04 June 2014

[Interview] Down with Monk [GR]

Get to know MONK from Syros, Greece through this interview.

Welcome to Downtuned. Tell us a few words about the group, when and where did you get started? How did you meet?
Monk started after a jam we had someday in June of 2011 that was good, so we keep on rehearsing till present. We were friends long time before, but never been together as a band in the past.

Which are your musical influences?
We are all into bands like Electric Wizard,  Sleep,  Acid king, Cathedral, Saint Vitus, Yob… basically doom is our common thing. We don't care to be strictly under a particular label, that is far too misleading anymore.

What are your lyrics about? What catches your interest?
Well..there's no singer (yet) so there are no lyrics. Our interest lies around all those horror movies like Dario Argento stuff or Hammer films, so we like to consider our music been horror related.

Is the communication with the crowd something that you care about, in all levels, or do you do music for yourselves?
Just make music for ourselves that everybody is welcome to listen and like or dislike.

Do you feel like you’re a part of a particular “scene” in which you would like to join and contribute or you are indifferent about it?
I guess we are already a part of the 'underground' scene. No mater any musical style we can collaborate with everyone as long as people involved express a good vibe.

How do you imagine that the band will be in ten years from now?
Who knows???

Which famous artist you would like to do a guest to a record of yours and why?
Matt Pike or Mike Scheidt or Wino because they are awesome.

What plans do you have for the near future?
We're preparing the ground for recording our first album and hope to be able for some gigs around.  Living in an island far from the capital makes it difficult to do as many things we wish with the band, but we're going to try our best and will keep it up as far as we have fun in our rehearsing rituals.

We wish you good luck to whatever you’re doing, the epilogue is yours.
Thanks for interview and thank You for reading those lines! 



by Kavaldi

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