The Infernal Sea – Pre Fest Interview Bloodstock 2013

The Infernal Sea
The Infernal Sea

The Infernal Sea are set to play the New Blood Stage at this years Bloodstock festival on Saturday the 10th August.

We catch up with the band to find out more about them, the festival, their thoughts and what you lucky Bloodstock go-er’s will see!

Can you give the readers a quick introduction to the band.
We are a 4 piece English black metal band called The Infernal Sea and are based in the East of England. We formed on 2010 and have two releases under our collective belts. They are the album ‘Call Of The Augur’ and ‘The Crypt Sessions’ EP.

How would you describe your sound?
Our sound is an extreme blend of black metal with death metal undertones thrown into the mix. Taking influences from the macabre, darker side of life our music explores historical and mythological themes.

Why did you want to become part of the New Blood Stage line up?
We have always wanted to perform at Bloodstock and what better way to debut by playing the New Blood stage. We are pleased to be playing alongside so many hard working underground acts.

What was your initial reaction when you found out you were playing on the New Blood Stage?
We were overcome with excitement, to be asked to perform at Bloodstock is an honour and we are pleased to become a part of Bloodstock history.

What can the audience expect from you at the festival.
Blasts, aggression, riffs, screams of torment and an energetic performance.

What has been the bands biggest achievement so far?
Apart from Bloodstock we have achieved a great deal since our formation in 2010. Everything we do is through dedication and hard work, we book our own shows/tours and self release our own music and merchandise. Having played Belgium, Holland and France in the past year has certainly been a highlight for us.

Have you ever been to Bloodstock before? If so when and what did you enjoy most about it.
We have all individually been attending Bloodstock for many years now and the atmosphere is always great. Unlike other metal festivals in the UK, Bloodstock always feels more intimate and we find we can actually enjoy watching bands a hell of a lot more.

What is your opinion of the Bloodstock line-up.
It is a great line up as it brings together so many established acts from all spectrums of the metal world. We really like the diversity that Bloodstock offers and the fact that home grown talent is supported with the additions of the New Blood and Sophie Lancaster stages.
What are you looking forward to most at Bloodstock.
We are looking forward to performing on the New Blood stage and showcasing our material to a crowd who may not have heard of us before. We are also looking forward to meeting our dedicated fans that will be attending this year. It is going to be a crazy weekend.

Can you sum up Bloodstock in one sentence!

Any message you wish to pass on to the PM readers
As far as we are aware we are the only English Black Metal band on the bill (currently), so if you want to support home grown BM, then come and check us out on Saturday 10th August. Also, if you have always wanted to see a drummer windmill whilst blasting like a man possessed, then we are the band for you.

Thank you for taking the time out to complete this interview, we are looking forward to seeing you at Bloodstock \m/ \m/


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