Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: What type of artist are you?
G: We would consider ourselves deathcore mixed with black metal and progressive and a little hardcore thrown in there for good measure
PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.
G: The band stared out as Behold the Wicked with a different singer and a bassist and eventually the singer quit and we got rid of the bassist and replaced the singer with our current one and haven’t found a bassist as of yet, and after that we thought we would change the name since half the band had changed and we where writing different stuff so we decided to go with Gorethrone
PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
G: Chelsea Grin, Carnifex, Suicide Silence, Vail of Maya and Children of Bodom, and some non musical influences are horror movies our vocalist and drummer are big movies buffs
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
G: Probably to have our band be well known in the metal scene and to do this full time and to get out there and tour, and to get a full length album recorded and out there is our goal right now
PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
G: Me or the other guitarist will write most of the instrumental parts of the songs,then the vocalist will come up with lyrics. The vocalist draws from really anything like Alpha was about a wolf pack killing and Big High War God is about orcs and he actually speaks orc in the song, but his biggest inspiration is horror movies that’s where he gets a lot of the ideas from
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
G: We mostly use a combination of Facebook and word of mouth, a good mix of the modern way with the internet and posting about it and just telling our friends to tell friends which has worked just as good
PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
G: As long as people are listening to it we don’t care. The way people listen to music has changed with streaming and such, our plan is to use the music so that people will the go to shows or by merch, because we aren’t big enough to sell that many downloads or streams to really make anything
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
G: We wished we had gone a little bit more technical with our songs but the news songs we are writing that’s what we are going for
PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
G: It would probably be people who talk of big things and don’t deliver on it, that’s why we ended up getting rid of our bassist he just never would do anything he talked about and now we have a good group of people and we all work together on things
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
G: The release of our EP The Descention it was definitely a lot of work but we are very proud of how it turned out, and the work we have put in to make our live shows good its a good feeling when people start circling up and starting pits definitely make us feels proud
PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
G: We are working on our full length album, we have around five songs for it already and are planning on eleven songs altogether and we are also working on getting a single out around late summer or early fall
PD: What music have you available online and where can we buy it from?
G: You can check our music out on any streaming platform and Bandcamp and we have a lyric video for Celestial Noose on YouTube and a couple of videos of some of our live shows as well
Band/Artist location – Grand Rapids Michigan
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