Meet: Philip Dellas – vocals for Blackened Death Metal band Wothrossch

As previously announced on here Greek Blackened Death Metal act WOTHROSCH  announced their latest masterpiece “Odium”, which was released on January 13, 2023 via Hammerheart Records, will see a release on tape!
The tape will be strictly limited to 250 copies and pre-orders are now available here:

Abigael Paquet got to have a quick chat with Philip ahead of the tapes release.

Abby: Would you be able to introduce yourself, for those who don’t know you ?

Philip: Hello, I am Philip Dellas. I do vocals and write lyrics for The WOTHROSCH Collective.

Abby: How would you convince people who don’t know you to listen to your music ?

 If you like extreme, dark and atmospheric sounding music, then I believe there are plenty of elements that you can find and enjoy in our art. So, dig in. If you dare…

Abby:  How do you explain the fact that you do not give live shows ?

 This is a conscious choice based on our artistic vision at this point. With our debut album, “Odium”, we created a sonic and at times, an almost cinematic experience. Unless the right circumstances are in place for us to perform and recreate that same experience live, we are going to withhold from doing so. However, we are not opposed to exploring the live setting as well, at some point in the future, provided the right circumstances are in place like I mentioned before.

Abby: You released your latest album in January, how was it received ?

Philip: Considering “Odium” was our first recorded effort and as a newcomer act in the scene, the reaction to the album has been overwhelmingly positive, by both music listeners and press so far. We are very pleased and grateful for that.

Abby: And where did the idea of releasing a tape version come from ?

Philip: Being collectors of physical music products ourselves, we are big fans of the reintroduction of tapes in the market, as a retro piece of merchandise. So, when the opportunity arose to release “Odium” on tape, we acted quickly upon it and decided to go for it. And at this point, I would like to thank Bitter Loss Records for providing the opportunity for us to do so.

Abby: Which is your favourite song from that album ? Why ?

Philip: Hard pass. This is like asking a mother which of her children is her favourite. All of the songs on the album hold a very special meaning musically and lyrically for us. If that wasn’t the case for every track, then that song wouldn’t have a place in the final tracklist.

Abby: What song is your least favourite out of all the songs you’ve ever released, and why ?

Philip: In the same vein with the previous question, there are no least favourite songs for us on the album. Having said that however, I do believe that one should not create a sense of complacency and one should always strive to create and release the best art that they can. In WOTHROSCH that is an M.O. for us.

Abby: Are there questions you wish journalists would ask you but never or rarely do ? 

Philip: Most journalists I have talked to so far, focus and want to discuss more on what became the end result and product of “Odium”. They rarely want to ask about the details regarding the recording and production process of the album.

Abby: What was the first concert you went to ?

Philip: My parents took me to see the Scorpions perform live in Athens, back in the summer of 2004.

Abby: What was the worst physical pain you’ve ever experienced ?

Philip: Getting my stomach tattooed, definitely.


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