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Quick introductory interview

Interview with Predawn.

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

Our name is Predawn and we started out with me (Seb) and Axel jamming together in early 2017, when he moved back to Gothenburg from Stockholm. Earlier around 2009-11 we played together in Sea of Trees, which was much more in the vein of early Pentagram and Witchfinder General than Predawn is. We didn’t release anything official, just maybe five or six songs on MySpace. Some are still on Youtube i think. However after playing for some months we added Tobbe whom i play with in the d-beat/crust/death metal band Aggrenation. He plays guitar originally but started playing bass in the death metal band Miasmal 2017, so now he plays bass in two bands. Like all the best bassists he is a guitarist in reality! So it’s me on guitar & vocals, Tobbe on bass and Axel on drums. We all share about the same taste in doom and want to fill a void in the swedish scene. There aren’t a lot of new bands that lean towards traditional doom around here. Around Gothenburg it is non-existent. It is usually the same Sleep/Ewiz-worship done to death. I love Sleep and early Wizard, but emaluting them somehow never seems to work. Drugs here, witches there. You know the deal.

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

Since i first heard “King of the Dead” at around 13 years old, there has never been a choice. The perfect blend of early heavy metal and 80s doom. I did own records by Sabbath and Cathedral before, but that record really solidified it all. I guess it’s all comes down to finding the right people to play with. None of the songs we write come out as I imagine them at home on my private recorder. But that’s part of the charm of playing in a band where everybody contributes. I think our style would be traditional doom with hints of heavy metal and punk at times.

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

Recording our first demo “Year Zero” live in a couple of hours by ourselves and just having a good time. That was when i really felt that we have something special together as a group. How easy it was.

4. Which three bands most influenced you?

Aside from Sabbath: Cathedral, The Obsessed and Cirith Ungol.

5. What are your plans for the near future?

We just released a new song, “Disciples Of Doom”. We are now rehearsing and preparing recording for a new EP which will be released later this year or in the beginning of 2019. It will consist of 4-5 songs. Some fast, some slow and all good. We will probably even enter a real studio finally. Otherwise we hope to make our live debut soon. It is about time.

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

We are not the slowest nor the most miserable band, but we play what we want to play and have no aspirations except to continue to do so. If people wants to hear us, that is the greatest gift of all.

Visit the Predawn bandpage.

Interviewed on 2018-11-05 by doom-metal.com.
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