Colin Watson - Wretch
After being consumed by the oncoming tempest, gazing into the eye of the storm, and staring into the eyes of fate, Wendy and I emerge as the winners. Over the past week, we have endured unholy mental wars and heart-retching anguish; yet, Wendy and I defy the guilt, pain, and suffering 'till death do we part. We embrace life and our joy is the journey as we celebrate the moribund dance. We mitigate our sorrow and immerse ourselves in all things metal; for nothing heals our mettle hearts faster; thus, allowing us to become reborn!
MettleAngel: Wretch began in the mid 80's and extablished quite a loyal following based on their contribution to the notorious Heavy Artillery compilation. Surprisingly, you left the band, and they never recorded an album, that is until now. Do you care to elaborate on this?
MettleAngel: I know fans sure appreciate this decision. Denis Gulbey of Sentinel Steel was quite pleased that you decided to record an album.
MettleAngel: Hopefully, someday Bill will finally release the Heavy Artillery compilation on CD. Many fans, myself included, still just have the rare cassette version. So what was the recording process like? I know you had a variety of classic songs from the 80's which ended up on the CD.
MettleAngel: Yeah, and tonight you encored with a classic and even debuted a new song which you played for the first time, according to Bill, correct?
MettleAngel: Those songs are not on the new CD which you just released. This shows that you and Nick Giannakos are still full of plenty of new ideas.
MettleAngel: I understand that yesterday you were on Bill's radio show with Eternal Legacy going off on Manowar, but we won't go into that. Tell me about all the favorable reviews Reborn is receiving.
MettleAngel: Not heavy enough, who is he kidding? Well, I hope you enjoy my review. I've had it written in my head for quite sometime now. I've deliberately held off posting it until I could link it to this interview. I really like the songs I Am Storm and Eyes Of Fate.
MettleAngel: So when you rejoined Wretch, you were back in the metal spotlight, then? Do you feel re-established into the whole metal milieu?
MettleAngel: You are then referring to the fact that the band dismissed you during the original Heavy Artillery sessions. Subsequently, they found a replacement vocalist to record Life. I assume you were quite reticent to contact Nick, due to past damage and bitter feelings.
MettleAngel: Now Wretch is getting excellent press and being offered awesome opportunities. They announced tonight that you will be performing at the Headbangers Open Air Festival in Germany in 2007 with Sinner. How does this make you feel?
MettleAngel: Your current lineup, who played live this evening is not the same as those who recorded on the CD. Your bassist Dennis Hayes defected to Ripper Owens' Beyond Fear. Your drummer Jeff accepted the position in Seven Witches. Dave Hayes, Dennis brother has also left the fold. This meant that you and Nick had to search for a whole new band. Judging by tonight's performance, you obviously found the proper replacement musicians.
MettleAngel: That sucks! I did not even know that you were scheduled to play that event...
MettleAngel: Tim sure did his best Steve Harris imitation tonight...
MettleAngel: That shows great support for the Wretch of 2006. I think it was such a novel and noble idea to include both lineup photos in the CD packaging. On the back of the booklet you see the reformed recording lineup portrayed, then inside after the lyrics, there are new photos of the band who played the release party this evening.
MettleAngel: You have honoured their mettle efforts for all parties concerned. This shows true respect and diligence. European audiences will be so excited to see you play the Headbangers Open Air. This is your first exposure and trip to Europe, correct?
MettleAngel: The classic 80's metal sound of Wretch is befitting the European audience. Colin, thank you for taking the time to fill in the gaps of your Wretch educational experience.
MettleAngel: Yes, it's been rough, but I had so much fun tonight thanks to everyone! 'Til Death...!
See also: review of the album Reborn »»