DECEMBER 28th 2015

Welcome to Metaltitans, Guardians of Metal Entertainment Worldwide, we are here with Andrew D‘Cagna, bassist for retro-hard rockers, heavy blues band BRIMSTONE COVEN from Wheeling WV. Welcome and thank you for taking the time to do this interview with us.

Thank you for having us!

1. You have been compared to Black Sabbath, Pentagram, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd -- do you feel this is an accurate comparison to your music?

Comparing us to those bands is a good reference point for someone who has not heard our music. There are some similarities there but also many differences. All the bands you mentioned could be considered legendary bands, so any comparison is a compliment no matter what!

2. For those of us who don't know, tell us how each of your band members came to be in Brimstone Coven?

We really all came together around the same time. Corey started the band and its vision. He wrote a handful of songs and contacted all three of us at once about making it a band. The only difference between then and now is, John originally auditioned for bass and myself for vocals. It wasn't the right fit that way. John and I switched roles and it all just fell into place.
3. What made you go with the 60's/70's style?

Corey has always been a fan of that era in general. The music, the fashion, the films, the books, you name it. It was a very dark time and there seemed to be an awakening of the occult in popular culture back then.

4. Who creates the lyrics for the songs? Where do the ideas come from?

Corey writes all the music and the lyrics, always has. He is a very good songwriter and lyricist in my opinion. He draws influence from anything he sees fit I suppose. A lot of songs are obviously based on the occult, but that is not all he can write about.

5. What can people expect from your new album, Black Magic, compared to Brimstone Coven that was released 2014?
I would say that overall, Black Magic is a significantly darker album than the self titled effort. This can be said both in terms of production quality and of the feel of the songs themselves. There are not very many upbeat moments on this new one, and we are totally cool with that.
6. Who was the artist behind the cover artwork for Black Magic?
The cover art was done by Creighton Hill. He has done all of our cover artwork to date. Creighton is local to us so we can work closely with him and make sure that our vision properly comes to life. There are many bands from this area who rely on his incredible talent as an artist.
7. Do you plan on touring to support Black Magic?

Yes we do. Right now we are in the process of looking for the right booking agency to work with. There are many options to consider so we want to choose carefully, as we are looking at the long term. I am sure it won't take long to find the right fit for us. Hopefully we will be on the road promoting this album as soon as possible.

8. Tell us something that the fans would like to know about Brimstone Coven, that we might not already know.
You may not know that at one time we were all in a completely different band and played different instruments. Our drummer Justin used to have a death/thrash metal band called Entropy. Justin did vocals/guitars, John played second guitar, I played bass and performed studio drums and Corey played live drums.

9. Is there anything you would like to add to the interview, that I might have missed asking?

Just want to say thanks for talking to us and for all the support. Thanks to all who have supported us and continue to do so. We love you and couldn't do it without you!

Thank you for doing the interview with us here at MetalTitans, and we wish you a lot of success with Black Magic.