Black Suicide: Well, so have you been?
Sushan Shetty: Pretty good. Loads of work is involved with a release. But thankfully we’ve had a lot of people step forward and help us out, so been pretty good.
Black Suicide: So, tell me about the new release?
Sushan Shetty: This is our debut release. And it’s really been a long time coming, not only for us but also for all the people who’ve been with us over the years.
The EP is self-titled and has 5 tracks with each track having an independent storyline/concept. And it has a runtime of about 32 minutes. It was recorded, mixed and mastered by Nikhil Singh (Closed Eye Productions). The entire process was amazing and we’ve pushed ourselves keeping nothing back.
Black Suicide: What are the usual themes you used/wrote upon in the debut release?
Sushan Shetty: We usually write about whatever we feel strongly about. Be it nature, space, life, suicide, holy places, death.
Like for example ‘Journey’ is about your own experience going through the woods, the hills into outer space and how you realize that the universe is much larger than you and there is a power greater, so powerful, which can create. And the created only has an illusion that he can create and can only destroy the created.
Crepheus came from the idea that nothing escapes the black hole- no form of energy, not even light. Crepheus is a celestial body born in the black hole and knows and understands only thing, which is destruction, which forms the source of energy for Crepheus.
Gothika is a place far from the rest of the mankind. It is protected by the people and the spirits which have never left the place. The song describes a part where in a certain group of people, who get to know the richness of Gothika, try to take away their natural wealth which leads to the people of Gothika unleashing their wrath upon them.
Black Suicide: What is the story behind self-titling the EP?
Sushan Shetty: This was probably the most difficult part while making the EP, haha! Since all the tracks are independent of each other. It was really difficult to encapsulate them into one title. There were a lot of ideas that came about but eventually the fact that these songs have been with us for so long and they pretty much stand for who we are lead us to choosing the title ‘Cosmic Infusion – Cosmic Infusion’.
Black Suicide: Well, give us a brief idea as of what the artwork is about?
Sushan Shetty: It’s quite self-explanatory. And I had pretty much visualized this about 6 months before all the work was done.
Black Suicide: Brief us up with the tracklist?
Sushan Shetty: There are 5 tracks. ‘Acronycal Éloge’ which is about a profane ritual performed at an unholy time and ‘Burial Of Thy Own’, both these tracks are quite well known to our fans and we have been playing them for years now. Followed by the newer tracks- ‘Journey’, ‘Gothika’ and ‘Crepheus-Bringer Of The End’.
Black Suicide: Last words for fans and readers?
Sushan Shetty: This EP is obviously extremely special to us and there are lots of things we’ve done on the EP which we never even thought we would be able to do which you would realise when you get to hear it. So, do try and get your hands on it. Feel free to get in touch and we would love to hear from all of you directly.
Promo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9UE8zb6L3Y