Adrenaline Overload: Infidel Interview #63


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 yourself to the audience? Whatever you feel comfortable with, but name, age, what instruments you can play, and where you live would be pretty standard?

Ventsislav Stoychev – Hey metalheads!!! It’s very nice to meet you all and we would like to thank very much to Infidel Network for the interest, shown in our band. My name is Ventsi (Vince), I will be turning 30 this December and I am the lead singer of the alternative – crossover metal band from Sofia (Bulgaria) - Adrenaline Overload. We were formed three years ago in the beginning of 2014.

How do you enjoy where you live? Is there a vibrant music community for you to indulge? Would you say you find that your local scene influences your attitude and/or creativity?

I dare to say that our country is one of the most beautiful places on the planet, that has an amazing nature (something that I’m very fond of) and little, but very supportive audience for this kind of music (there is no coincidence, that “The Big Four“ DVD was recorded here in 2010). Unfortunately I can’t say, that the local scene was very influential for the last two years, but this year (2016) was very strong for us, after the releasing of our video “Derived” and the fact, that we were one of the bands on the finals of W.O.A Metal Battle Bulgaria 2016, which (for me personally and for the rest of the band) was a huge success and appreciation for our hard work, during the past two years, because almost no one even knew who we were and yet we ended up, sharing the stage with amazing musicians like LieVeiL (winner for 2016) , Кhanъ, Eufobia, 8M/S, Yuvigi.

How do you and the rest of the band all meet? And was it easy to find and agree upon a sound that you could all work with? What does the name of the band represent to you?

After my departure from J.N.D., naturally, started looking for a new band, in the meantime Danny (guitar), Steli (Bass) and Ceco (Drums) were already playing from a previous project and were searching for a front man. After I’ve joined – Iliyan (The Silver Fox – guitar) picked up the guitar and started playing with us full time.

If you want to talk about sound – Danny is the guy for you. He has the conception, and is constantly looking for a sound, that is raw and primal, the one, that is most defined in “Derived” and the rest of the songs from our debut E.P. “ Four pieces of the puzzle “, where each song has its own unique sound and feeling.

The band’s name (for me personally) is a representation of the most powerful, raw and uncontrolled emotions of the human existence. The things that push you, that make you feel alive, because that’s how I feel, when I am on stage, when I’m writing music or recording. For me music is an emotional overdrive, take that away from a musician – he is as good as dead.

What would you say are your favourite themes and topics to write about? What draws you to those themes? I've also noticed you write all your songs in English. Did you decide on that as a band, or is a personal choice of the singer? Also do you plan to release any music in your native language in the f