Interviews: Sun Of The Dying

In this new occasion, we have had the opportunity to interview the Doom Metal/Death Metal band Sun Of The Dying from Spain. Check out the interview and follow the band on their FACEBOOK PAGE.

1. Where did you get the idea for the band name, you planned it or came out just like that? 

The Sun of the Dying is, in the northern Spain, the last sun of the evening. 

2. Why did you want to play this genre?

It’s amazing to play live those heavy as fuck riffs. Feeling that atmosphere with your audience is the best sensation on Earth. Also, it’s a cathartic way to deal with all your negativeness and anger. It’s slightly cheaper than a therapist. 

3. Did you know each other before the band was formed? 

Madrid is a big city, but somehow in the metal scene we are more or less related. Some of us were friends before the band started, even Diego and Casuso played together in Apocynthion, we all had friends in common before we met each other.

4. Each band member favorite band? 

We all have different backgrounds, but the same spine, and we share many musical tastes. We usually come back to everything what’s dark and somehow melodic: for example J. Yuste’s (bass) favourite band is Emperor, Casuso (guitars) loves Moonspell, Eduardo (vocals) could say Katatonia and David (keyboards) has The Gathering as a source of inspiration. Also we love some other styles, as Prog Rock. In that way, Roberto (guitars) favourite band is Porcupine Tree and Diego (drums) falls in love with acts as Pink Floyd, Alcest, Leprous or Kwoon.

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs? 

David: there is not a clear source of inspiration, but writing Doom Metal can be a fine act of catharsis. We can put in our music all our negativity, sadness and rage. Also the books we love (there are quite a few references in the album), the movies we watch, the things that happens everyday…

6. Where was your last gig?

We played with two awesome bands in Madrid: One Second Faith (Melodeath) and Son of Sorrow (Gothic Metal).

7. Where would you like to act?

We still have the good old dream of playing in huge festivals as Wacken or Hellfest, but we love the festivals and venues that are dedicated to the dark side of Metal, like Under the Doom, Madrid Is The Dark, Gothoom…

8. Whom would you like to feature with?

Of course, we would like to share stage and beers with the legends that have guide us musically: Paradise Lost, My Dying Bride, Katatonia, Swallow the Sun…

9. Whom not?

We haven't really any issues with nobody, but maybe with strong political involved bands.

10. Any of you has ever suffered from stage fright? Any tip for beginners on how to beat that?

Some of us have been playing live since we were kids, but it doesn’t take the nerves and the fear away. Each one have a different way of struggling with it. Self confidence in what you are doing is important, but, since we are a depressive, slow, pessimist band it’s difficult to apply to us. Anyway, the fears and the nerves disappear once you play the first chords and see the crowd responding. A good tip? The more beer, the less fear.

11. What bands have inspired you the most? 

Personally, we come from very different backgrounds, but, as a band, we worship the old good English Holy Trinity (My Dying Bride, Paradise Lost and Anathema) as well as the new Doom Metal Giants: Swallow the Sun, Draconian, Ahab, Shape of Despair, Hamferd…

12. What's the weirdest thing a fan has ever asked you for? 

One of our guitar players was once asked, while playing in other band, to do something related with blood, tongues or something like that. The story became blurry with the years. With Sun of the Dying, we couldn’t have a more respectful audience.

13. What do you think of your fans?

We are not that experienced to have a real fanbase, but everyone who is corageous enough to listen to such heavy, slow, depressing music has our admiration.

14. What do you think of our site?

One of the problems of the current media is that, wherever you go to get informed, you read always about the same bands. Luckily there are places like Breathing the Core, which gives some space to new, emerging bands. We are thankful for that.

15. Something add?

It’s a pleasure to show up here. Keep on supporting underground Metal and STAY DOOM!

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