I discovered Woods Of Ypres one night back in February 2012 and felt immediately how special this band was. Almost at the same time I learnt about WOY’s leader David Gold’s death, on December 21st 2011, in a tragic car accident. This was just the beginning…I discovered WOY’s music step by step, charmed by Woods IV, stunned by the postumous Woods V, that still did not left my car cd player. When we had a chance to cover “Retrosleep in the morning calm”, thanks to the wonderful people involved in the tribute (namely Steph LeDrew and Paul Kuhr of mighty Novembers Doom), we put all of our best to honour to David’s heartfelt songwriting. The compilation feature 19 great bands offering their interpretations of WOY’s songs and it’s available here
Hard copies will be available mid June and could be required aswell.
I would also thank and hug a special person, Esther Gold, David’s Mom, for his kind words and heartfelt enthusiasm through all the production process and can’t avoid to mention David’s words…We will miss him forever.