Former GRIP INC. guitarist and acclaimed producer Waldemar Sorychta has joined forces with Danish-German singer Cornelia Schmitt (THE HEROINES) and drummer Vic Chains (THE SPOOK, THE DEAD KINGS) in a new band called MANDRAH.
Sorychta‘s music has never been about walking trodden paths, following trends or copying other bands. Instead he always set marks himself — as the producer for genre classics like MOONSPELL‘s “Irreligious”, SAMAEL‘s “Passage” and TIAMAT‘s “Wildhoney”, as well as the creative mastermind behind GRIP INC. (with SLAYER‘s Dave Lombardo), critically acclaimed ENEMY OF THE SUN, and old-school thrashers DESPAIR.
MANDRAH‘s music is described in a press release as “a shining blend of crushing metal riffs, with a hunting groove reminiscent of GRIP INC.‘s signature sound meeting an outstanding voice. Schmitt beats the faceless masses of female operatic voices in today’s metal scene within the blink of an eye. With a powerful voice evoking the late Amy Winehouse, the singer explodes from low tuned coolness to roaring heaviness, from a gentle punk spark to graceful heights and balladic fragility.”
Photo: Michael Opeitz