DUNGEON WOLF is a highly interesting band from the US that I recently was introduced to. Interview answered by DERYCK HEIGNUM (GUITAR VOCALS). Anders Ekdahl ©2018

When the band came into creation what was the main purpose for it?
-The main purpose of this band is to kick MAXIMUM ass. I put an ad out in the local music rag down here in Florida USA that said “ASSKICKERS UNITE” as part of the text. Unfortunately, a bunch of posers showed up with their Line 6 amps and Five Finger Death Punch t shirts but in the end ODIN prevailed and only guys who knew that I was the MASTER of this shit remained. Lucky for them that I chose them.

How hard is it to come up with a sound that is all yours? What bits’n’pieces do you pick up from other stuff to make it your sound?
-It’s not hard for me because it’s what I do. Most these band in the NWOTHM sound like a direct copy of some shit we’ve already heard. Wouldn’t be surprised if 99 percent are a front for their fathers to unleash what’s left from his Iron Maiden tribute band vocals. See with me though it’s all about continuing where the masters left off and showing everyone that there’s a new sheriff in town. I’m not trying to be some other guy or band. I’m the fulfillment of the prophecy. The logical extension of heavy metal’s progress from the height of its POWER.

I have no idea what kind of creative process you guys go through but how hard is it to record and release new songs?
-Again, nothing about this is hard for me. It’s what I was born to do.

Today technology allows you to record at home and release your music digitally. But in doing so is there a risk that you release only single songs because that is what is demanded to stay atop and therefore you end up killing the album for example?
-Technology sucks when it comes to metal. I still love all the old analog recorded albums and play a 1983 Marshall JCM 800. Technology has made it so in the USA to be a rock star you have to be a Justin Bieber or some other 18 year old homosexual. So I really don’t care for technology. I think it’s GAY. I’m an analog man trying to create a revolution. I don’t have time for the latest app when I’m playing shows and slaying ASS backstage after drinking two 12 packs of BUSCH BEER.

I for one feel that the change in how people listen to music today, by downloading it and expecting to get it for free, will kill music as we know it. What kind of future is there for music?
-It’s pretty much already dead. Only chance we have is a bunch of you fucking POSER ASS kids to get your deadbeat dads to chip in some money all over the globe and buy my album “SLAVERY OR STEEL” out in Sept. on IRON SHIELD RECORDS. You want to download my shit for free? How about I come to your home with my pet RABID WOLF and beat your ass?? I sweat and bleed to create the greatest HEAVY METAL of all time so some LOSER can download it for free while watching ANIME PORN from his mom’s basement?? I don’t’ FUCKING THINKS SO!!!!

What kind of responses do you get to your music? What has been the thing that has gotten the most attention?
-Rave reviews and a record deal plus plenty of sluts trying to fuck me for an advanced copy of the album. When they persist I just drop them off at the bus stop and tell em “see you on tour BITCH”!

We live in a world where there are no real distances between people communicating anymore. What has been the most surprising contact so far?
-I got nude pics from some fan in Africa which was surprising because I didn’t know they had the internet there yet.

Does playing in a band make you feel like you are a part of a greater community? What has music brought with it that you would have otherwise missed out on?
-I’m part of the heavy metal community and it’s a community that I hope I can lead to DESTROY the rest of the world with because METAL is all that matters and all POSERS shall be VANQUISHED.

What is the live scene like for you? Do you feel that playing live helps building a bigger following?
-I’d love to get to Europe where metal still reigns. Like I said, it’s JUSTIN BIEBER and rap here. Lots of SHIT!!!

What plans do you have for the future?
-Album out in Sept. on Iron Shield records. In Sept. THE REVOLUTION BEGINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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