We're Seal of Solomon, a blackened-death metal band from Istanbul Turkey with oriental and progressive influences.
2.Recently you have put out a new album, can you tell us a little bit more about your musical sound?
The band has it's roots in black and death metal since the beginning. And since we live in Turkey, we all have very rich oriental backgrounds as musicians.
Finally with joining of Önder Dülger to the band, he brought in his progressive and metalcore influences.
We've mixed all that we have in one with I The King.
3.With your band name and the lyrics, the music has a goetic and occult tone to it, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in occultism?
Especially Can Berk Öcalır and Ozan Murat Özfen had interest in djins, black magic and demonology for years.
> 4.The band was originally known as 'Unfurling' in the beginning what was the decision behind the name change?
To spread the new word of King Solomon and to welcome our new vision.
5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?
The band haven't played yet under the name of Seal of Solomon but our all time favorite gigs are university festivals. They provide the best demography and energy for our performances. Choreographically we have our concept to follow on stage, it's best not to put it in words.
6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
We'll have an album launch in Turkey at first, then we're planning on touring Eastern Europe.
The details will be in our website soon.
7.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black and death metal?
Much better than what we've expected. Especially after the BlankTV release of our guitar instruction video of the song I The King v2.
Everyone finds pieces of their own favorite genre in the album.
8.Are any of the band members involved with any other musical projects these days?
We're all members of some of the biggest bands of Turkish metal music scene.
Önder plays lead guitars in Undertakers, Doğu and Ozan play in Furtherial and Tolga plays in Chaosnerve.
9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
We use music to express our individual selves under the flag of King Solomon.
And if our moods would change, probably our music will too. But Seal of Solomon will never sell hapiness or love, that goes without saying.
We're doing what we love doing the most, and we're impatient to do it on the road.
10.What are some bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
Can: Behemoth, Dark Funeral.
Önder: Meshuggah to ease the hate within, Sergio Altamura to explore, and Iron Maiden to remind me who I am.
Doğu: Behemoth , Arch Enemy.
Tolga: Meshuggah, Opeth
Ozan: Satyricon, Rotting Christ
11.What are some of your non musical interests?
Can : Baking Macarons, Playing Xbox.
Önder: Like Fishing and studying Astronomy and Space Science in Istanbul University.
Doğu: Origamy and writing essays.
Tolga: Playing video games.
Ozan: Drawing and producing animations and comics.
12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
We thank you for letting us spread our thoughts.
; And we thank everyone who support our music worldwide