Kadestrom Interview 30/06/21
MM: Can you tell us about your band and who's your biggest influence?
KS: This is a solo project under my own name. It's largely Black Metal in terms of essence and atmosphere, but with heavy Doom Metal and Death Metal elements. It's often a disservice to list all my influences, as that's a very long and ever-growing list that I could go into a tangent about and still fail to cover any real ground. I'm largely influenced by anything dark and heavy, with considerable inspiration from Extreme Metal.
MM: Where do you draw your inspirations and ideas from?
KS: It's often an amalgamation of personal thoughts and experiences.
MM: What would you say is your band's favourite song?
KS: I really don't do well with picking favourites in this area.
MM: Plans tour and festival wise for 2021?
KS: None, as I haven't even considered doing live work with this project.
MM: What can we expect from you live?
KS: Not that I do live with this project, but if I were to, it would have to adequately capture the atmosphere of the music in a live setting. Everything else is secondary.
MM: What do you like best and worst about touring?
KS: I haven't had the chance to really contemplate that question.
MM: Which three Bands would be your ultimate touring buddies
KS: That's a tough one as I'd really have to pick from a wide selection and wouldn't manage.
MM: What's the most memorable concert you've been to (other than your own) and why?
KS: In terms of scope and quality, it would have to be Bloodstock 2005, though when it's come to smaller but very energetic venues, I'd have to go with pretty much any gig by the British Thrash Metal veterans, Solitary.
MM: What do you feel has been your biggest accomplishment so far?
KS: I'd rather not judge. I do what I can and I try to do so in measured terms.
MM: Which are your two favourite albums of all time?
KS: I will fail at answering this question as well as that list is even more extensive and growing than the number of artists/acts that have influenced and inspired my own work.
MM: Can you remember the first time you ever played live and how it felt to have people watching you?
KS: Ages back, I was helping a friend out as a stand in guitarist and I had a mask, so, it didn't really feel like much of anything.
MM: Growing up which band posters did you have on your bedroom wall?
KS: I wasn't much for pinning up posters on walls. I did like the aesthetics of certain albums, but even posters in that regard were rare. I really liked the cover of Emperor's album titled Prometheus: The Discipline of Fire & Demise.
MM - Who do you think influenced the world of Metal / Rock more than any other person?
KS: Numerous titans to name.
MM - What's the most important thing to the your project right now?
KS: Right now, the focus is to promote Ascension while also setting up some momentum for its physical CD release via Narcoleptica Productions.
MM:If you could do a cover of any song which one would it be and why?
KS: It would have to be something that I could cover in the best of terms; maximising what I can bring to the cover itself. This makes picking a single track difficult. I have, in the past, covered “Alas, Lord Is Upon Me” by Behemoth. Perhaps I'll give it another shot.
MM: Tell us why we should buy and listen to your project.
KS: If you're into dark, atmospheric and heavy music, Ascension could be a worthwhile listen, as would much else that I could see myself creating going forward.
MM: Four words to describe your work.
KS: Atmospheric. Dark. Heavy. Foreboding.
MM: Final Words for your fans and our readers.
KS: Pretty much what I said to you guys. If heavy and atmospheric music interests you, give Ascension a listen. Cheers.