1. Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording of the new album?
Trevor - Organizing the artwork for the album, press, booking gigs.
2. You have a new album coming out this year, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical direction of the new recording and also how does it differ from your past releases?
Trevor - As with previous releases Pantheist progresses further into darkness and heaviness. It differs from its predecessors in its melodic and hypnotic qualities.
3. Can you tell us a little bit more about the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the new release?
Trevor - The lyrical content of Pantheist touches various areas. Some of which being the potential darkness of the soul, horrific consciousness spawning from colonization of territories, and the breaking of the human spirit. All of these could be classified as negative aspects of the destructive forces we have come to know as organised religions. On the flip side of ‘Pantheist’ as an album we celebrate the concept of spiritual liberty, which we view as being a polar opposite to the moral bondage which comes hand in hand with any of the Abrahamic faiths.
4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Coldwar'?
Trevor - Skinny came up with the name ‘cause he liked the abstraction behind the concept. It has nothing to do with the East v West paradigm.
5. What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
Trevor - Playing support to Suffocation in Dublin and Islington in the UK, the place erupted into chaos. They are just two that spring to mind. Stage performance? Is that not a question for the audience?
6. Do you have any touring or show plans once the new album is out?
Trevor - First off, our release gig in Dublin on the 26th of April, short tour in the UK in June, a small festival in Northern Ireland Called Monsters Of Rot, a one off gig in Malta in August. We are in the middle of booking a tour in late November eastern Europe and a few other things still to be finalized.
7. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of extreme metal?
Trevor - Over all positive.
8. Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
Trevor - That’s hard to say as the band is always progressing, the music dictates the mood and direction.
9. What are some bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
Trevor - Were not about emulating our heroes we would be more about the immolation of them. What I listen too things from Killing Joke to Neurosis.
10. How would you describe your views on Occultism?
Trevor - Crowley got it right when it came to the sex and drugs, as for the cult, we don’t need the excuse.
11. What are some of your non-musical interests?
Trevor - To experience life it’s self.
12. Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Trevor - Check out ‘Pantheist’ on its release date 28th of April via Candlelight Records. Check us out on facebook.com/thisiscoldwar for info and tour dates.