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WIZARDTHRONE | a group of five weirdos that keep getting weirder

Featuring members of Alestorm, Gloryhammer, Aether Realm, Forlorn Citadel, and Nekrogoblikon, Wizardthrone is an otherworldly Extreme Wizard Metal force of cosmic dimensions! Their newly released album ‘Hypercube Necrodimensions’ is garnering rave reviews and features guest appearances from Aleksi Munter (Swallow the Sun/Insomnium ), Florian Magnus Maier (Dark Fortress/Alkaloid), and Evan Berry (WILDERUN.) We had a chance to ask them a few questions. Gentlemen…

WELCOME TO…

 Hello! Thank you for spending a bit of time with us. Congratulations on your album’s success.
How are things in your part of the world?

Thanks very much! Pretty good here. Restrictions seem to be easing up at the time of writing this, although that could change, we’ll see!

2. Each member is accomplished in his own right. What was the most significant contribution from
each person?

Matt and I probably contributed most of the music. Jake wrote some excellent basslines, recording the whole album by ear alone.
Chris’s lyrics help set the band apart from other bands who might play similar music. And as well as his incredible drumming, Eric lent some of his expertise at sound design, giving certain parts a whole different feel.

3. I’ve listened to ‘Hypercube Necrodimensions’ several times and I’m not sure I have “heard” it all.
A lot going on in other words. What was the most challenging part of the recording process?
What part was surprisingly easy?


I found editing the vocals to be the most laborious part simply because we had so many tracks – multiple tracks of Jake, Chris, Eric, and myself, as well as a couple of guests. I’d been hit by a car while in the middle of this task so doing all the editing one-handed was pretty annoying! I’m not sure if it was easy for Eric, but it seemed he managed to get the drum tracks done extremely quickly, and it required almost no effort on my part, so probably that, haha.


4. I know you all have other professional commitments, but any plans for live performances? What
What kind of Wizardry can we expect?

Definitely, we’re speaking with a booking agent already. We don’t want to reveal too much about what the show might be but it has to live up to the standard we’ve set musically.

5. I love the alternate names/titles for each band member. My favorite is “Disciple of the 2-Planar
Homerian Adjunct.” How did these come about? Were there any others that didn’t quite make
it?


As the music was heavily inspired by the Symphonic Black Metal sound of the 90s and 2000s we wanted to give a little tip of the hat to those bands. There were a couple of ideas that may have been too ridiculous to include, I think one of them involved a Gameboy.


6. People are already clamoring for more Wizardthrone. Will there be a follow-up? If so, will it be a
continuation or an entirely different experience?


We’ve got a rough plan of what we’ll do next, and I’ve got a few riffs noted down. It’s too early to say whether it’ll be similar thematically, but musically it shouldn’t be too different although there are a few elements I’d like to bring to the forefront a bit more next time.

7. There is an air of H.P. Lovecraft throughout the album. What other authors have influenced your
work over the years? What is the last book you read that you could not wait to recommend?


Arthur C. Clarke, Philip K. Dick to name a couple. As far as recommendations go I recently revisited Glamorama by Brett Easton Ellis and it impressed me just as much as it did the first time – It gets overshadowed by American Psycho and Less Than Zero but it’s definitely at least as good.

8. If you could obtain one superpower, what would it be? But here is the caveat; you must give up one of your present senses. Which would it be?


It’s got to be laser eyes. I can’t think of a single situation in which that wouldn’t be useful, and I’d gladly give up my sight to blindly shoot lasers everywhere.

9. We thank you for your time and wish you all the best. Any parting words for our readers?

Thank you for supporting us, listening to Hypercube Necrodimensions, and enabling a group of five weirdos to keep getting weirder.

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