What can you tell me about your previous band IRREVERENT? You released two demos right?
One in 91 and one in 92?
yes that is correct. Irreverent was primitive and raw ,brutal death/black metal with blasphemous imagery, lyrics.
When did you changed to Black Witchery? You started together with Darkwolf (drums) as two piece band?
It was a two piece band originally but after the promo Darkwolf decided to quit and I recruited suitable demons for attack...the name was changed shortly before the ep was released to avoid further confusion with the Swedish wimp
Black Witchery is currently one of my fave US Black/Death Metal Bands, cause your primitve warhyms reminds my often to my all time gods Blasphemy!! Many people compare you with other US Bands like Krieg, Thornspawn, Winds of the Black Mountains ect. But i think they are totally wrong!! I think you are more into Black/Death like old Blasphemy, Profanatica, Archgoat, Beherit, Corpse Molestation mixed up with some south american influences of old Mutilator, Vulcano, Sextrash, Necrofago and so on. What is your own opinion of your style/influence? I am sure you don´t want to create something new with your music, i think it´s more worshipping the old style, attitude and spirit of true Black/Death!?
No one with half a brain would compare BW to Thornspawn or the others you mentioned. These bands have nothing to do with us and do not sound similar in any aspect. Bands we worship are Blasphemy, old Beherit, Lord Diabolus demo, Sarcofago demos and Inri, old Bathory, Venom, etc. Of course there isn't any groundbreaking new musical creations with Black Witchery becasue it's not what we would want to hear in a band and i really hate people/bands who claim this...fuck off to anyone with this mentality. It's not our aim to rip any of these bands off but at the same time they have an undying influence when we write songs.
But by the way i am sure you also like old Death Metal bands like Autopsy, Exmortis, Sadistic Intent, Nunslaughter, Massacre, Goreaphobia, Incubus..just to name a few?
The old works of all those bands you mentioned of course are great andalso Carnage, Treblinka/Tiamat, carbonized, etc
Your old stuff was released on Full Moon Records. How did you came in Contact with Thorns?
Are you satisfied with his work? Many people got a sceptical opinion about his work.
we have been in contact with Thorns for many years so when he offered us a deal we accepted. I am satisfied with his work minus the mistakes on the cd version.
Now you got a contract with Osmose. How did you came in Conatct with Herve and what do you expect of the new possibilities Herve you can offer maybe? I mean they are a real big and strong label which can open many doors for you, but the other side is, that you are one Band of many others on his label.
Most labels have an oversaturation of complete shit bands and this is not different with Osmose but on the same note they now have Renenge, Abominator and Impiety so at least we are in good company. As far as possibilities we don't want much...just a tour with like minded bands and not Darkthrone kids.
Is the contract for more than one album?
You played a few shows with Blasphemy. Any nice memories with them?
of course way to many to mention here...just 2 insane brutal shows in canada and lots of alcohol and other mind bending substances. It was great to meet those total maniax of true black metal filth and a complete honour to be the band chosen to support them in their first shows in 8 years!!! Hail the desecraters eternally!!!!
Maybe you can tell why did they split up again? Two years ago i was realy euphoric as i heard
they reformed. And i bought the new stuff and the live bootleg. I thought realy they release a new studio album soon but a few weeks ago i heard the sad story the split again!! Shit! Are you still in contact with them?
Yes we are still in contact with them...I won't say any details about they're reforming/splitting up. It should be a mystery to all mortals...
What did they think about your Blasphemy Coverversion?
They thought it was fucking brutal. I am proud that they approved of it althought i think it could have been better.
You played last year a euro tour with Krieg, Manticore and Avenger. The most people which have seen you where blown away from your great live performance! Hope you got some great memories about this tour? Was it your first trip to europe?
It was the first time Black Witchery has ever performed in Europe and the shows were rabid much better than the shitty US shows here...
Your current release " Desecration of the holy kingdom" is the best stuff you ever released (my opinion) i heard also some statements that people are more into the material from the split with Conqueror or older stuff. Anyway the stuff is killer! Where did you recorded it?
We don't care if people prefer the split to the lst lp...the 1st lp is far more brutal and heavier then the split so anyone into savage metal should appreciate it more.
The Coverart was done from Cult artist Chris Moyen and i think he did a new drawing for you right? How did you came in conatct with him? Refreshing old contacts? Many years he did nothing for the scene but since two years he is back with his great art.
Moyen will also do more for us in the future...I had known him since the Irreverent days so it was great to have another grotesque piece done for the "Desecration..." lp..
What can you tell me about the Split EP you did together with german Katharsis?
it's got 2 live songs and 2 Katharsis songs...it's a hellish strike of merciless darkness...
What kind of projects you will do next with Black Witchery? More splitts soon?
No more fucking splits....it seems nowadays every fucking band does a split with another weak band who have no true union between them....
Ok Thats all thanx alot for your time !! HAIL THE METAL OF DEATH!!!
Enjoy your death for Satan