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Quick introductory interview.

Interview with Chalice Of Suffering.
1. Who are you and how did the band get started?

I am John McGovern. I am the main vocals and writer for Chalice Of Suffering. I wanted to work with some great talent and had so many ideas in my head. So I decided to start up this project to put it all down. Here is the list of all of the members.
Members:
John McGovern - Vocals
Will Maravelas (We Are Legion, Plague of Stars)- Guitars
Aaron Lanik (We Are Legion) - Drums
Brian J Huebner (Cold Colours) - Bass
Allan T - Guest Vocals
Robert Bruce Pollard (Wandering Oak)- Tin Flute
Nikolay Velev - Keyboards/Guitars
Allan Towne (We Are Legion) - Guest Vocals

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

I have always enjoyed Doom. Full of emotion and atmosphere. I would describe us as Funeral Doom with some atmosphere and has some sort of Celtic elements put in.

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

Meeting great musicians and fans. Very supportive all around.

4. Which three bands most influenced you?

Evoken, Loss, Desire.

5. What are your plans for the near future?

Keep on releasing new materials.

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

Chalice of Suffering is about Sadness, Despair, Depression. I have written the lyrics based on my personal experience. "Fallen" is in tribute to my father who passed away 25 years ago. Anyone can contact me and I will respond right away.


Visit the Chalice Of Suffering bandpage.

Interviewed on 2015-11-24 by doom-metal.com.
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