Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: What type of artist are you?
KATG: We are best described as a modern death metal band with traditional metal undertones.
PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.
KATG: KATG formed in 2013. We’ve recorded 2 Eps and 2 LPs the latest being Black Canvas. We have been pushing our way against the grain in the underground scene making waves with our relentless live sets and been main support to a diverse range of big wigs including Napalm Death and Cradle Of Filth.
PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
KATG: Individually we all have different influences as to what drives us. For an idea of what the band sounds like I would pick a combo meal of Black Dahlia Murder with a side of At The Gates and a side order of Machine Head. Non musical influences are David Brent and the Office crew, and that’s…
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
KATG: To be able to keep doing what we are doing and just gain more ground. Some big festival slots would be nice!
PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
KATG: We collectively write the music coming up with riffs and sitting down and arranging the songs together. Once that process is done then I [Adam] write the lyrics. For the most part the lyrical content comes from what’s upstairs at the time. What atmosphere the song gives off. Our latest single Eyes For Medusa is a take on the classic tale of a cursed goddess.
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
KATG: Go Loud Agency looks after our bookings. As for promotion these days it’s all mainly done on social media platforms. If a venue is local to us we will shout about it and put posters up but otherwise it’s relying on the promoters to do their job.
PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
KATG: I personally think it’s great. As with everything these days we have access to infinite information in our pockets at the touch of a button. There are pros and cons to it of course. On one hand anyone can check your band out instantly without having to invest time and money so it’s easy to spread the word. But at the same time that pond is overcrowded with fish and spoilt for choice. I think back in the day when you had to make a decision as to whether you’d part with your money for a cd of the artist you want to check out you would give the band more of your attention as you’ve invested in to it rather than make your mind up in a few seconds on streaming platforms and potentially click away from it.
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
KATG: Stairway to Heaven. Because who wouldn’t want to have penned such a timeless and iconic song that has been relevant for generations.
PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
KATG: Cold McDonald’s fries, camping and the fact Neighbours has now been taken off air.
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
KATG: Supporting one of my all time favourite bands Cradle Of Filth.
PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
KATG: New music for our next album. We have some demos, 2 complete songs with vocals and all I can say about them is they are both themed in “Greek mythology” as a carry on from Eyes For Medusa but whether that will be a running theme we will have to see. But they’re riff heavy and everything you’d expect from us and a bit more!
PD: What music have you available online and where can we buy it from?
KATG: We have 2 eps, self titled, The Faustian Delusion, The Loss And The Rapture and our latest release Black Canvas. All available online via ourselves on all social media platforms, Big Cartel or through Sliptrick Records.
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