1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?
At the time of writing, it is only a two-man project. We who are involved have had contact from time to time for many years back. But it was in 2017 that we decided to do something musically creative together.
2.Recently you have released a demo, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?
Briefly,with three words, obscure slow death.
It is a kind of minimal formof slow dark death metal.
3.You refer to your music as 'obscure slow death', can you tell us a little bit more about this term?
It is common for people to ask how a band sounds and for the sake of simplicity, we thought the three words were descriptive and appropriate.
4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you explore on the demo?
Deathand life, life and death. But who's the one who knows what's what?
It is up to the listener and the reader to interpret. We make no effort to missionate anything. Anyone who interprets something and gets something out of it may do it in their own way. There are certainly several dimensions.
All lyric is included in the tape inlay and digital bandcamp version.
5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Saltas'?
Even here it is possible to interpret for those who wish.
It can be as simple as the word "salt". Salt(s) is known as important in the fleshy body.
Salt can be both good and deadly
to body, mind and spirit.
“Saltas” is also a bend of the word in Swedish, “to be salted”.
6.Currentlythere are only 2 members in the band, do you feel adding in another member would ruin the vision of the project?
At the moment, we are not aiming to bring more artists into the project. It feels like we complement each other well as we do right now. At the same time, it feels like Saltas has some kind of own “soul” in itself that slowly develops and advances on new paths as we create new music, arrangements and lyrics.
7.Thedemo was also recently released through Nuclear War Now! Productions, can you tell us a little bit more about the deal you have worked with the label?
We are grateful that Yosuke offered us to release the cassette. NWN! Productions has previously worked with Irkallian Oracle so it was a known contact so to speak. The deal is currently 200 cassette copies of the debut demo but we'll see what's happening in the future.
More labels have contacted us, but at the moment we are working with NWN!
8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of doom and death metal?
The project is relatively new and "underground" but what we have heard so far people seems to enjoy our music. It's great that people like it but we have no rock star goals to become famous in that way.
9.Whatis going on with 'Irkallian Oracle' and 'The Funeral orchestra' these days?
IO will play on the Never Surrender Fest in Berlin later this year. Possible it will be more than that.
TFO has no plans at the moment.
Low activity, but not a finished chapter.
10.When can we expect a full length and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
We have recorded a second demo “Parasites”. It's just the mix left to do, so it will be released soon.
If we get the right inspiration and time for it, we're likely to record a full length later this year. Time will tell.
11.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on the music as 'Saltas'?
Hard to say but probably you are inspired by everything you liked and like more or less so to speak.
Not only music and lyric but also moods and feelings, the less good ones.
12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Thanks for the interview.
Buy our debut tape from NWN!
or digital download/stream from bandcamp. And look out for the parasites.