Knellwraith – Interview
Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
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!