Rodentlord by Caine Corax
‘Rodentlord’ is our first full-length album, released by Saturnal Records in 2018. The music of the album was written between 2012-2017. The process itself took place in this dark era of personal hell, so it was a pretty painful thing to create, but it had to be done anyway. I think that’s the very reason why the album is what it is; heavy as fuck. It was rather easy to record though. Everything happened very naturally, and the catharsis that followed was extremely empowering. Overall, it was a weird, supernatural experience. Can’t listen to it that much anymore, but I’m glad we did it. Didn’t feel like killing myself that much anymore.
I have a handful of movies that really have inspired my work with Rodent Epoch, mostly weird horror and some psychedelic artsy stuff too. Lynch, Herzog, Murnau, Kubric. We make our own myths and occasionally things can get pretty decadent in our camp, so obviously, this is all very inspiring. I prefer writing in a more esoteric, ambiguous fashion, but it’s not the by-the-book type of writing, more like emanating something, or someone. I’m only starting to actually put pieces together with this whole Rodent Mythology. We might have familiar subjects every now and then, such as cosmic mysticism, war, medieval/vampire stuff, mental problems, self-destruction etc., but it’s up to each and every one of you to figure out what actually lies beyond these morbid tales. Truth is everywhere, just like lies. Don’t interrogate the messenger. Find your own truth from this mess. There’s nothing I despise more than politics and religion, and all the bigotry involved, so I have no political/religious agenda concerning any parts of my life whatsoever, Rodent Epoch included. Then again, anger keeps on inspiring, as well as human stupidity. Old news, right?
Wherever you look nowadays pretty much, you find pure kitsch. It’s all gay triangles, mystical hands, dramatic poses and ”chaotic” bullshit. I for one feel completely alienated from that sleek, fancy WAVE. There’s not too much originality around. Personally, I enjoy older (or timeless?) styles, all the way from the medieval times until the early 90’s metal imagery, with some subtle, extra weirdness.