Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
The band was called into life by Sven and Jerome in 2014 and was dabbling with heavy rock sounds in its fledgling days. Drum reinforcement was soon to be found in the likes of Sander, who has since been spearheading the band’s rhythmic adventures. The hunt for a bassist went through a few iterations and Angel turned out to be a keeper. Since then, the band’s sound started moving away from its rock roots and started to lean more toward Metal. 

How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music? 
Our style is best described as Heavy Rock/Progressive Metal. Mainly drawing on influences from the likes of: Karnivool, Mastodon, Gojira, Leprous, He is Legend and many others. Our musical style is varied so we find it quite hard to just place our music into one genre per-se.

Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
Actually, of course we value everyone’s support but we also release our music on bandcamp where it can be acquired for free. Come to a show or buy some merch, you know, come down and rock out with us, have a good time. This is really about listening to music and finding yourself in the progressions and breakdowns. We’re all metalheads at heart here and it's all about the music.

What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media? 
We have released two EPs, “Blacked out Ocean” (2016) and “Void Machine” (2017), and have toured both the UK in 2016 and 2018, and France in 2017. We’ve slowly been growing our fan base over in the Netherlands and our newest album “The All Is None” has been quite well received by reviewers and fans alike. It feels like people are starting to take what we do seriously now, so that’s putting the music on the map so to speak.

Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
Yes, we try to play live as much as we can. Of course, writing the album, we’ve not been gigging as much. We’re looking to tour the album now and get onto festivals and support other bands out there. It's all about getting the music to new listeners and playing live for us.

What should labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
We’re all about quality and team-work. That sounds a bit corny but we do try to be professional about what we do. Keeping in mind what you hear and see so far is all self released, recorded, mixed and so on. No one had a helping hand in what we do so far, so now I say to the zines and labels out there, imagine where we can go together, how’s that for some sneak advertising.

What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
We’re looking to take the album on tour and really grow the band as a live-band. We love performing and we do feel that the genre we’re in really calls for that. Making it to the more known festivals would be a real mile-stone for us, you know stuff like Rock am Ring, Hellfest or whatever else. Also touring alongside of some of the bands that we listen to would be ace.

Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
You can find Temple Renegade on pretty much every mainstream download and/or streaming site, we’re kinda hard to miss that way. We’re also on bandcamp and youtube of course, so check it out.

January 2020