25 Mar
Interview with WYV85


Hello WYV85 !!. The last time we talked was about 2 years ago about WYVERN and more. Tell us a few things about your new EP ''Back and Forth'' & what is the feedback from your audience as well as from the press?
We can consider B&F our new start, we're quite satisfied with the result cause it both represents our past and what we are aiming to for the future. Both fans and press seem to have appreciated it, we got fairly good reviews and positive response from the public, at least...by now! In a moment in which so many sub-genres and new tendencies coexist it wasn't to be taken for granted. We are glad that most of the people and press understood our spirit.

Great Cover Artwork. Who is responsible for this work & please tell us a few things about the lyrics of the EP.
Glad you liked it. The Artwork is an original design (slightly adapted) by Jen Scarlet, actually a tattoo artist. I consider her a great talent and I always appreciated her work so since she also happens to be a close friend, why not ask her to design the cover for us? Lyrics cover a different range of topics; older "restored" songs (tracks 3 to 6) are mainly about women and our creed: the man-eater of "bounty killer", the woman everybody meets at least once in his dreams in "Back to you" or the one who always wants to change your personality in "No Chance" while "Stand up" is more of a typical rock rebel yell. Latest songs focus on a bit more serious topics. "Save Humanity" is picture of our crazed times with our positive message for younger people and "walking in the night" is about a biker riding free with his stream of reflections.

How many copies were pressed on CD & any record label approached you?
The CD was printed in 300 copies to start. We kept a low number since we realized that nowadays the request for physical supports is fairly low and that music is mainly distributed via digital streaming services such as Spotify, Apple music, Youtube etc. We weren't approched by and label, but to be honest we didn't asked or searched for any. We did everything by ourselves cause we wanted to get an idea on how things are working today to be able to choose more wisely and properly in the future.

Is there any funny or weird story that you would like to share with us from the recording sessions?
Oh well, since most of the recordings were made during the lockdown I can say that everything has been quite weird and out of the ordinary, surreal at times and because of that we have had very few chances for something really funny or memorable to happen. Most of the times it was just two or three of us in an empty studio, just recording or rearranging parts. Nothing peculiar, I'm sorry....

Do you see any differences in today's Metal music business in comparison with the Music business back in the 80s & 90s?
Well, nowadays it's totally different I'd say. Modern technologies and the evolution of the communication media totally changed the rules. If under many aspects to me this represents a positive evolution, on the other hand you can't deny that much of the purity and authenticity of the past has gone lost. Today profit seems to be the main objective, bands are mostly considered products, mere objects whose only goal is to sell and, despite some new good realities, it seems to me that the artistic aspect and overall quality aren't the main concern anymore.  Labels don't like to take any risks, as a result you can see this "flood" of younger bands struggling to "see the light", and the few that luckily make it to the top reduced to "overnight sensations" soon doomed to oblivion.

The last 3 years, worldwide in the world, we have faced many dark, strange & new situations in our everyday life (covid, lock-down etc.) Did all of this affect you positively or negatively?
I'd say none of the above, it mainly put everything in a kind of cryostasis from which we slowly woke up. For sure we are still ready and willing to play and record new stuff, but that has always been natural to us....

What are your future plans?  
Promote the EP, and in the meantime working on the new songs of a future new LP, we want it to be a full length album this time. Our goal is to reach as many listeners as possible worldwide to be able to play abroad and not just in the same old small venues, or better, the ones that survived the pandemic.

Thank you very much for your time & Keep up the good work! The closure is yours. 
Thank you too for the opportunity. Guys if you're searching for some old school heavy rock take a listen to "back and forth", you won't regret it! Rock on! 

By Steve the Filthy Dog.






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