OLD FOREST surprised us recently - we thought they were in the middle of recording their final part for the Tales of the Sussex Weald trilogy.
As it turned out, they had also been putting together a small amount of cover versions of Black Metal classics
Kobold was a man of few words - but you can read previous interviews below..
PREVIOUS INTERVIEWS ; for the first interview, click HERE - for the second interview, click HERE
Yes - we are half way through creating this final part to the trilogy. We hope to have a release date of October 31st 2010.
Have you ever considered doing a split cd with another band?
We have been discussing this only recently. We will hoepfully have something ready for a spilt release sometime next year.
You used a Euronymous image on the cover, what is your opinion about his death, and also everything that happened in norway in the early 90s?
We used this picture as it embodies all that Black Metal was, and could be again. If Euronymous had not of died, then perhaps Black Metal would not have become what it did. But considering what Black Metal it has become since, perhaps that is a shame. On a commercial level, Black Metal is totally stagnant and needs to be put out of it's misery. It was never meant to be a commercial form of music. That said, there is a healthy growth of new bands who have (like Old Forest) rejected the commercial side of Black Metal. This is a good sign.
Do you think that there really is satanic activity in sussex? is it very active?
Yes, there are more than a few active groups and covens in Sussex. I know this for a fact. However, I dont think this should be classed as what is classed as "satanic" (being the 20th century hollywood stage-show that is Levay's creation) .
What other songs would you like to cover?
We have other songs that we play for our own amusement. These early Black Metal songs. This is the riven inspiration behind Old Forest.
You have guest vocals on one of the tracks ?
We asked 'Gruul' of Orcrypt to appear as a guest vocalist. We acknowledge 'Orcrypt' as master's who embody the spirit of what is truly Black Metal. Their demo 'The Mirkwood Massacre' is the finest example of real Black Metal that we have heard in quite some time (excluding Old Forest of course).
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