Satori Junk

Satori Junk Interview

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I had the pleasure of speaking to Christian from Satori Junk about the band and their future:

  1. What inspired the name of the band, and what are your influences?

The name was inspired by “Second Hand”, a novel of Michael Zadoorian. The main character of the novel is fascinated by second handed objects: they got stories to tell, they enclose fragments of life. We think the same about our songs, we are the only one to know the exact value of our creations. Our riffing is inspired by many genres, from the classic rock from the seventies (Black Sabbath, for sure!) to the most modern stuff. Many musical styles could be influential in a genre that nowadays is so rich of contaminations.

 

  1. Where do you find inspiration for song writing?

From jam sessions, music comes out in a sort of natural way. Most of the time, after the music is written, we write the lyrics, which are inspired by personal experiences, weird nightmares or just daydreams.

 

  1. What themes are explored on this album?

Some songs could be treated like mini horror stories, while others are made of feelings we went through: depression, anxiety and vengeance.

 

  1. Are there any songs from the new album you’re looking forward to playing live?

All of them, for sure!

 

  1. How do you prepare for a live show/studio performance?

Before every live show, we try to practice as much as possible. For studio performances, we attempt to start recording with a clear idea of what we want to do, but there’s also space for experimentation. There’s a strong connection between us, we always share our ideas and make sure that everybody is involved.  

 

  1. What plans do you have for the future

We are already working on new stuff, we just can’t rest on our laurels! Regarding live shows, there are a few planned for the next months: in June we will play at the Revolution Festival in Romania and we really look forward to it!  

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Satori Junk

Satori Junk-The Golden Dwarf Review

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Italian based Doom Acid Metal band Satori Junk are back with their new album The Golden Dwarf, and boy is it an experience.

The Intro is a spoken word clip, that introduces the album, with some haunting warnings. All Gods Die is slow to start, the instrumentation mixes haunting melodies, with piercing precision to create, something definitely acidic. The guitars create the horror that the lyrics sing of. When the heaviness kicks in the listener knows, this song blares through from one end to another, a true heavy opener. Cosmic Prison is a layer of solid sludge, guitars and drums in synch, the vocals tell the story of something horrifying and gruesome. Blood Red Shrine is a trip, the guitars, the drums the rhythm of the song is slow, with something like death creeping up on you, ready to pounce and take everything to the next level.

Death Dog has swagger and groove the guitars and the drums carry the song aptly. The Golden Dwarf is the title track, and it makes everything that much more interesting, eerie, anthemic and heavy all at once, something that really carries over and makes things sing properly. Light My Fire is a heavy mix of the classic Doors song mixed with Satori Junk’s own unique style, a fitting tribute.

The album is out on 10th May via Endless Winter.