Monday, February 28, 2011

new reviews for the mighty regimental records! 2-28-11

metal hails!
normally i don't have a single blog for a certain label's reviews but joe {regimental rec. owner} sent me quite a package of promo's recently so i thought it'd be easier plus it will give the label a bit more exposure.
if you are a "fan" of more chaotic,old-school style black metal you MUST check out regimental rec. as you will not be disapointed.joe is also a fan of some darker ambient music and releases bands from this genre from time to time.
also i will post a interview with joe-regimental records shortly so defintly take a few min. to check out the interview and support a great,honest label!!!
best regards,
patrick and winter torment web-zine


iugulatus--call of the horned god cd {regimental records}
{reviewed by patrick}
iugulatus is a four-piece band out of the mighty polish black metal underground.the band is very rooted in the old-school style of black metal gods of yesterday.raw mid-paced guitars and drums meld nicely together before the band drumms hit you with a barrage of blast,fast beats that beat the listener into submission. the vocals are screams mixed with some old-school death growls and fits iugulatus style perfectly.it is nice to hear/see black metal bands keep the old-school flame of black alive before black metal became a trendy household name.iugulatis is highly recomended!!
label contact
www.regimentalrecords.com

occultus-inthial cd {regimental records}
{reviewed by patrick}
french black metalers invade the underground black metal scene with a vengance.the band is not worried about being "original" or as "progressive" as can be like alot of black metal bands today.instead occultus go straight for the kill with unrelenting cold,hateful black metal violent fast drums,grim/raw guitar riffs and some excellent vocals that fit the bands hateful and ugly sound perfectly.the band is not all noise and ultra-fast beats and riffs as the band does take some time to slow down to mid-paced that almost has a somber dark feeling within the music before the band begins it's attack on the listener with unrelenting fury and viciousness,yet memorable and well-played violent black metal.this is a band i am really enjoying and i can see myself listening to this band alot and recomend them to fans of fast,uncompromising black metal.
label contact
www.regimentalrecords.com

sad/sapthuran--black winter of desolation split cd {regimental records}
{reviewed by patrick}
starting off this double-assult of black metal insanity is sad.i remember hearing this band on one of their earlier releases "total nothingness"{also released on regimental rec.}this time around sad treats us to four-tracks of violent,furious black metal.with thin-guitar chords brutal drums and blast beats the vocals are violent traditional shrieks that fit perfectly with sad's sound. defintly don't let the name fool you this band is not a depressive black metal at all. the band is decent for the style they play. up next on the assult is sapthuran from the u.s. i remember hearing this bands first releases a few years back but lost touch with the musical band/project. well first listen and you can easily hear sapthuran is much more in the raw/primitive old-school sound of black metal.personally i enjoy the raw/stripped down style more than the newer polished black metal.sapthuran will please fans of dirty,raw,primitive black metal should enjoy both sad and sapthuran.
label contact
www.regimentalrecords.com


sorts--made in nightonia cd {regimental rec.}
{reviewed by patrick}
sorts comes from the depths of estonia's black metal underground. i believe this is the first band from this country i have heard and i must say i like this band alot! the bands debut Mcd contains four songs of barbaric primitive black metal the way it should be played. thin-razor sharp guitar chords,some of the most intense drumming to be heard in a long time.the only complaint is made in nightonia is only 4 songs! but this is a great debut and i for one am looking forward to hearing more from this obscure,amazing band.fans of dark throne,or old-school black metal mixed with some punk influence should love sorts raw,violent music another great release for regimental!!
label contact
www.regimentalrecords.com


