on the new album are Dave Imbernon from Enuma
Elish on keyboards and Kaleb from young Spanish pagan
death metal band Drakum on the violin.
Songs And Other Nightmares‘ will probably be the
heaviest KILMARA album up to date and finally make the
breakthrough on European and International level.