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Quick introductory interview.

Interview with Aeurtum.
1. Who are you and how did the band get started?

I'm Jon Collins, and Aeurtum formed in 2010, under the name Iapetus. After releasing an underground demo, I went and formed Aeurtum as a one man project where I could create anything without limitations or compromise and build upon my creativity.

2. Why did you choose Doom, and how would you describe your style?

In a way, Doom metal chose me. When Aeurtum started out no one knew how to describe the style of music, as it couldn't be placed in just one genre and in a way, I don't think I knew exactly what it was myself.

After The Fall, when I began writing The Depths Of Which These Roots Do Bind, the style changed dramatically and organically on it's own, to a much slower, darker sound, which is what I feel is Aeurtum's true style.

3. What would you consider to be the high point of your career so far?

Aeurtum has been featured on radio shows, blogs and in magazines from all around the world, and that is truly amazing to me, to know that a one man project from the tiny island that is the UK can reach all over the world with what they're creating, and to then know that those people enjoy and support what you do is indescribable.

4. Which three bands most influenced you?

I find it hard to say whether or not the bands influenced my songwriting or creativity, but the three bands who I have always held in high regard are Woods Of Ypres, Type O Negative, and Mudvayne. Each band has this unique sound that has broken the mould and taken each of their respective genres into new territories and I find that truly inspirational.

5. What are your plans for the near future?

With the release of the sophomore album "The Depths Of Which These Roots Do Bind", I'm going to promote that extensively, and hopefully in the near future, also take Aeurtum on the road in a live incarnation, it's just down to finding the right musicians for the job.

6. If there is anything you would like to add, the last words are yours.

Thank you to everyone for their support so far, and I hope all the supporters and fans of Aeurtum continue to love what is created as much as I love creating it for them.


Visit the Aeurtum bandpage.

Interviewed on 2014-09-16 by doom-metal.com.
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