Saturday, July 29, 2017

Hate Moon Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

Tohmar- We're a Norse-Gael symphonic metal two piece from Pennsylvania. As proud Irish Americans we promote our heritage and culture through our music.

2.You have an album coming out in September, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?

Tohmar- An aural romanticism of ancient norse-celtic fantasy.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?

Tohmar- I would prefer that the listener interpret the lyrical/thematic narrative as they choose.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Hate Moon'?

Tohmar- I also prefer this be an abstraction that the listener can interpret as they wish.

5.Currently there are only 2 members in the band, are you open to expanding your line up or do you chose to remain a duo?

Tuathail- Hate Moon will remain a duo. Tohmar and I have a certain vision for this band where we don’t want outside influence to disturb it.

6.The album is coming out on 'Folkvangr Records' are you happy with the support that they have given you so far?

Tuathail- Yes, it has been quite a privilege and honor to be with Folkvangr.

7.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of symphonic black metal?

Tohmar- Until this album we have not released anything publicly/officially.
Tuathail- We did pass along demos to friends and they were always well received.  This is why we felt an album was due.

8.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

Tohmar- Longer and more complex compositions.

9.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

Tohmar- Black/death metal, classical, goth, and music from video games.  Both in the the present and past.
Tuathail- For me black metal, experimental electronic and industrial music.

10.Does paganism play any role in your music?

Tohmar- No.

11.What are some of your non musical interests?

Tuathail- Hiking and art.
Tohmar- Norse-Irish culture/heritage, video games, politics.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

Tohmar- No.

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