Sorrows Path hi. First of all I would like to thank you for giving us this interview. It’s nice to have you here back with us.
Hello! Thank you very much for your words of encouragement! It’s a great pleasure for us to speak with people of high level dedicated to doom metal.
I would like to ask you how you feel after reactivating the band.
We all feel very happy! It’s seems like we are kids again. Every day we feel grateful to ourselves for reactivating the band.
How hard was for you to gather up your pieces?
It was a very difficult thing to come back after all these problems, that is to say the death of one of the founders and the almost complete paralysis of the body of the other. But Sorrows Path have always been an intellectual band so all these problems gave more food to the philosophical themes that we touch!
Did you played in other bands during this period or you were inactive as musicians too?
No! Only our previous drummer and friend Gregory Vlachos played with Marauder, but now he left Sorrows Path, because he couldn’t bear the great weight of the dedication of all his limited spare time to two bands.
Let me go to the present. What is the purpose of “Resurrection”? How necessary was for you or the audience to release it?
First of all, it was absolutely necessary for us! We wanted to show what Sorrows Path was before the 7 years of silence, and we didn’t want to connect this far past with nowadays.
Are you satisfied with the result?
Of course! There is an improvement of the sound.
I believe that “Resurrection” is an appetizer. What is coming next? Are you going to record an album?
Yes! We don’t know under what conditions it will happen, meaning the record label or the time, but we can inform you that we will record and release a full album with 12 heavy new songs!
Is it going to be on “Eat Metal” Records?
We don’t know yet.
How satisfied are you with “Eat Metal”?
Very much! The guys do their best.
Your return was sealed with a place in the line up for the Solitude Aeturnus recent Greek tour? What are your experiences from these shows?
It was a very positive experience for us. We came back after all these years, and in our opinion we managed to stand on the scene nearly with no mistakes. That is the point!
Do you think that you reached and probably gained a new audience that didn’t know you?
No! Of course some young people may have learned about us in this live, but it’s a very difficult thing to gain a new audience, it requires time, constant effort, seriousness and modesty.
How is it to play before a band that signaled your sound?
We played just before those who were our mentors when we were young men. That says it all!
Are there any other plans for live appearances?
There are some serious lives almost fixed for this autumn and we also try to close some serious lives for the summer period.
How do you see the doom metal scene after all those years? Do you believe that these days there are better conditions?
There is bigger quantity, but we believe that there is no band that can even approach the majesty of the old great epic doom metal bands and of course neither can these bands approach the quality of their own releases!
And what about Greek doom metal scene. Back in mid nineties you were by your own, but I think that the current state is better (at least in numbers).
There are some good bands but we don’t want to refer to names. The things are certainly better, but any genre of music that becomes fashion or something like that, can include some really fake fans and bands. That is the price it has to pay!
That’s all from me Sorrows Path. Thank you very much once again for the interview. I wish you all the best.
Thank you very much Giannis! This interview was a great honor for us. You all, never forget! Doom rules eternally…