1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the musical project since the release of the new compilation?
Since the release of LEGIONS OF THE GREAT EYE pt I & pt II ( recorded 2018 & 2020 ) Drugoth has been working on the second album following the debut album UNTO THE DARKNESS SWORN.
2.Your last full length was released in 2021, musically how does it differ from your previous releases?
It is an album in length and concept.
The songs have been written to be more captivating thus resulting them to also be lengthier compared to the earlier EP’s.
In the beginning the songs were more grindy and rarely over a minute in length with the demos and EP’s.
Kind of like being bludgeoned by a great dwarven hammer - quick and to the point.
We've since grown.
3.The bands name and most of the lyrics come from the writings of J.R.R Tolkien, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in his work?
Drugoth is of the harsh black speech tongue.
Delvers may find its true meaning if they wish.
Drugoth tells tales of battles to come, battles yore and all things fell in middle earth.
4.Since 2017 you have released a great amount of material, do you spend a great amount of your time writing and creating music?
Drugoth is all written solely by himself.
All drums, riffs, lyrics and songs.
We do not demo or pre pro anything so the recording process is the first time hearing the songs fully formed.
Then the herald of woe SHOGRAATH does the recording of the riffs and adds his signature flare as well as his monstrous commanding low vocals.
5.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the compilation cover?
The compilation cover is a mid march selfie.
All the artwork for previous and future releases are created by JEROME CHAPMAN - a very gifted gentleman in the art of tattooing and artwork.
A very dearly loved brother.
6.Currently there are only 2 members in the band, are you open to expanding your line up or do you prefer to remain a duo?
The very essence of the band is the duality twixt Drugoth and Shograath.
Life and death, sun and moon.
One can not exist with out the other.
Everyone else are the enemy.
7.So far you have worked with 'Corpse Torture Records','Ad Victoriam', and 'War Productions' on your physical releases. do you feel these labels have been very helpful when it comes to getting your music out there heard?
Corpse torture made a couple of cassettes which was appreciated but all communication has been nullified since.
AD VICTORIAM is the label of a dear friend of ours who is the mastermind behind CARATHIS, NARZISSUS and many more killer bands I highly recommend.
WAR PRODUCTIONS are very professional and helpful.
All these labels have aided the dark flame of Drugoth and we are very appreciative.
8.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black metal and crust?
This is music for orcs by orcs.
If others listen then we are grateful.
We don’t want your gold, just listen.
9.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days the drummer is a part of?
The debut SHOGRAATH record will be out soon which I highly recommend.
Drugoth is also a contributing drummer for SIGHTBLINDER, HELLNIUM and a few more projects to be released.
Drugoth offers his real drumming in a world of programmed drums that sound shit.
Contact if wanting real drums recorded.
10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
THIS IS TRUE UDÛN BLACK METAL
11.What are you currently listening to nowadays?
I am a big fan of Abbath solo stuff and even bigger fan of the lyricist Simon Dancaster.
Apart from that Crowbar, Bathory, Immortal, Slayer, Watain repeat
12.before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Keep an eye on the horizon for the SHOGRAATH debut.
HAIL THE DARK FLAME