Rise Above The Anchor conducted an interview with vocalist Jonathan "Johnny Plague" Cooke of Southern California metallers WINDS OF PLAGUE on November 16 in Jacksonville, Florida. You can now watch the chat below.
WINDS OF PLAGUE's fourth album, "Resistance", sold around 2,800 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 165 on The Billboard 200 chart. Issued on October 29 via Century Media Records, the CD was recorded with producer Will Putney, who has previously worked with SHADOWS FALL and SUICIDE SILENCE, among others.
WINDS OF PLAGUE's third full-length CD, 2011's "Against The World", sold 8,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 60 on The Billboard 200 chart.
"We wrote and recorded our fourth full-length record in late 2012," the band told AltPress.com in a statement. "For various reasons, we decided to wait until late 2013 to release it, not the least of which was to ensure that we had given enough time to listen to, analyze and absorb the record for ourselves. It was an extremely odd way to go about preparing for a record release, but it allowed us to be 100 percent certain that this was the record that best represented what we have become as a band.
"It's definitely a cliche these days, but after a year of listening to the record and anticipating its release, [we] can say with complete honesty that this is the best WINDS OF PLAGUE record to date.
"We are confident that old fans will be able to really dig into the new record and we're hopeful that new listeners can find this record and see something in WINDS OF PLAGUE that is new and fresh."
WINDS OF PLAGUE last year parted ways with drummer Art Cruz due to creative differences. Sitting behind the kit during the studio sessions for the new album was Brandon Gallindo (ex-DEAD IN EXISTENCE).