Saturday, January 27, 2018

Chrch Interview

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

Eva: We play intense, heavy songs for the forlorn and the seeking

2.How would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recordings you have released so far?

Eva: People call us doomy, sludgy, and psychedelic

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

4.Originally the bands name was spelled 'Church', what was the decision behind shortening the spelling?

Eva: The Australian band The Church felt that our existence would confuse its fan base

5>What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?

Eva: Every show we play is uniquely awesome and we feel fortunate to be on every stage we are ever upon. I think all of us individually have our favorite shows where we've been able to play with bands that we've looked up to in the past.

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?

Chris: Yes, so far we are doing a few regional shows in March.  Right after our new record comes out, we have a European tour with Fister in May and a few smaller US runs this summer.

7.Recently you where a part of a split with 'Fister', what are your thoughts on the other band that had participated on the recording?

Eva: They're rad dudes who play sick ass riffs.

Chris: Fister rules, we've known them for a while and they're awesome guys that have constantly put out sick tunes.  We were stoked to do this split.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of sludge and doom metal?

Chris: We've had a great response everywhere we've been - it's been nice.

Eva: People actually like us. !!

9.Are any of the band members currently involved with any other bands or musical projects these days?

Chris: Adam and I play in a kind of grind/powerviolence two piece band called xTom Hanx

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

Eva: We are continuing on our personal trajectory, expanding upon elements from previous releases and morphing right into our becoming.

11.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?

Chris: We all listen to the expected classics, but we definitely come from different backgrounds musically.  I kinda of typically grew up on classic rock through my parents and transitioned to punk and metal going into high school.  We collectively have a pretty broad range of taste, though.

Just listened to the new Mammoth Grinder and it rules.  I've been jamming a lot of stuff like Ruby the Hatchet, Witchcraft, Mondo Drag lately.  Also pretty much always listening to Hell, Pink Floyd, Coffins, Yob.

Karl: I think one of our strengths is that we are influenced by a lot of different styles of music, heavy or not. I started playing classical guitar as a kid and didn't pick up an electric for years. Obsessions with bands like Grails or Lungfish has definitely influenced how I write for guitar.

Currently listening to: Full of Hell, Holy Sons, Jack Rose, Halshug and a bunch of stuff from Senient Ruin.

12.Does Occultism play any role in your music?

Eva: That which is hidden is my greatest catalyst.

13.What are some of your non musical interests?

Chris: I'm also a sound engineer, which I guess is still based around music.  I spend a lot of my time around music in some way pretty much every day.

Eva: potions, stockings, and film.

Karl: Climbing, yoga, literature, art, poetry and other such tough guy activities.

Ben: In my spare time I skateboard and film skateboarding, and work as a metal fabricator/blacksmith

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


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