Here is a new interview with Finlands Perdition Winds talking about the Metal scene in Finland and their new cd "Aura Of Suffering" through Woodcut Rec. defintly a great black metal release and band so give this band a listen if you enjoy the cold blackend metal.
Interview with Perdition Winds done by Patrick
1.Hails when did you first meet the other members of Perdition Winds ? When did you all decide to form the band? How did you all come up with the name for the band?
J.E: I met R.Ä. around 2009 on our gig (Neutron Hammer) and sold him few records the said band. Little later I phoned him up and asked him to join us and he did. Rest of the guys I met some time after this at some gig probably. Can´t recall that too well, though.
I asked R.A. if he would be interested to form a primitive and raw Black Metal band with me since my departure from my previous band (Sacrilegious Impalement). It was logical to ask him since we both also played in Neutron Hammer at the time (Summer 2010). He J.K.A. and R.S. had previously jammed some actual PW riffs but it was laid to rest due to Lie In Ruins activity back then years ago. So it was logical to work on that old formula from the get go and few things led to another and Perdition Winds was born.
About the name, well I had a fascination on word Perdition and wanted to have that. So I gathered Perdition Winds sounded pretty decent name for our style. Simple as that.
2.What is the current line up for Perdition Winds ? For the readers who have never heard the band´s music how would you best describe it?
J.E: Line-up has been the same since the beginning: J.E. – Vocals / R.Ä. – Guitar / T.K. – Guitar / J.K.A. – Bass & backing vocals / R.S. – Drums & backing vocals
Perdition Winds is cold, harsh and primitive audio violence!
3.Perdition Winds has released their new release their debut cd "Aura Of Suffering" through the great label Woodcut Rec. how did the band come in contact with this great label?
J.E: It was released last year already. In fall of 2014.
We are still waiting for the vinyl version, though. Label was interested in our music and wanted to release it
hence the deal with them.
4.How long did it take to write and record the songs on the new cd "Aura Of Suffering"? Does the whole band work on the music or does one member usually write everything?
R.A: All the songs were written kind of fast in summer/autumn of 2013. At that time we were kind of busy with Lie in Ruins, so we didn't have time to start rehearsing these song before early 2014 during the rehearsals thw song found their true form, and all the recording stuff went pretty easily and fast. Usually me and T.K. Write all the music, bit at the end, wnhole band will join with oqn ideas.
5.Who usually writes the lyrics for the band? What are some topics/subjects you all write about?
J.E: I do most of the writing lyrics but also J.K.A. provided one piece (Gray) for last album.
Topics/themes of texts come from dark side of human mind such as war and murder and how that is connected with Devil. But also I write about my nightmarish visions beyond this mortal coil.
I have a vision which I want to paint in words and then it must connect with suitable song to make it a whole.
R.A.: Also sometimes the lyrics helps to get in the right mode, and make writing music easier for some songs. Some songs have get their birth that way. I read the lyrics and get the idea for the whole song, and the dong will come out pretty fast after that.
6.Has Perdition Winds ever played live or do you prefer to work in the studio? What have been some of your most memorable shows to date?
J.E: Yes we have performed live. Our most memorable show so far have been at “Turku Saatanalle III” with Mortuus,Devouring Star and Hoath. It was a night of Black Magic! I also look very much into performing with Sink and Dark Buddha Rising next week here in Helsinki.
7.Perdition Winds comes out of the mighty Finnish black metal scene what is your opinion of Finland's black metal scene?
J.E: Yeah it´s very good and strong musically speaking but I don´t like to socialize too much anymore. I tend to avoid going at shows nowadays too. There´s all those same drunken idiots and futile jibberish involved with people I don´t care for… I´d rather spend my spare time in good and valued company.
8.Who are your all-time favorite Finnish black metal bands? Are their any new bands you feel the readers should check out soon?
J.E: Beherit, Ride For Revenge, Archgoat, Flame, Impaled Nazarene, Exordium, Clandestine Blaze, Uncreation´s Dawn, Anxious Death, Annihilatus, Cornigr… I could point out more but uh!
9.What does the term Black Metal mean to you?
J.E: Satan´s Metal!
10.Are you or any members of Perdition Winds currently working with any other bands or solo projects?
J.E: Yes, we all do. Our members are involved in: Lie In Ruins, Supreme Court, Neutron Hammer (on hold),
Desolate Shrine, Sepulchral Temple, Curse Eternal & Sacrilegious Impalement.
11.Besides the new release "Aura Of Suffering" cd does the band have any more new merchandise for the fans? If yes where can the fans find it?
J.E: We have recorded at the same time with the LP also material for the up coming split LP with Russian band Drama. This Perdition Winds / Drama Split LP is due to be released on Russian label Cold Breath of Silence any time now. originally it was supposed to come out already in April 2015.
We are also on writing new stuff so beware!
12.Thank you all for taking the time to fill out this interview do you have any final words for the readers?
J.E: Thank you for the interview. People! Get your hands on “Aura of Suffering” by any means necessary: Kill for it, steal it or just by the damn thing! Perdition Winds: Aura of Suffering CD (Woodcut Records: Cut069)