SORROW ENTHRONED – interview
Introduce your band, and describe your latest release:
Sorrow enthroned is a one man band, I mostly explore blackened death metal territory. The band was strictly black metal during its inception, but the upcoming release only has a couple songs where very light black metal influences are heard. I have always enjoyed deathcore and death metal, and so there’s a ton of brutal death metal and slam riffs
What’s the hardest part about being a band in this day and age?
Its hard finding other musicians where I am, I want to start a slam band one day so maybe I’ll move somewhere with a better scene. As far as Sorrow Enthroned, I do all the production as well so I can do the work when I want so not having deadlines or other people to answer to or work with takes some of the stress off.
When did you realise that your project had the potential to be much more than just a fun idea?
Once I saw people still streaming and buying music even while I was in a period of inactivity I felt like it was worth continuing.
Tell us about your latest release, why should we check it out?
The latest release, Illicit Infantile Surgical Procedures has some incredibly savage and brutal songs, some songs let off the intensity a little bit but the majority of the album is primal riffing and old school death and brutal death metal worship so if that’s your thing check it out
How does a song typically come together for you?
95 percent of the time it starts with me jamming on guitar and ill single out the best riffs and work them into songs. The lyrics come last but sometimes I’ll get a phrase or a theme stuck in my head and it will be a song title. For example I had the phrase “the kingdom of festering rot” running through my head for weeks and it kind of inspired a few riffs for the song and became the song title
How would you describe your sound to an unfamiliar reader?
Depending which release you listen to it’ll be either death or black metal but its all a homage to the old school bands from the 90s, to me they had such raw power and aggression and it’s something that resonates with me. I try to replicate it as best as I can. The eps were a bit more experimental but the full lengths are each a different take on the sounds of extreme metal from the 90s.
What do you want listeners to take away from listening to your band?
Satan can inspire good music
Where would you really like to tour that you haven’t done so yet, and why?
Just doing a us run would be cool I’ve never been to a venue outside of Connecticut or Massachusetts so seeing other cities would be awesome
How would you say that the sound of your band has progressed over the years?
My songwriting and mixing skills have improved over time, and the first few years was black metal and blackened death metal. I’m less focused on musicality now and more focused on brutality.
How excited are you for 2023, and what can fans expect from you?
Illicit Infantile Surgical Procedures will be out July 2023, and be on the lookout for a mew slam band in the distant future. Thank you