We are heavily influenced by black metal, specifically the more modern post-black metal bands which focus on emotional intensity as the forefront of their music. However, we have a wide variety of other influences across metal sub-genres which has given our sound a more unique element.
2.You have your first full length coming out in March, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style you went for on the recording?
First and foremost we wanted emotion and atmosphere to be the leading elements of our music. This is of course mixed with many common motifs of extreme metal; brutal riffs, blast beats, harsh vocals. We also try to counter that element of harshness associated with the genre of sweeping melodies and harmonies, cleanly sung passages, and emotive guitar solos.
3.What are some of the lyrical topics ad subjects you have explored so far with the music?
Lyrically, we chose to be free with our ideas and not stick to a single concept. Song inspirations ranging from our favorite horror manga series to the seriousness of profound loss and mental anguishes.
4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Dawn Of Ouroboros'?
Ouroboros is an ancient symbol which can represent infinity. To us, the name represents a cycle, sort of a never ending re-birth. We take what we experience in our lives, all the pain, all the good , and filter it through our creative lens which results in a musical interpretation of those experiences.
5.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the new album cover?
To us the visual art theme supports the mood and atmosphere we are trying to convey in our music. There is a sense of underlying classical refinement, but it has been corrupted by years sorrow and darkness.
Another way to explain this could be that we like to create music and art we find beautiful, but has something off or dark in its presentation, imperfect in a way, sort of a harsh beauty.
6.What are some of the best shows that the band has payed so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?
As a new band, we have only performed live a handful of times. Our most memorable at this point was in support of our friends Crepuscule a very good melodic death metal band. Our stage performance is still a work in progress, but we hope to capture the energy of our sound through a visual performance eventually.
7.Do you have any touring or show plans once the album is released?
We do have a upcoming tour that is in the works with some notable bands from the western United States. We need to keep the details on that quiet at this time.
8.The album is coming out on 'Rain Without End Records', how did you get in contact with this label?
Through a submission to its parent label Naturmacht Productions. While Naturmacht is more of a traditional black metal label they still had interest in us, but felt the sub-label Rain Without End Records was a better fit for our sound. As its used to support a wider variety of metal genres.
9.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black, death, progressive and post metal?
We seem to have gained support from fans across genres. There is enough diversity and elements from multiple genres that we appeal to a wider fan base.
10.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that some of the band members are a part of?
Chelsea is an active session vocalist whose voice can be found on a number of different bands as a guest. She was also part of the Doom hell choir, which will be featured on the upcoming Doom: Eternal video game.
Tony and Ron both play in a progressive technical metal band called Sentient Ignition, as well as the acclaimed avant-garde black metal band Botanist.
David has his more traditional post black metal project Deliria, of which he is the primary composer.
11.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
Musically we would just like to refine and develop the sound we will be presenting on our debut "The Art of Morphology" We have already begun composing our second album, and will be including some more experimental elements and unique instruments as well.
12.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
These days we mainly listen to post-black metal, and synthwave of all things. Our influences range from bands such as Alcest, Lantlôs, Heretoir, Kauan, White Ward, to groups like Perturbator, and Gunship
13.Does Occultism play any role in your music?
Any occult symbolism in our music is incidental, and we consider ourselves agnostic in spiritual beliefs.
14.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
We hope all who listen to what we do enjoy and can take inspiration from our work themselves. Music is a collective effort, constantly being assembled through influences and collaborations across all artistic creations.