yskelgroth-unholy primitive nihilism cd {regimental records}
{reviewed by patrick}
regimental records is a label i have always respected for sticking to their guns {so to speak} and releasing bands/music they truly enjoy and not whats popular. and this recent batch of regimental promo's is no different{see other regimental rec.reviews elsewhere} yskelgroth is a band that features none other than legendary vocalist dave rotten {avulsed,rottrevore,etc.} yskelgroth are a band mixing in old-school brutal death and classic style black metal for a primitive,yet brutal mix and sound.the guitars for the most part have a thicker more death metal feel to them but a few of the songs the bands goes for a more raw,primitive sound.another thing i noticed while listening to this release is the guitarist has some well-done and even cocmplex structures.the drums are flawlessly done whether they are going one thousand miles an hour or if their more controlled mid-paced.dave r. vocals fit perfect inyskelgroth's brutal sound mixing deeper growls and black metalish screams/shrieks.fans of intense brutal blackend death will defintly want to check out yskelgroth
label contact
www.regimentalrecords.com

New reviews for 2-28-11

hails!!
thank you for taking the time to read our latest blog of reviews. we have a little bit of most dark genres this time around so hopefully you will find something that is your main style of metal.
also i would like welcome and introduce our newest "writer" rastako {who some might know from the serbian dark ambient band shadowdream} i am extremly thankful for his reviews and help with winter torment.i hope to have alot more reviews and possibly interviews from rastako in the near future.
thanks to all for supporting winter torment web-zine!! you all rule.
best regards,
patrick and winter torment web-zine
http://www.friendburst.com/wintertorment


acid witch--stoned cd {hells headbangers rec.}
{reviewed by patrick}
this band has been making quite a name for themselves the last year or so and heard nothing but good things so i was excited to get this promo.acid witch are a two-man band from the u.s playing a very strange mixture of traditional doom,mixed with old-school heavy metal and some horror-movie soundtrack type ambience.by know you are probably scratching your head. well you would not think these very different genres could work together but acid witch make it happen and sounds good! the guitars are upbeat and rockin with some catchy riffs or slow crushing doom-filled chords while the vocals are gruff growls with deeper growls mixed in.the band also has some really cool intro's and outro's used which give them the horror-metal style. i like the bands mix and use of the varied dark styles with the horror-atmosphere in the background.this is a band you will probably have to hear to decide for yourself but i would say fans of traditional doom,dark metal should enjoy this.
label contact.
www.hellsheadbangers.com

black witchery--infero of the sacred destruction cd {hells headbangers rec.}{reviewed by patrick}
the u.s black/death metal legion black witchery return with a new cd.to be totally honest i have never been to big or followed this bands career so it's kinda hard to review this.infero of the sacred destruction is pretty simplistic and basic black metal with some brutal/violent d.m guitars and drums.the vocals are a little deeper for a gruff/growl for a death metal feel and sound.but the bands thin guitar chords defintly have the early 90's black metal feel and sound within them.if you are a fan of black witchery's previous releases then you know what to expect if you are new to the band and enjoy simplistic yet effective b.m you might enjoy this band.as for me i am gonna keep checking out hells headbangers other quality black metal bands on their roster.
label contact
www.hellsheadbangers.com


cavus-fester and putrefy cd {listenable rec.}{reviewed by patrick}
cavus are a new force within the mighty finnish metal underground.fester and putrefy is the bands debut release.from the start the band wastes no time in unleashing the violent and destructive sound.the drummer blasts the listener into oblivion with powerful and non-stop blasts. the guitars are fierce cold razor-sharp riffs.while the music is the band has created is chaotic and violent it is also well structured and played flawlessly. the vocals are a mix of brutal demonic growls and some screams/screechs.cavus will defintly impress fans of barbaric blackend death metal.
label contact
www.listenable.net


dimentianon--collapse the void cd {paragon records}{reviewed by patrick}
after a few years of silence new york's dimentianon have returned.collapse the void is dimentianon's 3rd masterpiece of blackend death with touches doom.mixing in elements of old-school swedish and u.s death with some darker,black metal guitars and atmospheres.
i can even here hints of some progressive guitars melded into dimentianon's new songs. before long-time fans get the wrong idea dimentianon is still as brutal,dark and original as ever. vocalist M.vocals have always been some of the best in my book how he melds the brutal growls and black metal screams into his own creative voice. collapse the void is defintly dimentianon's most complex,dark cd to date!! this will please both long-time and new fans of the band. so order this now!!
label contact
http://www.themetalunderground.com
band contact
http://www.dimentianon.com




