Gospel of Grief

Gospel Of Grief-Satan

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Summon: How did the band get started?
Kaun: The band started in 2006 by Kaun and Inferion, as a studio band.



Summon: What kind of music do you play?
Kaun: We play black metal influenced by the Norwegian and Greek black metal scenes.



Summon: How has the band response been?
Kaun: Until now the respond is quite good, the reviews about our debut album ‘Our Symbol Is Death’ and our live performances are quite satisfactory, and this helps us to continue to play the music that we really like.



Summon: Where did the band name come from?
Kaun: Hmm, this is quite difficult, I remember that I drunk some beers back to 2006 with Inferion and it came to us as an idea.



Summon: Introduce the band members
Kaun: First of all, I would like to introduce our singer 108, who is one of the best performers in Hellenic black metal scene, AZ is our lead guitarist and he plays also in Obsecration, one of the most famous death metal bands in Greece, Torm is our bassist and AC our drummer.



Summon: Who writes the music? Lyrics?
Kaun: I am the main music composer, I record the riffs and alongside with the guys we create the songs whereas the lyrics are written by 108.



Summon: And where do the lyric ideas come from?
Kaun: I think that it’s better to ask 108 one day…



Summon: What is your view in Satanism and Occultism?
Kaun: We do not believe in any form of religion…



Summon: How many albums/CD’s have you released?
Kaun: We have released in 2006 our demo ‘Black Origins of the Universe’ in 333 copies, in 2009 a 7’ split with Strigoi Vii and in 2010 our debut album ‘Our Symbol Is Death’.


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Summon: Tell me about some the songs on the latest CD?
Kaun: The songs of our debut album, are a mixture of the Norwegian and Hellenic black metal scenes, influenced by some of our favourite black metal bands like Darkthrone, Mayhem, Naer Mataron etc. We are very proud that in one song Kaiadas from Naer Mataron helped us to the vocals.



Summon: Do you have any side projects?
Kaun: Yes, me and Torm, we have a side project, which is influenced by the French black metal scene.



Summon: Who are some of your musical influences?
Kaun: Guys like Nocturno Culto and Fenriz which represents the true black metal lifestyle our some of our musical influences.



Summon: Which current bands?
Kaun: There are a lot of bands, but okay, the most important are e e Darkthrone, Mayhem, Naer Mataron, Celtic Frost etc.



Summon: What is the band like when you play live?
Kaun: Hmm I do not know, I hope one day to play in United States, so, you will have the opportunity, to watch our performance, and to help us to answer this question….



Summon: What was the best band you played with?
Kaun: Dodheimsgard and Naer Mataron.



Summon: Have you guys ever played in another country?
Kaun: Unfortunately not, but we are trying to have some gigs in Europe this year.



Summon: How big of crowd shows up at shows usually?
Kaun: In Greece, the situation is too complicated, people do not want to go to underground live gigs, and as a result, when we play, to some underground festivals there are not many people.



Summon: How is the crowd response when you play?
Kaun: The response, is quite satisfactory, especially when we play, to some smaller cities than Athens, where people, are eager to attend a gig, because, live gigs and in particular black metal gigs are not a usual phenomenon. For example, we are very happy, when we play in Crete, where people really like black metal….



Summon: What is your opinion on the conflict of Black Metal Vs Death Metal?
Kaun: I do not believe that there is a conflict between Black and Death metal…



Summon: What do you think of the US Black/Death Metal scene?
Kaun: I really like and respect bands like Absu, Demonic Christ, Leviathan (fucking rules), Lurker of Chalice, Nachtmystium and of course Xastur. But okay I think that USA are more famous for the death metal scene, bands like Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse, Death, Deeds of Flesh, Immolation, Obituary, Deicide and of course Suffocation are fucking great..respect…



Summon: What do you think of the Overseas scenes?
Kaun: I do not know, but I have there are some great black metal bands in Australia like Destroyer 666 and Gospel of the Horns.



Summon: What are some of new favorite Black/Death Metal bands?
Kaun: I prefer to hear some of my old favourite Black/Death metal bands…..



Summon: When do you guys plan on writing any new material?
Kaun: I believe that until the end of 2011 we will start to record new songs, and I hope that in 2012 we will release our new album.



Summon: What does the future hold for the band??
Kaun: I do not, I hope that the flame is still alive, and we will record a good album which will help us to have the opportunity to have a lot of gigs around the world…





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