After a long hiatus, the legendary avant-garde, progressive, extreme metal outfit known as Hortus Animae (Garden of the Soul) are back after a long hiatus and better than ever with their fourth release Secular Music. Frontman Martyr Lucifer speaks about their regeneration process, as well as the band’s original formation, and a collection of bonus material that will soon be available. We also discuss some rather complex spiritual matters, ending with his thoughts on doomsday.
You have been together for over 10 years, but there was a long pause between your last album and Secular Music. Why did you resurrect Hortus Animae now?
Great reviews for both “Secular Music” and “Godless Years” in the may/june issue of top Russian magazine Dark City.