Ghost - Opus eponymous cd {Rise Above}
{reviewed by rastako}

Swedish enigmatic band Ghost caught my attention several months before the release of their debut album, with their irresistible retro presentation, as well as the mystical veil which surrounds the entire line up. Although the „unknown creatures“ are relatively new to the underground scene (formed in 2008, in the city of Stockholm), the thing that they certainly do not lack is experience, and certainly a subtle marketing, let’s call them, tricks. Year 2010 brought their debut release titled „Opus Eponymous“.



The first thing a man will counter is the visual presentation of the band - a counterpoint to the mass religion, with the dark, but at the same time attractive aura. Hidden faces of these „dishonorable creatures“ with haunted, rotten „Pope“, attract interest and attention. Album art is in the manner of classic horror and giallo genre, but without any influences of stereotypes, let alone any kind of pathos. Add to it the themes of theological Satanism and you will get a coffin full of intrigues, one which must be open.



Passing on to the audio component, the first noticeable thing is consonant songs, exceptional melodies which are scratching the surface of the "forbidden", as far as metal is in question, realm of pop music, with very hypnotizing vocals and the omnipresent retro sound. Such cohesion in compositions is used in order to expanded darkness and Satanism to a broader range of people, unconnected with the dogma of Satanism, and, as the „Ghouls“ themselves say, in order to recruit new followers of Satan. On the other hand, such cohesion can cause a lot of clich├ęs, but members of the cult Ghost avoided this and they putted together a body of work without any trace of kitch. Music touches the early period of metal, and since the civilization has a tendency to live in the recollection, I would „classify“ it as a mixture of Black Sabbath, Blue Oyster Cult and Mercyful Fate, of course, as a definition of style. The music is pleasant, memorable and listenable and has an exceptional atmosphere. The vocals, as the foreground of each composition, are dream-like with surreal surroundings. Guitars have a lot of fuzz, while bass has a groove tone which adds to the whole concept of retroactivity. Electric organs and Rhodes are used to represent subtle surface in the structure of songs, which closes the vicious circle of melodic and engaging sensibility of the material. From „Con Clavi, Con Dio“, through the irresistible „The Ritual“, the hymn-like „Satanic Prayer“, to the fearful „Death Knell“, band Ghost does not lose the initial idea and manages to maintain a complete whole, and you are drawn. as a recipient, inside their musical sphere.



Finally, I note the excellent production that sets it apart from loads of other bands, and that everyone can accept it, regardless of musical commitment and sensibility. Highly recommended.



inquisition-omnious doctrines of the perpetual mystical macrocosm cd {hells headbangers rec.}{reviewed by patrick}
i remember hearing a previous release from inquisition through hells headbangers and not being that impressed. well this is a new day and a new release! the new cd is 10 songs of dark,complex black metal.their are moments of fast,intense black metal with some very unique musical ideas. the vocals defintly stand out for me as they are mid-era immortal with some deeper vocal patterns in some parts.the music the band creates is extremly fast and intense but also slows down from time to time as to keep the listeners attention and doesnt get boring in the least.if the band keeps on this musicial path they are on i see big things for inquisition in 2011 and beyond!!! a must hear/have for fans of dark unique black metal!!
label contact
www.hellsheadbangers.com



Melechesh – The Epigenesis cd {Nuclear Blast}
{reviewed by rastako}

From the landscapes where cradle of civilization flourished, Mesopotamia, which was decorated with the magnificent Ziggurats, comes a new "sandstorm" in the form of new works of Sumerian thrashing black metalers Melechesh. Despite the fact that this band went through many difficulties offered by a modern "civilized" world, they have already survived nearly 20 years (formed in Jerusalem, way back in 1993) and they manage to produce, with each opus, a specific Metal sound, recognizable, intriguing and unique.



