Introduction: Due to time constraints as regular individuals running Witching Buzz and focusing primarily on writing reviews, we are limited to publishing only one (occasionally two) review(s) per day. However, we strongly believe in providing greater exposure to deserving bands and musicians who have put in immense effort. As a result, we have launched a new section called “Witching Riffs: Behind the Sound.” In this section, we have crafted a series of intriguing questions that we pose to every band or musician who wishes to share more about their unique projects. While the questions remain the same for each participant, the diversity among bands ensures that the answers will be fascinating and diverse. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy this captivating journey as we delve into the minds and stories of these talented artists.
Deadly Vipers / France
What drew you to the immersive and hypnotic sounds? How do you aim to captivate your listeners with this genre?
We always try to offer riffs that will evolve throughout the song, sometimes energetic, sometimes psychic, sometimes groovy, we notice that this is what we like, it’s our way of composing, it’s done intuitively, it allows to appreciate a piece to the greatest number.
Can you share the story behind your band name? How does it reflect the essence of your music?
We racked our brains so much at the beginning to find a name and then each of us had ideas, at the very beginning, we got together a few times for that, then Deadly Vipers appeared, it seemed to us to be in line with the image we wanted to give, killer riffs against the backdrop of sci-fi movies.
What are some unconventional or unexpected influences that have shaped your unique blend?
A good part of us like the post-apocalypse genre and especially through games like Fallout, which shows “after the end of the world” it’s a good way to offer lyrics that are not committed, but rather that simply notes what we have done for good or bad.
How do you approach creating expansive and atmospheric soundscapes? What techniques or methods do you employ to achieve that signature vibe?
I don’t know if our method of composing is common, or if it’s the right method, but we do things simply, usually it’s the guitarist or the bassist who comes up with a riff, and if it’s liked and there’s potential, we go around it and start a song structure, so the mood will depend on the basic riff.
Share a remarkable moment or incident from your journey as a band that exemplifies the spirit of your music.
Playing in a small cellar, breaking a car while going on a tour and having to cancel it, having our setlist shortened because the bands before us fell behind but we are still being punished.
We can say we’re not the most rock n roll guys but we’ve been through a lot of situations that make us rock anyway, sometimes funny, sometimes annoying.
In what ways do you envision your music progressing or evolving in the future? Are there any new elements or experimental approaches you’d like to incorporate?
the more we play, the more we refine our style through the experiences of the stages, but also of the groups with whom we play.
our first album had a “punk side” the second is more mature with more evolving songs, maybe the third will be a mix of both.
Our singer now plays with a synthesizer but also a guitar, which gives new perspectives of compositions.
Is there a particular song in your discography that perfectly encapsulates the essence of your music? Please elaborate on its creation and significance.
I could talk about Supernova because it sums up the energy we want to show but you just have to listen to it, otherwise Low City Drone shows all our skills for 9 minutes, we are very proud of it and the public is too.
Are there any emerging or lesser-known artists within your music genre realm that you find inspiring or deserving of more recognition? Feel free to share their names and what you appreciate about their work.
There are a lot of cool bands emerging from our scene, but we try not to listen too much so as not to be influenced.
I think the one that has stood out to us and the audience the most lately is Slomosa, good energy, killer riffs, simple and effective.
What do you hope listeners experience or feel when they immerse themselves in your compositions? Is there a specific mood or sensation you aim to evoke?
We want our listeners to feel that we can tell a story just by listening to the music, that they feel a sense of positive power.
– Fuzz or distortion? – Fuzz
– Analog or digital effects? – Analog
– Sabbath or Zeppelin? – Sabbath
– Heavy riff or mind-bending solo? – Heavy riff
– Vintage gear or modern equipment? – Both
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