From: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Last Known Status: Active
Woe Interviews and Features
Below are our features and interviews with Woe.
Four years after going through some serious black metal "Withdrawal," U.S. group Woe has returned with stunning follow-up "Hope Attrition" (reviewed here), which officially sees release today - March 17th.
Corresponding with that release, I got the opportunity to hit up band founder Chris Grigg once again so we could reminisce about a full decade of unholy black metal expression, the project going from solo to a full band, and the state of a seemingly hopeless world.
Recently signed to Candlelight Records for the release of the sophomore album “Quietly, Undramatically," Philadelphia black metallers Woe have not-so-quietly invaded the U.S. black metal scene. Front man Chris Grigg recently corresponded with Metalunderground to explain how Woe went from a solo project to a full band and getting a record deal with the legendary Candlelight.
Chris also tackled the issue of adding in clean vocals on the new album, stating "For a musician, selling out is defined by doing something that you would not normally do in the interest of selling records. To not follow my gut, to omit a musical idea that really worked just because I was scared of how people would react... That would be a sell-out move." Throughout the interview below he discusses leaving behind the band's direct European black metal feel, playing live shows, and even discusses his trip to Ken Ham's creationism museum. More...
Philadelphia based black metal band Woe is currently offering their latest album "A Spell For The Death Of Man" for download on a "pay what you want" basis. Woe mastermind Chris Grigg recently spoke with me about the band's absinthe origins and the upcoming vinyl release. More...