|Quick introductory interview.|
1. Who are you and how did the band get started?|
We are Solothus from Finland. We started already in the year 2007, but nothing was too serious back then. Solothus got its birth from plain interest and love for heavy music, we simply just wanted to play! We have had some line up changes through out the years, but it we found stable members in the late 2010, when Dario joined for bassist. This autumn our drummer Santeri, whom we started the band with, left and we took Juha Karjalainen (Cataleptic) as a drummer. We also added a second guitarist, Sami Iivonen (Cataleptic, Urgamlaa) to make our sound even heavier!
2.Why did you choose Doom, and how would you describe your style?
Doom metal came naturally. We enjoyed playing slow and heavy! Songs that our main-composer Veli (guitars) does are just what one could call doom metal. We tend to use the term ”Epic Heavy Death/Doom Metal” because we think that you can find some old school heavy metal in our song along with death metal and doom metal. In shorter, we could be called just Death/Doom Metal.
3.What would you consider to be the high point of your career so far?
There are two high points. First off, the finnish tour with Coffins and Hooded Menace. They are two bands that we have great resepct. Also the guys from both bands are really nice and cool people! Second would be us getting a recording deal from Memento Mori. Naturally the next high point will be our first full-length, when it comes out early next year.
4.Which three bands most influenced you?
Candlemass. Their epic doom metal has been always there for us. The overall sound and everything. Just undeliavable!
Autopsy. Really the right way to do death metal, with some really doomy riffs! Some of the best death metal, ever!
Lake of Tears. Might come as a surprise, but it has really inspired me (Kari, Vocals) and Veli (guitars). It started our ”heavy metal” listening back in the day. Propably you cannot hear Lake of Tears-sounds in our music, but it has ”sparked” Solothus in more than one ways.
5. What are your plans for the near future? To get the full-length out through Memento Mori Records. After that as much gigs as possible. Maybe even a gig abroad, if that works out...
6. If there is anything you would like to add, the last words are yours. Stay Doomed! Remember to check us out! Support Memento Mori!
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