RYL: Your album “Tales from the Apocalypse” will be released in few weeks, how do you feel about it? How do you expect the reaction of your fans will be?
RADIUM VALLEY: We’re excited to release this first album on a famous label as Pavement Entertainment. We have made lot of work for this album during several months, we’re glad of this project and we hope that the public will enjoy it.
RYL: Which is your favorite song (from the album) to play live?
RADIUM VALLEY: We could say Sweet infection or Wings of disease.
RYL: Is there a link where the fans can see the lyrics of the album?
RADIUM VALLEY: Not for the moment, but the fans will find the lyrics on the new website. It will be online soon.
RYL: How do you, usually, write your lyrics?
RADIUM VALLEY: We chose different themes and let the inspiration to come. Lyrics are important for us, it make sense to our music and illustrate the concept.
Every song seems like an apocalyptic tale or tragedy with some imaginary characters which could also exist in real life
RYL: Which was the most difficult thing you encountered making the album?
RADIUM VALLEY: There were not really difficulties encountered with this album, but a lot of work as you can guess.
The recording, mixing and mastering need time, the artworks and layout of the Digipack too. This album takes 18 hard worked months until its release.
RYL: Tell us everything about the song “Last Resort”
RADIUM VALLEY: Last resort is a song about mutation causes by radioactivity.
It’s a tale which talk about a meeting with a creature and a mad man in an apocalyptic atmosphere.
RYL: Do you remember the day you wrote “Behind Me”?
RADIUM VALLEY: Yes. Behind me is probably for us one of the songs we prefer in this album. It was inspired by artists we like.
This track is composed with a melodic chorus (seems like choruses of Paradise Lost) and rhythmic verses like Rammstein, with a stonner/doom break.
We can say that this song is a kind of melting pot with lot of influences. It talks about anxiety and depersonalization.
RYL: Are you currently on tour?
RADIUM VALLEY: We are working on the tour booking of the band for 2015. We have dates booked in France and Europe and we hope that we can go in USA soon.
RYL: Which is the best verse ever written in a song?
RADIUM VALLEY: There are too many verses written and too many great bands! But we could chose “Mutter” by Rammstein, or Fjara by Solstafir.
RYL: Tell us about “For all of us” what inspired it?
RADIUM VALLEY: “For all of us” is a song which talk about the death (in its symbolic sense). It’s an abstract song, everybody can imagine a story which looks like his own life or experience.
“For all of us who died, I sing this lullaby
It sounds like funeral, tell me I’m immortal…”