Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
Convent Guilt is a fairly young beast that formed 2009/2010. Myself and Ian spoke of rockin out some straight forward heavy metal during the Shackles years. After Shackles called it a day most of us did our own thing. Ian was bangin on the bass for Trench Hell during their Europian tour and I had a short stint playing bass for Assaulter. After about a year we decided it was time to get shit happening. We were missing a drummer and lead guitarist so we enlisted Brent (Sluggard) to bash away on the skins and Dario was cool to jam at that point too. It was an accident that 3/4 of Shackles ended up as Convent Guilt, the devil always has his own plans!
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
Heavy Metal. That is it.
Our influences are Scorpions, Heavy Load, Holocaust, Judas Priest, Steppenwolf, Black Death, Graven Image, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Blitzkrieg, Cloven Hoof, Witch Cross and many many fuckin more!
Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
We aren't innovative, we aren't pushing boundries, we don't trigger our drums, we don't aim to be pitch perfect and we have a sense of humor.
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
We have only released a demo at this stage. It's a self titled, studio 4 track demo released by Abysmal Sounds on pro-cassette. There's a promo version of the demo getting around on Cd that Abysmal also printed up but there is an official release scheduled for cd soon and most importantly, it'll be released on vinyl next year as well.
Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
We've played around 3 gigs to date. There are a few more gigs lined up for the coming months but Convent Guilt will not play live on a regular basis.
What sould labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
They should know that we play Evy Metal Evy Metal Evy Metal and if they don't like it then that's too bad cause thats how we rock it.
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
At the moment we are jamming new tunes for the debut Ep. We will record that in 2013 and it's gonna be Heavy Cheese!!!!!
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
The usual places online (youtube, facebook.com/conventguilt). You can buy our demo from the label abysmalsounds.com and keep yerself updated on our facebook (OR you could grab a zine).