Ruadh – Interview

Ruadh – Interview

Interview with Tom Perrett (all instruments) of Ruadh and Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (

PD: What type of artist are you?
TP: Ruadh is Atmospheric Celtic Black Metal.


PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.

TP: Started in 2018 officially I had been working on the songs that eventually became the debut album on and off for a few years before then.

Signed to Northern Silence Productions I then released the album “Sovereign”

I’ve played just a few live shows with my full live band but intend to do more.


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

TP: Non musical influences would be certain books, authors and stories I’ve read or watched or perhaps even played over the years.

I take influence also from nature and history, Scotland is vast in it’s wealth with these aspects.
Musical influences are vast, difficult to tie down in a sentence but the main ones are likely Windir, Bathory and Burzum


PD: What are your dreams and goals?

TP: My dreams and goals are to bring my brand of Celtic black metal to as many people as possible.


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

TP: I write all songs and as stated above they centre around history, mythology and nature.


PD: How do you promote your band and shows?

TP: Most promotion is done at the source by promoters and promoting on social media by me.


PD: What do you think about downloading music online?

TP: Downloading is now the way of the world, we have to evolve or die.

A digital download payed for is still payed for by the listener and they then own the copy so it’s no different.

Stealing music is another thing entirely, when you consider the workload involved to have a solid product, it’s not really seen as the individual as theft because it somehow seems un-tangible as a product, it’s a mine field in my opinion there are no easy answers other than, stop stealing shit.


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

TP: I don’t wish I had written other people’s songs because then I wouldn’t be able to enjoy them as much as a listener and I love to listen to and collect music.


PD: What are some of your pet peeves?

TP: I hate a lack of common sense and also self entitlement, the world does not owe you a favour.


PD: What is your proudest moment in music?

TP: Honestly, I’m really proud of The Rock of the Clyde and I can’t wait to release it.


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

TP: I have started writing album 3.


PD: What music have you available online and where can we buy it from?

TP: Ruadh can be purchased in many places but to support the band directly you can buy from

digital release is only available through me for both albums.

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