The Greek band Bent by Sorrow sent me their latest rehearsal and their CD and a T-shirt. Their music was really nice to come in contact with and not like all other bands so I did this interview in September 2015.
Please tell me a little bit history
of the group?
Bass: Dimitris D.E
Drums: Vanx P.
The band performed in many Athens venues with many famous Greek bands like Last Drive, Nightstalker, Wish upon a star, etc.
After some changes the latest
line-up consists of:
Guitar: Giannakis Dimi
Bass: Dimitris D.E
Drums: Vanx P.
Under this line-up the band performed in the summer of 2015 at the Greek island of Paros, giving a full-blown one and a half hour set.
Please tell me a little about every member in the group right now, age, family, work, interests and something bad about everyone? Earlier bands?
-Dim Arap is 35, unemployed and he's a joke teller. He's been a musician since 1995.
Giannakis Dimi is 40, unemployed and he's got serious life anxieties. He's been a musician since 1988.
Dimitris D.E is 35, a chef and
he thinks he's deaf (his amp's volume is never high enough). He's been a
musician since 1997.
are definitely influences from these styles. Some of our favorites include
bands like Deftones, AFI, Pearl Jam, The Cure, Faith no more, etc.
Sorrow are you satisfied with the name? How did it came up? What does it
mean? Which is the best bandname you know?
What´s the best thing with playing
And where is best to play? And the
How is to play this sort of music
in Greece right now? Which types of bands do you have concerts together
How would you describe your music
in three words?
What does punk mean to you, is it
only a word or is it a lifestyle?
How do you see on downloading, mp3
and that stuff?
How is it to live in Greece now?
Is there any good bands from Greece
now? Is the punkscene/hardcorescene big? How is it in your hometown?
What do you know about Sweden?
Have you heard any good bands from
Your lyrics, who does them and what
influences you? Never in Greek or?
Is there any subject that you never
will write anything about??
Politic and music, does it goes
hand in hand? Which is your most political song?
Best political band/artist?
Do you think that music(lyrics and
so on) can change anyones life, I mean people who listens to music?
Your cover on your CD looks really
nice, is it important to have a record cover which shows people which type
of music you play? Your favorite recordcover? Who does your covers
One of our favorite covers is from The Sound's “From the lion's mouth”.
Is it important to get out physical
records of your stuff? Why or why not? ?
Please tell me a funny thing which
have happened during your career and under some gig?
How does your audience look like?
Which people do you miss on your concerts? Which is the biggest band you
ever have played together with?
Our audience comes mostly from the punk-rock scene. We would like our music to be heard from everyone with no exceptions.
Please rank your five
favoriterecords, five favoriteconcerts and five most important things in
Deftones – White Pony
Faith No More – Angel Dust
Nirvana – Nevermind
U2 – The Unforgettable Fire
Faith No More, Machine Head, The Cure, Rancid, Cypress Hill
Tranquillity, strength, health, art, inspiration.
Is it boring with interviews? Is it
If you could choose five bands from
the past and the history and nowadays and both dead and living bands to have
a concert together with your band. Which five have you been chosed?
Is music a good way to get out
frustration and become a nice person outside the music??
Which is the most odd question you
ever have got in an interview?
Which is the question you want to
have but you never get. Please ask it and answer it?
Answer: The current line-up is more dedicated than ever, we love what we do and we'll do everything in our power in order to perform in live shows beyond the borders. The feedback from our fans and the press will definitely play a crucial role to this. It all depends on how much our music “touches” them.
As long as we exist, “Bent by Sorrow” will also exist.
Futureplans for the band?
Something to add?
-Thanks a lot for the interview and we hope one day soon to come over there and play for you.