having heard some really great words from friends of mine I was anxiously
awaiting the promo of the new Bay Laurel album "Where Pain Comes To
Die", and when it finally arrived and was put into the stereo I got to
hear some of the darkest and most melancholic Gothic ever recorded. A small
interview to make you aware of this band was a must and Rickard Löfgren on
behalf of Bay Laurel was kind enough to answer our questions!
Pain Comes To Die" is the title of the new album. How come you up with
that, and what does it really?
to hear that you think it's dark because that's what we wanted it to be. The
studio sessions where really good and relaxed. We didn't sit there feeling oh
so gloomy all the time but when we play we're totally into the music.
studio was placed in a cellar beneath the cinema. It was our producers idea
to record in there. All the reverb that is used on the drums is the actual
reverb from the stairwell outside. We had more studio time than before so we
could try new things in the studio. Personally I'm very satisfied with the
certainly reflects some parts of it but my life is more than the things I put
on record. The lyrics on the album are mostly about hard things in life and
misery in general. This doesn't mean that I'm constantly miserable. It's just
that I write more about the hard things. I hate bands that claim they are so
dark all the time but when you meet them they are acting like Disney
characters. Fucking hypocrites. We're like most people but we play the
darkest music you will find on the market right now and we're 100% true to
what we're doing.