The Slaughterwytch is here
Updated: Jan 6, 2021
JL Slaughterwytch is pure metal! Listening to any of her work on Sacrifizer or Live with Tom G Warriors Triumph of Death and hear her raw and intuitive bass work. Half Bulgarian/ Italian Born In Switzerland where she currently resides , an obsession with all things heavy began at very early…..
“I started to listen to metal very young, around 11 or 12 y.o and the first album I discovered and bought was the Kill Em All by Metallica. I started to play bass at 13. “
“I have a lot of different inspirations.
"At the very beginning of my teenage years I started with Thrash and Speed, and then I discovered extreme Metal around 14 years old.
"I'm mostly on Black/Thrash, Black, some old school Death Metal sometimes and some Heavy/Speed but besides Metal I'm a fan of coldwave and post-punk music and it's also a part of my inspirations. Jazz music too. “
Sacrifizer’s La Mort Triomphant is one of the toughest Thrash/Pure metal releases over the last year a sound best described as “Old school without any compromises. We are working for an upcoming album but there's no exact date. "
There is also the involvement with Myrkvid a Black Metal Project
“The vocalist and guitarist, Myrk, is a friend of mine since a long time ago and he needed a new bass player. I played with them for a year but I decided to leave the band this past March."
And then along comes Tom G Warrior’s Triumph of Death. A tribute to the iconic Hellhammer
“I was lucky to be contacted by Tom Gabriel Fischer and he gave me this big chance and opportunity. I also take this opportunity to express my gratitude to him. He’s a beautiful person and I’m very thankful to him.”
“It’s a long-term and permanent project. We will release live material (Hellhammer music) and likely eventually even a studio album with our own material in the style of Hellhammer."
A love for old school and it pure metal is reflected by her top 5 albums
" It's difficult to mention only five albums cause I have so much more favourite than five, but I can try to mention some that struck me:
BATHORY - BLOOD FIRE DEATH
NIFELHEIM - ENVOY OF LUCIFER
IN SOLITUDE - SISTER
VENOM - BLACK METAL
FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM - DAWNRAZOR
“If you mean recent bands:
Division Speed, Hällas, Flagellant, Whoredom Rife, Blaze of Perdition, Denouncement Pyre, Drab Majesty, Lebanon Hanover, Condor, Hellripper, Antichrist, In Solitude, Saqra's Cult, Tryptikon, Tragediens Trone, Riot City, Ultra Silvam, Beastmilk, Heresi, Tribulation, Matterhorn, Satan Satyrs, Vulture, Quintessenz, Whiskey Ritual, Warmoon Lord, Midnight, Nocturnal Graves... “
“A lot, but I would like to mention Aura Noir, Satan Satyrs, Venom and Midnight.
Slaughterwytch’s passion isn’t just for all things heavy though?
“No, I have a coldwave project called Letten 94.
"Letten 94 is a project we created with a friend, Freddy Van Ballast. I'm on vocals, bass and soon guitar and he plays synthesizers, samplers, drum machines etc. We are working on our first demo. “
And her thoughts on mainstream Metal…
"I “don't know what you exactly mean about commercial Metal, but the only thing I can say is that what matters is to play with (and for) passion before anything else.
When this is the case, everyone who plays with his guts and works hard deserves his success.
I focus on the present, but I'm looking forward to the future. “
And the definition of true Metal?
“You feel it or not! “