After five years of work and composing, Melechesh finally released opus titled „The Epigenesis“- one of the highest anticipated albums in 2010. The first thing that I hear is the progress of the band in every sense, as well as still an inherent unique conceptual approach and a great embodiment of their ideals into the music. Many tend to compare the new albums with the old (face the fact that modern civilization lies on the doctrine of reminiscence), therefore I avoid any comparison, because each album by Melechesh is an indigenous work. The amplitude of each composition is not decreasing, they all hold our attention, the pace is extremely colorful, with many influences of, of course, Middle Eastern melodies, which are used tastefully, as well as the influence of progressive rock, which just shows the progress of the band. Heavy riffs and eastern rhythms are ubiquitous, thus giving the "razorness" of the sand storms to the image, and they are accompanied by great vocal expression. Ashmedi’s virtuosity is apparent in the guitar parts, which bear an uncanny resemblance to jazz improvisations, while eclecticism is visible in acoustic compositions. The album is full of contrasts, from the devastating guitars, to guitars with dream-like overtones. My personal experience is that this album has no weaknesses - both in the compositional and in the executive part. Above all, the theme of ancient Sumeria and other areas of Mesopotamia complete this mystical journey.



Melechesh is a true oasis of Metal, refreshment of the everlasting copying syndrome. Album „The Epigenesis“visualizes distant landscapes, tart from the sand storms and the graceful civilization achievements in every detail. Balance of the Metal music crudeness and Middle Eastern inscrutability is in well adjusted balance .Because of its eclecticism, I highly recommend this album for all music admirers, not just fans of Metal.



sargeist-let the devil in cd {moribund rec.}
{reviewed by patrick}
i have been a "fan" of this finnish black metal horde since hearing their 2003 release "satanic black devotion".now with let the devil in the band continues on their dark quest to unleash sinister,cold,grim black metal that we have all come to know and love {or hate?} cold violent screams spew out blasphemies while the rest of the band creates raw,mid-paced black metal that fits perfectly with the demonic vocals.their is a dark-atmosphere within the music on let the devil.but i defintly would not consider sargeist a atmospheric band at all.this is by far sargeist's strongest and most impressive release to date.and should not be over-looked by any fans of quality black metal.
label contact.
http://www.moribundcult.com




svart crown--witnessing the fall cd {listenable rec.}{reviewed by patrick}
svart crown from france have released a powerful new release mixing in brutal death and some modern day black metal for a journey into a dark place of punishing drums,razor-sharp guitars and a combination of death growls and blackend screams.this band should please most fans of brutal blackend death.
label contact
www.listenable.net

the eyes of a traitor--breathless cd {listenable rec.}{reviewed by patrick}
this is the bands second release and reading the bio it looks like most of the members of the band are fairly young{in their early 20's}which doesnt mean to much until you hear the complex music,riffs,solo's being played on "breathless".the band has a good mix of newer generation death metal,some technical guitar patterns and heavy,fast drums played with some precision and perfection.the vocals are ok brutal growls,screams and even some "clean" vocal lines. the eyes of a traitor have some good guitar playing but overall is not really my kind of death metal. fans of newer death metal might enjoy this though.
label contact
www.listenable.net




the gardnerz--the system of nature cd {self-released}{reviewed by patrick}
this is a fairly new band out of the legendary swedish metal scene. but the band has decided to try a differnt approach instead of the ultra-fast blasphemous black metal or raw brutal death metal style. the gardnerz has more of a slower/mid-paced almost death/doomish feel to their structures. the band does have some some somber atmospheres throughout some of the songs.the guitars have a heavy death metalish sound and feel with some well-written riffs and solo's.this is a band that is hard to catagorize on one hand i'd say they will appeal to most fast of early 90's death/doom bands but the band also has some expirmental ideas within their music. this is a band i think has potential and this is a good debut. but i would say listen to em on their myspace,web-site or some internet-radio show before you purchase.i am interested in hearing more from this band to see if they stick with the road they are on. or if they go full death/doom in future releases.
band contact
www.thegardnerz.com


