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Interview - WITCH VOMIT - Inspiration comes from horror movies, books and strange dreams.

Interview with death metal band from USA - WITCH VOMIT.

Answered Tony, thank you!

Translated by Duzl, thank you!

Questions prepared Jakub Asphyx.

Recenze/review - WITCH VOMIT - Buried Deep in a Bottomless Grave (2019)

Ave WITCH VOMIT! I haven’t found any interview in the Czech language with you, yet. So please, first introduce the band to our readers who don’t know you. You could start from the early beginnings and describe the whole WITCH VOMIT history. 

Witch Vomit was formed in the Summer of 2012 from the ashes of a band Filth and I previously played for called Dr. Loomis. We wanted to play something darker and heavier then what that band would allow. I at the time played drums and him guitar, we switched instruments to get a different sound going and as we both learned how to play covers of death metal classics and shortly after Witch Vomit was born.

I’m just listening to your new record „Buried Deep in a Bottomless Grave“ and I feel like as if I am closed in some tomb together with ASPHYX, OBITUARY, PESTILENCE, GRAVE, INCANTATION, CARNAGE, BOLT THROWER, AUTOPSY, INFESTER. The record has a great dark sound. Where did you record it and how satisfied you are with it? Did you have the "last word" concerning the resulting sound? 

.“Buried Deep...” was recorded and mixed by Evan Mersky here in Portland at Red Lantern studios, he has done all of our recordings since the “Webs of Horror” EP. We wanted this album to sound bigger and more up front than the previous record while still maintaining a low-fi, dirty atmosphere which I think we achieved. We are all quite satisfied with how it turned out, there are a few mistakes I noticed after the fact but I always prefer to keep mistakes, it ads to the filthiness

How was the new material for album „Buried Deep in a Bottomless Grave“ created? How exactly WITCH VOMIT writes the music? 

Typically I write some riffs and re-hearse them with Filth for a while until we get the main idea for a song, then teach JG who might have some ideas to change things around. For this album we introduced a second guitar player into the band and for the writing of this record we had a more interactive writing process with the whole band which resulted in a more dynamic sound.

„Buried Deep in a Bottomless Grave“ has dark cover art. Who is an author? I really like his work. How did you actually choose the idea of the cover and what exactly illustrates? 

Our longtime fiend Matt Stikker did the cover art as well as all of our art since the first demo. We come up with a concept for the art (which is always based around the lyrics for the record) and go out drinking with Matt and discuss what it will be over hundreds of beers. He is a tremendous artist, and there is something to be said for working with like minded people not just sending a stranger money to paint you some bullshit.

Could you reveal us who is an author of the lyrics and what is their background? Where did you take inspiration for certain topics? 

I write all of the lyrics, the inspiration comes from horror movies/books and strange dreams or thoughts I have while under the influence.

You play music as old as death metal itself. How do you perceive new directions in the death metal? I mean mixing with death core or technical death metal? Do you have any favourite bands in “modern metal”? 

I don’t care for the modern metal sound, I did enjoy the newest Disentomb album a whole hell of a lot though.

What about WITCH VOMIT and concerts? Do you play a lot? Are you going on tour or you are choosing only bigger festivals? And what about touring over Europe?

We don’t often leave our tombs for live shows, we have quite a few planned for this year though. We will be playing a short tour and some festival appearances as well. No Euro tour in the books yet...

Can you recommend some new albums, which impressed you at the latest time? 

Fetid “Steeping Corporeal Mess” Mortiferum “Disgorged from Psychotic Depths” Human Agony “Putrescence of Calvary” House of Atreus “From the Madness of Ixiom” And the new Blood Incantation have all been listened to a lot lately.

Do you know and listen to some metal bands from the Czech Republic? 

Master’s Hammer and Root are both tremendous and inspirational to our band. Added: "Jakob, I neglected to mention in the interview the tremendous impact of the song “Crazy Boy” by Drakar for the Czech metal. Fuckkin haaaail it!!"

We are slowly approaching the end of the interview so I would like to ask one more philosophical question. How would you define the death metal style? What represents this music for you and why did you choose exactly this genre? 

Put on Mental Funeral and let you head bang.

What WITCH VOMIT is planning for the next few months?

Planning for some upcoming gigs and writing new material to spew out into the world UGH!!

Thank you for the interview and I wish you a lot of sold CDs, hundreds of crazy fans and tons of great ideas.


Recenze/review - WITCH VOMIT - Buried Deep in a Bottomless Grave (2019)

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