First of, just want to thank you for participating in this edition of Infidel Interviews. Could you start off by giving a little information about yourselves to the audience? Whatever you feel comfortable with, but name, age, and where you live would be pretty standard? Also what instruments you play / role you have in the band would also be good.
I’m Scott Reigel vocalist I live in Clearwater, FL 44 years old and thanks or this interview.
You just released your new album Sea of Ignorance, your first full length album of new material in a decade. What inspired you guys to release a new record after all of these years?
Over the last 5 years we started getting lots of social media attention from fans all over the world so we wanted to give them new music that they were asking for.
What would you say are the major themes and messages you wanted to explore with this new album?
The themes vary from human extinction, global religious violence to mental illness.
When you write your music, do you have any particular processes or routines that help you start or flesh out tracks? Do you have a formula(s) that you follow, or do you feel it out as you go along? Or is it more of a mixture of the two?
We all write on our own at first then we come together with our ideas to form songs with all of our input. That way the music doesn’t all sound the same.
How do you feel about the evolution of your sound from your last record to now?
I think we have stuck to our roots we got a great sound on this album we think it’s our best production to date.
What would you say each of your guy's favorite song that you wrote is and why?
I personally don’t have a favorite song I like them all they seem to have everything I want out of music.
How was the production of the album like compared to previous albums? Who was the producer you worked with, and how did you feel he helped contribute to the overall sound of the album?
Our producer is close friend I grew up with since we were teens in Tampa, Jarrett Pritchard. His knowledge in engineering and death metal sound made this a great environment to record.
Now that the band has been restarted and reinvigorated, what would you say would be you short term, and long term, goals for the band?
For now we are enjoying this release for our fans we want to continue giving them merchandise from our new and past releases. We really haven’t thought to much as far as long term goals but have ideas for possible future releases.
Brutality has been making Death Metal since the 80's. You have seen the rise and fall of so many bands, and the evolution of the genre morph and fracture so much. How do you feel about the current identity of the Death Metal scene?
I suppose the metal scene hasn’t changed too much but I feel the death metal of today has lost its identity and has little to no feelings it’s just super fast plus to technical.
When it comes to writing music within a specific kind of style for so long a lot of ground can be covered. How do you keep yourself continually inspired to write fast and heavy music?
When we get together to write it seems to flow out of us we inspire each other to write brutal music.
Would you say that your choice to pursue music has changed your life since you started? Would you say that creativity has evolved you spiritually, emotionally, or logically? What are some of the biggest challenges you have had to overcome in your musical career?
Releasing this album was our biggest challenge yet. We started our own label got a distro company to help get it to fans worldwide, we paid for our own recording and manufacturing along with designing our own merchandise. Music has always got me through my ups and downs in life since I was little and don’t think that’s going to change anytime soon.
Thank you so much for participating in this episode of Infidel Interview. Any parting words for your fans, or my audience?
I’d like to just say thank you to all of our fans all over the globe, we do this for you all without our fans Brutality is nothing!!!!!!!
Always stay Brutal
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