Knellwraith – Interview

Knellwraith – Interview

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

PD: What type of artist are you?

K: We are dismal black/doom metal! 


PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.

K: Knellwraith was formed one dead autumn night in 2018 to explore the dark, hearkening soundscapes of grief-filled black/doom metal.  Our first demo is out now, but stay tuned for more upcoming releases! 


PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?

K: Musical influences are Katatonia, Dissection, Bathory, Rotting Christ, Paradise Lost, The Cure, Fields of the Nephilim, etc.  Non-musical influences are the tragedies of every day life, dark autumn nights, and cold winter storms. 


PD: What are your dreams and goals?

K: The ambition has always been to write the best music possible, and of course, to tour the world and play for people who love underground metal.  I am but a martyr to the god named dream… 


PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?

K: I write all of the songs at this time.  They are about sorrow, loss, death, and pain. 


PD: How do you promote your band and shows?

K: Going to metal shows is a great way to promote shows, but also the modern methods of social media are helpful. 


PD: What do you think about downloading music online?

K: It is bound to happen, so there is not much that can be done.  I think it’s okay, but if you find something you enjoy, always support the artist by purchasing the music.  I’m a big fan of vinyl, myself! 


PD: What’s your outlook on the record industry today?

K: It is a cruel industry, but it is necessary, I think.  Only the strong survive.  


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

K: A Forest by The Cure, most definitely.  It’s a perfect song!  The buildups, the lyrics, the instrumentation and structure; it’s all so good!  


PD: What are some of your pet peeves?

K: Unfriendly competition is a big one.  


PD: What is your proudest moment in music?

K: Writing a song that is difficult to play, and finally being able to play it correctly is always very rewarding.  As far as achievements, the tour(s) I have done has made me proud.  Constantly writing and releasing music will always make me proud. 


PD: Tell us about your next shows and why we should be there

K: We will begin gigging in the Spring, and you should be there to experience the power of dark, melancholic metal! 

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