Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Winds Of Leng interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

JT - The earliest version of the band formed in summer of 2006, with the founding members all starting over after leaving the band they all played together in before. After a few years of shuffling members trying to find the right line up and working on developing our sound the band fell dormant for a while, but became active again in 2012 and then everything just seemed to click and there was a new sense of focus. At the moment the band is a three piece, with two of the three founding members remaining.

2.In June you had released an album, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?

JT - Death/Black metal in short. We really went back and drew inspiration from the albums that made us want to play this stuff in the first place, or at least I did, and really drew inspiration from those without becoming a tribute band. There's a lot going on, some HM-2 stuff some black metal, there's a lot of elements in there. I think one of the strengths of the recording is the variety.

3.The band has been around since 2006 but waited until this year to release an album, can you tell us a little bit more about the long wait?

JT - Like I said above it took a few years to find the current lineup and then we were inactive for a while. When we reformed we started working on this album, but we recorded it ourselves and it took the member who spearheaded that whole side of things some time to put together the required gear and learn the whole process. We took our time for sure!

4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?

JT - Horror. Sums up the whole thing. A lot of apocalyptic stuff in there too. There are some songs inspired by some of our favorite films and books, and some of my own ideas. The album art is a pretty good representation of the subject matter too. there's a little something from each song in there.

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Winds Of Leng'?

JT - Leng comes from H.P. Lovecraft, and is also used by another author we drew inspiration from, namely Brian Lumley, and fit the horror related side of the band. The rest we just thought sounded good.

6.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?

JT - To date we have only been a studio band, but now that the recording is out there we have a new rehearsal spot and the three of us are getting tight playing with each other again, then we will look for members to make a live lineup.

7.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?

JT - Not yet, but hopefully in the future.

8.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?

JT - Definitely open to the possibility. There has been a little contact, but nothing happening as of yet.

9. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black and death metal?

JT - We've been blown away because we're complete nobodies and we've received an insane amount of positive feedback and some really great reviews too.

10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

JT- Darker. Looking forward to working with some doomier elements and the idea of a concept is really exciting to me. We won't abandon our sound though. New material is already in the works and sounding good!

11.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

12.What are some of your non musical interests?

JT - For me I like to read and write. Listening to and collecting music of course. And horror movies.

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

JT - Thanks so much for anyone who takes the time to check us out. More to come!