Threnody Talks of the Band, Music, and More!

Old school death metal band THRENODY have a demo, album, and are working on newer work's that never wants to stop. The band talks about living a part, music, and more below.

1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

In 1988 A.D., 5 young men from Berks County took an oath to alter the realm of music for eternity. Armed with their bestowed weapons, Todd the microphone, Rich the drums, Bill and Sean each a guitar and Dave the bass, they forged songs that would devastate Reading PA in ways yet to be recovered from. At first, they paid homage to their gods, Carcass, Entombed, Obituary. Then, they strayed from the path, blazed their own and obliterated all that faced them. For almost 2 years from atop the heap of failed opposition, they mastered their magic and branded themselves as Threnody. In late 1990 they unleashed a six-song slaughterhouse, Internal Infestation, that none could surpass. Hordes of the instantly enchanted demanded a relentless campaign of live performances that only honed the band’s lethal skill. Their sharpening stone was Reading’s only all age club, Unisound. 

Once the initial wave of destruction began to settle, they crafted more songs and recorded another EP that was destined to be a bloodbath to all that dared to listen. Due to a destiny beyond their mortal control the EP was never released and these fallen pioneers were cast unto separate worlds. 

In 2020, in the midst of a global pandemic, Bill decided to try to recruit the original members to once again light the torch and re-do the songs circa 1990. Sean and Dave were able, Todd and Rich were not. They had their own kingdoms to govern. Under a friendly flag, Harry in the UK and David from Ecuador were enlisted to do the vocals and drums respectively. With the world on lockdown and virtual life now normal life, Threnody galvanized 8 songs from 30 plus years prior, not re-written but re-visioned, in their first full length LP, Rid of Flesh. Let it rip.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

Came about as teenagers, Sean came up with the idea of the name Threnody

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

The band is based out of Reading PA, The music scene has always been strong there for decades, Notable bands: 


Rivers of Nihl

Mushmouth/Out to Win

4. How would you describe your style?

We are Old School Death  Metal

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

We have released a Demo back in 1991 called Internal Infestation. Recently released a full length Album called Rid of Flesh. Expect to see it it all over all Social and Streaming Platforms

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

Yes we are currently working on new material (that never stops).

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

Not at the moment we are currently living in multiple states and working out the logistics.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

We plan on spreading the word about the band and promoting the album Rid of  Flesh,  While working on new material as long as we can keep this thing going.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

We started this 30 years ago made some great head way back in the day but due to being too young and life things getting in the way we took a long break, each member went on to do other projects together  and time just flew by. Brings us to just before the pandemic and we brought it all back together,   We are Old school Death Metal with a modern flair , we take pride in the song writing and believe songs should be catchy and memorable. I hope we are achieving that!

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