INTERVIEW with WOODS OF DESOLATION

WOODS OF DESOLATION is moving full force and becoming known as one of the best modern black metal bands so obviously as someone who has been a fan since his split with Vorkuta, I was excited to hear him speak about what motivates his amazing work.

D-WOD PROMO FINAL

TMF: Please introduce yourself:

WOD: I go by the name D. and perform guitars in Woods of Desolation. I have previously performed bass and drums as well on previous recordings.

TMF: How did you form Woods of Desolation?

WOD: I formed it in 2005 due largely to dissatisfaction with band writing etc. I bought a cheap drum kit and borrowed any recording equipment available and just started recording my ideas.

TMF How did you get into metal music?

WOD: I suppose it was basically tape trading with friends and trading within the “scene”.

TMF: What inspires you to write music?

WOD: The inner creative urge.

TMF: Tell us the meaning behind As The Stars?

WOD: The basic theme is centered on the idea of the separation of body and spirit and the question of the spirits immortality.

TMF: How did the writing process begin?

WOD: It actually started whilst writing for other projects that never eventuated – perhaps rather unorthodoxly then.

TMF: How did you get session musicians for the recording?

WOD: Luke and Old are people I have known for around 10 years now. The inclusion of Vlad (Drudkh) on drums came about through Roman (Drudkh) whom I have been in contact with for a few years now.

TMF: What is your favorite track from your new album?

WOD: I suppose I’m satisfied with all the tracks on “As The Stars”.

TMF: How do you feel about these new genres of metal popping up?

WOD: Don’t really pay much attention to what is happening these days, nor have I for quite a number of years now.

TMF: How did you sign with Northern Silence?

WOD: I sent them a promo and they were interested. No interesting story here I’m afraid.

TMF: What bands influence you?

WOD: I don’t know if I really have any specific band influences. Most of my favourite bands have nothing to do with my music.

TMF: What are your favorite bands?

WOD: Nirvana and Sigur Ros I suppose.

TMF: What genre do you dislike most?

WOD: I dislike most music these days regardless of genre haha.

TMF: Do you plan on ever touring?

WOD: Maybe one day, but nothing is planned for the immediate future. If a tour never eventuates I will not lose any sleep over it.

TMF: Will you do any split albums in the future?

WOD: I don’t think so.

TMF: How is the metal scene in your area?

WOD: Unfortunately I don’t really have a chance to check out many bands anymore.

TMF: Any plans for Woods of Desolation this year?

WOD: Nothing is set as yet; I will wait until inspiration takes hold again – if it ever does.

TMF: Any last words?

WOD: Thanks for the interview. Those interested in checking out my work or keeping up to date with Woods of Desolation can do so via the following avenues:

Bandcamp: http://woodsofdesolation.bandcamp.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/woodsofdesolationofficial

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