Summon: How did the band get started?
Serapheum: Serapheum was spawned in 2009. Nick and Chris got together and started fleshing out ideas Nick had written. Corey was found on Craiglist. He sent us a demo of him singing and we knew he was perfect for us. Josh joined after that maybe in 2011?
Summon: What kind of music do you play?
Serapheum: Blackened Death Metal…Corey’s vocals are BM and the music is a mix of BM & DM.
Summon: How has the fan response been?
Serapheum: Pretty good, but what can you expect for an un-signed underground BDM band LOL?
Summon: Where did the band name come from?
Serapheum: It was a name Nick had. He is very interested in ancient cultures as well as mystical phenomenons. It also has a Lovecraftian theme. The Serapheum was a building in ancient Egypt where animals were mummified. Some say human/animal hybrids were created there also. Secret forbidden rites were practiced there. A strange dark place…
Summon: Introduce the band members and what they do in the band.
Nick: Music, lyrics, guitar and keyboards.
Corey: Vocals and art.
Summon: Who writes the music? Lyrics?
Summon: And where do the lyric ideas come from?
Serapheum: Nick gets ideas from many different sources. He is fascinated with the HP Lovecraft stuff. He watches Ancient Aliens and other shows like that. Movies like Aliens, Prometheus and Stargate give him ideas too.
Summon: What is your view in Satanism and Occultism?
Serapheum: Just because there are things we can’t see with our eyes does not mean they are not there. Things that should not be…but are! Cosmic horror can be even more frightening.
Summon: How many albums/CD’s have you released?
Serapheum: One 6 song EP so far.
Summon: Tell me about some the songs on the latest CD?
Serapheum: It is sort of a themic concept EP. It starts off with the keyboard intro “Procession Ov The Necropantheon”…the dead gods of Egypt who are really not dead. “Curse Ov Serapheum” is a Lovecraftian type story about the dead gods making human/animal hybrids. “Blood god” is about the ancient Aztec/Inca human sacrifices. The song Avatar Ov Abstract Horrors is basically about an alien race that travels space to destroy other worlds either through gene manipulation or just utter annihilation. “At The Mountains Ov Madness” is an instrumental inspired by the Lovecraft story of the same name. “Whispers in the Darkness” is basically a ghost story about the afterlife.
Summon: Do you have any side projects?
Serapheum: Chris has Kherub which is his instrumental project and Corey did some vocals on a local BM project called Funerary Decent.
Summon: Who are some of your musical influences?
Serapheum: Slayer and Emperor mainly, but we also like Abigail Williams, Incantation, Death, Behemoth, Dissection & Nightbringer and many more.
Summon: Which current bands?
Serapheum: There are just so many!
Summon: What do you think of the US Black Metal/Death Metal scene?
Serapheum: It is growing!
Summon: What do you think of the Overseas scenes?
Serapheum: Can’t say, but we have quite a few fans outside of the US.
Summon: What are some of new favorite black metal/death metal bands?
Serapheum: Abigail Williams and a host of underground stuff!
Summon: When do you guys plan on writing any new material?
Serapheum: We are writing new stuff right now! Always writing!
Summon: What does the future hold for the band??
Serapheum: We shall see! Hopefully more recordings!
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