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Quick introductory interview.

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

Second Grave had finished our first full-length in the studio and it felt like a natural end of the band was surfacing. Brian had mentioned on Facebook he was looking to start something new and Krista jumped at the chance. "I've always been impressed by Brian's drumming abilities and was excited for the chance to write some music together." Maureen and Krista had gotten along well in Second Grave and it was a quick transition into Benthic Realm. The band jammed a few times in Krista's basement and Benthic Realm was born.

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

Formed in July of 2016, Benthic Realm conjures melodies and crushing rhythms from the dark abyss. The trio consists of former Second Grave members Krista Van Guilder (WarHorse, Lucubro) on vocals/guitar and Maureen Murphy on bass, and Brian Banfield (The Scimitar, Blood Stone Sacrifice) on drums. No strangers to the Doom Metal scene, the band is actively performing in the New England area and are currently promoting their debut 3-song EP.

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

Lyrical Themes: A lot of the lyrics are slightly political in nature, a bit about our society and the world we live in - the negatives. Awakening is asking the question are we really aware of what is going on or are we complacent to let others decide our future for us. Don't Fall in Line is similar in that it is urging people to do something and not expect that everyone else will fight the fight for them. Where Serpents Dwell has more of a horror tinge, a fictitious character discovering secrets in the deep and paying the ultimate price for it. There are no hard and fast rules regarding the lyrical themes, just inspiration and whatever makes a good story.

Visit the Benthic Realm bandpage.

Interviewed on 2017-06-10 by doom-metal.com.
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