Friday, August 4, 2017

Winds Of Leng interview done by Patrick posted on 8-4-17

1.Hello   please  introduce yourselves  to  the  readers?At  what  age  did you  first  discover  metal  music?

JT- Josh, vocals and guitar. I was 8 or 9 years old.

2.Who  were  some  of the  first  bands you  listened  to and  who  are  some  of your  current  favorite  bands?

JT- For me it all started with Iron Maiden. After that I discovered bands like King Diamond and Danzig, and from there it was a pretty swift progression to death metal. Current favorites are Grave, Asphyx, Edge of Sanity, Dismember and pretty much anything from Dark Descent records.

3.When  did you  first  meet  the  other  members of the  band and  was it  long  before you all formed  Winds  Of Leng ?How  did you  all choose   Winds  Of Leng   as the name  of the  band  and does it  have  a  special  meaning?

JT- The three founding members of the band met by playing together in a band immediately before Winds. After going through a few other members we found the third member of our current lineup. I came up with the name, but I honestly don't remember the exact moment. Nothing too special as far as meaning, we thought it fit us and the subject matter/mood the band often goes for.

4.What  is  the  current  line-up  of  the  band?Who  would  you  say  are  the  bands  biggest  influences?

JT- Two of the founding members remain, Myself and DZ(drums, guitar, bass). Also AS(guitar, bass). Speaking for myself, the biggest influences for this band are the bands I mentioned above along with some black metal like Early Naglfar, Emperor, and Darkthrone.

5.Horrid  Dominion  is  the  bands  debut  release  how  long  did  it take the band to  write the  music for  the debut  release?

The bulk of the music was written in a few months time, but due to the band learning the recording process and recording it themselves the music was tweaked a little over time and the lyrics were written over a much lengthier period of time.

6.Who  usually  takes  care  of  writing  the  lyrics  for the  music  and  what  are  some  subjects  you  wrote  about  on  Horrid  Dominion ?
JT- I wrote all the lyrics for this one except for a little help from a friend on "Audrey". The themes on the album are all horror related and the album consists of songs inspired by some of our favorite books and films, and some of my own creations.

7.I  believe  Horrid  Dominion  is  a  digital  release  where  can  the readers  buy the  release?And are their  any  plans  to do  a physical  release  soon?

JT- Right now it is only digital. It is available on Bandcamp and most big online outlets. Yes there are plans for physical, First a limited Cassette run from Metalstrom Records and the band is working on a cd version.

8.Winds  Of Leng   come  out  Arizona's  black,death metal  scene  what  is your  opinion  of  the scene  in  Arizona?

JT- There's a lot of bands out there and a decent amount of shows. I think there's a lot of exciting stuff coming from AZ right now.

9.Who  are your  all-time  favorite bands  coming  out  of  Arizona  and  are  their  any  new  bands  you  feel  the  readers  should  watch  out  for  soon?

JT- Can't say I have any personal all time favorites from AZ but again there has been a lot of good stuff here over the years. I know Deadspawn has something new in the works and that should be killer!

10.Does  Winds  Of Leng    play  live  very  often  or  do you  prefer  to  work in  the  studio?Who  are  some  bands you  have  had the opportunity  to  share  the  stage  with?

JT- To date we have not played live but we just got a new rehearsal space and soon will be looking for people to round out the live lineup.

11.Are  their  any tours  or  shows  planned  in  support  of the  debut  release?If  yes  where  wil  the  band  be  playing?

JT- Nothing yet, but that would be awesome.

12.What   does  underground  metal  mean  to  you  all?

JT- Speaking for myself it is almost way of life, I've lived and breathed this stuff for many years and there's not much else I want to do. I think it is a highpoint of musical passion.

13.Besides  working  in  Winds  Of Leng   do  any  of the  members  currently  work in  any  other bands or  solo  projects?
JT- Currently no.

14.Thank  you  for  taking the  time to  fill  this  interview  out  do  you  have  any  final  comments  for  the  readers?

JT- Thanks for the interview and thanks to anyone who took the time to read and who takes time to listen. More to come!