On this edition of CHRIS AKIN PRESENTS..., Chris sits down with Darkane drummer and mainman Peter Wildoer. Wildoer checked in to talk about the new Darkane release INHUMAN SPIRITS, returning after almost a decade, being the cool teacher in the high school he works at, auditioning for Dream Theater, playing with James Labrie and more.
00:28 Welcom Peter Wildoer
01:05 Where Has Darkane Been For 10 Years?
02:37 Was It "The Musician's Bug" or the pandemic that brought Darkane back?
04:45 Was it difficult to get back into "band" mode?
05:39 Were the style changes on INHUMAN SPIRITS done on purpose?
07:47 It's good to come back and not just do the same old thing as before.
08:52 Talk about the video for the title track and why it was chosen as the lead single.
10:40 Check out a sample of "Inhuman Spirits"
11:58 Having The Vocalist Record The Album.
14:42 The "gloom" imagery in the new cover art
17:04 What are your thoughts of the world of Heavy Metal in 2022?
20:30 Have you had students recognize you from Darkane?
21:53 What did you think when you saw James Labrie won a Grammy?
23:42 Drumming Has Become The 80s Guitar Playing
26:09 Do you think simpler "feel" drumming will always have a place as the technical gets better and better?
28:15 The story behind the song "Awakening"
29:14 Preview of Darkane - "Awakening"
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