Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to artists that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with Grieving.
METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:
GRIEVING: We call ourselves Grieving and we play doom metal. We wear our influences on our sleeves and don’t shy away from paying our respects to the forefathers of the genre. At the same time we like to think we’re putting our own little spin on this style as well.
METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?
GRIEVING: I think the main and most obvious influence is Black Sabbath, especially the first six albums with Ozzy on vocal duties. Other bands that had an influence on our style are definitely Cathedral, Candlemass and Trouble. But we don’t limit ourselves only to the classics – we do enjoy newer doom bands such as Pallbearer, Messa or Dread Sovereign.
METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?
GRIEVING: We’ve just released our debut album called “Songs for the Weary”. I think it’s a pretty interesting take on doom metal with a lot of emotional weight involved, both musically and lyrically.
METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?
GRIEVING: I’d love to tell you but the fact is that we haven’t performed live just yet. We’re actually in the middle of forming a live line-up and by early 2022 we hope to bring “Songs for the Weary” to stages everywhere.
METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?
GRIEVING: Whoah, that’s a question straight from a job interview 🙂 I guess if we’re still around and making new music, you can consider that a very bright future for us 🙂