Lior from Metal Temple recently interviewed former Hades and current Patriarchs In Black guitarist Dan Lorenzo.
Exerpts from the interview:
- I mentioned that earlier, truth be told, you guys are two Black Sabbath fans, but you didn’t attempt to really re-create the old 70s vibes. You took it a step forward, adding that American swagger into the songs. The end result is a groovy, Doom Metal driven album, with a semi-street type attitude. What is your opinion about that? To where the band headed through this debut?
I love a lot of Sabbath songs, but I’m not a fan of really long songs for the most part. I’m way more influenced by Kiss. Songs under 4 minutes usually. You think we have American swagger Lior? I like that!
- Your debut, “Reach For The Scars”, quite a nice ring to it and a fine word game, delivers that British flavor but with an American attitude. Let’s talk philosophy first, there is a lot going within the record lyrically, plenty of things that have been probably twisting and turning in your minds for quite some time. What is your take on that?
Well, I only wrote the lyrics to two of the songs. This Damn War was going to be loosely based around the American Civil War and then Putin invaded the Ukraine. I wrote about some of the similarities where you may have brother fighting brother. I also wrote the lyrics to Sing For The Devil, that song is about a musician who won’t sell his soul. That’s me! I just want to play music I love. I could never be in a wedding band!
You can read the full interview at: http://www.metal-temple.com/site/catalogues/entry/musicians/patriarchs-in-black-s.htm