Please introduce yourself.
My name is Steven Dunn I run Samhain an one man black metal band out of my home studio in Meredith NH
When your band was created?
I started the band officially in February of 2015, once all the recording for my debut was finished
What the style do you play?
How could you describe your music by several words?
Bitter, dark untraditional black metal with death and ever core influences
What is the main theme of your lyrics?
My lyrics have a great deal of introspection to them, in other words to do me directly, my life leading down a forsaken path that many look down upon but through which I find strength. A life with protections from rituals and a curse to those that oppose. I also dive into politics and the current condition of the planet we are ruining.
What would you like to achieve with the band activity?
I would like for as many people as possible to hear my work and the blood, sweat and literal tears that went into its making.
How many gigs you have played so far and maybe you visit another countries with concerts?
So far, being a one man band I haven’t played any gigs with this band. That’s not to say if a situation arose where I could play gigs I wouldn’t.. maybe even do the Putrid Pile thing and just play to a backtrack on stage.
Is there anything very important about your band what SHOULD know fans and labels?
Having a one man DIY band has been a dream of mine since I started playing music. Now that I have this opportunity, I wont be stopping any time soon. I will keep having scheduled releases regardless of fan or label interest but so far Ive heard great praise from my new fans everyday.
What the formats you would like to see your releases, CD, Vinyl, Tape…? And how do you see future of physical releases?
I would like to see my release on any format my fans would be interested in, so far though it is available digitally and physically through me. From a cost pov CDs themselves are dead, everything is digital but that’s the only way labels and music ceo’s could keep up. I think there will always be people who want hard copies, to feel like they own something, I find this really true with metal fans for some reason. I think it’s just a die hard attitude towards something you love.
When you will get label deal, would you like to help to the label with promotion from your side, or you want label do all without your help?
If/when I get a record deal, I will/would continue to promote my material like I have since day one, regardless of the level of promotion I would receive.
What’s your reaction towards negative opinions about your music?
Whenever someone has a negative response to my music I simply thank them for listening, I understand that metal especially black metal is an acquired taste besides you cant win them all!
And last question, how do you like our webzine, do you have some remarks towards its look or functionality?
I enjoy your site. Its easy to use and has updated bands and news. I really love that you offer this unsigned service, it really shows you guy know your target audience and are always looking to expand.
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