the order of apollyon-the flesh cd {listenable records}{reviewed by patrick}
the order of apollyon feature ex-members of c.o.f and aborted so my interests were defintly peaked. well i guess my expectations were too high or something cause this is basic fast blackend death metal.a few of the songs are catchy but not really memorable at all. i would say pass this up and look for other brutal black/death bands from listenable that deserve your hard earned money and respect.
label contact
www.listenable.net

Sunday, February 13, 2011

interview with witchclan done by alex

here is a new interview done by my good friend alex {who is in the mighty old-black/war metal band abwerschlacht} the band is witchclan from the u.k and the main man behind the band has some great views regarding vinyl,cass.tapes,and the old-school metal scene in general. fans of old school blackend metal should check out witchclan for sure!!
keep the fires of metal burning eternally!
patrick and winter torment web-zine


interview with matt vocals,all instruments for witchclan. interview done by alex.


1) Hail Matt! Would you like to tell the readers how are you and what’s new with Witchclan?



Hello. I am good at the moment. The band at the moment is busy writing new material and re-writing some of the older material that was written in the early 90's.



2) Ok, so for the readers that are unfamiliar with the band can you give us some information about Witchclan? When did you form the band? What about past and present members? Have you any releases?



Witchclan was formed in 1990 under the name Crypt by founding member Peter Leathley who at the time handled both drums and vocals. The band at that point comprised of Peter and Sharad Anand on guitar. In 1991 they recruited Matt Baines on keyboards and changed the name to Curse. Later that year the band recorded a rehearsal demo and changed the name briefly to Hellgrind before changing the name to Witchclan. Matt Baines left the band and through 1992 Peter and Sharad wrote material and rehearsed.

I met Pete in 1993 and I joined the band as vocalist and we recorded and released two rehearsal demos that year, namely 'Echoes In The Dark' which had 2 tracks and an intro/outro and a one track tape called 'The 13th Enochian Key'. The tapes had very bad sound and only a few were made, these were mainly traded with bands and sent out to zines.

Come 1994 and Peter and Sharad had quit the band leaving me to find replacements. I recruited Dave Howell on bass, Jon Lee on guiter, James Pruden on lead guitar and Nick Parton on drums. Through 1994 into 1995 we rehearsed and wrote new material and recorded a 3 track demo on a 4-track but it was never released as the band folded in Spring of 1995.

I started Witchclan up again in Summer of 2009 and last year released the bands 3rd official demo 'Descend Into Darkness'. That is the history of Witchclan in a nutshell.



3) I know Witchclan were on a nearly twenty year hiatus, what brought this about and why the decision to come back in 2009? What was it that stopped the music in the first place?



Yes, there was a 17 year break between putting the band to rest and re-forming it as a solo project. Basically what happened was that in 1995 we were all still pretty young and wanted to do different things. I wanted to play straight Black Metal, James and Jon were more into Death Metal and Dave wanted to form a Punk band. We also had trouble with Nick our drummer, for the pure fact that he did not have the ability to play fast or keep time so our rehearsals were often very messy and there were times when only half the band would turn up. We just got pissed off with it and decided it wasn't worth doing it anymore. After we split, James and I tried out a couple of drummers but nothing worked out.

I was thinking about forming a new band in 2009 when my wife suggested that I resurrected Witchclan. The timing just felt right and I was ready for it but I said at the time that if it was going to work that it would be MY band and nobody elses, that's why I do Witchclan alone now.



