The début album from Aeonsgate – Pentalpha – is an impressive foray into extremely Epic Doom Metal territory. Thirsty for more background on this intriguing project, I sought out the man behind the music…
For those who are unfamiliar with your band – introduce yourself!
I`m Jondix, guitar player of Great Coven, eight Hand for Kali and Atman-Acron…More of a visual artist, but with unusual ideas and classic taste… Another looser…
Give us a bit of history to Aeonsgate
I just showed the demoed idea to Mats and he liked it for being unique, than Marco Minneman found it interesting to Sabbathian drumming instead of do polyrythms as he’s used to…
What are your influences?
For this project Iommi, Ritchie, and trance inducing boring noises from Metal underground…
What are you listening to at the moment that you would like to recommend?
The new Judas Priest and Griftegard
What did you want to achieve with this album?
Make a long boring song that I can work to.. specially when I’m painting in the studio
Are you happy with how it turned out?
I’m never satisfied… Now is one year after and I would love to hear the keyboards louder… My brother did an excellent job… But we are preparing a new record together
Tell us about the concept for the album
Death and the people you leave behind….that exact moment when you die… and the road to the other world whatever it is
What can you tell us about the lyrics?
It’s very romantic… fighting against death and trying to come back, cause you want to stay in the world with your lover… and seeing her from the astral projection….
Give us a bit of information on how the song was constructed.
Me and my brother Joseph, we did a demo in which I sung the lyrics… and then handled it to Mats and he played his magic… Same with Minnermann… he recorded all drums in 2 days… unbelievable… then we played guitars and bass again, trying to be just simple, repeating ad nauseum….
What’s next for Aeonsgate?
Some very important people are interested in a few live shows…
Maybe a second part with different members….Like “True detective”…