Who is SORROWSEED? First of all, please introduce the band members: Lilith Astaroth - lead vocalist
Morte McAdaver - rhythm guitar/main writer
Eric Pellegrini - live lead guitars
Asmodai - bass
Subrick - drums
You play a mixture of Death Metal and Black Metal with plenty of melodies.
How did you come up with the idea to play such a mixture of styles?
Morte: Honestly, it all just comes naturally to me; I don't consciously
think "today I will write a death metal-esque song." Rather, I imagine a
scenario, character(s), a story, etc. and just write what feels appropriate for
it, usually starting with guitar and just going from there. I listen to a huge
variety of music, and a myriad of metal styles, so it all just ends up blending
into one big, mixed wave of influence for me.
I read that you will release this year your second full-length cd Nemesis
Engine. Can you already tell us something about the content and the music of
Morte: The theme will be very focused on undead and necromancy. It will
still be very apocalyptic and focused in a single, immensely powerful main
character, but it will also showcase a lot of other fun, evil monstrosities and
tales that I've been dying to write about. With a new setting also comes a new
sound for Sorrowseed: heavier, riff-intensive, and "old school metal"
influenced, if you will. Simply put: expect things to get even more brutal!
Is for Nemesis Engine already a release date in sight?
Lilith and Morte: We are working diligently, and at this time the album is
halfway finished. We hope to release it by late summer or early fall of this
year - 2013.
You currently have no record label you are under contract. Do you have a new
label in sight?
Lilith: We have not yet begun to seek a label, however, we would like to
release NEMESIS ENGINE on a label... we will see what the future brings! We are
very interested in being part of a European label....
You are already since 2009 together musically on the way. Has the music scene
in the USA changed in the meantime? If so, how?
Lilith: It hasn't changed much in just a few years. In our area, New
England, more and more metal bands are emerging every day. This is good and bad;
for some of them are very talented, but so many of them are terrible.
Do you have much contact with other bands / musicians or do you rather go
your own way?
Lilith and Morte: We do have some bands we're friends with; for example:
Faces of Bayon, Matalon, VI, Abnormality, AbSynthe, Necrophiliac Meat Circus,
Fever Vein, Acaro, Gravesideservice, Voices of the Dead, and others, but we
always love to meet and work with similar bands, so that we can keep in touch
and play more shows together in the future. We're hoping to plan another tour
for later this year and are looking for bands to go on this adventure with us.
How important are your fans for you?
Lilith: Extremely! Without the fans, there would be no one to perform for.
We do our best to treat our fans well and hook them up with good prices on
merch, and communicate with them every day through our website and through our
Is a tour or festivals planned for 2013?
Lilith: We're finishing up the DAMSELS OF DARKNESS Tour right now - we'll be
hitting Boston and PHILLY this weekend, and PA in May. After this, we will
finish our work on NEMESIS ENGINE and hope to be offered, or plan, another tour
later in the year! Where do you see the band in five years?
Lilith: I want to see us touring Europe. I feel that in Europe our music is
much more appreciated than in the states. Specifically, I know myself and Eric
would love to tour in Italy - we love it there and we have Italian heritage... I
think we would do very well and metalheads there would like our music. I'd also
love to see us in Germany. We are very determined to play in Europe, so I think
within the next 5 years it can be accomplished with the right opportunities.