Monday, January 30, 2023

Tithe Interview


All questions answered by Matt Eiseman

1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording of the new album?

We have been busy writing our next album and gearing up for the release of Inverse Rapture. 

2.In February you have a new album coming out, musically how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?

Inverse Rapture is a darker sounding album. It is more blackened death and has less of a punk and grind influence. Every new album we write, the song writing is an evolution of our past efforts.

3.All of the band members have experience playing other forms of metal, how would you compare the stuff you are doing with 'Tithe' to the other musical styles that you played in your other projects?

Tithe is its own unique entity. None of the other bands we have played in or currently play in sound like Tithe.

4.Your main lyrical topics are psychedelics,  mental illness and the human condition, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in these topics?

Those were the themes of our last album Penance. My interest in those subjects is culled from my life experience. The themes of Inverse Rapture are universally about the evil that people are capable of.

5.On one of your tracks you also cover Luciferian themes, do any of the band members have an interest in the occult?

Luciferian Pathways Of The Forked Tongue is about using religion to divide, conquer and control the masses. Lucifer is known as the “great deceiver” and organized religion is one of the greatest cons on the human race conducted on a massive scale. I personally find some of the concepts of the occult fascinating but most of it is complete nonsense. Being a devout Satanist is just as stupid as being a devout Christian. 

6.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name ‘Tithe'?

Tithing is giving 10 percent of your income to the Church. It is a bloodsucking tradition perpetuated by false prophets to fill their overflowing bank accounts. They control your conscience and your finances. 

7.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the new album cover?

It was painted by the amazing artist Abomination Hammer. We are honored to have it as our album cover. I own the original piece. It is 60x60 inches. A truly epic work of art indeed.

8.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?

Last year we played Northwest Terror Fest and that was definitely a highlight for us. My favorite shows to play are when the audience goes nuts and there is a pit the whole time. When that happens there is a special energy that you feel on stage no matter how big or small the crowd is. The chaos that ensues is exhilarating. 

9.Do you have any touring or show plans once the new album is released?

So far for 2023 we are doing a couple of runs up and down the West Coast and we are in the process of booking an East Coast tour for the fall. We are looking toward a European tour in 2024 plus everything else we can fit in!

10.On a worldwide level, how has the reaction been to your music by fans of underground metal?

Our music has been well received so far. We are eternally thankful.

11.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that some of the band members are a part of?

Our drummer Kevin also plays in Lord Dying. Alex, who plays bass in the band, also plays bass in Netherrealms. Both are great bands. Check them out!

12.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

We are already working on the next album. I am very excited about the new material. We are continually refining what we do and pushing the limits of our capabilities. I tend to write stuff that is beyond my current abilities and then practice the material enough to be able to play the riffs. As far as the guitar work and song structure is concerned, it is our best stuff yet.

13.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

I listen to all kinds of music. I regularly go to the symphony and check out local jazz. I love hip hop, classic rock and old country. I thoroughly enjoy all forms of metal. I gravitate towards brutal death and black metal. Music is the best!

14.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts? 

We want to tour the world! Thank you for taking the time to interview us.

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