Today’s Featured Artist – INTERVIEW – Kade Storm

Tell us about:

Your latest single you have released:

The single is titled Wrath of The Fallen, though it came packaged as the first track with the entire LP, Ascension. In line with the theme of the album, it is, in my opinion, the heaviest track of the album.

Your first single and how you felt when it was released:

I’ve generally felt satisfied with the entire album release because unlike prior works, it’s an effort that’s far more focussed and coherent.

Your favourite song that you have created that is an album track:

I think each track has been its own distinct process and I wouldn’t put one above the other, but I lean towards Wrath of The Fallen.

Your favourite song to play live:

I haven’t considered playing live with this project. As such, I can’t guage which one would be my favourite without fully experimenting with how these tracks would translate in a live setting.

Your most emotional track:

I’m not quite sure that the conventional concept of emotion translates into this particular style of music that’s centred much more around dark, occultist and even dreadful themes.

The best lyric you have ever written:

I’d consider the entire album my ideal work, thus far. If anything, I’ve come to reject past works and consider this the proper first album for my solo project.

Describe the feeling you get when you walk on stage to do a show:

I’ve only ever done live work as a stand-in guitarist for other projects, and mostly masked, so, it’s an experience that is extremely buffered, and not at large venues, either.

The hardest track to play live:

If I were to play any of these tracks live, I’d have a difficult time of the process with any of them as each track has its own unique challenges. Perhaps The Exiled Heretic might be the tougher on account of its varying tempo and overall structure.

Essential items you always take on tour with you?

It’s difficult to imagine that one, given the current circumstances and the fact that I don’t do live work with this project. I’d expect the live work around this music to be just as atmospheric as the album, meaning that anything fundamental to that atmosphere would be more essential than personal items.

Describe your fans in three words:

Fervent. Driven. Intense. 

A song by another artist or band you wish you had written:

There are way too many to name, and really, it’d probably be many albums worth of tracks with each of them representing something unique. Also, I’m not sure I’d appreciate the music the way I did hearing it as a purely final product from the original creators, as the way these things are perceived by artists and their fans are often two very different angles and experiences. That said, if I absolutely had to pick, I’d go for Synagoga Satanae by Celtic Frost.

What we can look forward to from your band this year:

The aim is to continue promoting the Ascension LP, as well as its physical release via Narcoleptica Productions. There’s work to be done there and see where things go after that process is over.

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