Kail – Godhead Machinery – Interview


Band: Godhead Machinery
Album: Monotheistic Enslavement
Genre: Black/Death Metal
Label: Black Lion Records
Release: 26.11.2021

Godhead Machinery wurde 2014 von Kail Karlsson (ehemals Mitglied der schwedischen Black Metal-Band Misericordia) gegründet. Nach den beiden renommierten Black/Death-Alben „Ouroboros“ und „Aligned to the Grid“ werden die Schweden am 26. November 2021 ihr brandneues Album mit dem Titel Monotheistic Enslavement über Black Lion Records veröffentlichen.

Tobi – Kail

How are you and your Bandmates doing?😊

We are doing well and we thrive when it’s much to do around the band.

Please introduce yourself and your Mates from Godhead Machinery to me and my Followers, to know you a littlebit better!

I started this as a solo project but created a band of it when the interest grew after the first album “Ouroboros” were released. We live in different parts of Sweden so our gatherings often get pretty intense when we finally meet but all of us has previously played in different extreme constellations so we know how to use or time as effective and wisely as possible when we work together.

Our drummer Marcus unfortunately had to resign due to his insanely growing tinnitus so we borrowed a polish drummer called Krzysztof for the recording of our newly released EP “Masquerade Among Gods“ and also for our upcoming full-length that will be released at the 26th of November. We now also have two very skilled session drummers here in Sweden for live gigs nowadays until we find a drummer that fits into our constellation as a permanent member.

How about your Line-Up? Who is who @ Godhead Machinery and on the new Studioalbum Monotheistic Enslavement?

Album Recording:
Niklas Ekwall – Vocals
Robert Kail Karlsson – Guitar
Tommy Ericson – Guitar
Daniel Forsberg – Bass
Krzysztof Klingbein – Drums

Live Session Drummers:
Krzysztof Klingbein
Emil Modigh
Victor Parri

Are you nervous/excited so close to Releaseday?

Haven’t had the time to think so much about the release actually but I’m looking forward to it.

What is different between Monotheistic Enslavement to your last release in 2019?

Monotheistic is a much darker album and lyrical vice more personal for us. I’m sure that all our old fans will recognize our style directly even if we see this album as a new chapter in our timeline. I think it’s a natural progression from our previous works.

What can Metalheads expect from your Album „Monotheistic Enslavement“?

Hard question to answer but I think that all those that know us since before will understand the evolvement to Monotheistic Enslavement. The album contains a lot of dynamic and harmonies as always but might be a little more dissonant and darker.

How high are the respective proportions of the genres black and death metal on your album?

I would say that the whole album musically vice could be seen as black metal album this time.

Can you tell me one short fact about each song?

The lyrics cannot be summarized for the tracks since many of them have several dimension and aspects and should be perceived together with the songs.

„Sovereign Of Nullity“ – Fast but dynamic track with some small amount of dissonance.

„Ethereal“ – A more meditative track without blast beats

„Dethroned“ – Tommys first written track for the band. A lot of blast beats and nice riffs blended with some choirs.

„Orbis Non Sufficit“ – I would say that this is one of our most intensive and furious tracks ever written and lyrical wise lift the limitations of both flesh and soul within this presence, and the perception of the end of all

„Upon His Deceitful Star“ – A very dynamic, dark and heavy track with some dissonance going on during some parts.

„Helion“ – This is the slowest and darkest track on the album.

„Monotheistic Enslavement“ – If you have missed the video we created for this track then you now have an obligation to check it out on YouTube right away.


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Godhead Machinery – Monotheistic Enslavement (Official Music Video)

Your Bandname „Godhead Machinery“ – who had the Idea for it and said „Hey let`s call us Godhead Machinery“?

The name was my call. The name Godhead Machinery summarizes the band very well since our lyrics mostly are connected to topics around different religious belief systems and its impact and formation of our societies where we are located in. This religious plague has a grip on humanity and our name is a synonym to this machinery that all of gods different prophets has poisoned our globe with to grinds us to slavery under their different banners and ideologies.

What can we expect from „Godhead Machinery“ in the near future?

We aim to do much more live performances for the years to come now.

Do you have a fav Song on your upcoming Release?

I’m proud of all of them but if I have to pick one based on today’s mood than I choose Helion as my personal favorite.

In which Formats will „Monotheistic Enslavement“ come to us Metalheads?

CD and LP and of course on different digital platforms.

How long did it take you to finish the video for the title song?

The preparation and planning for it took a couple of weeks for me and Tommy. We recorded all scenes during one day and the amazing Heavy Groove Media who we worked with finalized it under less than a week.

Are there more singles/videos to come?

We plan to create a new video during the beginning of next year but nothing has been set for that yet.

What was the best Metal Album released in 2021 so far in your opinion?

Ulcerate released “Stare into death and be still“ last year and is still the best album released up to this date.

What Band or Musiscian did influenced you most in your musicial live?

Have seen a lot of good bands but we just do our thing on the scene.


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GODHEAD MACHINERY – Ethereal (Official Audio 2021) | Black Lion Records

Get away from the music a little. What about hobbies?

No time for any hobbies worth mentioning.

If you got one wish…

Time, 24h is not enough for each day…

A few words to your Listeners out there in Germany and all the Others in the World?

Make sure to check out our albums and let your local live gig bookers/promoters know of our existence if you want to experience our music in your own hometown.

Thanks for the interview, Kail from Godhead Machinery. Many greetings to all from the Band. Something that is important to me: Stay healthy and be safe!

Tracks „Monotheistic Enslavement“:

01. Sovereign Of Nullity || 4:20 Minuten
02. Ethereal || 5:10 Minuten
03. Dethroned || 5:26 Minuten
04. Orbis Non Sufficit || 3:59 Minuten
05. Upon His Deceitful Star || 4:32 Minuten
06. Helion || 4:32 Minuten
07. Monotheistic Enslavement || 8:16 Minuten


Godhead Machinery Bandphoto | Copyright by Staffan Lindroth


Niklas Ekwall | Vocals
Robert Kail Karlsson | Guitar
Tommy Ericson | Guitar
Daniel Forsberg | Bass
Krzysztof Klingbein | Drums

Das war mein Interview mit Kail von Godhead Machinery. Dankeschön, dass du vielen Fragen so ausführlich beantwortet hast. Viel Erfolg für euer Album und bleibt gesund! Auch meinen Lesern vielen Dank fürs Lesen des Interviews. Hört in das Album rein und supportet die Band! Bis dahin, bleibt gesund und munter, euer Tobi!

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