Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Post Bloodstock 2015 Interview with Incipit

Here is the second interview in our series of interviews with some of the bands we featured in our Top Picks for Bloodstock 2015 article last week.

Blackened death metallers Incipit travelled over from Stavanger, Norway to perform on Sunday afternoon on the New Blood Stage.  The band was formed in 2011 and despite numerous line-up changes have now settled on a steady line-up; Eric on vocals/guitar, Stian on drums, Christina on bass/vocals and Peder on guitar.

Incipit were the winners of the Norwegian Metal 2 The Masses competition and found out back in May that they would be playing the festival. They decided on a set-list soon after and have "rehearsed the shit out of it up until the day before [they] left for BOA."

Despite numerous clashes on Sunday for us, we managed to catch most of Incipit's performance at the festival and they attracted a large enthusiastic crowd. I asked drummer Stian about how the performance had been for them.
"I'd say it was pretty great. We had a very good turn-out, and the audience was very energetic, which makes our job so much easier. It was over before we could blink, those 30 minutes flew by, really... Bloodstock seems like a great festival. Great crew, great weather and great atmosphere. Everybody seemed to be enjoying themselves." 

Unfortunately, the band were hit with some travel problems on their way to Bloodstock and were not able to partake in everything the festival had to offer. Stian explains:
"We only really got to see Rob Zombie, hehe. We were supposed to arrive on Saturday and see some more bands, hang out and have some fun, but our plane got first delayed, then cancelled. So what happened is that we did not get to our hotel until 2 at night, completely drained and sleep deprived. On the day of our show we did interviews and media relations until evening, so there was really no time to see any other bands or relax for that matter."

Now the band are home from Bloodstock they will be starting to record their first full length CD and are planning a tour towards the end of the year (which MIGHT bring them back to the UK). They hope to release the album in November/December. Stian explains that they are also looking forward to moving beyond the song material they've been playing and rehearsing for the past year and get "into the groove of writing new music and carving our path onwards".

Check out the band performing The World is No More live at Tribute.

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Once the album is released it will be available to purchase from most of the common music distribution sites. Keep checking the Facebook page for updates.

Originally posted by Emma Sheridan on Femetalism.