Interview: Eternal Rest
Brisbane technical death crushers, Eternal Rest, have been sending shock waves through the heavy music scene in Australia and around the World with their most recent album A Death In The Darkness, which was released March 24th. Bringing an intensity and brutal prowess that encompasses a sound that can be easily compared to the likes of Behemoth, Nile and Origin,
Eternal Rest have toured Australia, Asia and Europe, showcasing their own unique brand of merciless death metal. Sharing the stage with massive acts such as: Decapitated, The Black Dahlia Murder, Hour Of Penance and many more. Eternal Rest are set to dominate the extreme music scene in Australia and they've already made quite an impact.
We spoke with guitarist, Jake Kaiser, as he tells us a bit about the band and a brief rundown on what Eternal Rest are working towards, plus more.
For those new to Eternal Rest, how would you describe yourselves?
We are death metal.
How did you come to be a band?
During our high school years the band formed after starting to pick up instruments and pushing into heavier music.
How has the overall response to your latest album, A Death In The Darkness been?
Killer! Very solid and can't thank everyone enough who have picked up the release so far. We just wanted to get new music online as soon as possible.
The official album launch looks to have been a great success. How did you feel it went?
It was such a sold night and amazing response, we had no idea what to expect leading into the show. It had been such a long time since the band had booked a hometown headline show, so we weren't sure what to expect, but people kept piling in throughout the night, which was great.
How long did you work on the album for? Can you tell us a bit about the process of writing and recording it?
Writing took probably around 6 months, although some of the tracks are older than that. It was a very solid experience which has pushed our writing furiously. We also did lose a member early into tracking, which was hard but we took a step back and tweaked the tracks, and the band further so that we could to continue pushing forward.
You've toured with some great bands over the years, what's been your favourite memory from on the road?
Every country and band we have toured with hold their own favourite memories but the stand outs would have to be performing to our biggest audience in Indonesia, our amazing metal family in Malaysia and pushing through one of the most grueling European tours ever.
What bands would you say you've been most influenced by, as individuals and as a band?
Definitely Behemoth, Psycroptic, Nile and Hate Eternal.
What are your goals as a band for the rest of the year and for the future?
We are currently in the middle of writing a follow up full length, which we hope to be released very soon.
If you could choose any 4 bands to play a show with, who would they be?
Same 4 bands that were mentioned above haha.
A Death In The Darkness is out now via Truth Inc Records and available on iTunes and Spotify.
Written by Nicole Roberts
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