Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
The band was formed by a bunch of high school kids back in 2006. I joined the band in 2009 when one of the guitarists quit to pursue an acoustic solo project. The band was a garage band for several years, doing a few demos and scratch track recordings until we formed the fist official line up in late 2012 which went on to write and perform tracks for our first full length release in 2013, Perception. After that, members began losing interest and putting the band on back burner due to work and family responsibilities, and all of the members went their own way. I came back to the Okanagan in early 2015 with a new line up and members switching some instruments, and we recorded and released the single "A Disaster's Nightmare". Jeff Bryan and I wrote and recorded "The Haruspex" over the summer of 2015, and brought in our new drummer Casey Long-Read this fall.
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
We would consider ourselves influenced by a number of modern death metal bands, including (in no particular order): Cattle Decapitation, Bloodbath, Necrophagist, Decapitated, Behemoth, and Nile. We write death metal music with stylistic elements from technical death metal, black metal, deathcore, as well as atmospheric music. The atmospheric elements are to engage a greater sense of depth to the overwhelming music, and are seldom used as the main focus, but are consistent as mid-ground and back-ground textures throughout most of the songs on the upcoming album, "The Haruspex".
Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
It will be worth the low-cost, and you will get phenomenal album artwork from Kevin Ellis Moore of Soft Surrogate capitalizing on the amazing photography Sheldon Dent did for the album. The album is stacked, with attention grabbing elements track after track and a modern production which clearly dignifies all of the details in our music, thanks to Stu Mckillop at Rain City Recorders and Brad Boatright at Audiosiege!
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
We independently released Perception in the fall of 2013 without hiring any media publicists at all. It definitely could have gone better. I look back on that record and that album cycle (if we can even call it that) as I did everything wrong. But I learned from it, and the most notable comment people made was that our live performance of the tracks from that album were the lineups strong suit.
Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
We have not played live with the current line-up, however our first shows are organized for early 2016 and our practice itinerary to prepare for those shows are going to blow our previous lineups performances out of the water.
What should labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
Gomorrah works with all faculties of the music industry as a relationship based opportunity. We will work our best and pull all our weight to enable that whatever label/zine/promoter we are working with can focus on pulling all of their weight so that together we can reach the greatest success of each opportunity. The musicianship we have with this band is of a professional level that we are not going to fall short on our preparation or our performances, and our support for our sponsors and business supporters is of equal importance. "The Haruspex" is setting the precedent for all of our future material, and we won't be falling short on any expectations our fans may have to our music after this album.
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
Performing our record release shows in late February in Kelowna and Vancouver, BC.
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
You can follow us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GomorrahOfficial/ listen to us on https://soundcloud.com/gomorrahbc and pre-order our album, "The Haruspex" at https://gomorrahbc.bandcamp.com/