Dark Rites – Interview

Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (

PD:  How would you describe yourself or your band as an artist?

DR: Hard working band that likes to mix all genres in our music.From classic heavy metal to extreme fast blasting death / black metal. Everyone can find something for themselves in our music.


PD: Can you tell us briefly about your background – i.e. where you’re from, how you came to make music, etc.

DR: Band was formed back in 2016 by Randy (drums) and Wojtek (omposition- bass and all guitars), briefly later Oskar (vocals) joined our ranks and that’s how it started. From the beginning band was an online project due to band meebers living in different countries  US UK and Canada) with the hopes to play live shows in the future at some point.

After two albums and great reaction from our new fans Oskar decided to step down and Kole was brought up.Which gave is even more opportunities to go all the to the most extreme music we ever did.

That’s how our latest album ” The Dark Hymns” was made.


PD: Who and what inspires you to make music, both in terms of musical and other influences? What do you like to write about in your songs?

DR: Our influences comes with all over the place from Iron Maiden to Vader and Behemoth.

Our songs are typically about life and things that surround us.From Cult of church to human behaviors.


PD: What are your aspirations as an artist?

DR: Being able to record album that is a masterpiece and play in the future live shows and tour with big boys.


PD: What is the proudest moment in your music career so far?

DR: Signing two label deals and being able freely express ourselves through extreme music.


PD: Promoting one’s music is such a challenge these days, especially with so many new artists emerging from bedrooms in the day of the home studio. How is that going?

DR: Working hard and improving our music in ever aspect.

At some point time will come and we wi make it where we want to be on the future.


PD: And how do you book and promote your live shows and tours? Any performances coming up?

DR: No shows for now.

Working on the new album as we speak.The most musically advanced that we ever did.


PD: What do you think about downloading music online? What about streaming sites like Spotify?

DR: Pure rip off for artists and great thing for listeners.

You cant make everyone happy


PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?

DR: I think we already written what we wanted and for sure we are not done yet.


PD: Is there anything you don’t like about the music industry, which you would change if you could?

DR: Most of the bands are sounding the same this days. You can hardly see the difference and thats where DARK RITES comes in to change that.


PD: So, what are you working on at the moment?

DR: New album that will be the best ever with some unexpected tunes.


PD: Where can we learn more about you and buy your music/merch online?


Everything is right there

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