An Interview with Sentenced 2 Die

Sentenced 2 Die are a fresh death metal from Minneapolis, Minnesota. They formed last
year and soon after made waves with their debut EP No Reason to Live in November. The band
offered four quick and brutal tracks of old school death metal. Now they’ve signed to Maggot
Stomp and shared three more songs on their promo. Their debut full length will come out in
2023.

First off, thank you for being down to do an interview. Can you introduce yourself and
what you play in the band?

Yo what’s up thanks for the opportunity to do this, I’m Eli and I play guitar in S2D. We’re a
death metal band from Minneapolis, MN.

How did Sentenced 2 Die get started and what inspired you originally to want to be in an
extreme metal band?

We started in 2021 as a not so serious band, and we just wanted to have a band in Minneapolis
that played death metal in the hardcore scene.

How do you feel about being on Maggot Stomp and what can we expect from the
upcoming album?

It’s awesome, the roster is full of sick bands and Scott has done really important things for
hardcore, which we all love. The LP will be a mix of our first two releases sonically with some
new ties of inspiration that I think will make an interesting record. While staying true to the
OSDM revival of course.

What were some of your influences in writing for Sentenced 2 Die?

I think of writing influences more so of bands that have made me want to pick up my guitar and
play and those are Mental, Carry On, Steely Dan, John Mayer, Pig Destroyer, Fontaines DC, and
Skinless.

How did Sentenced 2 Die decide to be a straight edge band? What do you think about the
influence of hardcore in modern death metal?

It was less a decision than more so happenstance honestly, which is very cool. The hardcore
influence on death metal goes back to the ‘90s, especially with bands like Internal Bleeding that
were the first bigger death metal band full of hardcore kids I believe. With that being said, I think
this crossover is way more common than people think and is in a sense essential to the genre.
Dying Fetus for example still keeps very distinctly hardcore parts in their songs, but you can’t in
most situations mosh to them like you would at a hardcore show, which is why bands doing this
style are important.

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