Announcing The End - does the title feel like a punch to the gut? Good, that's the point! After a solid career Sparzanza found the opportunity to test their limits and let more people participate in the colossal wall of sound that has been the band's signature since their third album, Banisher Of The Light. The band felt like they needed to find their hunger, rip up the rule book and look at their music in a different light. They stopped hounding each other to just go rehearse and started working together to create something that reflects the band in 2017.
To do so they left for Spain and started working on the album under a strict schedule nine to five every day. This really motivated the band to produce. Meeting up in the morning they divided into groups and started writing. In the evening all of them met up again and went through the material together. The next day they'd switch groups and they kept on going on like that for two whole weeks.
"To do something completely new with "Announcing The End" was a challenge. Horrifying but at the same time inspiring. To push yourself daily with a clear cut deadline was extremely cool and created new ideas both expected and unexpected," says drummer Anders Åberg. "Thus "Announcing the End" was born and the result was unlike anything we had done before. Take the title track for example. No one would believe it was written with a view of the Mediterranean. Fans however need not be worried, a great view didn't tarnish the darkness that is to be expected."