EMQ’s with CURSE OF EIBON

EMQ’s with CURSE OF EIBON

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Swedish based Occult Melodic Death Metal band, Curse Of Eibon. Huge thanks to vocalist, Fredrik Croona, 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?

Fredrik, vocalist.

Curse of Eibon was founded in late March/early April of 2020 with members from different metal bands in Sweden. We all wanted to create something interesting and dark together.

To tell stories of the occult and things beyond human comprehension.

How did you come up with your band name?

The band name was inspired by a character from a Lovecraft novel called “Eibon”. He was a wizard who wrote the tome called “Book of Eibon”

What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

We are from Sweden-Gothenburg/Uppsala/Borlänge and right now the metal scene is kind of dead, due to corona virus naturally. Otherwise, we have a pretty decent scene with a lot of bands.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)

Our latest release is called “Book of Eibon” which is our debut EP.

‘Dagon’ (Official Lyric Video)

‘Ahtu’ (Official Lyric Video)

Who have been your greatest influences?

We all have our different influences and we all like different styles of music and metal. Thrash/Gothenburg/death metal etc.

What first got you into music?

I joined my first band in 2002 and I just wanted to try to be a vocalist. Philip Anselmo is an old hero of mine and got me inspired to become one.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

Personally, I’d love to work with a couple of other vocalists like Mikael Stanne or Björn Stridh, mainly because they are amazing vocalists.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Wacken would be amazing to play, I think most metal bands would love to be standing on one of their stages.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

Haven’t really received any weird gifts…

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Keep supporting the things you love.

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Chuck Schuldiner from the band Death.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

I enjoy creating new music and I hate being stuck on repeat and not being able to move forward.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

For bands to support and help each other and not just compete. And for labels to support their bands and not release album after album to just earn money.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Pantera – “Vulgar Display Of Power”.

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

Everything has its charm, depending on a person’s taste. I like downloads because its easy.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

To be honest I can’t really remember, I’ve enjoyed most of my gigs.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

Haha, I am just a musician as a hobby. I do have another job, a full-time job as a chef.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Ozzy Osbourne, Zack Wylde, George Fisher, Till Lindemann , Al Jourgensen.

What’s next for the band?

We are currently working on a new concept EP which will be very interesting. That’s all I can say for now.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

www.curseofeibon.bandcamp.com/
www.youtube.com/channel/UCXQQPmfar-wid_lQFJ9koDQ
www.facebook.com/curseofeibon

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Biscuit!

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Thank you for having me. Not really , just check out the new EP and horns up!

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EMQ’s with VESTAL CLARET

EMQ’s with VESTAL CLARET

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Seymour, Connecticut based Occult Metal band Vestal Claret. Huge thanks to Simon Tuozzoli 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?

My name is Simon. I’m in the recording project known as Vestal Claret. I play the guitar, the bass, keys, percussion, and sing some. The band was formed in 2006 as an occult metal project. We had a rocky start. After composing our first full length, Phil (vocalist) took his lyrics from the album and applied them to Hour Of 13’s first LP. We reformed years later and finally released that original record, then followed it up with 2 LPs, along with other recordings.

How did you come up with your band name?

Phil Swanson named the band before it was formed. The name literally translates to “Virgin Blood”.  He had the concept and was looking for members to make it happen.

What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

Northeast USA. The scene is horrible. The majority of our supporters are from elsewhere.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)

We released a self-titled LP a few weeks ago.

https://thecultofvestalclaret.bandcamp.com/album/vestal-claret

Who have been your greatest influences?

Phil is influenced by much cooler, obscure music. His knowledge of underground music is preposterous. I like a lot of different stuff; some popular (70’s-80’s), some classical, some 80’s metal, medieval folk, and progressive music.

What first got you into music?

Listening to my mother’s records.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

I’d bring Custer La Rue out of retirement.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Any doom fest because doom is the best.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

A box of Century Eggs.

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

I am grateful beyond belief for your support.

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Dio. (Don’t tell Phil).

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

Creating. I don’t get paid to do it.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

The consumers. If they dug harder to find music than just taking what was fed to them, the world would be a better place.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

“Sabbath Bloody Sabbath”.

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

1. Vinyl, 2. CD’s, 3. Cassettes, 4. Downloads.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

Sad, but it was years ago. My band played a Knights of Columbus gig in Middletown RI. It was all ages. The kids ate it up, the band was on fire. It was magic.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

I’d be a fucking watermelon, and I’d taste like shit.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Howell Golson, Jay Murray, Dave Boccuzzi, Bruce McCulloch, and a camera man.

What’s next for the band?

Just promoting the new record. We might play live next year.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

Bandcamp and Facebook.
www.thecultofvestalclaret.bandcamp.com/
www.facebook.com/VestalClaret/
www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vestal_Claret

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

That’s a biscuit friend. Haven’t had one yet, but I can see from here, that’s no cake.

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

I appreciate your questions. Thanks.

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