Hailed as ‘The New Goth Kings Of Manchester’ by Metal Hammer Magazine, the North West dark metalllers Sinnergod certainly live up to their reputation. They dispatch a sound that curiously tugs from Depeche Mode and Gary Numan, and also channels the rhythmic crunch, pounding drums and colossal choruses of Metallica and Iron Maiden.
Mark Hampson – Vocals / Guitars
Sam Saint – Guitars
Paul Swindells – Keyboards / Samples
James Dunn – Bass
Chris Hampson – Drums
A SONG WHICH MADE YOU WANT TO MAKE MUSIC:
Iron Maiden – Killers
BEST RIDER YOU HAVE EVER HAD:
A stale loaf of bread, Smart Price Garlic Roll and some Spreadable Cheese.
CRAZIEST MOMENT YOU’VE EXPERIENCED IN THE BAND:
Being main support for Bam Margera’s FuckFace Unstoppable in London…seeing a naked man singing Phil Collins ‘In the air tonight’, a priceless experience.
DEEPEST LYRICS ONE OF YOUR SONGS FEATURES:
Definitely the lyrics on our new single ‘The Endless’. I’ll not tell you them, it’s better to listen to it yourself.
EASIEST SONG YOU WROTE:
Easiest song I would say…probably ‘The Endless’ again, Mark just got a riff in his head and pretty much nailed the whole song in a day.
FAVOURITE SONG IN YOUR SET:
For me it changes quite a lot, I’d say recently a new track called ‘Never had a gun’.
GUEST YOU’D MOST LIKE TO FEATURE ON YOUR RECORD:
It would be great to have Iron Maiden’s Adrian Smith banging out a solo on one of our songs, or better still Nicko McBrain drumming on a track, that way I wouldn’t have to play anything.
HARDEST THING ABOUT BEING IN A BAND:
Not being able to support the cause financially, we are fortunate to have a wide audience in regards to different countries, not being able to perform local to them is frustrating. Maybe one day.
INTERESTING FACT ABOUT ONE OF YOUR MEMBERS:
One of our member’s used to work on a Disney Cruise, I’m sure that moment scarred him for life.
JOKES YOU HAVE IN THE BAND:
I do a wicked crying baby impression, although I think it freaks a couple of them out, I think its funny anyway.
KEY TO WRITING A SONG:
It’s all about surrounding yourself within the influence, imagery plays a big part with us, for example if we write a song that is Halloween based, we would have Horror posters pinned up, curtains drawn, pumpkins lit etc…. Sounds over the top, but it works.
LONGEST DISTANCE YOU’VE TRAVELLED TO PLAY A SHOW:
We once played Aberdeen then straight on to Wolverhampton, my god that was horrible…although nursing the worlds worst hangover didn’t help.
MOST INSPIRING MUSICIAN YOU’VE EVER EXPERIENCED:
Lemmy, no shits given, ever.
NEW BAND YOU’D RECOMMEND:
Still looking for them, although I really enjoy Soldierfield, great band.
OPENING FOR THIS BAND WOULD BE IDEAL:
PLACE YOU’D MOST LIKE TO TOUR:
Brazil or the States, mainly for the food.
QUOTE THAT YOU’D LIKE TO PASS ON TO READERS:
Imitation is Suicide
REASON FOR THE TITLE OF YOUR RECENT/FORTHCOMING RELEASE:
Its a true representation of us, our influences and our attitude.
SEE US LIVE AT:
Next up, WV1 Fest Wolverhampton 13/08/16, then Grand Central Manchester 01/09/16
THE OLD DAYS OF MUSIC WERE BETTER THAN THOSE CURRENT, DO YOU AGREE:
Yes and no.
We have a ‘Sinnergod Rubix Cube’ arriving soon….probably won’t sell, but
damn its unusual.
VARIATIONS YOU’D LIKE TO DO ON ANY OF YOUR SONGS:
Give all of our tracks an Abba makeover, I’d love to hear that, I’m sure the lyrics to Burn would fit perfect with the backing track of Dancing Queen.
WHAT DO YOUR FANS MEAN TO YOU:
X-RAYS OR ANY OTHER TREATMENTS NEEDED FOR BAND RELATED INJURIES:
I wouldn’t know where to start with that one.
YOU’RE LATE FOR A SHOW, WHO’S FAULT IS IT:
Jason our Manager, if we arrive late its his fault, if Bargain Booze is closed its his fault, if the new album doesn’t sell…its his fault.
ZOO ANIMAL THAT BEST DESCRIBES THE PERSONALITY OF YOUR BAND:
Panda….fat, lazy, pale faced with black eyes.