It’s that time of year where we set out to interview as many of the Sophie, New Blood, and Jager bands as we can in the lead-up to one of the most anticipated festivals of the year, Bloodstock. Answering our questions here are Sorceress of Sin who play the New Blood Stage on Sunday.
We are a band made up of members from the counties of both Cambridge and Suffolk.
How long have you been playing together as a band?
Paul and Lisa have been playing together the longest for around 5 years, they met up with Constantine in 2018 and subsequently met Tom who produced and played on the albums. Bringing the band to life for Bloodstock old friends John and Daniel were drafted in on rhythm guitar and bass respectively who had played with Lisa over previous years, however, as a full line-up band we have played together rehearsing intensively for the month leading up to our Bloodstock performance.
Where does the name of the band come from?
‘Sorceress of Sin’ came from the lyrics of one of the first tracks we wrote together as a band and we liked the imagery and concept of the title so much that we all agreed it would make a good band name. Our debut album was centred around the band name and hopefully captured all the frustration and the original vision behind it, we have expanded upon the band name and incorporated the sorcerer in to our second album just released.
Describe your music. What makes you unique?
Our music comes under the banner of melodic power metal with symphonic undertones, we are a female fronted band with a unique vocal sound and have no obvious influences.
What’s your live show like? Why are people going to watch you instead of another band?
Our live show is raw, energetic, eclectic, powerful and deep with a polished finish and a clear focus and passion that we hope people will choose to come and watch.
Have you been to Bloodstock before? What did you think?
We have, even dating back to the Derby Assembly Rooms, and we literally enjoy every aspect of the whole festival it has been a goal of ours to play Bloodstock and we are super excited and privileged to have made it on to this years line-up.
Which M2tM region did you win, or did you come through other channels?
We applied directly and submitted our albums and reviews via an email link, we were chuffed to be selected for the New Blood stage.
Can you put into 10 words or fewer how it felt when you realised you were heading to Bloodstock?
With hard work and determination dreams can come true!
What sort of setlist can we expect?
Fiery, lively, passionate and filled with authority and power! A morphing and captivating feel from start to end.
Which other bands do you most hope you’re not squished up next to so you can see them play?
From the bands playing on the smaller stages this year we are hoping to catch Ramage Inc. Ward XVI and South of Salem amongst many others we hope we will get the opportunity to enjoy too.
What are you working on at the moment?
We have just literally released our second album Constantine on the 6th August which we have been working super hard on and our preparations for Bloodstock – now we will begin work on the third album!
What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done at a live show?
Lisa has had some fairly wild live adventures! Falling through the stage in a red pvc catsuit and performing at the Brit Awards when Michael Jackson was pushed off the stage. Most of us have stage dived at previous events and we love a bit of madness and spontaneity either on stage ourselves or when watching others perform.
What drink do you throw back to get yourself fired up before going on stage?
We are a beer swigging and vodka shots kind of tribe!