METAL PULP AND PAPER: Hello Emily, so glad to be catching up with you and have you spend some time with us here at Metal Pulp And Paper. We appreciate it. 
Let’s first get into the background, the DNA of what makes up September Mourning.

September Mourning is referred to as a transmedia dark culture project? Can you explain what that is to the Metal Pulp readers that might not have heard about you or your band just yet? 

Basically the project is an art project built around a central story and characters told across a bunch of different mediums... 
What made you want to create music and a comic book that follows the tale of September Mourning?

I loved comic books growing up, my dad had a bunch of vintage ones I got really into. I also love the art of it all.  
Will the journey of September Mourning be a long one? Are there many more Volumes still to come?

Yes we hope so!  
How would you describe the music, the look, and the stage presence of September Mourning?

Dark pop culture inspired...the music has a hard rock feel with electronic elements  
What have been some of the inspirations and musical influences that make up September Mourning?

I listen to everything and tend to pull from anything that makes me feel...music, art and culture.
Some of your fans are very artistic. Has there ever been a drawing of you made by a fan that you were amazed at how good it was?

EMILY: Oh there have been many actually. I love the inspiration that our fans feel...it in turn inspires us.  
MPAP: Do your fans give you a lot of things when they can see you in person?

EMILY: Yes we get a bunch of gifts...they are all very kind and giving.  
MPAP: What has been the wildest thing given to you? Has there ever been anything ever inappropriate given to you?

EMILY: Idk the wildest...pretty tame stuff...this tour I got a darth Vader build a bear that's fire!  
MPAP: You do a great cover version ‘Stand By Me’ by Ben E. King.What made you want to cover this particular song?

EMILY: The lyric is dark and brooding...I knew I could work with it and make it our own  
MPAP: What kind of music did you grow up listening to?

EMILY: My parents loved jazz, classical, Bowie, Souixsie and the Banshees, The Cure, Alice Cooper and Annie Lennox and my uncle loves black metal so it was quite a mix  
MPAP: Are writing lyrics a way for you to get something off your chest? 

EMILY: Most definitely...a release. 
MPAP: What is your writing process? Do you write constantly, or do you wait until it’s time to go into the recording studio before you bring out the pen and paper?

EMILY: I'll write pretty constantly. Train of thought stuff mostly and put it into form in the studio.  
MPAP: Are there certain lyrical subjects you tend to, or try to stay away from?

EMILY: No everything just pertains to the storyline of September Mourning.  
MPAP: Since 2009, September Mourning has been a part of the music scene? How have those eight years been so far? Has it been a learning experience?

EMILY: We were a part of the scene for a couple years and then stopped to develop the project more fully and then we came out with the first ep 2 years ago and really started this project in the scale u see...it took a while to develop behind the scenes.  
MPAP: What makes you push on and keep wanting to pursue this dream of yours through the ups and downs?

EMILY: It's what you do as an artist...there is no choice.  
MPAP: 10 years of being a band are just around the corner. Where do you find yourself and the band in 15, or 20 years?

EMILY: As I've said we took a hiatus for a few years to develop the project behind the scenes so it really isn't that long....but we will see what the future holds.  
MPAP: Before we bring this interview to a close, just a few more things.  
As a musician and a performer, what matters to you most of the social media; ‘likes’, ‘shares’, ‘retweets’, or comments made by someone?

EMILY: I like when people take the time to actually comment and express themselves.
MPAP: How do you feel social media helps? Do you feel it can also be a bad thing at times? 
EMILY: I think it helps spread the message but I really believe in seeing a band live, meeting them, knowing their story not just from behind a screen.
MPAP: For a band just starting out, can you give some advice on what’s the first thing you think a band should invest in when going out on the road?

EMILY: A good vehicle.

MPAP: Emily, I’d like to thank you once again for taking the time to be with us here at Metal Pulp And Paper. It was a pleasure to get to know you.  
Is there anything else you’d like to say to the readers and your fans before you go? 
EMILY: Thank you to all our children of fate for being with us on this journey we love you and can't do this without you. 

Band Members † September † Riven † Wraith † Shadou † Stitch †