Band Interview – Seawolves (Metal 2 the Masses Essex 2019

Heavy metal band, Seawolves, will play in Heat Two of Metal 2 the Masses Essex 2019. They face off against Coda, Of Our Design, Killerkorp and Herida on the 1st of February. The event takes place at The Soundhouse which is at The Bull, Colchester, CO3 3ES.

Each band will be giving their all to try to progress in the competition where the winner receives an amazing opportunity. A much coveted slot playing on the New Blood Stage at Bloodstock Festival, 2019. GBHBL are pleased to bring you a short interview with Seawolves to help introduce them to the metal masses.

Have a read, enjoy and make sure you get down to The Soundhouse on the 18th of January to give them some support.


1.       Why Seawolves? Where did the name come from?

Initially I made it up as it sounds pretty cool.  It turns out to be a real thing!  Sea Wolves are found along the Pacific Coast of Canada where they can actually swim between the islands.

2.       Tell us a little about Seawolves. How long have you been playing together? Who is in the band? Where are you from? How did you meet?

SeaWolves are Seann Dunt (myself) drums, Louis Thurgood-Vocals, Phil Morley-Bass, Mike Holmes-Guitar and Chris Wilson-Guitar.  We are all from Colchester, Essex.  Essentially we have known each other through music for about 14 years.  Me and Chris started off in our very first band together.  The roles were reversed as he was on drums and I played guitar at the time. Mike, Louis and Phil were in other bands that we often played shows with.  To this day we all still have the same passion for heavy music .


3.       What artists, metal or otherwise, have influenced you and your sound?

I wouldn’t say any artist in particular has influenced us.  Metal wise, throughout the band I reckon we listen to the entire spectrum of metal including Old School/Djent/Grindcore/Slam/Deathcore/Black Metal and loads more.  A few of us listen to a fair amount of hip hop too.   A tribe called quest, Kendrick Lamar for example.  It all plays a part on our sound in some way.

4.       With so many genres and sub genres around these days, what genre would you put yourself in?

For an easy life we usually just say we’re a metal band haha! Id say we’re verging on Deathcore but who even knows these days!?

5.       What will you bring to the Metal to the Masses heats? What can music lovers expect and how are you going to win their support on the night?

Well as SeaWolves have not played many shows of late due to a couple of member changes we are bringing a whole new set of music!

6.       Any horror fans in the band? What are some of your favourite horror movies or books?

There are a couple of horror fans but i’m not really one of them! The last one I saw was Jaws, it’s a bit dated these days but definitely a classic.

7.       How about games? What’s your console or game of choice?

9 times out of 10 it’s FIFA on Xbox for us.

8.       Have you been to Bloodstock Festival before?

Hopefully one day!

9.    Where can fans check out your music, merch and find out more about you?

All the usual places; BandcampInstagramFacebook.

10.    Aside from hopefully playing Bloodstock Festival, what else do you have lined up for 2019? Any releases due or tours/gigs/festivals line up?

We have literally just recorded a live session which is coming out in the near future.  We have a few more shows in the pipeline and we plan to record some new music later on in the year.

GBHBL would like to thank Seawolves for taking the time to answer these questions and we wish them all the best in their heat at Metal 2 the Masses Essex. Find out more about Seawolves at their Bandcamp page, Facebook page and on Instagram. You can also grab their self titled debut EP, from Bandcamp here.

Importantly, get yourself down to the venue on the 1st of February and throw them some support.