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A few questions - interview with death metal band from United Kingdom - INFESTED ANGEL.

A few questions - interview with death metal band from United Kingdom - INFESTED ANGEL.

Answered Pat (drums), thank you!

Ave, can you introduce your band to our readers? – When was it founded and what style of music do you play etc.?

Pat: We’re Infested Angel, a blackened death band from Birmingham, UK. Me and Andy started the band around new years eve time in 2019 with Tom joining us about a year later to complete our trio of death. We’ve released our first EP, ‚Nourish Me, Satan‘, shortly after that followed by ‚Submit to Death‘ in March 2022.

Where and under what conditions were you recording the new album? Who was in charge of sound, production and mastering?

Pat: We were quite happy with the production of NMS but nonetheless wanted to change things up a little for the new release. We did some searching to find a recording studio that was most suited to our needs (and our budget!), after long deliberations we decided to use the services of Priory Recording Studios in Sutton Coldfield. There we worked with a well-established musician and producer Greg Chandler, probably known most famously as the founder of Esoteric. For mastering we decided to add an extra pair of ears into the process and so we worked with Dan Lowndes of Resonance Sound Studio. We couldn’t be happier with the process or the result, the guys did a marvellous job capturing our sound.

How many copies were released and which medium was used for this new edition (CD, digital, vinyl, cassette)?

Pat: For now, we’ve released 20 cassettes and 50 CDs, we’ll see if we’ll be getting more copies after they’re gone. The album is also available as digital download for free, or as Bandcamp calls it, ‘name your price’.

Who is the author of the lyrics and how were they created and about what do the lyrics deal with?

Pat: Personally, I wrote the lyrics to one of the tracks, Eden. It is about radical ideologies and how they promise heaven on earth while leading only to millions dead and even more suffering. It uses quotes from both Himmler and Stalin to show that both those ideologies are equally shit. Lyrics to other tracks were written by Andy, they deal with topics such as loss and suicide, generally meant to be a form of catharsis for some of the worst moments in our lives.

Who created the logo of the band, and who took care of the graphics and the website? What about you and social networks? Do you consider these things important?

Pat: To create our logo we asked Steve Crow from Malevolent Icons, combination of his vision and our direction resulted in a really great logo that we couldn’t be happier with! In terms of graphics and the website (well, more like a webpage for now, we’re planning to make it into a full website at some point though!) I’m the one responsible for all of these types of things in our band. We would like them to not be but unfortunately it is the only way to make your music heard these days which could open us doors to playing bigger venues, recording stuff without huge budget constraints etc. It does make it sound a bit like a chore but before musicians we’re also just fans and know how great it is to follow a greatly led fan page so we also try to do our best to give that to our fans.

Which label did you choose for releasing your album and why this label? Are you satisfied by how your label represents you and takés care about you?

Pat: We haven’t worked with any labels yet, decided self-release is the best route for us for now but we’re not discarding the possibility to work with a label in the future!

Which bands do you idolise and where do you get your inspiration?

Pat: Personally, the band that inspires me the most is Vader, my all-time favourite band, but also bands such as 1914, Anaal Nathrakh and Impaled Nazarene. All of us bring a bit different inspirations to the table though, the mix of them all is what ends up being ‘Infested Angel’.

Did you send your record to some Labels - which are the labels? How was the response?

Pat: We haven’t sent the record to any labels.

How many gigs have you played? Which type of gigs do you prefer, whether it's (clubs or festivals) and which of your performances would you consider as the best?

Pat: We’ve played only about 10 gigs so far but have plenty more planned, including an England tour with Embolectomy and Chaplain in July. I think I prefer normal gigs rather than festivals; it might be just because we always get the prime time of 1pm on Sunday though! I was really happy with my performance in Leeds where I got to play a gig on my own kit for the first time but as a band, I think that one of our better performances was when we got to play at the Eradication Festival 2021 in Cardiff. The best is yet to come though!

What about your plans for the future? What do you want to achieve with the band?

Pat: Take over the world! But seriously our plan for now is to gig as much as we can to promote our latest release, probably release a full-blown LP at some unspecified point in the future. For me the measure of being successful will be to become professionals, if one day I get to quit my job and just be a musician full time, I’ll be content with my career!

How and where can your fans contact you? Can you provide some contact information?

Pat: We’re practically anywhere a band could be, Facebook, Bandcamp, Twitter, Spotify, you name it! Here are some of the most popular links:

Thanx for the interview.

Pat: Thank you!

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