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Quick Introductory Interview.

Interview with Temple Of Void.
1. Who are you and how did the band get started? We are Temple of Void. The band got started through a mutual love for early British doom like Paradise Lost and Anathema. Eric and Alex both had bands going, but neither band was oriented around such a niche. They decided to write together once their schedules allowed and they started piecing together the band with friends they wanted to work with. The snow was still falling in early 2012 when Alex, Eric and Brent first jammed with Jason on drums. Guitars and rhythm were complete. Next was vocals. After trying out many worthy vocalists and some not-so-worthy, we eventually found Mike. He'd never done JUST vocals for a band but as soon as he started growling we knew the Temple was complete. Mike was the capstone we had been looking for.

2. Why did you choose Doom, and how would you describe your style? It's often difficult to foretell exactly what your band is going to sound like. Things evolve naturally, and unless you have a steadfast rule and vision, you're bound to go off in directions you otherwise wouldn't have expected. We knew we wanted to play slow / mid-paced doom. But what other elements creep in or out is anyone's guess. We knew we wanted to be on the death metal tip, too. Something akin to early Paradise Lost. Brooding, melancholic, riffs. We tuned down, fired up the HM-2's, and started to carve out a direction. You quickly find your strengths and weaknesses, and start to pinpoint your vision over time. Temple of Void is growing and evolving and that will continue for our lifespan. People have name-dropped Entombed, Cathedral, Hooded Menace, and Asphyx when describing our sound. Who we sound like isn't really important. It's dynamic, it's atypical, it's melancholic, it's death metal, it's doom metal...

3. What would you consider to be the high point of your career so far? At the time of writing this interview we've only had an internet presence for less than a month. We're humbled and thankful for the immediate positive response we've gotten for the demo. We'll probably have one label pressing a cassette version, one label doing a digipack cd version, one label signing us for an album in early 2014 on vinyl, and another label doing the album on cd. So for such an embryonic band, we're off to a thunderous start. Everyone is very focused on making the band as successful and uncompromising as possible. 4. Which three bands most influenced you? Paradise Lost, Edge of Sanity, Anathema

5. What are your plans for the near future? We're in the process of signing a couple deals so we can release an album in early 2014. Between now and then we'll just have our heads buried writing more material. Honing our craft. Playing live. Constantly evolving the band in every aspect.

6. If there is anything you would like to add, the last words are yours. You're doomed!

Visit the Temple Of Void bandpage.

Interviewed on 2013-06-11 by doom-metal.com.
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