Summon: How did the band get started?
Iain: Paul mocked up the first few songs, after that he took it all cut it up and programmed drums on them. He emailed me a link to a myspace page and asked what I thought of ‘this band he found online’ I really liked it he later told me it was him!!
Summon: What kind of music do you play?
Iain: To be honest, I would much rather the listener decided that, and to be fair, it can be bad for a band to say we are grind, or death or industrial for example, I understand why you ask this, and I understand it is a necessary evil to guide listeners in that may enjoy your music, but we have a band camp site, please have a listen to the tracks and if you enjoy it great, lets not analyze it too much, especially if the music makes you feel a particular way that makes you want to listen again.
Summon: How has the fan response been?
Iain: The response has been good, we try not to analyze this too much however, we enjoy playing our music, its extreme and we are all in a niche area so all extreme styles are either for you or they are not, if our brand is for you, great, if not, there is plenty of other bands to listen too.
Summon: Where did the band name come from?
Iain: Zebadiah Ccrowe: from a 16th century murderer thief and sodomite!
Summon: Introduce the band members and what they do in the band.
Iain: Paul – Bass/Vox, he also writes everything, records, mixes and masters, he is the master mind behind the band. Mike plays the drums, and I do the guitars (Iain).
Summon: Who writes the music? Lyrics?
Iain: Paul writes the music and lyrics.
Summon: And where do the lyric ideas come from?
Iain: I had to ask Paul about this, he said – almost 4 decades of watching bleak and horrific sci fi, and also there is inspiration from H.P Lovecraft.
Summon: What is your view in Satanism and Occultism?
Iain: I asked Paul to answer this one too, I didn’t want to get to heavy, he says ”its great to pull goth girls if you tell them you are a warlock”.
Summon: How many albums/CD’s have you released?
Iain: 3 full length studio albums, 1 live album and 1 split.
Summon: Tell me about some the songs on the latest CD?
Iain: Id like you to go and listen to the bandcamp, I think it is important for the listener to take what they feel from the music, If i say this song or that song is about this or that, it can totally destroy the feeling, the vibe and a message you may feel you are getting, I had this years ago with a song I really hung my life on, I made the mistake of looking into what the musician was talking about, I had taken it totally the wrong way and it ruined the song, so I keep my mouth shut.
Summon: Do you have any side projects?
Summon: Who are some of your musical influences?
Iain: We are all influenced by a wide cross section of extreme and underground music, but as Paul writes the music, its probably best to quote the music he listens to most which is Ministry, Morbid Angel, GGFH and loads more.
Summon: Which current bands?
Iain: I love Immolation, Insision, wolves in the throne room, and Deicide.
Summon: What is the band like when you play live?
Summon: Have you guys ever played in another country?
Iain: We have played all over Europe and the UK many times.
Summon: How big of crowd shows up at shows usually?
Iain: Depends on who we support, we have played up to 800 or so supporting, we can pull well on our own, but tend to stick to tour supports it makes more sense for now.
Summon: How is the crowd response when you play?
Iain: They have been known to gorge themselves on each others flesh.
Summon: What do you think of the US Black Metal/Death Metal scene?
Iain: I am personally a big fan, I love Xastur, Wolves in the throne room, Deeds of Flesh, Immolation, and loads of others, we are all fans of bands from the states, we also toured with Nachtmystium in Europe not that long ago who were cool guys, and Averse Sefira a good few years back.
Summon: What do you think of the Overseas scenes?
Iain: People are the same where ever you go, so scenes are the same too.
Summon: What are some of new favorite black metal/death metal bands?
Iain: I haven’t come across any new stuff of late that I am really into, its slightly order stuff that’s working for me at the moment, but that can change.
Summon: When do you guys plan on writing any new material?
Iain: Paul is always on it!
Summon: What does the future hold for the band??
Iain: some warm up shows over the next few months before we tour Europe with Deicide.
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