The music of needles scanning the vein for focus, for closure.
4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the band names?
Dhampyr has more than once been a 2-piece band; in 2011, I employed the services of my friend Ronald Andruchuk (Graveside Service, Wolfbane Blues) to handle drums for the recording of that year’s full-length, White Fire Laudanum. Initially, I intended to keep the project focused on just my own artistic exploits, but consequently these were the same things that got in the way. It was in early 2013 that I found E (Aerugo) to handle bass, as I was simply looking for something fresh. I imagine that the line-up will stay this way for a period of time, though a new drummer isn’t out of the question.
7.According to the Metal Archives page, the band is signed to Prison Tatt, can you tell us a little bit about about this label?
Usually revered. Or not, I’m not too sure. I’m not terribly interested to know the fate of my records, or to take out any sort of insurance policy on them. They stand where they stand, and if they appeal to somebody, that’s fantastic.
Nothing too interesting; I have an acoustic project on hiatus, as well as a dark ambient and black ambient project kicking around somewhere. I’m not too occupied by these bands. They don’t mean much.
I think the release of 2013’s “All the Dead Dears” is a good indication of where the project is headed.
Older Striborg, Manes, Leviathan, Burzum, etc. Mostly authors and books, though; most of my work references particular lines of verse or excerpts of novels; see Nabokov, Gogol, Rabelais, Bukowski, du Maurier, Ginsberg, Plath, S. Jackson, etc. I’ve been listening to a lot of symphony music lately; other than that, Leonard Cohen, Marissa Nadler, Espers, The Doors, Bill Fay all come to mind.
Ask me that on LSD.
Thanks for the interest in the project!