The Sorrows was inspired by an Irish Folk Tale called Deidre of the Sorrows. Although the title itself sets a mood of sadness, and may suggests it may only contain more slow tempo or somber songs, nothing could be more false. A perfect example of this is the album’s first single "Red Devil" that echoes tones that are similar to two of the band’s main influences: Type O Negative and the 69 Eyes. Some other notable tracks include a more synth based song called "Edward" inspired by the Tim Burton's film Edward Scissorhands, "An Autumn Night," a duet with Dal Cais on piano vocals and guest accompaniment by Helen Buyniski on violin, and "Paler Still," a modern punk rock song reminiscent of another of the band’s influences, The Misfits.
Imbolg was named after a pagan holiday. Influences range from Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, Type O Negative, Return to Khafji, Sisters of Mercy, Malaise, Paradise Lost, Moonspell, Rush, Muse, Switchblade Symphony, Tool, and others. They began playing at such venues as CBGB's alchemy gothic lounge, and more recently performing in New England, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey as well as continuing to perform in New York.
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