Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: What type of artist are you?
K: We’re a rock band. Kind of heavy but a little bit quirky. We love a bit of fuzz driven stoner rock but our history is in alt-rock and even goth metal and that shows a bit.
PD: Tell us a brief history of yourself.
K: Korsunnuz is three members of the London based goth metal band killing Miranda who split in 2006 or so. We were thinking of a reunion but ended up wanting to pursue a new sound. We were a little hampered by events of the last two years but we’re now looking to get these songs out there
PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
K: Fu Manchu and Kyuss from stoner rock. I personally love melvins despite buzz as much as because of him. There’s a bit of Soundgarden and Alice In Chains there. But lurking in the background are darker vibes like Danzig and Type O Negative.
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
K: To do our songs justice. To make people have a good time.
PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
K: I do (Ricardo) and there’s a mix of escapist stuff about Americana and cars. But occasionally some personal angst. Hell of a couple of years that’s all I can say !
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
K: Spit and polish. We’re trying to not rely on past and dubious glories. But forge a path by being ourselves.
PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
K: I make accommodation for it. It seems to be unavoidable. I hesitate to say “the way things are” but what can you do ? It’s sad because musics not free to make, far from it.
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
K: Square Hammer by Ghost. Say what you like about them this is just the definition of economic songwriting. No fat on these bones!
PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
K: People should always strive to be civil. That’s why they call it civilisation.
If there’s anything that shows a society becoming decadent it’s the collapse of reasonable discourse.
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
K: Playing the USA with a band I was in. Love the states!
PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
K: Some new material that’s a little darker and dare I say more gothic? Thanks for that lockdown…
PD: What music have you available online and where can we buy it from?
K: Negative earth will be available everywhere from October 15th but we’d still love you to get it from Bandcamp because Bandcamp are just the best
Band/Artist location – Sheffield, England
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