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Interview with Sorrow Enthroned
What got you into music, and if you had not gotten into music what would you be doing today?
My dad introduced me to bands like black sabbath and Metallica, and from there I kept progressing into heavier and heavier music. I was in high school during the myspace deathcore era, and after a few years, I discovered black and death metal. If it wasn’t for extreme metal I for sure would have killed myself or someone else by now.
What do you like to do when you are not playing music and how does that influence your creativity?
Working a full-time job is the greatest damper to creativity I have, but when I get a chance I like walking around in the forests here.
How long has your band been around?
I started making music in about 2019- 2020
Where are you based and how did that influence your music?
I am based out of Connecticut, and I guess having grey skies with no sun 5 days a week helps me create music that’s as bleak and hopeless as this state.
How did you come up with the name of your band and what does it mean to you?
Sorrow enthroned is the idea that the world is full of sorrow and is pretty much worshipped. It’s about embracing ugly feelings. It also has occult connotations involving the relationship between Understanding and the Vision of Sorrow.
Tell me about your most memorable shows.
I have not played live shows yet.
What is your favorite venue to play at, and do you have any places you want to play that you have not already?
I haven’t played shows, but I enjoy attending shows at the Worcester palladium, and I guess the webster in Hartford by default.
If you could play any show with any lineup, who would be on the ticket?
Dying fetus, sanguisugabogg, 200 stab wounds, the black dahlia murder
What is some advice that you would give to someone who is just getting into playing in a band and some advice that you would give to your younger self?
Never stop practicing
Be less technical and more musical
Of your songs which one means the most to you and why?
Probably tear-soaked tombstones off the debut album. It is the most raw and unstructured album I have, but the song is about dealing with the loss of people close to me, so for me, the emotional bond is strong for that song in particular
Which songs are your favorite to play and which get requested the most?
The latest single, constricted upon the throat of the lamb is a challenge to play which I very much enjoy, and so far it is the most successful single I released.
What is the creative process for the band, and what inspires you to write your music?
I like smoking a lot of weed, or doing magickal ceremonies, usually both, and record a ton of riffs. Then over time and once I am more clear-headed I sort out which is actually enjoyable and fine-tune them to fit into a song. Ill then program drums and finally add lyrics. Inspiration comes at random.
What kinds of messages do you like to get across in your music?
Satan offers a way out of suffering
Do you ever have disagreements in your band, and how do you get past them?
I am a one-man band, and I definitely get into arguments with myself I’m kind of an asshole sometimes.
What are your plans for the future, and do you have anything that you want to spotlight that is coming up?
Im making progress on album number 3, it is just about entirely a death metal record with some slam elements. There is a new single out now and another one down the road before the full release. Thank you!