Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
STORMHOLD was found by two guitarists in august 2003. In the beginning band played power/thrash metal. In this style was recorded in 2004 demo „2050” (2004). Later with growing profesionalism and new vocalist group chainged style to melodic death metal. In 2006 was recorded the second demo called „Negative Infinity”, after reording of which half of line up left the band. Some later with new members STORMHOLD started to create complitely new material. Recording of it started in 2008, but cause of line up changing and some problems in a band, recording process was running until 2013.
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
Definitely ‘Melodic death metal’ mostly fits to us. Though in the songs you can find a lot of elements from different music. I couldn’t say that some concrete bands had influence to us. Every musician has his own interests and wishes in music, which we try to mix.
Why should a metalhead buy your demos/album?
For sure every real metalhead have to support this kind of music. No doubts, Stormhold is high quality melodic death metal stuff! And also metalhead would get on his hands good looking art-work in booklet with lyrics for feel much better the music we play.
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
In 2013 we had upload to internet EP „Eyes in the eyes”/ It was only internet release, no phisical CDs. All the songs from EP you could hear in our latest album. EP was uploaded just for make interest for our forthcoming, and we have a lot of positive reviews from whole world.
Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
At this moment we’re not playing any concerts, cause was busy with edition of album and last preparing for it. But in a close time we’re planing to play a few shows, and play more shows some later for presentation of album. Now we have some plans with it in Belarus.
What should labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
Very interesting question. So, I could say next – in modern scene so much technical bands. Some of them really cool. But todays scene is full of mechanical music, almost without emotions and melodies. In this case we want to offer some live organic product. We’re truely believe that we’re making real emotional stuff. You can be agree with me or not, but we’re know we’ll find exactly our listener by our music.
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
The next what we’re going to do its making new video for one ong from new album. We’ll start shooting in the end of september. Also we’re planning some concerts for support our album „the lost world”. And I guess we’ll go in tour in the beginning of 2015, to play some festivals in Europe. So, for news just keep in touch and chech our official resourses in internet.
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your staff?
You can to listen ‘the lost world’ after official release date on our official pages on VK, reverbnation, Soundclouds, Youtube. Phisical CD and digital copy you can order at ‘Metal scrap records’ store. Also you could buy digital copy in our BANDCAMP page.