Here is a new interview with Ohio's legendary band "Gravewurm" talking about their newest release Doomed To Eternity and the bands past as well future plans.If you do not have a copy of the bands newest release either contact the band directly or their label Hells Headbangers Rec. hope you like the interview and keep watching the web-zine much more coming up soon
Interview with Funeral Grave vocalist and guitarist of Gravewurm done by Patrick
1.Hello how is 2016 going for you and the band so far?
This year is starting ok, but we are still dealing with the loss of metal icon and friend Jim Konya. The maniac hordes whom have always supported Gravewurm have many positive things to say about the latest album ‘Doomed to Eternity. Cleveland winter sucks, but that is standard fare.
2.Gravewurm formed in 1990 what gave you the idea to form this band? How did you come up with the name of the band?
We started under the name Dominion in an effort to combine our love for doom, death and all the darkness we could muster. The initial songs weren’t very good or interesting since we had just begun. In 1993 after a few changes, Gravewurm was chosen in response to more black metal and old school death metal influence. It is the name of the 2nd song from the 2nd album of Benediction. We spell wurm with an U to associate it with a winged mystical serpent. The umlaut was later added by Christophe Spadjel who created the official logo in 1998.
3.For the readers who have never heard Gravewurm's music how would you say it has changed over the years?Who are some of the bands that influenced you and Gravewurm?
We have not changed too much in style, but just strive at being better song writers. Goatlord, Nunslaughter, Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, Sodom and Venom are the main influences.
4.Gravewurm recently released their new cd,lp "Doomed To Eternity"how long did it take the band to write the music for this release?
I wrote all of the riffs and lyrics in a few months. Lord Mazillon (Jim Konya R.I.P.) added some ideas to a few of the songs and they were complete.
5.Besides the newest release "Doomed To Eternity" is there any other merchandise or releases available for the fans to buy? If yes where can the readers buy it from?
Yes, the 2014 cd ‘Abyss Sorcery’ re-press is available through Forbidden Records and Hells Headbangers. HH also has several of our early releases on cd from Barbarian Wrath Records.
6.Does the band have any shows or tours coming up in support of "Doomed To Eternity"? If yes where are some places the band will be playing?
Yes we are playing again this year.
May 28th Scranton, PA @ The New Penny
August 13th Baltimore, MD @ The Depot
November 11th Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
We hope to book a few more.
7.What have been some of Gravewurm's most memorable shows over the years?
Tampere Finland with Satanic Warmaster, Drowning the Light and Arghoslent 2009
Springfield Virginia with Destroyer 666 2006
Fort Wayne Indiana with The Lurking Corpses 2011
Wallingford Connecticut with Hraeslvgr and Arduous Task 2013
Orlando Florida with After Death and Hellwitch 2007
8.I believe the band played last years Hells Headbangers fest. how do you feel the fest went over all? Who were some bands you felt that did a great set? Will Gravewurm be playing this years fest or have you all decided yet?Where can the readers buy tickets from?
Yea the fest was pretty good. I didn’t get to watch all of the bands, but I did enjoy BAT, Demonic Christ and Satanic Warmaster very much. We will most likely not be playing this year. Tickets for 2016 fest will be available soon on Hells Headbangers website.
9.In your opinion what does underground metal mean to you?
It is the human expression which defies all normalcy of life as defined by society.
10.Gravewurm comes out of the great Ohio metal scene what is your opinion of the Ohio metal scene? How do you feel it has changed over the years?
I have only lived here for a few years, but know some of the rich metal history. Like many other areas, it has good years and bad years. Ohio will always be great for metal.
11.Who are your all-time favorite Ohio bands? Are their any new bands you feel the readers should watch out for?
Faith Xtractor, Acheron, Spawn of Satan and Crucified Mortals have created killer metal…and of course the mighty Nunslaughter.
12.Besides bands does Ohio have any good labels or distro's you feel the readers should check out soon? What about fan or web-zines from your state?
Hells Headbangers and Redefining Darkness are good. Not sure about zines.
13.Are you or any of the members currently working with other bands? if yes please tell the readers about them?
New drummer also plays in Pittsburgh black / death legends Sathanas. Sathanas are one of the most consistent bands still active in the underground. 29 years and still going strong.
14.When not working on band music or business what do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Metal is life, death and beyond. Not much else interests me. Going to shows, meeting fans, making friends, discussing likes and dislikes, reminiscing about the 80s.
15.Thank you for taking the time to fill this interview out do you have any final words for the readers?
Thanks for the continued interest and support for Gravewurm. Fans of old school goat metal like Venom, Sodom and Hellhammer should check out our latest albums ‘Abyss Sorcery’ and ‘Doomed to Eternity’ which can be ordered through Hells Headbangers, Forbidden Records, Barbarian Wrath or directly from the band at email@example.com
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