Cape Town, South Africa: The Warinsane represents another longstanding name in the South African metalscape, dating back to 2006. In spite of a couple of sluggish chapters during the years, The Warinsane has a vibrant history with a tendency to bounce back; each time with the same high pedigree of ambitious Metal mastery.
The most recent period of hiatus triggered early in 2016 with the emigration of previous front man Wallace Warner. Wallace is known not only for his imposing stature, but also for an un-apologetically bombastic personality well-suited to The Warinsane. Prior to The Warinsane, his mark on SA Metal including as bassist for Toyland and Forever Will Burn; a band which toured Europe with Brazil’s Sepultura in 2007.
“We’ve had quite a few highs over the years. A definite high for me was playing Witchfest 2015 where we shared the stage with many of our idols. During that time we were also undergoing a transition in the way we approached the writing process and our view of the band in general. Internally we were really firing on all cylinders. We were already aware that Wally was very likely to leave in the near future, but I think we were having too much fun and were kind of in denial about that fact at the time”. ~ Anton De Villiers (guitar, The Warinsane)
Adri Jordaan, and a Pot of Gore
As with any long-time band, members tend to come and go. Built on a foundation of strong members initially, however, The Warinsane has taken each change in stride, building itself.
“I’d say the diversity of everyone that has been in the band really played a fundamental role in getting us to the point where we are today. Everything from different musical influences and/or differences to personal relationships have played a huge part in developing our sound and keeping the band alive”. ~ Anton De Villiers
On Friday, The Warinsane introduced it’s newest member to fans beyond the realm of live shows. ‘Pot of Gore’ is the first recorded material since taking on Adri Jordaan, former frontman for Pretoria’s Maximum Carnage and Killatoria. The aspirant young vocalist relocated to Cape Town in 2016 and wasted little time securing for himself a role in Cape Town metal.
“It feels great to be back into the swing of things. We’ve always really enjoyed playing and at the moment we are energized, motivated, and ready to dominate in a way that I don’t think even we could have foreseen a year or two ago”. ~ Anton De villiers
As to further material, the band has been actively recording for some months already. Anton tells us to keep an eye on the radar screen for more tracks – or potentially even an EP – in the not-too-distant future. In 2018, The Warinsane wishes to being work on a full album. Catch The Warinsane live on an active gigging schedule around Cape Town, including at Hellington Open Air approaching in December.