October 2, 2023
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Well, it’s about that time again Fam. So, I’m Johnny O. and I’m back with another fresh new Underground Spotlight. Fresh off the release of his debut album “This is Horrorcore,” we have an interview with underground artist BlackWaltz. He hails from Troy, Mo and bringing an unapologetically horrorcore sound. I was fortunate enough to do a review for the album and I’ll just say that for a debut album I was more than impressed.

Anyway, I think we all know I could ramble on and on, but let’s just get to it…

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Johnny O: So, first can you introduce yourself to everyone here at Faygoluvers?

BlackWaltz: What’s up everybody? I’m horrorcore artist BlackWaltz. If you’ve never heard of me before this interview, then welcome to the disgusting madness that is me!

JO: For those who made not have heard of BlackWaltz before, how would you describe your style?

BW: My style of music is horrorcore, but I like to add some death metal vocals to my music. That comes from playing in multiple black/death metal bands throughout the years. Same subject matter, different background music.

JO: Personally, I love the name, but how did you come to be known as BlackWaltz in the first place?

BW: Well, being the nerd I am, my name comes from a villain from one of my favorite video games “Final Fantasy”. In the game “Final Fantasy IX” there are 3 black mages (for the non-nerds, “wizards”) named Black Waltz 1, 2 & 3, and my character has 3 personalities: Walter Black, BlackWaltz and the Karma Killa, so BlackWaltz = The Dark 3.

JO: What’s the underground scene like in Troy, MO?

BW: Haha, almost non-existent. It’s just me and Human Pollution, an industrial band compromised of multiple artists from my past bands. You can hear their vocalist on my track “Withdrawals”.

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JO: I know that you began recording back in 2008, but just recently you’ve begun to take things a little more seriously. What changed and how has it pushed you to where you are today?

BW: When I first started rapping, it was kind of just for me. I had already taught myself to play drums, guitar, bass and keyboards, so I wanted to push myself and see what else I could do musically. I wrote and recorded a couple of songs, and I got a lot of good response so I built a studio and started taking it serious, and now we’re here!

JO: Recently, I got the chance to hear your first full-length album “This is Horrorcore” and everyone can check out my review by clicking here, (In fact you can check out my full review the album by clicking here) but how has the response been so far?

BW: Nothing but positive. It’s great to see all my hard work pay off and hear the fans reactions. Some of my songs I use as a form of public therapy, like the song “Hold On”, so it’s awesome that people get to know me on a personal level through songs like that and then I get to hear them react so positively to it. It’s a great feeling.

JO: The album itself includes a few guest appearances by OpiUm, Lo Key and a few others, how did these collaborations come about?

BW: Jason Mask Da Booth introduced me to OpiUm when we all did our first collab together called “Vivid Pictures”. I wanted to get us all on another track called “Let’s Eat” and it turned out awesome. When I wrote the song “This Is Horrorcore”, my first thought after hearing it was that I needed Lo Key on the track, so I did just that! Human Pollution and me go way back, so if I ever want them on a track all it takes is a phone call.

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JO: Obviously, you’ve already had the chance to work with some great artists, but if BlackWaltz could reach out to anyone for a collaboration, who would it be?

BW: My dream collab would have to be with “The Acacia Strain”. That would be fucking sick!

JO: After the recent release of your album, what’s next for BlackWaltz?

BW: I’m currently working on a number of collabs for other artists, and after that I will be hard at work on my next release. I’m also working on getting more merchandise out for the fans.

JO: Who are you currently listening to?

BW: Lots of Lo Key, Playboy The Beast and Samson Samson.

JO: Who would you say have been your inspirations over the years?

BW: Where do I start? My inspirations range in genre so much, from Eminem and ICP, all the way to Dream Theater and Cannibal Corpse. My list could go on forever.

JO: If fans want to check out more BlackWaltz or even pick up a copy of “This is Horrorcore” where can they go?

BW: My official website is www.blackwaltz.net. My music is available there as well as iTunes & Amazon. There are some freebies to download on my website as well. Go check it out.

Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/blackwaltz

Facebook: www.facebook.com/blackwaltz.music

YouTube: www.youtube.com/blackwaltzhq

JO: How about we end with a few shout outs?

BW: Well, I first thank Faygoluvers for giving me this opportunity. I also have to give a big shout out to Horrorcore Magazine for really getting behind me in the beginning and showing me support.


Okay, that will just about wrap another edition of the Underground Spotlight. I want to thank BlackWaltz for taking timeout for this interview. Make sure to check out my review of “This is Horrorcore,” and if you like what you hear why not support the Homie by picking up a copy too. You can also check out his “Regurgitated & Remixed,” ep,  which features remixes of six tracks from the album.

Of course, I also want to say THANK YOU to all of the fans out here in Faygoluvers Land for taking the time to read through this interview. As always, remember if you’re an artist and would like to be featured right here on the Faygoluvers’ Underground Spotlight just hit me up at [email protected]. Make sure to include a short bio, why you want to/should be featured, a pic or two and a couple tracks. Of course don’t forget to include UGS or something similar in the subject line. So, until next time…


Johnny O.


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