An interview with the ritual doom metalers FRAYLE!



Vocalist Gwyn Strang and guitarist Sean Bilovecky of the ritual doom metal act  Frayle,  answered our questions and below you can read their interesting answers!

Frayle makes music for the night sky. The group was formed in 2017 by guitarist Sean Bilovecky and vocalist Gwyn Strang, a singer with an alluring voice and an equally compelling flair for imagery.

Recently Frayle released the single and music video for “Skin & Sorrow”, the title track from their upcoming release on July 8th via Aqualamb Records.


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RockOverdose: Welcome to ROCK Overdose  Your music is just great,  I really like the combination of doom, goth with this melodic feeling in your voice. What s the story behind the band formation and the lyrical themes? 



Sean and I formed the band in 2018. Sean is a prolific musician and was in the band “Disengage” on Man’s Ruin prior.

I bought Sean a d.a.w. For Christmas one year and it reignited his passion for writing.

After many conversations, he convinced me to sing on a couple of tracks. This became our first EP, the “White Witch.” We released it on bandcamp just for fun and it took off.

Lyrically, the overarching theme is religion and heartbreak.

The next album that will be released in July is titled “Skin &Sorrow” and it’s about mourning and loss.





RockOverdose: Name your 10 favourite bands and singers.

Portishead-Beth Gibbons

Cranes- Allison Shaw

Emma Ruth Rundle


Beastwars- Matt Hyde

White Ring

Acid Bath- Daxx Riggs

Mark Lanegan




RockOverdose: What is your fave music era and the favourite albums so far?

Right now it’s a very exciting time for music.  Genres are crossing, bending and expanding. We love what’s happening right now. Emma Ruth rundle and thou Chelsea Wolfe abyss




RockOverdose: Which should be your advices for the new musicians?

You have to be good at all aspects of the industry. You need to be able to promote yourself and provide quality content.

You should be able to look at what you are presenting objectively, without ego, and tweak what needs to be tweaked without compromising your original vision.






RockOverdose: Any cool new bands you want to mention..What are you listen to lately?

fvnerals. A new friend brought them our attention on our last tour and we can’t stop listening.

Modder is another new band that is on our European label and blew us away the first time we heard them.




RockOverdose: You have a very goth occult image, do you believe in metaphysics?

I believe in the exchange of energy and manifesting what you want in life.




RockOverdose: Which are the things that made you proud through your music career?


The biggest thing is just actually releasing “The White Witch” ep on bandcamp.

I am a fairly shy person and singing in Front of anyone was completely beyond my level of comfort.






RockOverdose: Money or Fame?




RockOverdose: Vinyl Cd or Pc?




RockOverdose: Tell us stories from the road and the bands you liked the most sharing the stage with.


The last Euro tour, our drummer locked himself inside the car for 1/2 hour while we walked by several times looking for him.

Right now we’re on the road with Cradle of filth and the newly post Covid crowds have been out of control. The entire Cradle camp has been wonderful.




RockOverdose: What are some of your thoughts on the post Covid era?

It’s scary. Meeting people after shows is fun but also stressful since you never know who might be sick.

So far, everyone seems to be more than excited to be back out watching shows.




For RockOverdose,

Chris Tsantalis