4) I know you have a demo out at the moment, can you tell us a bit about that? Why is it limited and only on cassette? Have you ever given any thought to releasing it on CD or even vinyl to reach a wider audience? Can you also tell about some of the songs? Is there any history there with any of them?



Yes, the new demo was released on September 1st 2010 and is called 'Descend Into Darkness'. It's a 3 track affair with an intro and an outro, and was recorded in my own studio between October 2009 and August 2010. It was all new material I wrote in late 2009 apart from the track 'Holy Cunt' which is a re-recorded version of a song we originally did in 1993 and featured on the second rehearsal demo. The other two songs are 'Dawn Of The Serpent Kings' and 'Heaven Abhorred' and then the intro and outro were actually written and recorded by Peter Leathley, founder of the band who I stillkeep in touch with.

The overall sound of the demo was good and I was pleased with the end result. I had exclusive artwork done for the inlay by a great artist from Spain called Igor Merguza.

There were 200 copies available of the cassette but it's funny that you mention a CD because there is actually now a limited pressing on CD but it is limited to only 20 copies. I wanted to do it on CD because a few people asked for it and being that there are only 20 made I thought it would make a good piece for collectors in coming years.



5) How is the demo selling and what has been the feedback so far? Is there still a place today for music on cassette, do people appreciate this format?



The demo has sold pretty well so far. It had a real slow start and for weeks after the release date there were no sales at all but this seems to have picked up as the word of the band has got around. I also printed up about 100 flyers that are currently working their way around the trading and underground scene which I think has helped a lot.

As for music being on cassette format, I think there is still a good market out there for Metal on cassette. Cassettes seemed to die in the mid 90's but the format seems to have made a bit of a come back in recent years with a few good underground labels like Propaganda for example releasing on tape. I prefer the cassette format, it's compact, cheap and affordable and the sound quality is necro - like it's been recorded in some dark cave or something. Don't get me wrong, I love vinyl and I own a good few CDs too but for us old schoolers I think it holds a certain amount of nostalgia too so it's probably an age thing as well.



6) You’ve been involved in the BM scene for many years, how do you think things have changed since, say, the early nineties? It is much easier to access music nowadays, what with Myspace and Reverbnation and what do you think about these outlets, are they helping or hindering music?



In the early 90's it was strictly word of mouth. If you wanted to know about a band you had to hunt information down, not like today where everything is available at the click of a button. Back then you would be writing to people all over the world, trading tapes and ordering demos from the bands and then waiting weeks for the parcel to drop through your letterbox, stuffed with handfulls of paper flyers advertising their new demo or 7'' and a tape of badly produced but mind blowing music from bands most other people had never heard of. It was much more underground back then and I think that a lot of the magic has gone from the scene these days with all the internet and social netwok sites. Today you can type some album into a search engine and within minutes you can have it downloaded and be listening to it. This is not a good thing for the Underground becuase the music has become too disposable. Kids download bands releases and don't think that this is not supporting the actual bands, all they care about it getting something qucikly so they can put it on their fucking ipod. It is far better to BUY the music because apart from supporting the bands, you get the full package - the art, the lyrics, something to hold in your hands. For true Metallers and collectors this is the only way. On the other hand it's good today for recording with all the digital gadgets and it's also good to stay in contact with other bands easier.



7) Following from the previous question, is Black Metal still only for the ‘True’ or has it become too accessible to be considered underground anymore what with anybody able to download albums in seconds that it would have a lot longer to track down back in the day? Does the underground still exist as it did? If not, then what do you think about this situation?



The Underground exists but not in the way it used to. Black Metal has become commercialised and something you can go and buy in your local HMV store or on Amazon of all places! As I said before, I do not believe in downloading albums unless you actually plan on buying it in the near future as well. Downloading rare demos is another story though because if they are no longer evailable then I see no harm in this.

