Lesser Glow Interview
By Gothik Divaa
Hello guys… how are you today? Greetings from Mexico City!
– We’re doing well out here, thank you. Currently piled the van on our way to show 1 of tour.
The band was born in 2016, it´s a young project, I’m curious about the band name “Lesser Glow”… what is the meaning?
– The name came more from imagery than deeper meaning. We all felt more attracted to the visualization and mood it evoked than anything else. Quite honesty it’s also the first and only thing we could all agree on. Sometimes that’s the way it goes.
The band is cataloged as Doom metal / Heavy music . I would like to know what bands have influenced you to achieve this sound?
– Our influences come from a range of different places, from Inside and outside of the heavy / doom genres. Quick list in a few minutes would be Failure, Unsane, Cave In, Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, Neurosis, Old Man Gloom, Sumac, Converge, Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen, Towns Van Zandt, Caspian
I know that the band is originally from Boston, United States … How is the Doom metal scene in that place?
– Heavy music is always alive and well in Boston. Glacier, Forn, Wormwood and Elizabeth Color Wheel are definite heavy hitters in the doom-ish genre, but there’s no shortage of aggression out here, be it slow or fast or anything in between.
Talking about your debut album entitled “Ruined”, this came out on June 8, 2018. How was the creative process?
– “Ruined” came together rather organically. It started with a batch of demos I (Andrew – Guitar) tracked in my bedroom, but really came to fruition when the lineup was solidified. From there it was all about trust. Let everyone do what they do best, and chase what excites you.
I heard the full album … my favourite song is “Tel Meggido” but I want to know Which is the most representative of the album and of course your favourite ?
– “Ruined”, the title track, was really the catalyst for the whole project. It was the first song we finished as a band, so I feel like it holds a special place for all of us. Over all, “Vacant Throne” is the band favorite and probably the most representative of all the sounds we reach for.
What expectations do you have with this work? I mean according to the press and the fans of the band.
– Ultimately, the hope is that it will give us a platform to progress as musicians and continue moving forward creatively.
– If you had the opportunity to play in a country, stage or festival, which one would you like and why?
– Roadburn is always filled with a lot of inspirational bands and good friends, so it would definitely be a bucket list festival to play. To be completely honest, we’re just excited to be in front of anyone excited to see us.
Thank you so much for your time, for “Metalheads Forever Magazine”, have a nice day and good luck with all your projects for this 2018.
MHF Magazine/Gothik Divaa