Recently, DutchMetalManiac’s Tim van Velthuysen interviewed Cathedral in Flames.
Hey, how are you?
Great, we just finished our second album and are looking forward the concerts.
Can you tell us something about the history of Cathedral in Flames?
Once upon a time in Eastern Europe… Dark times before the fall of the Iron Curtain. Two friends, Phil Lee Fall and Gatsby, influenced by bands like The Sisters of Mercy, Fields Of The Nephilim, Siouxsie and the Banshees and Joy Division, came together and formed a gothic rock band in the purest form of this style. The two lovers of gothic fiction drew their inspiration from books and the western movies of Sergio Leone. We were famous for the gigs in churches, ruined castles and other extraordinary places. The band’s life was wild and short: after just three years everything was gone with the wind and covered by dust. No recordings survived. Now we are back with the brand new album, Hang Me High & Bury Me Deep.
For people not knowing Cathedral in Flames (yet), how would you describe your music yourself?
Gothic rock for the 21st century.
When someone doesn’t know Cathedral in Flames yet and you can choose one of your songs to present yourself, which song would that be?
All our songs are top:) Check it out yourself and let us know which one you love the most.
What makes Cathedral in Flames unique?
Great vocals, fabulous songwriting and modern top notch sound.
Any future plans you can already tell us something about?
We are planning the live shows again. And of cousrse, shooting another video for the anthem Twilight Of The Goths.
Any upcoming gigs for Cathedral in Flames? Maybe coming to The Netherlands?
We will see… You know, the fucking covid thing.
How do you think your life would be without music?
Empty and full of depression.
What advice would you give to young and starting bands?
Do your best and don’t copy anyone.
Thanks for your answers! Is there anything you want to say to DutchMetalManiac’s readers?
If you want to hear great and modern gothic rock, check out Cathedral in Flames.
I’m Tim van Velthuysen and I started DutchMetalManiac back in 2014. I’m 29 years old and I live in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Of course, I like metal, but I can also appreciate other musical styles.
In addition to DutchMetalManiac I also have a personal website on which I’ll post various things that won’t fit on DutchMetalManiac, but might be interesting for you as well. It’s in Dutch though.