Saturday, March 18, 2017

A Mournful Path Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

A Mournful Path was conceived in late July 2016. A Mournful Path is the product of a long standing collaboration between brothers David and Michael Romeo. We have been playing music for a long time. This entity has finally come to fruition.

2.How would you describe your musical sound?

Our sound is a unique coalescence of modern black, atmospheric and death metal.  We describe it as subterranic tri tonal augmented bone chilling hell.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?

A Mournful Path offers an unsettling atmospheric nightmare soundscape into the dark recesses of a dark and tortured soul. Michael’s lyrics are deeply personal. They also offer an insight for his disdain hatred for hypocrisy and religion. We have no religious or political affiliation.

4.According to the fb page the band is also inspired by the writings of Sylvia Plath, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in this poet?

She's an American author and poet. She committed suicide at the age of 30. Michaels words are references to her poetry.  A lot of her poetry is deeply personal, bitter, very very dark and painful. A lot of our lyrical content is based upon her work.

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'A Mournful Path’?

 Everyone has their own path. I chose “A Mournful Path” because nothing is certain. Work hard and expect nothing.

6.Currently there are only 2 members in the band, are you open to expanding your line up or do you chose to remain a duo?

Michael and I will always control all aspects of production. We have no intention or plans to expand the line-up.

7.Currently the band is signed to 'Inverse Records', are you happy with the support that they have given you so far?

Inverse Records is the perfect choose because it allows to have total creative control. We are very pleased to be part of their roster.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black metal?

This all relatively new. We have only been together for (9) months. The reaction has been great so far. “From the Wreckage of Humiliation” has been received very well. It was the first song that we collaborated together.

9.When can we expect either an ep or full length and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

October / November of this year (2017) exclusively on Inverse Records. We will make the decision on the length prior to the release. Our direction will remain the same, but our music will evolve. This promises to be more ferocious than our previous release.

10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

Svartidau├░i, Horna, Sargeist, 1349, Godflesh.

​11.What are some of your non musical interests?


12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

We would like to thank everybody for their support and response to our music. We can’t wait to unleash our next release late in the year

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