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Artist to Artist Interviews
Christian Mistress Vs. Windhand

Check out Windhand and Christian Mistress at the Relapse Records X CVLT Nation SXSW 2014 Showcase, March 12th at Dirty Dog Bar! More info here

Christian Mistress interviews Windhand

Hey all, Stoked to play with you guys.

What’s your favorite Candlemass song?

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‘Samarithan’ off of Nightfall.

If you only had one amp to play though for the rest of your life, what would it be?

I love my Ampeg SVT, but it’s been broken for 4 years and I just haven’t had the money or motivation to fix it. Also, my back.

What are your thoughts on the latest Ghost record and are y’all fans?

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I don’t think any of us have heard it. I’m not a fan but I don’t dislike them. I saw a pretty cool video of them doing a Roky Erickson cover.

Did Burzum influence the album art work at all? I really dig the picture, where was it taken?

I doubt it. As a whole, we’re a little put off by the whole NS black metal scene. The artist responsible for the cover photo ( is from Austria or Switzerland, so I imagine the shed exists somewhere around there.

Photos by Ted Reckoning


What bands were you all in before Windhand?

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I still play in Cough, Ryan was in Face Down in Shit and Attitude Problem, Dorthia does solo stuff, Asechiah doesn’t want to talk about it and I think this is Garrett’s first real band.

What’s your favorite European city or venue?

Truckstop Alaska in Gothenburg, Sweden is amazing

What about in the United States?

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The Highline in Seattle, The Bottletree in Birmingham, Alabama and the Cobra Lounge in Chicago all deserve praise for treating the bands like real people.


Are you staying somewhere in Austin with a pool? Because we might wanna jump ship if you are.

I don’t even know if we’re staying somewhere with a floor. We might be camping by the river if that counts?

Drink whisky? If so we should get some after the show.

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I’m mostly a cheap beer guy but I’m sure we can find a few interested members.

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Meghan MacRae grew up in Vancouver, Canada, but spent many years living in the remote woods. Living in the shadow of grizzly bears, cougars and the other predators of the wilderness taught her about the dark side of nature, and taught her to accept her place in nature's order as their prey. She is co-founder of CVLT Nation.

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