Hail Winds of Leng, welcome to Sick And Destroy. Before we start the interview, I would like you to introduce yourself to our readers. To begin with where are you from and a brief history about your band?
JT – This is Josh, I do vocals and play guitar. The earliest version of the band formed in July of 2006, though it was a long time before we settled on the name and found the members that make up the band today.
How would you describe your music? And what bands have influenced you the most?
JT – Just death metal, with some pretty strong black metal influence. As far as bands, a lot of the old death metal, especially European bands(Grave, Edge of Sanity, Dismember, Asphyx), and a lot of early second wave black metal.
How many and which albums/demos has Winds of Leng released so far?
JT – Just Horrid Dominion so far.
Which ones happens to be your favourite songs? of Winds of Leng and personal.
JT- For Winds that is tough. They all have a special place for me, seems like every time I hear it I have a different opinion. I guess If I have to pick it would be a toss up between Awakening the Overmind, which is one I put together for the most part that I am happy with, and Audrey which was one of two tracks on the recording musically written and instrumentally performed solely by our drummer. It was fun writing words to that one. Personal favorite song is Revelations by Iron Maiden.
Do you feel that Winds of Leng’s music has changed over the years and how?
JT – At least for me it seemed we used to lean more towards the black metal side of things, there is a lot more death metal influence now.
How much time does it take for Winds of Leng to record an album?
JT – This one took us a long time because we recorded it ourselves and one of the members built his recording setup as we went along and had to learn the process as well. Next time should be much smoother.
Tell us something more about the latest album ‘Horrid Dominion’.
JT – Well like I said we recorded it ourselves, but we were lucky enough to get Dan Swano to mix and master it. Made all the difference in the world, no one I would have rather had done it. As far as the content, the album is not a concept but there is a theme of horror throughout every track, and much of it is apocalyptic or global, Which I thought fit the title well. The artwork reflects the songs.
Whats next? Working on any new album? If so, some details please.
JT – Working on songs yes, possibly for a couple different things.
Any tours, gigs for promotion of latest album?
JT – Right now the three of us are rehearsing and getting the songs tight, then we will look to round out a live line-up, so hopefully some gigs.
Any future plans for playing in Europe or USA?
JT – That would be awesome someday!
Has Winds of Leng done any opening acts for other major heavy weight bands? If yes, then when and where?
JT – Not yet.
What do you feel about the Metal Scene there in your country?
JT – Just speaking from a local standpoint the city is nice because so many shows come through here. There’s just so many bands, it’s impossible to keep track of them all.
Any messages for the readers?
Thanks for reading! Physical version of the album coing soon.