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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Wilt Interview

1. Can you tell us a little bit about the band for those that have never heard of you before?

Wilt is cold, darkdeprived black metal in its truest form hailing from the frozen prairies of Central Canada. Wilt intends to take you on a journey into the depths of your soul and every crevice of the earth.

2. How would you describe your musical sound?/

The best way to describe our sound is cold, dark and sorrowful yet beautiful. We try and capture a lot of emotion  lyrically. Musically we lock you into a trance-like-state. We want you to be drowned in a wall of sound and experience the beauty of the cold northern plains.

3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?

Typically we sing about strengths and weaknesses of human emotion, nature thematic and how it was in the olden days and now its tainted by technology etc.  

4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the bands name?
The meaning behind the name is simple. Wilt, much like a plant full of life. It will eventually perish so, the inspiration behind the name is to encompass music about death, decaying and the dying. 

5. Currently there are only 2 members in the band are you planning on expanding the line up in the future?

We probably will proceed from here to add a permanent studio drummer, but who knows.. we work together so well that another opinion may tarnish the sound or improve it, we haven't thought of it but it would be.

6. Currently the band is signed to Winter Wolf Records, how did you get in contact with this label and how would you describe the support that they have given you so far?
Winter Wolf Records is my (Brett) own start up label which is still in it's early stages. I'm currently working with Chris from the band Winterus. Together we've been working to get the label off the ground and able to support new bands. 

7. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black metal?

The overall feedback as been  overwhelming, from all parts of the world. So unexpected that an EP has been getting a copious amount of traffic.  Its incredible, we didn't expect that at all

8. Are there any other musical projects besides this band or is this a full time line up?
Jordan: I currently sing in 2 other major bands spanning from Death thrash to melodic death metal.

Brett: Right now I have a few projects on the go but, Wilt is my main priority.

9. What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?
In future releases I see us expanding on our sound. I would like to have more ambient passages, acoustic parts as well and clean vocal sections.

10. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

Jordan: For me, I love Pallbearer, Loss, Lord Mantis, Heresiarch and Incantation. I try and bring the aesthetic of them into Wilt but, making my own unique sound as well

Brett: My influences vary. I'm influenced by a lot of folk music as well as Black and Doom metal bands. I listen to bands like Agalloch, Worm Ouroboros, Winterfylleth, and Woods Of Ypres to name a few.

11. Does Paganism or Occultism play any role in your music?
We do dabble a little bit in paganism, but we don't try and dwell on the topic as it seems way too common. We probably will in future songs but on the EP there isn't much pagan content. As for the occult we try and steer away from that as much as possible, we want this to be a thing of darkness and beauty, organic not of the occult which can be lost in translation

12. Outside of music what are some of your interests?
Jordan: Besides music i sit at home and watch old school horror movies but with all these bands under my belt i usually lyrics write 24/7

Brett: Besides Work, writing, producing and recording other bands than my own. I like Western European history and folklore. Right now I'm learning Old English.

13. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?
Thanks for the interview. I hope this provided a nice doorway into the wilted mind. Look forward to some live appearances and a second opus in the new year. 


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