Hello Wykked Wytch.It’s been almost two years since you released
“Memories of A Dying Whore,” what’s on the horizon for the Wytch this 2010?
How’s that new album coming along?
Ipek: We just finished touring in Europe and finally started working on
a new album, it's half way done when we are ready we will be in studio.
What I find most interesting about your last album is its release via
Perish Music Group, which I’m assuming is a label you founded on your own.
What do you seek to achieve with the PMG aside from its being a vehicle for
your band? Perish is our label and we are planning to release all our future albums
self financed simply because we are tired of dealing with labels bull shit
and ripping us off. We are in control of our own finances we know how much
we need to spend for recording and and how much we are getting back from
So do you actually spend a lot of time scouting for potential talent
nowadays or is Wykked Wytch still your ultimate priority? Both.but Wykked Wytch is my baby and it comes first.
Since “Memories of A Dying Whore” was your most succesful album to date,
did the writing and laying down of the tracks prove more intense than all
your previous work combined or does being in the studio feel natural to you?
We always worked very hard to produce great albums but of course as the time
goes on you get better with riffs and lyrics what I mean by that is you get
better at with more experience of coming up with songs and sound it all
comes together with many years of playing. You don't go to studio everyday
and start a riff saying "ohh maybe this will work" that would be too costly
we are not Metallica after all.you do all your work at home and when you are
100Percent done and comfortable with tunes than you start recording.
Do you have a favorite review or comment regarding “Memories of A Dying
Whore”? Believe or not we have received so many great reviews from this album
like never before so it's hard for me to remember. But here are some cool
"The Sounds Of Norway Replicated Florida Style"
"Cool As Hell And Metal As Fuck"
"Truly One Of The Most Twisted, Intense And Skull-Fucking Releases Of The
- SOD MAGAZINE
You cover every aspect of your own music. When you began Wykked Wytch
back in the mid 90’s, did you ever expect it to survive this long and grow? Yeah. I wasn't thinking about surviving but just making music that I
love but now looking back it has been a long struggle and fun journey.
Considering how long the Wytch has been in the U.S. scene and the fact
that you're better received in Europe, you've had the opportunity to tour
with so many great bands. What is the worst and best part of traveling with
the members of Wykked Wytch? No band members likes being with the same guys on the road for a month
and sleeping and smelling their farts,so that's the bad part..the good part
is you may have a new band member you get to know each other better and
everyone is having a big party not worrying about their day time jobs, it
seems like band members always happy on the road, no excuses for not showing
up for a show..big vacation and paid for it.
You’re a trailblazing extreme female vocalist. At what point in your life
did you decide to embark on the straight and narrow path of extreme metal?
Do you believe you’re getting better with age? We do. Thanks for saying that. I think I was like in my late 20's I began to
show rage and anger towards society so naturally metal music gave me the
tool to release my depression and allowed me to cope with my violence
through my music and my lyrics. of course you get better with age, you think
twice before you wanna smack someone or getting wasted before the shows, you
take your job more seriously as you get older.
Wykked Witch has had its fair share of lineup changes over the years. I'm
pretty certain you’ve become rather thick skinned about members coming and
going. What do you think are the ideal ingredients that would keep a band
together for at least a productive span of time? There are many different reasons for lineup changes over the years.
Mainly it always comes down to one of these: drugs, lack of dedication,
personality conflict, musical differences, or family/lifestyle changes. It's
hard to find a group of individuals with the same goals for an extended
period of time. we are not alone, many bands have this line up issue, there
is no formula.
If you had the power to better the conditions for independent recording
artists, what would you change about the music business? I would get rid of all the crook labels and promoters stealing money
from bands, I would allow all the bands be in charge of their finances and
merchandise. And find a way stop leaking albums on line for free downloading
which is hurting small bands rely on small sales from CD sales.
You’re into true crime and murder. It shows in your lyrics. Have you ever
contemplated the reasons behind gruesome acts of violence that target
prostitutes and women? No but this is a facts of life and happening everyday crimes against
women and kids. Basically I'm very much antiwar against women.
You’re a proud (I assume) Florida resident. How often do you run into old
people? And how much has the metal scene deteriorated in your part of the
world? Sure I'm proud being a Floridian i drive everyday. And yes Metal scene
has become a nonexistence here and pop and rap culture has taken over. Very
few metal shows takes place and yes we have the most well known death metal
bands live here and yet they don't even play here in their home town ,,
How long do you intend to keep at scaring children and retirees with your
hellish music? How big a discogrpahy do you want to forge for Wykked Wytch? Until my blood dries out, i would like to record an album every 2 years
If you could open your own club, what would you call it, how often will
the ‘house’ band Wykked Wythc perform in it, and what kind of interior will
it have? Wytch's Nightmare. i think that would be cool name. maybe every Sunday
Wykked Wytch will play ritual for church goers.Interior of course will be
red and black it represents life and death .
Thanks for the time Ipek. It was lovely. Would you like to leave a
message to everyone in the ‘bedroom’ black metal scene? You know, those guys
who think they're the second coming of Burzum and keep on recording demo
albums all by their lonesome? Well I thank you for the support. as far as the losers who has no goal
other than jerking off to noisy recordings in their bedroom. Stay There!
Hailz to all fans who support metal and are loyal!