Ulrich Wegrich from the French band Volker joins me on Revelator #213 to talk about the bands newest release, his musical past and enjoying some delicious wine. You’l also hear the bands new single “Obey”
Volker are new to the North American heavy metal scene, but are destined to break out in a big way with the release of their upcoming melodic assault, Dead Doll, hitting North American retailers on May 26, 2017 via Overpowered Records / AISA/RED distribution.
Long story short, a couple guys from black and post metal bands in France (particularly extreme black/death group Otargos) got together and decided they wanted to start a more accessible project with the singer of a local metalcore group, Noein. Thus, Volker was born. The folks at Overpowered Records could sense the potency in the audio-blend the band was creating and felt it would translate to an international audience. The story angle… playing for years in underground projects and forming a new group to break out into the mainstream! Each band member admittedly began performing heavy metal by listening to groups like Guns N’ Roses and Nirvana, and wanted to start a project in the same vein.
Dead Doll blends assorted heavy music influences such as 90’s grunge rock, retro power metal, classic rock and even horror punk to create an accessible, engaging sound. Whether soaring at the top of her impressive range above striking guitar harmonies, or deftly growling amidst pummeling double bass and searing solos, front-woman Jen Nyx more than proves her diverse skills on Dead Doll. Conjuring visions of the macabre, Nyx leads with a seductive aggression, flanked by John Aupeix on drums, Emmanuel Pliszke on bass and lead composer Ulrich Wegrich on guitars.
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