Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: What type of artist are you?
TK: We are an American Black/Death Metal band from Central Florida.
PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.
TK: The band originally formed in 2004 and then broke up in 2012. We reactivated at the beginning of this year to write and release new music together after a decade
PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
TK: For me, it’s a huge variety. There’s honestly too many to single out. I enjoy a wide variety of music. For non-musical influences, I love history and culture. Literature and mythology are big inspirations as well. I like crafting my own narratives with song writing.
PS: Definitely Cannibal Corpse, Morbid Angel and Hate Eternal. Erik Rutan, David Vincent and Alex Webster are personal heroes of mine.
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
TK: Well, I’d really like to go to outer space haha. But in terms of music, I think our primary goal is just to release as much music as possible to as large of an audience as possible.
PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
TK: For the past few releases, I’ve written the majority of the music but that’s because I had all of these ideas and I just knocked them out over the course of a few months. They’re all kind of a pet project of mine. I’ve been basing them off a story I’ve been writing (or had been writing) for the better part of 13 years.
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
TK: We’re a small band, so right now everything is word of mouth. The best help we can get right now is from people sharing our music.
PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
TK: I don’t have an issue with it per se, I’ve downloaded my fair share of music in my life. I think artists who are vehemently against it probably are so because they know they are getting swindled out of money by labels and streaming platforms who pay 10 points on a penny per stream.
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
TK: I’m not too sure. I don’t know how or what would be different if I had written someone else’s song other than that I would still be here trying to promote our music haha
PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
TK: I hate having to do things twice. If you’re going to do something, do it right and do so the first time you do it. I’m not perfect but that’s how I approach life.
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
TK: Finishing and releasing the ‘Aelvica’ album by myself. I proved to myself that I was capable of something I’d spent years beating myself up over, too anxious to attempt. But I did it and I’m continuing to do it.
PS: I will always cherish my days of touring with Dark Sermon. I met some of the most amazing people on tour and had the time of my life. I hope that one day Anthems of Gomorrah will be able to do the same.
PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
TK: At the moment, we’re working on a full length album to be released in August titled ‘Aelvica II.’ It’s a continuation of the story/imagery from the first Aelvica album.
PS: But heavier. More furious. There are still the melodic sections thrown in by TK to fit his narrative but it’s not all soft and melodic; there’s real power to our songs.
TK: We also have plans to drop an EP in September. Four songs of straight up Blackened Death Metal.
PS: No melody, no beauty, just four tracks of straight up disdain and hatred for modern society.
PD: What music have you available online and where can we buy it from?
PS: We have a Facebook page so you can follow us there and keep up with our progression on the music we’re working on.
TK: We also have a BandCamp page: anthemsofgomorrah.bandcamp.com. There’s several releases available for there for streaming/free download. I think they’re all great representations of who we are, what we do and where we want to take this band.
Thank you for the interview!