It’s that time of year again, when in the run-up to Bloodstock we endeavour to interview every band gracing the SOPHIE, New Blood and Jägermeister stages from 8th – 11th August 2019. This means you’ve got a chance to read up on all your favourite bands set to play over the weekend and decide which new ones you’ll want to check out.
Our thanks to all the bands for taking the time out to answer our questions!
Inferiem – New Blood stage, Saturday
Simple things first – where are you guys from?
How long have you been playing together as a band?
As a band just over a year and a half.
Where does the name of the band come from?
We has a few ideas for a name like Requiem but we found that was already taken. Then we thought of Inferius Requiem which seemed too long so we combined both words together.
Describe your music. What makes you unique?
Our sound is a little different from other bands and it is definitely identifiable. It’s like if Killswitch Engage and Architects has a baby, that would be us.
What’s your live show like? Why are people going to watch you instead of another band?
We are very engaging! We like to involve the crowd in our shows because at the end of the day they are paying to see a performance! WE LOVE PITS!!!
Have you been to Bloodstock before? What did you think?
Our drummer is the only person in the band who has been and he loves it!
Which M2tM region did you win, or did you come through other channels?
We entered the Glasgow region.
Can you put into 10 words or fewer how it felt when you realised you were heading to Bloodstock?
It still hasn’t sunk in yet!
What sort of setlist can we expect?
Heavy, fast, melodic and grooves for days!
Which other bands do you most hope you’re not squished up next to so you can see them play?
Definitely the headliners but we are going to try and catch every band possible!
What are you working on at the moment?
At the moment we are still promoting our debut EP but behind the scenes we are writing new songs for our next release.
What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done at a live show?
Definitely seeing our singer Stewart join in the pits whilst singing!
What drink do you throw back to get yourself fired up before going on stage?
Normally a can of Monster or two does the trick!