Steven Rathbone (Lair of the Minotaur)
SPB: Since your lyrical themes are also rooted in Greek mythology, what was it that attracted you on the subject?
Rathbone: I have always been into mythology, also horror and science fiction. The Greek myths were once passed on through storytelling around the campfire. Now the campfire has been replaced with the television. And even though there are movies and TV programs about Greek myths, there is something lost in the human memory. The natural connection to these mythological and astrological archetypes seems to be nearly severed.
The story of how there was a long period of peace on this planet. And then an evil influence took over. And that's the world we live in today. I thought metal music would be a good conduit for passing on these stories. The attraction also came from the original idea for the band...which was to make something pure. No bullshit, meat and potatoes, METAL! And the subject matter of monstrous beasts, war, and sorcery are perfect for metal lyrics.