Thanks to interviewer Spyros. Here’s a snippet:
S: Obviously you have varied music tastes, since you do amazing work with Windhand’s more classic doom sound, but this album has an almost vintage country and western vibe, but of course with a dark, melancholic atmosphere. What was your musical inspiration for this album? Did you channel any country influences when writing these songs?
DC: I’ve always been a huge fan of old country and it was also just a part of the culture where I was raised. The first song I learned how to sing was “Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground” by Willie Nelson when I was 5, and my dad would play guitar and get me to sing to his friends. I grew up pretty far out in the middle of nowhere and it was beautiful, but it was pretty isolated, and to this day when I am writing songs, be it my own or for Windhand, I think I am in those woods alone at night in my mind.