OLD PAPER: Cathedral (Terrorizer #234, Apr 2013)
Lee Dorrian's last interview as a member of Cathedral before the legendary band dissolved into the ether.
While going through a couple of Cathedral records today - and hey, there’s a good band for a Discography Deep Dive sometime, right? - I got that little twang of sadness that one of my favourite bands isn’t around anymore, albeit tempered by the fact that, unlike so many others, they bowed out on their own terms, with grace, dignity and without overstaying their welcome for a single second. I also remembered one of my favourite moments (of a long list, truth be told) of my Terrorizer magazine years - having the honour of conducting Cathedral’s very last interview for a printed magazine. Not only did I spend a wonderful afternoon having a very honest and very down to earth chat with Lee Dorrian about the ending of the band and their remarkable final album ‘The Last Spire’, still one of my favourites of their discography to this day, but we also managed to include a rather rare conversation with the man behind Cathedral’s surreal and so characteristic artwork, Mr. Dave Patchett himself. I could have waited until April next year to dig this one out of the vaults and have it timed for the 10th anniversary of the break up, but whatever. Inspiration strikes when it does, etc. So here is the issue:
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