Dread Sovereign have returned with their latest album For Doom the Bell Tolls, and it’s quite a corker. Their debut album already showed what an impressive proposition they were, and their latest seals that view. Where Dread Sovereign go, I will follow, for their doom metal is truly the way.
Nemtheanga, the band’s bassist and vocalist, gave us a quick update…
Introduce us to Dread Sovereign
Me and two other guys……Nem, Bones and JK.
What are your influences?
Cirith Ungol, Vitus, Sabbath, Venom, Fate, etc…
Name five things you’ve listened to recently that you’d recommend
Cirith Ungol, Vitus, Sabbath, Venom and Mercyful Fate.
Tell us about your latest release
It’s out next month…
How would you compare For Doom the Bell Tolls to All Hell’s Martyrs?
It’s a bit more musical, less murky and obscure sounding maybe…
Why did you choose that particular Venom song to cover?
We play it live and record live so just ran through it.
How were the songs written?
Starts here with me and the guitar or bass and then I bring in some ideas and we put them together in the rehearsal room.
What’s your favourite song on the album and why?
I don’t have one.
What goals do you have for For Doom the Bell Tolls?
Some touring, some festivals, take a step up.
What’s your view of the state of the metal music industry in 2017?
Streaming…this is sadly the future for everything. So build up a loyal vinyl fanbase if you can. Streaming sites will have most of the power.
Do you have any upcoming live shows that you want to talk about?
Not really. We are in the process of bookings.
What does the rest of 2017 hold for you?
Travelling hopefully…some new experiences.
Any final words?
You get back what you put in. Stay doomed.