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A Minute With Drohtnung

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Before they join Drowning Horse, Tangled Thoughts of Leaving and a slew of Perth’s best heavy acts for New Year’s Evil at The Bakery, we spend a minute with Old of Drohtnung and find out what’s new…

Describe your music in five words or less.
Anti-social, emotional, erratic, mess.

What’s going on in the world of Drohtnung?
This year we have been quite busy!

We are currently working with Seance Records at the moment who are releasing our 2nd full-length album In Dolorous Sights. Promoting of the album is under way and early 2015 will see the release of the album, which we’re all focused on at the moment.

Between the release of The Suicide Sessions album through Nostalgia Productions (Hong Kong) and writing/rehearsing new and old material, we don’t have much down time. Also everyone has their own bands/projects to concentrate on amidst the madness. There are also plans for shows next year which I guess will be our next concentration point.

What motivates you to make music?
I’m not sure what is the motivation, though, It’s just a part of who I am, it’s my release… Plus I can’t afford a psychiatrist, maybe that’s the motivation?

What have been the high and low points of your musical experiences so far?
The high points — one would be finding the right people to complete the bands line-up (this took a while!). Also the connections you make with people through touring/shows/releases. Meeting like-minded people, working with them and that have the same moral ground, musical/art ideals. That appreciate what you do… The sense that you’re not the only person who is fucked in the head in this world is always comforting. Over the past 10 years I’ve worked with Woods of Desolation, Drowning the Light, Forest Mysticism, Wardaemonic, Pestilential Shadows, Yhdarl, Broken Spirit… All are high points.

The lows — besides having problems with my equipment being faulty/broken, is the isolation. Being stuck inside my head with myself for long periods of time… That’s hard at times to come back from. And writing tab… I’m hopeless at that too.

What music are you listening to at the moment?
A few things I’ve been listening to lately:
Nirvana — Bleach Sessions
Tom Waits — Bone Machine
The Velvet Underground & Nico

If you were stranded on a desert island, which member of the band would get eaten first?
I would have no idea.

Here’s an opportunity to bitch about something, whether music related or not. What really pisses you off?
A lot pisses me off… all I will say is that the music world is upside down!

You’re putting together your perfect gig featuring Australian artists. Who would you get to play and where? Feel free to include acts/DJs/bands/venues that no longer exist.
2 Stages, 2 Day.
Location: Tasmania
Venue: Outside

The Birthday Party
Lubricated Goat

Denouncement Pyre
Spear of Longinus
Sadistik Exekution
Mortal Sin
Hobb’s Angel of death

Funeral Mourning
Drowning Horse
Transcendental Warlords

Baal Gadrial
Broken Spirit
Grave Worship
Woods of Desolation
Temple Nightside

Drohtnung join Drowning Horse, Tangled Thoughts of Leaving, Scalphunter, The Devil Rides Out and many more in welcoming new year at New Year’s Evil at The Bakery this December 31. Tickets on sale now at