Blistering.com recently conducted an interview with NOVEMBERS DOOM frontman Paul Kuhr. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow:
Blistering.com: Have you noticed an increased amount of visibility now that you are signed to The End Records?
Paul: "Absolutely. Out of anyone we’ve ever been with they have been the most visible and that was one of the selling factors when we were looking for a label. It's one of those labels where it doesn't matter what publication you pick up, you are going to see ads for them. They really put a lot into promoting the band, it's been really good seeing that kind of promotion everywhere."
Blistering.com: NOVEMBERS DOOM have jumped around from label to label, why has there never been one steady home for the band?
Paul: "There's not one particular reason why we have moved around so much, it's just been the circumstance at the moment. Early on we wanted to keep things at a much more manageable level, we've never wanted to give up a lot of control over the band and a lot of these labels want to you do that. Not mentioning names, there was a bigger label we wanted to sign to and they wanted us to give up all of our merchandising rights, ownership of the website, basically everything. We've done this for so long, so it would be difficult for me to give that up. We've always ended up signing to smaller, more independent labels and then the time comes and we outgrow the label we are on at the moment."
Blistering.com: Is "An Autumn Reflection" one of the most personal songs you have ever written?
Paul: "A lot of people enjoy that song a lot. It's funny, even on this album, we have fans that are divided. We have fans that like our heavier stuff more and have some that like our softer side more. 'An Autumn Reflection' is one of those songs that came out a lot better than I thought it would. I give a lot of credit to Chris Djuricic, because when we sat down before we started my vocals, I told him I wanted to approach this song a little differently and came out really cool."
Blistering.com: Are you worried about wearing too much of your own emotion on your sleeve?
Paul: "I've already done that. It's funny because I had to stop worrying about it, especially after the last album because I got a lot of criticism for that, even on the new one. Some people really admire that, and some people really fault me for that. I look at it like I could sing about horror movies and monsters, I mean, c'mon! To me, this is saying something. Not everyone wants to hear what I have to say, and that is fine. You can't please everybody and I'm not trying to please everybody. I use this band as my own therapy. If you like it, buy it. If not, go bitch about it on Blabbermouth like the rest of the idiots."
Read Paul Kuhr's entire interview with Blistering.com at this location.