DECREPIT THRONE

DECREPIT THRONE is a really cool band that has given me some really cool moments lately. Anders Ekdahl ©2017

What fascinates me is how you can still come up with new combinations of chords to make new songs and sounds that have not been heard before. What is it that fascinates you into coming up with new songs and albums?
Gregory- well my listening habits are very diverse. I incorporated everything from 70’s and 80’s hard Rock and even 80’s pop in my playing. Of course traditional black metal and death metal influences are there as well. I experiment with jazz chords but I don’t listen to a lot of jazz.

How is this new recording different from the previous? How do you take your sound one step further?
-Well, Traitors Grave is our first album. It differs from my past project because we concentrated 100% on the music. The recording process was professional and we obtained the raw atmosphere that this form of music needs. Also, Ron was in another state and recorded his vocals at a studio located near his home in New Jersey. I did call my parts in Raleigh, NC.

When you write songs about the topics you do what kind of reactions do you get? How important is it to have a message in your lyrics? What kind of topics do each song deal with? Is there a red thread to the songs?
Gregory-Well, Ron’s lyric deal with the darker side of the world around use. Anger, dislike of religion, betrayal. All the reaction has been very well received. The support from the underground has been more than I ever imagined.

Whenever I think of you I cannot help wandering off to different bands. What bands/sounds do you indentify with?
-I listen to mostly older bands. Everything from Dissection, Dark Throne, Dawn, Bathory, Drudkh, Emperor, Death, Black Saabbath, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin and ever some 80’s pop such as The Motels, Missing Persons, Saga and The Foxx. The list is endless. I would have to add Dio, Judas Priest and earl Ozzy too.

How did you go about choosing art work for this new album? What was important to have in it?
Gregory-The art was chosen because I felt to represents the mood and feel of the album. The art inspired Ron to write the title track.

Something that scares me a bit is this I hear from more and more bands that they aren’t that bothered with art work anymore because people today download rather than buy physical. To me the whole point is to have art work that matches the music. I don’t know how many times I’ve been disappointed by weak art work to an otherwise cool album. What’s your opinion on this subject?
Gregory- I agree with you. Art is very important. Art helps set the mood before the listener hears the music. When I was young, I often bought albums because I thought the art was interesting.

How do you come up with song titles? What do they have to have to fit the songs?
Gregory- Ron writes the song lyrics and titles. I am sure inspiration come from many sources. The world is such a fucked up place and provides all the inspiration an artist need.

I use Spotify and Deezer but only as compliment to buying CDS (it’s easier to just have your phone or pad when you’re out) but I fear that soon music as we know it will be dead and buried. What are your worries as a band?
-My main worries is people treat music as something that is disposable. The die hards will always be there but I worry that each passing generation is producing fewer die hard fans. I hope that I am wrong.

How much of a live band are you? How important is playing live?
Gregory Well, Decrepit Throne is a studio project. I feel playing live is important but at this point it may be impossible.

What lies in the future?
Gregory- I have already begun work on the next album. The CD version of Traitors Grave will be our very soon so please be looking for it. And check us out at https://decrepitthrone.bandcamp.com

DECREPIT THRONE is a really cool band that has given me some really cool moments lately. Anders Ekdahl ©2017

What fascinates me is how you can still come up with new combinations of chords to make new songs and sounds that have not been heard before. What is it that fascinates you into coming up with new songs and albums?
Gregory- well my listening habits are very diverse. I incorporated everything from 70’s and 80’s hard Rock and even 80’s pop in my playing. Of course traditional black metal and death metal influences are there as well. I experiment with jazz chords but I don’t listen to a lot of jazz.

How is this new recording different from the previous? How do you take your sound one step further?
-Well, Traitors Grave is our first album. It differs from my past project because we concentrated 100% on the music. The recording process was professional and we obtained the raw atmosphere that this form of music needs. Also, Ron was in another state and recorded his vocals at a studio located near his home in New Jersey. I did call my parts in Raleigh, NC.

When you write songs about the topics you do what kind of reactions do you get? How important is it to have a message in your lyrics? What kind of topics do each song deal with? Is there a red thread to the songs?
Gregory-Well, Ron’s lyric deal with the darker side of the world around use. Anger, dislike of religion, betrayal. All the reaction has been very well received. The support from the underground has been more than I ever imagined.

Whenever I think of you I cannot help wandering off to different bands. What bands/sounds do you indentify with?
-I listen to mostly older bands. Everything from Dissection, Dark Throne, Dawn, Bathory, Drudkh, Emperor, Death, Black Saabbath, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin and ever some 80’s pop such as The Motels, Missing Persons, Saga and The Foxx. The list is endless. I would have to add Dio, Judas Priest and earl Ozzy too.

How did you go about choosing art work for this new album? What was important to have in it?
Gregory-The art was chosen because I felt to represents the mood and feel of the album. The art inspired Ron to write the title track.

Something that scares me a bit is this I hear from more and more bands that they aren’t that bothered with art work anymore because people today download rather than buy physical. To me the whole point is to have art work that matches the music. I don’t know how many times I’ve been disappointed by weak art work to an otherwise cool album. What’s your opinion on this subject?
Gregory- I agree with you. Art is very important. Art helps set the mood before the listener hears the music. When I was young, I often bought albums because I thought the art was interesting.

How do you come up with song titles? What do they have to have to fit the songs?
Gregory- Ron writes the song lyrics and titles. I am sure inspiration come from many sources. The world is such a fucked up place and provides all the inspiration an artist need.

I use Spotify and Deezer but only as compliment to buying CDS (it’s easier to just have your phone or pad when you’re out) but I fear that soon music as we know it will be dead and buried. What are your worries as a band?
-My main worries is people treat music as something that is disposable. The die hards will always be there but I worry that each passing generation is producing fewer die hard fans. I hope that I am wrong.

How much of a live band are you? How important is playing live?
Gregory Well, Decrepit Throne is a studio project. I feel playing live is important but at this point it may be impossible.

What lies in the future?
Gregory- I have already begun work on the next album. The CD version of Traitors Grave will be our very soon so please be looking for it. And check us out at https://decrepitthrone.bandcamp.com

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