Interview with Knell of Sinira and Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
Pete: What type of artist are you?
Knell: I am a melodic black metal artist.
Pete: Tell us the brief history of yourself.
Knell: I am from Nacogdoches, Texas and I have been playing black metal since 2016.
Pete: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
Knell: My main musical influences are Dissection, Sacramentum and Vinterland. As for my non-musical influences, ……………………
Pete: What are your dreams and goals?
Knell: I’d say my dreams are rather bland. I just want a normal life but also to create music on the side. I enjoy my privacy, but I also like sharing music I create.
Pete: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
Knell: I write all the music. Most of the songs are about self liberation and freedom of the soul.
Pete: How do you promote your band and shows?
Knell: All promotion I do for my music is through Instagram or Bandcamp. I also had a lot of help with YouTube channels who promote my music.
Pete: What do you think about downloading music online?
Knell: I’m all about it. Downloading music is free and easy promotion. It isn’t like buying merch or going to concerts so I welcome it.
Pete: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
Knell: 2112 by Rush. That is a song that grabs my attention for all 20 minutes.
Pete: What are some of your pet peeves?
Knell: I am not a fan of people who feel like they have an answer to everything. They might not even be a bad person but it just rubs me the wrong way.
Pete: What is your proudest moment in music?
Knell: My proudest moment is just picking up guitar when I was 11. I don’t think I’ve ever been prouder of myself when I started to learn how to play songs in the beginning.
Pete: So what are you working on at the moment?
Knell: Honestly I’m focusing primarily on school and work since I do both full time. I have been writing riffs here and there but I don’t believe I’ll be sitting down to write an album for awhile.
Pete: Tell us about your next shows and why we should be there.
Knell: I do not have any shows planned in the near future for obvious reasons but if I were to plan a live concert, I would not perform it unless I felt like I could do my very best with it.