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Life & Work with Morgehenna

Today we’d like to introduce you to Morgehenna.

Hi Morgehenna, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I’m mostly known for my work as a guitarist but I also do extreme metal vocals and play bass. My focus at the beginning of my creative journey was making Youtube videos and paying tribute to the bands that I found cathartic.

My focus has since shifted my own original music in my band’s Kryptkeeper and Poontickler, as well as session work and live performances.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Nothing worth having ever comes easy.

One of my biggest obstacles at the beginning was all of the negativity that inevitably comes when you put yourself out there, especially online. People underestimate how much vulnerability and courage it takes to pour your heart into your craft.

People will say really mean things online and I think a lot of musicians play in their bedrooms forever because of the cruelty of the internet. And the more fans you acquire, the more hate you acquire as well.

I had to frequently remind myself of how much easier it is to criticize than to create. People who spend their time typing nasty things to strangers online aren’t happy or productive people. They are simply projecting their own insecurities and procrastinating rather than building their own skills.

The biggest obstacle I face now is organizing all of my creative endeavors and learning how to take things a day at a time rather than trying to tackle them all at once.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
As far as non-extreme music goes, I was a part-time live musician for Willow Smith’s “Lately I feel Everything” album. It was a great way to step out of my comfort zone.

My band Kryptkeeper however, is a death metal project that takes new and old school influence.

I play guitar and I’m also the vocalist for that band. I’ve done a lot of the songwriting for Kryptkeeper.

I also have a new project that I’m releasing this year called Poontickler. It’s a project with silly lyrical themes and heavy riffs. It’s been the most fun, creative project I’ve worked on.

I also have my solo project under my own name Morgehenna, where I plan to release all different styles of music from guitar ballads to black metal. I intend to keep things creative and free.

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White background photos: Raul Wasserman Live photos Brandon Blu B&W photo Chris Aarock

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