Wednesday, April 17, 2024

323: Witch Vomit

Dreams of Consciousness Podcast Episode 323 features an interview with Vincent "Filth" Van Dell of Witch Vomit.

[cover photo by Kendra Farber]

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photo by Kendra Farber

Portland's Witch Vomit issued their first releases amidst an avalanche of old school death metal revivalism. Though their sound is still very much rooted in the late Eighties and early Nineties, it has expanded to include more black metal influences, with an added emphasis on guitar harmonies.

Drummer Vincent Van Dell (aka "Filth") spoke to me about forming Witch Vomit as a duo with vocalist/guitarist Tony "Tempter" Thomas, as well as where he draws inspiration for his drumming style. We also discussed why the band wrote fewer "riff trains" for their new album Funeral Sanctum, and why longtime producer Evan "Mouse" Mersky is a big part of the band's sound.

My thanks again to Vincent for speaking with me, and to you for listening.

Music In This Episode:

"Fumes Of Dying Bodies"
taken from the album Buried Deep In A Bottomless Grave

taken from the EP Abhorrent Rapture

"Dominion of a Darkened Realm"
"Serpentine Shadows"
taken from the album Funeral Sanctum

Witch Vomit on IG

Witch Vomit on Bandcamp

Witch Vomit merch [through Pyre Press]

Witch Vomit on the 20 Buck Spin Webstore

Funeral Sanctum on Bandcamp [through 20 Buck Spin]

Only Death Is Real:

Episode 305:
Left Cross
Episode 300: Scott Burns
and David E. Gehlke
Episode 278:
Ascended Dead