Lenax Discusses Shows, New Singles, and EP All Coming Soon!



Black metal band LENAX have not one but three single's, with them working on a couple of new songs, that will lead to an EP release coming soon. The band wants to play some shows by the end of this year as well. Going into discussing plans, show playing, and music.


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

Lenax is a fairly new project that I originally started as a solo project. Being a guitarist and lyric writer, I programmed the drum tracks and brought in a session bass player, Hephaestus. He brought a lot to the table with his bass lines, something that you don't often get in the genre. I also had a guest vocalist on one track and a guitarist on another. About mid-year I started looking to put togetehr the live band, as I was already receiving show invites I couldn't take.

The first new member was Scarz, who is coming in as the second guitar player and background vocals. We are doing a lot of good work taking the studio recordings and getting them prepper for live performance. Part of that is going to include both of us taking lead guitar duties.

Next came our full time bass player, The Silence. We had an absolute chance meeting at a local show, and hit it off as friends first and bandmates second. The coolest thing about our meeting was that he was already taking to Scarz, as those two have been friends for some time.

On drums we have Profana as a guest member on loan from the fantastic black metal band Blood Stained Dusk. He brings a lot of experience to the table. We totally respect his prime commitment to his band. They recently signed with Black Lion Records. Seriously check these guys out.

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

It's an encoded version of a word that holds some significance to me personally.

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

We are in the Nashville area. The music scene is quite active, as one could imagine. Aside from the stadium tours that come through, we have a vibrant local scene consisting both of locals as well as smaller touring bands of all kinds that come through here. While Nashville has a far reaching reputation as a country music city, metal does have a very good scene here. Local bands I highly recommend include Obsidian Shrine, Storm Ritual, and Nocturnal Pulse.

4. How would you describe your style?

At the core of my writing and lyrics, this is a black metal project centered around themes of rebellion, distrust for religion, and occult themes. Musically black metal is a surprisingly diverse genre, and we are exploring that space to the fullest. Among my absolute favorite bands include Enslaved, Watain, Desthspell Omega, and MGLA.

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

At the time of this writing we have three singles released, as well as a cover of the Immortal song "Tyrants" that we are very proud of. My hope is that our music is an experience. Lyrically speaking we go to some dark places, but not to the point of hopelessness. To me, hopeless is the opposite of strength. Instead of focusing on pain, I offer a big "fuck you" to those that would keep me down. These themes come across in how I write.

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

We are working on two more songs that are in the final stages of production. By the end of the summer we should be ready to release a five song EP titled "Purity". There isn't a release date as of yet.

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

The goal for this band has always been to hit the stage by December of this year. The musicians in the band are all very experienced, and we are taking that experience to forger a live show to be the best that we can.

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

This one is harder to nail down. The number one goal I have as a songwriter is to craft music and share it with people. Everything else, from promotional items to live shows, is an avenue to sharing that art. While we aren't in the position to tour full time, we do want to play a number of shows in 2024, with at least one festival date. There is also a ton of new material ready to be fleshed out for a full length album. Those songs we will finish with the band as a whole, getting everyone's creative input on that project.

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

You should be able to hear Lenax everywhere you find digital music. All our social pages from Instagram to Bandcamp share the user name "LenaxMetal", which is also the band's website, LenaxMetal.com.

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

Hearing something in our music that strikes them as unique and memorable, especially if they want to listen again, is the best compliment an artist can receive. If I can craft words that come from a place of pain and end in a place of strength, hopefully a listener can find a piece of that as well.

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