Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: What type of artist are you?
KS: I create Black Metal with an emphasis on some heavy Doom Metal and Death Metal elements.
PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.
KS: It’s a fairly long but uneventfully sparse history. I’ve been at this since 2003, but properly released something in 2014, which I was never satisfied with and have come to reject, thus leaving the second LP, Ascension, which was released in April of this year as the second and only primary release .
PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
KS: There are numerous to name. Some of them are contemporaries or even recent entrants that can be considered inspiring. I’ll name some of the Extreme Metal inspirations that I tend to listen to regularly: 1349, Amygdolor, Bathory, Behemoth, Beshenitar, Bolt Thrower, Celtic Frost/Triptykon, Curse Upon a Prayer, Day of Ruin, Dark Funeral, Darkthrone, Dark Fortress, Death, Dev Gohil, Deviance/Effigy of Chaos, Dimmu Borgir, Dissection, Domitorem, Emperor, Enslaved, Formless Oedon, From The Vastland, From The Void, Kampfar, Gorgorth, Lord Belial, Mayhem, Meshuggah, Mgla, Mork, Novembers Doom, Marduk, Morbid Angel, Necrophobic, Samael, Satyricon, Solitary (UK), Testament, The Order, Taake, Therion, Under the Pledge of Secrecy, Watain, Vltimus, etc.
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
KS: Difficult to say, as these can vary. My aim is to maintain a focussed vision.
PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
KS: I’ve handled the entirety of the writing process. Thematically, the work is standard Black Metal concepts in terms of arcane mythology, the occult, the bleak and even hostility to Abrahamic religious ethos, etc., but it’s also personal, so, I leave it all open to listener interpretation, even if that renders it meaningless to certain individuals.
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
KS: Probably not well enough as I don’t do it all that judiciously and I don’t play live.
PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
KS: It remains a contentious issue of our time where I don’t think I have any original insights or opinions. I think it’s just the unavoidable nature of the beast as even the music industry is adapting to it in its own ways.
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
KS: Synagoga Satanae by Celtic Frost, though I’m not sure if I wish I had written it as then I wouldn’t likely be inspired by such work.
PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
KS: Petty distractions.
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
KS: I don’t have a proud moment in this regard, but I am enduringly satisfied with Ascension, something I can’t say about past works.
PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
KS: Trying my hand at promoting the current album before delving into any further work.
PD: What music have you available online and where can we buy it from?
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