Interviews: Inpathos

On this new occasion, we have had the opportunity to interview the Melodic Death Metal band, Inpathos from the USA. 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 band name was really tough to come up with. These days, finding something that is unique without sounding too cheesy feels impossible. Adonis ended up going through a series of terrible ideas before landing on Inpathos, which is very loosely based on the term Pathos, or “suffering”, and the prefix In, which can mean either “in" or "not." So we're in suffering... or maybe we're not suffering... only time will tell! More importantly, it sounds totally melodeath and wasn’t taken! 

2. Why did you want to play this genre?

Melodeath rules! But seriously, the combination of melody with both technicality and aggression that melodeath has makes it such an awesome subgenre. It really embodies who we in Inpathos are collectively as both musicians and listeners.

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

Several of us did know each other before the band was formed. Nabil and Adonis knew each other of course, being brothers, and they both knew Anthony for about almost a decade and even had a band together in high school before forming Inpathos. Brendan was part of the same friend group and knew the three of them for almost as long. The four of us met Patrick properly for the first time around mid-2022 and hit it off right away.

4. Each band member's favorite band?

Adonis: Opeth 

Anthony: The Dear Hunter 

Brendan: King Crimson 

Nabil: Insomnium 

Patrick: Solution .45

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs? 

Collectively, we have many sources of inspiration for writing music. Ultimately, there are three forces that continue to push us forward:

Self-expression: like so many others, we've found a way to voice our deepest thoughts and feelings through music. The Divinity album is a great example of this, as it is a deeply personal journey from beginning to end. With a heavy coating of metaphor, of course - can't be too literal!

Artistic expression: March Towards a Blackened Sun is a great example of this as we delved further into using the music to tell a story, carrying a narrative from beginning to end. The upcoming Ascension EP also tells a story, albeit on a smaller scale, while focusing heavily on embodying the essence of the landscapes in which it is set.

Musical Growth: each of us is constantly seeking to become better at both our respective instruments as well as songwriting. We try to push ourselves to our absolute limit with each release, all in the belief that there is always room to grow as a musician regardless of your skill- level or years of experience.

6. Where was your last gig?

Our last gig was at an awesome venue called The Blue Room. Spoiler: the room is indeed blue.

7. Where would you like to act? 

We'd all love to perform at Wacken one day!

8. Whom would you like to feature with?

Pretty much any Melodeath band, to be completely honest. Melodeath rules!

9. Whom not? 

We want absolutely nothing to do with prejudiced jerks.

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

Each of us has suffered from some degree of stage fright. Ultimately, the only way to truly beat it is to get out there and face it, but there are some things we've found really helped us over the years:

Focus on the parts of it you are most excited about, whether it's playing your instrument, playing music with your friends (and family like in our case), being part of the music scene, etc.

Channel your anxiety! That tingling of nerves, those butterflies in your stomach, the jitters, all that energy can be redirected into your performance. Just remember to follow your drummer (or if you're the drummer, periodically check to see if anyone in the band is giving you a nasty look for going too fast..."

Print the setlist in big, bold letters you can see on stage - one less thing to think about! -Practice as a band regularly. Whether or not you play with a click, you should always be comfortable playing together as a group of imperfect, sometimes-too-fast-sometimes-to-slow, humans.

Remember to have fun!

11. What bands have inspired you the most? 

As far as our musical inspirations, those are quite diverse. Amongst the most influential to our writing: Opeth, Be'lakor, Wintersun, The Dear Hunter, Soilwork, Insomnium, Orden Ogan, Metallica, ABBA (yes, ABBA), Trivium, Hypocrisy, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Rotting Christ, Behemoth, Allegaeon, King Crimson, Whitechapel, and a wide range of Lebanese music (Adonis and Nabil especially). 

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

"Are you related to Jake Gyllenhaal?"

13. What do you think of your fans?

They are freaking AWESOME and we are always stoked to see them at every show and chat both before and after! We're so lucky that we get to meet so many cool people and share those memories with them!

14. What do you think of our site?

The site is amazing! The sheer number of bands with interviews, behind the songs, album breakdowns, and more is truly incredible, and the variety of different styles is great to see. We’re really stoked to join the ranks of so many great featured groups.

15. Something to add?

We’re Inpathos, we love metal and we love to have fun with it. What more does one need in life?

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