Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
Solothus was formed in the year 2007 when Kari and our former drummer Santeri decided to start a band. Veli joined in as guitarist. We went through numerous different line-ups until the year 2010 when Dario joined as bassist. The first Demo was recorded with this line-up. In 2012 Santeri left the band and Juha joined as drummer. Sami joined in as second guitarist. Juha and Sami also play in the Death/Doom Metal band Cataleptic.
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
Epic Death/Doom Metal. We have epic themes and riffs like Candlemass, Manilla Road and Solitude Aeternus have, but also more death metal stuff like Autopsy, Cianide and Bolt Thrower. Pretty much a mix of both! Our influences come from a bit here and there. Lots of heavy, black, death and doom metal. One band that needs to be mentioned is Runemagick!
Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
If they are into old school death metal or death/doom metal, they should most likely check us out! We have an original sound that has not been heard often before.
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
We have only released our demo "Ritual of the Horned Skull” so far. We also recorded a split with Cataleptic, but its fate is still a bit of a mystery… We have just begun recording our debut album to be released through the Spanish Memento Mori Records. Our Demo received almost only positive feedback and it is sold out. We have had some awesome gigs too.
Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
We play live as often as we can. We have had several gigs so far. We have warmed up for bands such as Torture Killer and Ereb Altor. We also toured Finland with Coffins and Hooded Menace!
What should labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
We are an extremely active band. We do not take anything for granted and we work hard. Also, we are loyal to those who deserve our loyalty. We have solid material and our vision is clear. As a live band, we tend to bring a great atmosphere too. Perhaps these qualities already caught the eye of our label.
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
To release our debut album and to do as many gigs as possible. We already have some gigs to come…
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
Everything we have for sale is at our facebook page (www.facebook.com/Solothus) and official homesite (www.solothus.com). At the moment we only have our band shirts for sale. When the album is out, you can buy the cd from us or our label. (((For listening our music most easily, it can be listened from youtube or from our soundcloud page (www.soundcloud.com/solothus))))
You can listen to our music from our Soundcloud page (www.soundcloud.com/solothus) or from Youtube (www.youtube.com/user/Solothus/videos?flow=grid&view=0).