The following is ROCKwell UnScene MUSIC Magazine’s Melissa Anderson’s interview with the Canadian “Black Symphonic Death Metal” band Erimha at Rockstar Energy Drink’s Mayhem Festival tour stop in San Bernardino, CA. For more interviews and pics visit us at http://www.ROCKwellUnSceneMagazine.com
Melissa Anderson/ROCKwell UnScene: Today was our first Erimha experience. For those who haven’t seen the band yet, tell us what your philosophy is behind your stage performance.
Gore/Erimha: Obviously we paint ourselves head to toe. We call it Corpse Paint. We see it as more of a war paint. When we started building the band, we started writing concept songs and concept albums. We told ourselves we aren’t getting on stage with a Motorhead T-shirt and jeans, but whoever does that is fine, it’s just something were not going to do. When we put on our Corpse Paint its like we are preparing for battle. It puts us in the proper mind set.
Melissa: What kind of music do you guys play?
Gore: It’s more of a Black Symphonic Death Metal. I like to call it Extreme Symphonic Metal. I think that’s a style that’s starting to come in.
Melissa: How was the first day of Mayhem for you?
Gore: It was amazing. We drove like 48-50 hours to get here. We told ourselves we’re gonna die on this trip, there is no way we’re making it out of Arizona (laughs). I’m gonna say today went well, but it could have went better. It was a good practice run.
Melissa: Are you guys playing the full tour?
Gore: Yeah, we’re playing all 25 dates. There are a couple of dates that are just the headliners.
Melissa: Where can people find you?
Gore: You’re not gonna find anyone else who has our name, so you can just type us in on Google. We are on iTunes, Spotify, Youtube, Facebook, Victoryrecords.com………Our merch is with Victory.
Melissa: What kind of experience is Mayhem for you – after you get off stage?
Gore: Most of the guys take off their Corpse Paint before walking into the crowd, but I decided to keep it on because some people backstage wanted a picture. It’s sort of a double double. Some kids will look at you and want to come talk to you, but are thinking “I’m not sure”, you know. If anybody wants a picture with us and our Corpse Paint, we’ll gladly do it.
Melissa: Thank You Sir. You guys really nailed it today and both Rockwell and I can say we’re both big fans after seeing you perform live. Good luck on the rest of the tour and beyond!