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INTERVIEW: NOCTURNE WULF

Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

We have been excellent. Things are moving on at a great speed with the Album, tour and our first festival all happening over the summer.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Necrodancer”? Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

Necrodancer, was a made-up title after watching a ghoul like creature appear in an old black & white Disney movie. No narcotics involved, maybe just a few cans!!

Any plans to release a video for the single?

The song has a lyric video at present, we are looking to release another single elater in the year so we will concentrate our efforts on a video for that

The single comes off your new self-titled album – why naming the record after the band?

The album is called NW, simply reflecting the no nonsense approach from the band. We believe the music speaks for itself, no need for any frills

How was the recording and writing process?

The songs were written very early on with Jamie being the main source of creativity. As the band has evolved, songs and lyrics have been tweaked by all members to create what we have today. The recording was basic, vocals and drums at The Audio Lounge in Glasgow, with the guitars, bass, mixing and mastering all done in house on protools thanks to our own shredder, Chris.

How has Slayer and Metallica influenced your writing?

Slayer and Metallica are massive influences on our writing and all-round sound. We love these bands and its testament to them that their music stands the test of time.

What role does Glasgow play in your music?

Glasgow is huge in our music. There is such a fantastic metal scene, we are all close and support each other at gigs. Glasgow has some amazing bands.

What aspect of victory and death did you get to explore on this record?

Victory or Death is our mantra for everything in the band, not just the record. We have had a few bumps in the road but we always say, Nocturne Wulf is a train and it aint stopping for nothing.

Where else did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?

We take influence from various things regarding lyrics. Video games, films are a huge part of it. The Barbarian takes its inspiration from Genghis Khan with some history thrown in there too. The lyrics are very transferrable, even if you don’t know the subject (like me ha) you can relate to aspects of your own life and struggles. They are very inspirational.

Any plans to hit the road?

We are hitting the road starting June 19th in Manchester, visiting Bristol, Leeds then back over the border to Glasgow and Edinburgh.

What else is happening next in Nocturne Wulf’s world?

We are already writing new material for the next record, as the train aint stopping. We have a new drummer, Scott McLeod who has settled in nicely so we are in a good place and we want to turn the screw with more gigs in England and fingers crossed a cracking support slot. We have been with Reaction Management since December last year so we will be looking to continue the great relationship with them and do some damage. Victory or death.

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