Interview With Sorrow Enthroned

What was the beginning pint for your music career? How did it all start?

Ive been playing guitar since I was a teenager, and it got to a point where I wanted to learn songwriting. In 2020 I released sorrow enthroneds debut and 11 months later released the second album. It started as black metal and is slowly evolving into brutal death metal as I find my sound

Was there any bumps on the road? What kind of challenges did you have to deal with?

I have been poor all my life, I could never afford any nice equipment and lots of times could barely afford to eat as well as losing people close to me literally everything has gone wrong for me short of total ruin. All the music was made with the bare necessities and I was never able to have the luxury of playing through a real amp and cab or even have a half decent mic to record with. I guess that translates somewhat into the anger of the music and its super satisfying seeing the end product after all the sacrifices and strain. 

What was the most fulfilling and satisfying moment so far?

Im still worked up from the songwriting and recording process so I feel like once im finally able to rest ill feel satisfied. Finishing recording the guitars felt wonderful though

How would you describe the music that you typically create?

The music I make is inspired by the death and black metal bands of the 90s. I also listen to a lot of modern death metal and draw from deathcore and slam so the music is pretty raw and aggressive. I am also into the occult so it can be haunting and ethereal at times

What is your creative process like?

I have to be inspired by something to make me want to play guitar, then when I jam I pick a riff and work from there. Lyrically the albums have tended to have a theme so during the songwriting process im always thinking of ideas to talk about lyrically

If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?

I wish extreme metal like death and black metal got more love it definitely seems to be growing and the music is only getting better. Death metal exploded in the 90s and remained relevant and now it is making another big resurgence. 

If you were asked to give a piece of advice to upcoming bands, what would that be?

Keep making music and leaving your stamp, the scene stays alive through bands continuing to make music, and its for a greater cause

What has been the best performance of your career so far?

I don’t play live, but recording this album was tough, tracking just the guitars took around 40 something hours I think. I was glad to be done with that and I am happy I put the effort in because I feel satisfied with the performances

If you didn’t become a musician, what would you be doing now?

Id be a hermit wandering around the woods doing magick and taking psychedelics

What is new with the band at the moment? What are you currently working on and would like to share with the world?

Illicit Infantile Surgical Procedures will be released July 2023, I will also be starting a slam band in the future. Thanks for reading