Sophukd of Rock Hard Live conducted an interview with “Johnny Plague” Cooke of Southern California metallers WINDS OF PLAGUE prior to the band’s May 21 concert at Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, California. You can now watch the chat below. Also available is quality footage of the Sacramento performance.
WINDS OF PLAGUE recently parted ways with drummer Art Cruz due to creative differences.
“After many years of having Art Cruz with us we have decided its best for both parties involved to go our separate ways,” stated WINDS OF PLAGUE vocalist Johnny Plague. “Art is a great drummer and I’m sure he will be back behind the drums one way or another soon.”
WINDS OF PLAGUE recently entered the studio with producer Will Putney (SHADOWS FALL, SUICIDE SILENCE) to begin recording its fourth album for a late 2012 release via Century Media Records. Sitting behind the kit during the studio sessions and for the The All Stars Tour is Brandon Gallindo (ex-DEAD IN EXISTENCE).
WINDS OF PLAGUE‘s third full-length CD, “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. Released on April 19, 2011 via Century Media Records, the effort featured guest appearances from members of HATEBREED, TERROR, FOR TODAY, STRAY FROM THE PATH and former world heavyweight wrestling champion and sports entertainment legend Ultimate Warrior (who performs an epic spoken-word track entitled “The Warrior Code”).