When was your group set up, why this particaler name, what does it mean and what the initial reason of its creation?
The project began in late 2018 in the studio. The name 'Haderach' comes from the Frank Herbert novel 'Dune'. The idea behind the project was to explore science fiction themes by combining spacey, ethereal metal music with in-depth storytelling.
Introduce the individual members - their age, whether they have played somewheres, and how long they have played their instrument?
Haderach is a one-man project in the studio, created by 31 year old Jake Hamilton, a musician from Toronto, Canada. Jake is most often recognized as a drummer in the Toronto music community. He performs all vocals and instruments in Haderach and is the sole producer, and has been performing live as an artist since 2002.
Under what conditions have you made a recording, are you satisfied with it, how many have you produced, has it been with sales, what is the cost?
Jake operates a private home studio outside of Toronto called 'Crooked Hill Sound'. He has produced multiple independent music projects in Canada and is noted in the community for his organic approach to recording. Much of his music is streamed on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play and Amazon MP3. The cost has always sustained itself.
Lyrics - why did you decide to sing in English... who wrote the words, what topics have you choosen?
Jake Hamilton is the sole lyricist of Haderach. As an English speaker, it is the only language that was practical for him to pursue in music. The words are inspired by his adoration of science fiction stories, such as the Dune series, Foundation, Hyperion and others.
Who is the author of the logo, cover, Website – how much importace do you placeon these things?
Jake Hamilton is the author and owner of the logo design and album cover concepts. While it is important for presentation, Haderach tries to keep the artwork dark and open to interpretation, and let the music tell the story. An element of mystery and curiosity is very important.
Which bands have inspired you?
Type Of Negative, Pallbearer, Isis, Tool, Sleep, Neurosis, Killing Joke
Have you sent your recordings to the labels… which ones? Chat was their response?
Haderach was approached by Loneravn Records (Ukraine) the day after the self-titled EP was released independently on Bandcamp. Both parties agreed to a mutual contract for distribution online worldwide for streaming under the Loneravn label. The partnership has been very beneficial.
How many shows have you done, and which ones do you consider the best?
Haderach's first planned tour was cancelled due to COVID-19. To date, Hamilton has performed over 1000 live shows under various projects.
Do you have ambitions to play in other countries?
Haderach's intention is to bring the project to Europe as soon as the opportunity becomes available. The European communities have been the most responsive to the music online.
Plans for the future...
A brand new full length LP is in the works at this time. It will be released likely in the Fall through the Loneravn label. The LP is titled 'Children of The Sand' and marks a slight change in direction from the normal doom-atmosphere, to a slightly faster and more progressive structure.