Black Metal stopped being truly underground in 1993 with all the things that happened in Norway because the amount of publicity it got. It was no longer a secret and it became more and more popular. These days you have bands like Cradle Of Filth, Satyricon and Dimmu Borgir who have brough Black Metal into the mainstream. Everything progresses and things rarely stay the same, it's the same with anything and I hold fond memories of Black Metal in the early 90's but it will never be the same and we could never go back to that time - too much has happened.



8) Back to you, what are your beliefs and how much of these beliefs are expressed by Witchclan’s music?



I express most of my beliefs in my lyrics. I am a misathropist and I detest most people, I have very little time for anybody at all unless they have expressed a specific interest in me or what I do. I hate Christians, I hate Jews, I hate Muslims, I hate anyone who thinks they are better than me because of their religion or circumstance. I hate the fact that my country has become overrun by ethnic minorities and that our identity as a race has been blurred. My lyrics reflect my beliefs but I also write lyrics with a fantasy theme, Holy Cunt is a prime example of this as it's about digging up a freshly deceased nun from her grave, defiling her corpse and then having sex with it before dismembering it.



9) Tell us about some of your influences, what bands are you listening to at the moment and can you give any recommendations of underground bands that you hold in high regard? What about other bands besides BM bands and what other kinds of music do you listen to?



Some of the BM bands I am listening to most at the moment are Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult, Waffen SS, Goatmoon, Thus Defiled and Aryan Terrorism.

As for influences, in the early early days it was bands like Bathory, Venom, Slayer and Possessed but today I would say it depends on what I am listening to at the time of writing new songs. I would say if you like early 90s BM that you will like Witchclan but I guess influences would be early Sodom, early Bathory, Beherit and so on.

Underground bands that I respect and would recommend are Abwerhschlacht, Demonic Cremator, Dolpamine, Revenge, Der, Necrowretch, Undead and so on.

As for other types of music, I mainly listen to Black Metal and Death Metal with a handful of Thrash and Doom bands thrown in there too but I do listen to other genres from time to time like RAC, Punk, and even some electronic music and 80's pop but I will not tolerate things like Rap and Hip Hop, Rn'B or any other type of that kind of music, it is pointless and meaningless therefore it has no appeal to me.



10) Is Witchclan your only musical output or have you any other bands you play with or have ever played with? Have you ever played live with Witchclan, if not, do you intend to do so?



I played in a Punk band called MEG once as vocalist and guitarist but other than that Witchclan has been the only band I have been in and I cannot see that changing any time soon. Witchclan will never play live, ever. It is soley a studio production band and that certainly will never change, especially as it is a solo project so unless I had a computer on stage to play the bass and drums it could never be possible as I will not allow anyone else in the band on a permanant basis. James the old lead guitarist is playing guitar on a couple of songs for the next demo but that's as far as it goes.



11) OK, simple question; CD or Vinyl and why?



Vinyl every time. I prefer the sound quality and I prefer having a large format in my hand. It is also far more collectable and goes up in value more than CDs.



12) What are the future plans for Witchclan? What is to be your next musical release? Will you ever make t-shirts/stickers/badges etc?



This year will see a split 7'' with Abwerhschlact which both parties are excited to be doing and there will also be a new demo by the end of the Summer if all goes to plan. As for t shirts, there will definitely be some made this year but currently there are not enough funds so this may have to wait until the Winter time. I would also like to say that there will be badges and patches available but I have not looked into the possibility of either of these yet. The best thing to do is to check the bands official website at www.witchclan.co.uk for any updates regarding future plans and releases.



13) Thanks for the interview. The thirteen question is given over to you, my brother, so have your say!



Thanks for the interview. Make sure that if you haven't bought the demo yet to go onto the website and get it and remember to specify if you want cassette or CD. If there are no more CDs left you will be automatically sent a cassette. Support the true underground, don't download - buy directly from the bands, the more money the bands get the more they will have to fund future releases and keep the Metal Underground scene alive. Cheers.