Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With Threnody

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 Threnody.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

THRENODY: In 1988 A.D., 5 young men from Berks County took an oath to alter the realm of music for eternity. Armed with their bestowed weapons, Todd the microphone, Rich the drums, Bill and Sean each a guitar and Dave the bass, they forged songs that would devastate Reading PA in ways yet to be recovered from. At first, they paid homage to their gods, Carcass, Entombed, Obituary. Then, they strayed from the path, blazed their own and obliterated all that faced them. For almost 2 years from atop the heap of failed opposition, they mastered their magic and branded themselves as Threnody. In late 1990 they unleashed a six-song slaughterhouse, Internal Infestation, that none could surpass. Hordes of the instantly enchanted demanded a relentless campaign of live performances that only honed the band’s lethal skill. Their sharpening stone was Reading’s only all age club, Unisound. Once the initial wave of destruction began to settle, they crafted more songs and recorded another EP that was destined to be a bloodbath to all that dared to listen. Due to a destiny beyond their mortal control the EP was never released and these fallen pioneers were cast unto separate worlds. In 2020, in the midst of a global pandemic, Bill decided to try to recruit the original members to once again light the torch and re-do the songs circa 1990. Sean and Dave were able, Todd and Rich were not. They had their own kingdoms to govern. Under a friendly flag, Harry in the UK and David from Ecuador were enlisted to do the vocals and drums respectively. With the world on lockdown and virtual life now normal life, Threnody galvanized 8 songs from 30 plus years prior, not re-written but re-visioned, in their first full length LP, “Rid of Flesh.” Let it rip.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

THRENODY: Influences are Carcass, Death, Napalm Death, and Obituary.

METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?

THRENODY: Latest release is “Rid of Flesh.” This was a project that we started 2 years ago just before the Pandemic, We went back and redid some songs from our first demo some 30 years ago and some unreleased songs. We tweaked them a little, giving them a little more of a fluid sound but staying true to Old School Death Metal Sound. It was Mixed and Mastered by The Machine at The Machine Shop (Some of his work has been with Lamb of God and Clutch).

METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?

THRENODY: Powerful wall of sound and always our best effort.

METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band in 5 years?

THRENODY: Making more albums hopefully growing our fan base.

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