EXCLUSIVE: Tim Lambesis Talks About His New Project, Pyrithion

No.7 What does Pyrithion mean?

The honest answer is that we just liked the way it sounded. The name itself came from Andy’s old band; they had a song title called “Pyrithion House” and we just kind of just pulled the name from that.


No.7 Who’s playing drums on this?

J.P. Andrade. He did an incredible job playing drums. We didn’t officially include him because we were trying to think long-term, being a long-term member of the band. J.P. learned the songs, though, with only a couple of day’s notice.


No.8 Are there plans to do a full-length album?

We’re doing the EP as an introduction to the band to get a little bit of a reaction, to find out how much demand there is for it. Either way, we’re planning on doing a full-length by the end of the year. After that, maybe we’ll have enough songs to do a few shows.


No.9 So, maybe a tour by December 2013?

Right now, with only three songs, there’s not enough for a set. We’re definitely going to have songs written by the end of the year, so, that’s a good rough guess.


No.10 Who was the artist who did the cover art on the EP?

His name is Ruyhan; he’s an Indonesian artist and prior to doing this album cover he hadn’t done a lot of artwork that had been sold commercially.


No.11 Is there a meaning to the cover?

It’s going on the idea that change and progress only comes about through death, as far as history is concerned. Death is the only thing that brings about progress. Not that I view all of life that morbidly, but I think that in the lyrics of the EP there’s a lot of talk about how death is necessary for change. The mechanism that death is always in the works and we can’t ever stop it, it’s a machine that’s constantly churning. The reaper character is like a reaper and a machine pulled together.


No.12 Are Pyrithion’s lyrics still based in your faith and personal experience at all?

For this band, I wanted the lyrics to be a little more hypothetical I guess is the word. I wanted to write about something that was outside of my normal thinking, but not so nerdy as being about dragons. It’s taking on different world views and then leads to the questions and repercussions of viewing life that way. Questions of where hatred and sorrow come from, no matter what philosophical views somebody adapts they still have to face those central problems.


No.13 We’re you reading anything that inspired you?

I don’t get to read as much as I used to, so I’ve become more of a documentary guy. I’d seen a lot of documentaries on the universe and on the different theories on how the universe expanded or how life was fine tuned. Taking into perspective those types of philosophies, one of the most difficult questions they leave me with is about the certain cruelty to the way that life develops under that; there’s a certain cruelty to death being constantly at work and only through massive amounts of death and regeneration can we be in that potential single moment of being a fine-tuned species. That type of thought was the influence for some of the lyrics at least.

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