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Interview with SENTINEL COMPLEX

#RoguePR #VIMH #DemiseOfTheFaithful




RPR (VIMH): Hi guys, congrats on your new song Demise Of The Faithful.

SC: Thank you! Hard work that paid off!


RPR (VIMH): What is the significance of naming an album after that name?

SC: Essentially the name choice came about because the theme of the song is loosely about the Book of Revelation as well as other myths and end time texts. It’s pretty much the story of a planet being invaded and the citizens are being whipped out and praying to their god which they are now starting to believe never existed in the first place.


RPR (VIMH): What do the lyrics talk about? Which are your major lyrics’ influences?

SC: The lyrics are pretty much an extension of what we mentioned above, and are told from the perspective of one or more citizens exclaiming their faith and utter disgust of the invading beings, claiming they are nothing but false gods and that the citizens will be reborn and will reclaim their place in their own world which they have lost.


RPR (VIMH): Which are those elements that separate your new album from your previous albums?

SC: For this song we decided to go back to our metal roots and try just making an aggressive, full frontal metal attack. We always want to capture the emotion of the characters we are writing about and I feel like we pulled it off well in this song. There are fewer electronic and score elements but there are still some dotted about through the song where needed to get the point across!


RPR (VIMH): How would you characterize “Demise Of The Faithful” and what are your expectations from the new album?

SC: As we have mentioned, Demise is definitely a full blown metal song. However on the new album we are planning to drop next year, expect a lot of different ideas! Lockdown has been good to us in a way which has meant that we have had a lot of time to develop different techniques and experiment on working in different ways, so every song will be a different endeavour!


RPR (VIMH): How’s the fans’ reactions been to the new songs on your live shows so far?

SC: We haven’t played any live shows as a band yet however our global response from fans has been great! We have definitely had some great feedback and know exactly where we want to go with our sound.


RPR (VIMH): Do you prefer to be on the road or on the studio writing and recording?

SC: Since we are universally a studio band right now, we do all our writing in and around the studio wherever we can. However if that means singing into our phones at 3am after just going to bed or taking a laptop on a flight, whatever idea we have will get recorded in some form or another! Everything gets brought across to the main studio eventually though to be worked on until we have a full song out of it.


RPR (VIMH): How did you come up with the name Sentinel Complex initially?

SC: Once we realized we couldn’t use our old name due to probably future legal trouble (Nova Prospect, which all the nerds out will know is a Half Life reference), it took us a good few sessions of sitting down and thinking about the music we write and which words suit what we do best. We ended up with Sentinel Complex, which makes more sense if you add a “The” to beginning of it. If you dig through a bunch of our songs, you can probably work out some story behind what it means!


RPR (VIMH): How would you describe your music style to someone that hasn’t heard of you before?

SC: It’s industrial metal with an electronic/cinematic twist, but to be theatrical, imagine you’re watching Blade Runner and suddenly War Of The Worlds happens, but there are also ghosts. That’s pretty much it!


RPR (VIMH): Which do you consider to be the best male & female vocalist in metal history?

SC: For us I think we can agree that our two favourite male vocalists ever are Chester Bennington and Spencer Sotelo. In our opinion they are just unmatched in skill level and versatility. For female vocalists though for Jamie it is definitely Elize Ryd (Amaranthe) and for Josh it’ll have to be Amy Lee. Both stellar vocalists in the metal game!


RPR (VIMH): Which is the record you wish you had written and why?

SC: Honestly for us it would definitely be a legendary movie score like Blade Runner or Halloween. That or Juggernaut by Periphery (which is a masterpiece), or more recently the song I’ll Never See The World by Swarm. That song is just the perfect blend between emotional and heavy as all hell and it’s just brilliant.


RPR (VIMH): Were you obliged to give just one album to extraterrestrials that would represent the whole human music, which album would it be and from which band/artist?

SC: For us it’s probably ISON by Sevdaliza and in particular the dong Human. Just have a listen and you’ll understand why!


RPR (VIMH): If you had the chance to travel in time… where would you choose to go? To the past or the future and why?

SC: Probably the 80’s, just to see our favourite horror movies right when they released!




Website:

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Bio:


Sentinel Complex is the brainchild of Jamie Everett and Joshua Grayson, combining our shared love of everything dystopian, cyberpunk and industrial. The music we create is an amalgamation of hard-hitting drum beats, heavy riffs and adrenaline fuelled industrial metal, combined with a cinematic flair giving our music the unique characteristic that only Sentinel Complex possess.





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