2 October 2015

WALDWEG – The sound of desperation!

WALDWEG is musically Atmospheric Black Metal act from the land of Perugia, Italy. The band was formed back in August 2013 by Wald (drums), Ulv (guitar), Der Kalte Spitze (guitar) and Sonnenrad (voice)... and managed to release a self-titled “Waldweg” debut demo CD-R. It consisted of 5 tracks that the band claimed as the sound of desperation! The demo has been recently previewed on Black Metal Underground Promotion. Due to the nature and greatness they have in their music, GRAVESOUND approached the band with an interview. – Interviewed by Nathseer Maqâbir (September 2014)

Tell us more about the background of WALDWEG; band history, line-up and musicstyle?
WALDWEG is Den Berg Empor (Guitar) - Ulv (Guitar and Bass) - Wald (Drums) and Sonnenrad (Voice). We formed in August 2013 by the strange union of two split up bands; DREARY NIGHTSPIRIT who played Black Metal and DESERT DOOM DRIVERS who played Doom Metal. We play Raw Depressive and Atmospheric Black Metal.

WALDWEG recently released selftitled debut demo CDR so please let us know further about this release?
Our demo is a mixture of cold and depressive atmospheres with instrumental acoustic lines. We don’t  have a exact form of composition or bands to follow, we just want to express our misanthropic feelings with our music and we don’t care about anything.

WALDWEG - selftitled (Demo)
1. In lontananza Riappaio (6:02)
2. Rugiada (2:49)
3. Dall'argenteo Confine (6:53)
4. Herbst (5:52)
5. Una Lama nel Gelo (3:56)

What inspired WALDWEG both musically and lyrically?
We are inspired by human emotions like hate, loneliness and misanthropy. We think that  black metal of 90’s summed up well these concepts in different ways... Our lyrics are written in Italian in honor of our glorious Umbrian territory.

When and where the demo get recorded? Do you satisfy with the end result? What to be improved for the next releases?
The demo was recorded in a garage with a simple multitrack recorder. We are satisfied with the final result, we don’t seek the perfect sound... looking for the perfect sound in black metal is not a primary thing; often a raw recording expresses very well the sorrow that true black metal should express. 

Do you have new material and plan for the next releases?
We are in the process of writing new material, we already have something but still does not express all the pain that we would like to express  ..so... have to wait a few months.

How do your new songs differ from tracks in the demo?
We have in mind some ideas extremely cold and putrid but with melodic lines well defined; maybe we will use the keyboards in depressive mode.

Does WALDWEG play live shows? 
Absolutely no, we play the sound of isolation and solitude.

How does Italian "underground" Black Metal scene look like nowadays?
Certainly there is an underground scene in Italy, We are in contact with some true spirit black metal bands... but  in general there is no black metal culture in Italy.

Final words if any? 
Thanks for the interview.

That’s it. Thanks WALDWEG for answering and replying this quite brief conversation. Hope the information will satisfy everyone who read this and support the band. For those who interested to get in touch with WALDWEG, do drop your message to email: waldweg@outlook.it or visit their audiopage: soundcloud.com/waldweg.

FILSUFATIA - "RegretMMXV" Demo 2015

Released 13 June 2015. This demo consists of the re-recording of the band's debut, "The Euphony of Regression" which was released way back in 2006. The original demo contains 3 tracks with one intro. "RegretMMXV" contains the three (3) original songs from the debut with a more updated sound and a fresher twist. The remaining songs are new tracks recorded for the demo.

"Our ninth demo, RegretMMXV, is actually a re-recording of the band's debut demo, The Euphony of Regression (hence the title Regret 2015) which was originally released in 2006. Three of the original tracks which were redone were the first, second and the fifth song (The Heir to the Neverending, My Enmity in Dying Notes and The Storyteller and His Cold Dawn respectively). We took note that the sound is a little bit too different from our previous works but back in 2006 the band was still a quasi industrial symphonic black metal one man band. The remaining 5 songs were composed so as to be in sequence of the original three. We would like to thank those who have bought the demo. We hope that youve enjoyed the songs. All hail the Malayshvn Deprehvn!" - Deep (all instruments and programmings).

You can grab a copy of the demo here:

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17 September 2014

MIST signs with Soulseller Records!

Slovenian all-female doom metal band MIST recently signed to Soulseller Records!

"The past few months we have been working on an EP, which is to be released this winter, so we are really excited to have been offered a deal from Dutch label Soulseller Records. We are looking forward to start a new chapter on our musical path and taking everything to the next level" the band states. The 4 tracker is scheduled to be released this winter on cd, vinyl and digital. Next to the upcoming EP Soulseller Records will also release the upcoming 2 full-length albums by MIST.

MIST is a doom metal band from Ljubljana, Slovenia, formed in July 2012. They build their music on the legacy of legendary bands like Black Sabbath, Pentagram, Candlemass, Coven, Saint Vitus and others.

The band released their first demo recording simply entitled »Demo 2013« in November last year and it has been re-issued on CD three times due to great interest. The demo is still available as a name-your-price download on their Bandcamp page: mistdoom.bandcamp.com.

They have also received many promising reviews and radio airplays from all over the globe. Even though they are a young band they have already had a chance to support some great acts, such as Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, Helstar, Officium Triste, Ophis and Cauchemar, and have already toured Austria, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands.

After a well deserved summer break the girls will hit the road again in autumn, including the Malta Doom Metal Festival and the renowned Hammer Of Doom Festival in Würzburg, Germany.