|Quick Introductory Interview.|
|1. Who are you and how did the band get started?
SEVEN CHURCHES is actually a one-man-project at the moment. After playing in a few bands i had the feeling to do it all by my own to get the results i wanted. So here we are...my computer...my guitar...and me. At the moment the whole thing is still an experiment. On my first album 'The Revelation' i had no real vocals, because i was not completely sure about which way to go vocalwise, so i decided to keep it instrumental with some pitched-down speech added. i'm now working on the second album...this time with some melodic vocallines which are said to sound a little bit like 'Rush' (yes, the band ;)). so weīll see if people like it. I also want a heavier sound and may use 7- or even 8-string guitars for the third album and more complex soundstructures.
2. Why did you choose Doom, and how would you describe your style?
I don't consider SEVEN CHURCHES to be a totally doom metal band but as my own mood ranges from bittersweet to totally p*ssed off i therefore wander between the worlds of Thrash-, Death- and Doom-metal. i personally only differentiate between music i like and stuff i donīt like. the rest is not in my hands. i donīt plan to do doom-metal. itīs just happening.
3. What would you consider to be the high point of your career so far?
Hmm, what career? ;) At the moment i try to draw some attention to my project, which is not easy because there is a lot of music out there. i just keep moving on and try to improve my songwriting and the overall sound. Time will tell if SEVEN CHURCHES will perpetuate oneīs name.
4. Which three bands most influenced you?
Celtic Frost, Fates Warning, Slayer (...)
5. What are your plans for the near future?
Releasing my second album and to pay my rent.
6. If there is anything you would like to add, the last words are yours.
For me music was always a blessing and a curse. I guess thatīs how life works in general. Without music i would be long dead but less obsessed.
thanks for your attention
P.S.: My first album entitled 'The Revelation' can be heard on Myspace.