EMQ’s with KADE STORM
Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Skegness, England based Atmospheric Blackened Doom Metal solo project, Kade Storm. Huge thanks to Kade, for taking part.
What is your name, what do you play and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?
I’m Kade Storm, and this is my solo project under my own name. Save for the album art work, I handle everything, from all the instruments to the composition, arrangement, mixing, etcetera. The history of this of this project spans numerous years, but it’s quite uneventful as I have barely released anything officially in this time, and even removed my 2014 album as I was never satisfied with it from its inception.
How did you come up with your band name?
I just started with my own name and never bothered changing gears, so to speak.
What country are you from and what is the Rock/Metal scene like there?
The project is now based out of a town called Skegness in the United Kingdom. There is no real Metal, let alone, Extreme Metal scene here. Of course, my own history goes back to London and even further back to earlier influences from Sweden.
What is your latest release (Album, EP, Single, Video)
The latest release is titled “Ascension”. It’s a full length album of around 43 minutes, comprised of three very long tracks.
‘Wrath Of The Fallen’ (Audio)
Who have been your greatest influences?
It’s an important and frequently asked question, and one that I fail to adequately answer. My influences are an ever-growing paradigm and I think listing or naming them off often does a disservice to fully capturing that picture. I can roughly say that I’m inspired by anything dark and heavy, and this obviously means a great deal of focus on Extreme Metal of all varieties from across the world, with a specific focus on Black, Death and Doom Metal in Europe.
What first got you into music?
That’s a tough one to answer. I’ve always been drawn, at some level, to bleak and atmospheric soundscapes; the various projects and stylings that fall under Metal typically provided on that front.
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician, who would it be?
Also, a tough question. There are highly creative people out there, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that one will be able to get an excellent collaboration with them as that takes much more than just mutual respect and talent. Definitely a great question that I keep failing to answer.
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
I enjoy the live scene, but for this project, and my vision, I can’t conceive playing live.
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
A very long time back, I got a desecrated crucifix and what appeared to be the lower mandible of a goat skull. Interesting stuff.
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
I’ll give it my best cliché. Conquer the mind, especially the facets most shrouded.
If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?
The world of Extreme Metal is marked by immense losses. There was Martin Ain’s passing in 2017, then recently, we also lost the great legend that is LG Petrov. Just to name a very small few who’d be great to have back. Yet again I fail to choose between a very wide range of people.
What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?
Conjuring ideas. Battling ideas.
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
I don’t have any original thoughts or even a concrete idea of the music industry; it’s ever-changing and always unyielding in that commercial sense.
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
Again, this would be one of those areas where listing them all off would still fall short and I’d be forced to pick from a very wide range of albums.
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?
As an experience, vinyl leads, but CD’s and cassettes come as a close second while downloading is a novel shortcut where one can easily access the music.
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
I’m not significant enough to have any extensive history doing live work.
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
I have other interests and engagements, but I wouldn’t be who I am if I didn’t create such work.
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
This is also a hard choice. What would probably be a bigger challenge is making sure that unmanageable chaos doesn’t ensue between the various people invited.
What’s next for the band?
For now, I’m looking to promote the “Ascension” LP and set some momentum for a physical CD release for the album via Narcoleptica Productions.
What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?
Answer: Aren’t biscuits, in a not too far-removed sense, cakes?
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?
My thanks to you guys as well. If heavy, atmospheric Blackened Doom Metal sounds interesting, give Ascension a shot. Cheers.
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