Interviews: Féleth

On this new occasion, we have had the opportunity to interview the Death Metal band Féleth from Norway. 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?

We spent a long while trying to find a great name, but in the end, Espen just came up with the word ‘’Féleth’’ and we thought it worked. The band name wasn’t really of much importance to us at that point. Later on, we discovered that Feleth is a lady's first name in southern America, haha!

2. Why did you want to play this genre?

Before Espen (vox) and Brage (bass) joined, we used to play thrash metal, but later on we sought more technical and more interesting music, so it was only natural that we got further into the more extreme.

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

Some of the members had already been playing together for a while, as previously mentioned, and the band knew Espen somewhat before we got him in on vocals. After having no luck finding a bassist we ended up going to Brage, who some of us know, and who we all knew was already a great guitarist.

4. Each band member's favorite band?

Thomas, who’s been for the most part the primary (musical) songwriter for Divine Blight has been listening to a lot of Shadow Of Intent for the past couple of years, there are probably some small inspirations from them on the album but nothing outstanding.

Brage, on the bass, is a die-hard Spawn Of Possession fan, which is somewhat noticeable as he loves doing bass leads and solos, making the music more fun with more playful basslines.

Alexander, the lead boy, has always been into more melodic stuff, probably inspiring him to become as creative as he is when it comes to his leads. His go-to band is Architects. Also, our drum machine has been jamming out to Judas Priest-head forever. Probably minor inspirations from there, maybe?

Espen rarely has a favorite band, as a vocal nerd he usually listens to a lot of varied stuff, in the infinite search to get better and learn new stuff. A long-time favorite would easily be the great Cattle Decapitation.

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

Lyrically, for the most part just general disdain for how low humanity, as a race, has become. Just filled with stubborn politicians, greedy corporations, and in general stupidity. Thomas gets inspired by Espen and Alexander gets inspired by Liverpool FC. (Sorry we just had no real good answers, and these were the ones I was given, not sure what went wrong here)

6. Where was your last gig? 

Our most recent gig was in Oslo, the capital of Norway, at a small cute venue called Verkstedet. The gig was connected to a music business festival called By: Larm.

7. Where would you like to act?

I would guess the end game for any metal band is to play Hellfest, but I’d say we currently dream of making it to Wacken.

8. Whom would you like to feature with?

We’d love to play with probably any of our favorite bands, but we're not that big yet though, so for now it’d be awesome to play with more local Norwegian acts like Deception and/or Fleshmeadow.

9. Whom not?

Any troubadours. Also, there was that one support band we played with who hadn’t practiced for months. Not naming anyone hahaha.

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

Espen had a lot of anxiety before his first shows, but after just getting on stage you’re kinda just there. Basically just went away with time.

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

As aforementioned, mostly our favorite bands, but there’s so much music out there, and when consuming different types of music one can often find new sources of inspiration.

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

One time there was an old man, clearly not into metal at all, saying we played great but he’d like us to play rock’n’roll. As if we don’t know what type of music we’re playing haha!

13. What do you think of your fans?

They are pretty awesome. Many of our initial fans were mostly friends and family, but seeing different people from different parts of the world appreciate what we do is very heartfelt and makes all the struggles of being a band totally worth it! 

14. What do you think of our site?

I actually really like it, seeing track-by-track rundowns, especially lyrically, is very interesting. Seeing other people’s inspirations and views on things is pretty cool, if not inspiring as well.

15. Something to add?

Our upcoming album ‘’Divine Blight’’ releases on all musical platforms on the 11th of November through Rob Mules Records. We’re found everywhere on social media under Felethband. Thanks for having us!

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