There seems to be a fine line between music and chaos best articulated by the industrial scene. SEWER GODDESS has been described as many things but one that still stands is that this is some pretty cool music. ©2015 Anders Ekdahl
For those of us not too familiar with SEWER GODDESS could you give us a short introduction?
-Based out of Boston, Massachusetts we’ve been trafficking unpleasant music since 2005.
I have seen your music being described as power violence, industrial, ambient and industrial metal. Is it beneficial to you as an artist to not be too easy to compartmentalize?
-It has helped to us reach new listeners who might not of heard our music otherwise, however we run a greater risk of losing fans with more specific tastes.
When you seem to attract a lot of different fans does it feel like you have a greater responsibility to not stray too far from the beaten track not to lose some fans?
No not at all. We write music that is interesting to us.
What was it that attracted you to this sound? What would you say have been your most important influences?
-I’m drawn to music that isn’t easy to digest. Bands such as Mordor (Switzerland), SPK, Godflesh, Dissecting Table, Skin Chamber and Brighter Death Now have helped guide my interests.
You have a new album to promote now. How does this one differ from your previous recordings? Do you feel that you’ve found your sound now?
-‘Painlust’ differs quite a bit from our previous material. Live drums are incorporated into my sequencing. I think this album hosts more of balance between man and machine.
When you write songs do you do so with an album in mind or do you arrange the songs on the album after they all have been written?
-A bit of both: the track listing generally works itself out during the writing process.
How important are the lyrics to you? What kind of topics do you touch upon?
-My lyrics are generally negative and fit the music itself. Everything I do for Sewer Goddess has an equal importance.
How important is the graphic side to SEWER GODDESS? Do you feel like there is a SEWER GODDESS aesthetic?
-It’s crucial. Substandard artwork is a turnoff. I definitely think we carry a consistent aesthetic with each release.
What does the future hold?
-Filth & Violence will be rereleasing a Sewer Goddess collection entitled “Hymns Of Infliction” comprising of material from 2008-2009.