Sunday, April 30, 2017

Poland's Loathfinder interview done by Patrick on 4-30-17

Here  is  a  new  interview  with  Poland's  blackend  doom  metal  band  Loathfinder   who  recently  released  their debut Mcd  "The Great Tired Ones"  through  Godz Ov War Prod.   So  if you  are  a fan  of  well  written  and  played  blackend  doom  be sure to  pick  up  a  copy of the  debut  Mcd  today.

Interview  with  LoathFinder   done  by   Patrick

1.Hello  please  introduce  yourselves  to  the  readers?

Hello everyone. We’re Loathfinder and we play slow and dirty kind of blackened doom.

2.When  did you first  meet the  other  members  of the  band  and was  it  long before you  all  started   Loathfinder?How  did you  all  come  up  with the  name   Loathfinder   as the  name of the  band?
We met about two years ago and started forming band who after all has been named Loathfinder. During that time we were focused on writing material, polishing it and then recording it. The effects of our work can be heard on our first EP. At the very beginning we have been focused on music only but when it came up to choosing a name we considered two or three options to name ourselves. When one of us said “Loathfinder” we unanimously agreed that this is what fits best to what we play and what our lyrics are about.
3.What  is  the  current  line up  for  the  band?Who  are  some  of the  bands  biggest  influences  and for the readers  who  have  never  heard the  bands  music  how  would  you  best  describe  it?

From the beginning there were four of us - four people who were influenced by different bands, but for sure we all appreciate Cough, YOB, Coffinworm, Urfaust, Pallbearer…
Band’s sound - whatever you say - always results from inspirations, but it’s up to you how you combine and mix those. Sometimes it’s even surprising when in reviews of EP which we have already received people compare our sound to the bands which we have never listened to.

4.Loathfinder   is  getting  ready to  release  the  debut Mcd "The  Great Tired Ones" how  long  did  it take  the  band to  write the  music  for  this  release?
It actually took us more time than we’ve expected and much more to record than to compose it but to be honest it was comfortable to work on it without unnecessary rush. The final effect is even beyond our first assumptions. At the beginning we’ve planned the material to be more demo-like, self-released in the Internet only. We got opportunity to make it more professional, so we took advantage of it.
5.Who  usually  takes  care  of  writing the  lyrics for the  music  and  what  are some topics  the  band  writes  about?

All lyrics are written by a guy who is screaming and spitting them out. Topics falls under an umbrella of negativity, but it’s not casual “feeling-bad” thing. It’s difficult to say more without literal explaining and we would suggest to hear or read lyrics and try to feel it by yourself.

6.Besides  the  debut Mcd   "The  Great Tired Ones"  does the  band  have  any  other  merchandise  available  for the  readers?If  yes  what  is  available  and  where can  the readers  buy  it?

At the moment EP is the only merchandise we have available. There are other things being prepared, but as we have nothing confirmed yet we will not reveal any details. Follow our Facebook page in order to keep up to date with the news to come.
7.Does   Loathfinder   play live  very  often  or do you  prefer working  in  the studio?Are their  any  upcoming  shows  or  small  tours the readers  should  watch  out  for?

We have decided not to play live until our material is finalized and recorded. For now we have one gig scheduled and it will take place on May 6th in Kraków, Poland. We are working on other dates, but nothing has been confirmed yet.

8. Loathfinder   comes  out  of  Poland's blackend  doom  metal  scene  what  is your  opinion  of   the  metal  scene  in  Poland  these  days?

Polish metal scene is strong for a long time and it seems it will be strong for years to come. First, and the most important thing, is that we have a big number of great bands. There are plenty of surroundings related to music, like journals, radio auditions, gigs. The only thing which is missing is a big metal festival, like for instance Brutal Assault. There were some attempts, but nothing really worked out.
9.Who  are your  all-time  favorite  Polish  bands  and  are  their  any  new  bands  you  feel  the readers  should  watch  out  for?

It would be probably a long list but just to give you only couple of them as an example: Kobong, Furia, Death Like Mass, Ampacity, Odraza, Kriegsmaschine, Sui Generis Umbra, Doombringer, Hetzer, Stillborn, Witchmaster… Huge lost is that some of them are not active anymore. Trying to recall something “fresh” seems to be quite hard.

10.Besides  working  in  Loathfinder   do  any  of the  members  currently  play  in  any  other  bands  or  solo  projects?

Yeah, each of us does something beside Loathfinder (other bands as well as solo projects) but we treat this band as priority and we focus mainly on this band right now.
11.When  not  working  on  new  music  or  band  business  what  do you  like to  do  in your  free time?

Let’s just skip it. We don’t think it could be interesting enough for anybody… especially when at the end of the day it’s almost always all about music even if not in direct way.

12.Thank  you  for  taking the  time to  fill this   interview  out  do  you  have  any  final  words  for the  readers?
If you got to this point, probably you have already listened to our music - if so, there is nothing else to add which would be more important than that. Hails.
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