Sunday, August 02, 2015

The Inquisition: 059.Wiegedood (answered by Levy Seynaeve)

1. How did you decided to create and came up with the name of the band? 

The band name translates into how powerless we stand in life. There’s only so much you can control. Good or bad, you have to let most things in life just wash over you and try to cope with any emotional or physical damage it inflicts upon you. There’s no certainty of things going one way or another and more often than not, things go wrong. 

2. Do you have a standard procedure of creating a song? Do you just jam around or is there a main riff and the track is build up on it? 

Mostly one of us comes up with a basic idea which we then further mold into a song at rehearsals. We never really just stand around jamming. It just doesn’t work for us. We need the songs to be more thought out than a random coincidence on rehearsal. That mostly leads nowhere for us. 

3. What are your influences and what kind of music do you hear when you are at home? 

We don’t let the fact that we play a certain genre of music limit us too much. Of course we’re influenced by a variety of black metal bands but we don’t limit ourselves to just that. Although it’s not always in an obvious way, there’s a lot of other influences that sneak into the songs. If we feel it makes sense we’ll allow it. 

4. Which is the one album you can't live without? 

I really can’t say honestly. I need variety when it comes to music so choosing one album I’d have to listen to for the rest of my life would probably ruin that record for me. 

5. What's the first record you've ever bought?

 I bought Killers by Iron Maiden when I was about 14 years old I think. 

6. Name a band that you would like to share the stage or tour with? 

We did a tour recently with Treha Sektori and we’d do it again any time. 

7. Did the internet and specially the blogs helped to spread your music around the world? Name a place (country) that you were surprised to know your music has reached to? 

In this day and age you can’t really avoid internet so I definitely think it plays a big part in getting our name out there but it’s certainly not enough. Touring is just as essential. I don’t recall any big surprises concerning the places our album got ordered from. It’s always flattering though to see people from the other side of the globe appreciate what we do. I guess that’s one of the perks of the internet. 

8. Do you support the idea of bandcamp where fans can decide the price or services like Spotify? 

Yes, definitely seeing that anyone can download any album they want for free if you do some searching on the internet. It’s nice that there’s still people who are willing to contribute something to the bands they listen to. Whether it’s buying vinyl, CD’s or digital albums. 

9. Where do you see yourselves in 5 years? 

On a stage somewhere… 

10. Is the artwork of an album important nowadays in the digital era?

To us, yes. It’s a way to add a visual aspect to the album and the atmosphere you’re trying to create. It would be a waste to leave that extra dimension for what it is and not exploit its full potential. It won’t make up for bad record but it can take a good record to the next level if you ask me. 

11. What is you favorite album cover? 

Transylvanian Hunger by Darkthrone.

12. It seems that a lot of people are turning on vinyl again. Why do you think that is and which is your preferable media format?

I prefer vinyl myself. I value the physical and visual aspect of a record and I think that’s one of the reasons people are getting back to buying vinyl records. There’s no better or worse when it comes to music formats as long as you contribute something to the bands you like. 

13. What's the most vivid story or moment as a band? 

The release show we did for “De Doden Hebben Het Goed” at a chapel in Kortrijk. Those interested can check it out through the link below.

Wiegedood released their debut album a few months ago, one of the best black-metal releases of the year.

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