CULT OF ERINYES is a band that I’ve recently discovered. As I found them highly entertaining I decided to interview them. Anders Ekdahl ©2017
You have one of these names that do not really tell what kind of metal you play. How hard was it to come up with the name?
-Finding a band name can be very tricky,because it will forge the perception of the audience until the end. Concerning Cult of Erinyes, it was quite easy ; I don’t care about the perception of the audience (not to sound offensive, I just do music mainly for myself). Mastema (vocals) and myself found the name that made perfect sense and that would fit the music at 100%.
As I am sure of we are quite a few that are rather new to you guys could you give us a short introduction to the band?
-Black Metal. 2 EP. One split album (with Zifir).Two full lengths, almost three ( Tiberivs coming in May 2017 on Code 666).
What is Cult of Erinyes all about ? The Erinyes, as the deities of vengeance, directly punished the one responsible for a sin. Religions usually see the judgement as an element that comes in the so called afterlife ; that’s why those dogmas are born to fail and enslave mankind. Cult of Erinyes praises the facts and is for those who believe that assuming their true essence and facing their consequences is the only way to find who you really are.
We all carry baggage with us that affects us in one way or another but what would you say have been the single greatest influence on your sound?
-Emperor, Mayhem, Thorns, Dissection for the typical Black Metal influences. But I don’t think we have a “sound” per se. I love to have a different production for each release.
What is the scene like in your area? Is it important that there is some sort of local scene for a band to develop or can a band still exist in a vacuum of no scene/no bands?
-Fuck the local scene. Only quality must prevail.
Something I have often wondered about is if you feel that you are part of something bigger and greater when you play in a band, that you are part of a movement sort of?
-Not at all. Cult of Erinyes is a way to escape any kind of movement.
When you play the sort of music you play I guess you cannot have birds and bees on the cover of your album? What is a great album cover to you?
-Lulu from Metallica is a monumental piece of shit. So is the cover. And that makes the perfect cover for that album. What I mean is that a perfect cover is a cover that totally fits the music. It has to make sense.
What is your opinion on digital verses physical? Is digital killing music?
-What about the time there was no possibility to sell music? The format is not the issue, only bad music is.
What kind live scene is there for bands like yours?
-I don’t think there is one. Since we mainly focus on the recording, it’s not even important for us.
When you play live is it a happening or do you see it more as a party?
-Definitively NOT a party : we are talking about a musical genre that has a lot of connections with the Occult.
What would you like to see the future bring?
The end of Internet.