Who are you and what do you do in your band?
Alex Awn. I headbang, I sweat, and I play guitar.
When/where was your band formed?
Doesn’t seem that long ago…but around winter of 2012.
Why did you choose to play Death Metal?
Artists create. Music is an expression and death-doom is our voice.
How do you compose your music? Does only one guy do everything or does everyone contribute?
Temple of Void is the result of five of us collaborating. If any of us were to leave it would change the complexion of the band in one way or another. It’s definitely a combined effort. Typical song starts with Eric or I planting a seed of a riff or two and then bringing it to practice to grow. We jam on the riffs and keep it open to revision and interpretation. I trust the collective judgement of the others implicitly.
Tell us about your lyrics, writing, inspiration etc.
Mike is the sole song-writer. He pulls inspiration from literature and cinema and often reinterprets it for the band. Our debut is entitled, “Of Terror and the Supernatural,” so that should give you a hint of the lyrical content. I’m proud to have Mike write the lyrics. He’s a very talented individual.
Is there an ideology behind your band?
None whatsoever. Temple of Void exists beyond the trappings of politics or ideologies. Temple of Void is death. Temple of Void is doom
How do you see the state of Death Metal music these days in your country and in general?
Thriving. There’s so much good shit out there right now. We just did an east coast trip with Cemetery Filth from Tennessee. They have a demo out that fucking rips. There’s a lot of good stuff happening. We’re digging some of the English bands like Grave Miasma, Cruciamentum and Lvcifyre. Vastum is probably my favorite US death metal band.
What are your long term plans as a band? What do you want to achieve?
We’ll continue writing, recording, and playing live. We want to bang heads from coast to coast and eventually reach foreign shores.
Name an other Death Metal band from your country that everyone should hear.
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