Summon: How did the band get started? How did you meet and how long have you been together?
Impurath: Witchery was formed shortly after “Irreverent” split up. We originally planned to be called Impurity but there are already 3-4 bands using that name. Irreverent was formed in early 1990 and the two original members, Darkwolf of the Abyssmal Winter and myself are who play in Witchery.
Summon: How would you describe your music?
Impurath: I would describe our music as the manifestation of darkness, hatred, sorrow and evil. All of our songs produce a melancholic and morbid atmosphere. The two songs on the promo are probably the most guitar driven songs we have. The others unreleased songs use much more keyboards. I also incorporate dark, ambient overtones to produce the aura of total darkness and evil.
Summon: What are your biggest musical influences?
Impurath: Bathory, (Old) Samael, and Mayhem probably influenced was the most as far as style wise. People have said that we sound similar to Darkthrone which I take as a huge compliment. Also band like (Old) Frost, Blasphemy, and Rotting Christ have influenced me but most of my influence comes from emotions, darkness and the coldness of night. We don’t write songs to try to sound like anybody or for anyone else other than ourselves.
Summon: Who if, if any do you consider the bands idols?
Impurath: I wouldn’t say we have any idols as far as the band is concerned or anything else for that matter. IO don’t idolize any person as I haven’t come across anybody worthy of idolization in my time. The whole concept of idols is for weak-minded ceeble souls who are lost in their own consciousness.
Summon: What made you want to be in the band? And if you weren’t in the band what would you want to be doing now?
Impurath: I have played bass since I was 13 (I’m 20 now) and have been in a band almost that long. Music has always been something that I enjoy and always will. So I have always played in a band. There are very few true people in this area so that us why Witchery only has two members. If I wasn’t in a band I would be doing the same thing I am doing which is going to college and working.
Summon: What are some of your favorite bands that are really popular today?
Impurath: Unfortunately black metal isn’t popular today due to the mass amount of ridiculous trend bands and people which pollute the “scene”. Most of these people have nothing to do with true underground that I belong to. I’m into Bathory, Mercyful Fate/King Diamond, (Old) Frost, (Old) Master’s Hammer, Necromanbia, Switchblade, Symphony, Dimmu Borgir, Tormenbor, Gehenna, Mazzy Star, Mayhem and many others. I also listen to ambient, classical music, jazz etc… I support any musicians who convey pure emotions and summon dark atmosphere with their music.
Summon: How many demos/albums do you have? Tell me about them.
Impurath: We only have a rough two song promo/demo out to spread our name. It’s available for $3 US $4 Overseas. We have around 8-9 songs plus ambient pieces. We are really hoping to get these songs out as an album because they were written as an album, we had some label interest as of now but we will see what happens. Anyone interest should write me. I answer all mail.
Summon: If you could play with any band who would it be and why?
Impurath: Maybe Dodheimsgard or Darkthrone because both of those bands crush and would be phenomenal to witness. Also, Aldrahn is a fuckin superior vocalist.
Summon: Who writes the majority of the music?
Impurath: Darkwolf writes most of the guitar parts and write the symth bass and vocal arrangements as well as a few songs musically and all lyrics.
Summon: Who has been the favorite band you’ve played with? Why?
Impurath: We have never as Witchery. In Irreverent, we played with Burning Inside which was our favorite show and bands to play with, the reason is because they are a very intense live band and are excellent musicians.
Summon: Where did you get the band name from?
Impurath: I have always been into the occult and mysticism and I felt it was a good name. It suits our sound as well.
Summon: Describe what the band is like live?
Impurath: As mentioned before, we have never played and probably will never play. If there was an opportunity for a decent show, I would session musicians fill in for some instruments but there is no reason for us to play at a fucking bar in front of 30-40 trendies who don’t appreciate our music. I hate this place and the “scene” around here. If we did play, it would be a dark hate filled performance.
Summon: If you are gonna do any kind of video what would be in it?
Impurath: I wouldn’t do a video.
Summon: Are there any tour plans made, if so tell me about them?
Impurath: No touring plan! There is absolutely no reason for a band to like us to play around here or anywhere else for that matter…
Summon: Where do you think the band will be in 20 years from now?
Impurath: Hopefully a memory of one of the only true black metal bands to emerge from the U.S. (What about you Altara?)
Contact them at:
1165 Trotwood Blvd
Winter Springs, FL 32708