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.