In our recent 1,000th article on the site I mentioned that we’d covered bands from 40 countries, which was actually incorrect because I forgot about Israel! However, that’s now being increased to 42 with Bolivian band The Inferate.
And if this sets the standard for Bolivian metal then we can’t wait to hear more. The band has honed a thrilling harmonic, symphonic metal sound that takes inspiration from classical music.
For example, latest single From The Stars is absolutely huge. It opens up with a fun high-pitched guitar lick over pounding drums that continue as delicious female vocals jump in over a heavy instrumental background. The vocals give way to a searing guitar solo over booming, unrelenting bass drum, before the busy instrumentals take a backseat to the engaging vocals.
Another instrumental section gives way to vocals with big cries of “From the stars” bringing the song to a dramatic ending. Give it a listen below:
There’s also an instrumental version of the track available, which is pretty awesome too.
This track followed on from previous release Believe, which opens up with a cool meandering lick that this time feeds into lead male vocals. There’s more pounding drums driving a huge track forward, then huge high pitched vocals over intense instrumental support. Check it out below:
And, if you like what you hear from the band, they’ve given GigRadar readers a link to download both of these songs for free. Claim yours here.
We had a chat with them to find out more. Read on below…
GR: Who are The Inferate?
TI: “The Inferate made its first appearance in 2007 with a six song home demo. In 2014, an EP with three songs is released. Since 2015 there has been a process of maturity of the artistic vision, which resulted in the decision to continue creating music, uniting and generating alliances with artists from all over the world.
“In 2019, the single Believe was released, which was well received in the circles of songwriters and composers. This track became a semifinalist in the renowned International Songwriting Contest, in addition to other recognitions in other competitions. Also, the year 2019 is defined to give life to a handful of songs with the collaboration of the famous Japanese producer Hiro from Studio Prisoner. He works with renowned bands within the Rock&Metal Japanese music scene, such as Unlucky Morpheus, Undead Corporation and many more.
“The new music that is now being released, has in its lines Freddy, guitars and bass, leader and composer of the Japanese band Serenity in Murder. Yusaku on drums, member of the Japanese band Chaos O Sanctuary, the singer of English nationality Silke, on vocals, and Daniel responsible for the musical creation, arrangements and general production, currently residing in Bolivia.”
GR: You just released From The Stars. What should people be expecting from the song?
TI: “The release of the single From the Stars marks the beginning of a new stage for The Inferate. This track is for fans who like the harmonic and melodic richness performed under the genre Rock and Metal.
“From the Stars develops with speed giving a message that some may feel positive and others the opposite, people decide. From the Stars is inspired by those who spend their lives watching the stars!
GR: How would you describe your sound to people that haven’t listened to you yet?
TI: “The Inferate seeks the creation of music that transmits energy. It can be performed in Rock and Metal, also soundtrack music and elements of classical music.”
GR: You’re the first band we’ve met from Bolivia! How much of a rock and metal scene is there in Bolivia? And how much support is there for new bands like yourselves?
TI: “Rock and Metal has existed in Bolivia since the 80s, if it’s not mistaken. Since the end of the 90s, Bolivia opened a little more for shows of international bands. But the local scene has almost always played out under the curtain of the underground, until now.
“There are some Pop Rock bands that got to have some coverage with Sony Music but did not get further. In recent years, art in general has been receiving more attention. But in the case of Rock and Metal, it seems that in Bolivia there is a not very virtuous circle, which does not allow bands and musicians of the genre to take off on the international stage. Hard to explain.”
GR: What influences you to write music? Any key themes or topics that you write about?
TI: “Life itself is the main source of inspiration to write music. The Inferate is inspired by personal aspects written in a metaphorical way.”
GR: Which bands/musicians are/have been your strongest musical influences?
TI: “Naming some bands or musicians is somewhat difficult. Although from the beginning there is a marked influence of Rock and Metal, The Inferate seeks to explore other musical sounds (but not electronic or Latin!). In the songs that will be released during this year, people will be able to know the other musical facet of The Inferate, in addition to the heavy sound.”
GR: What have you got coming up in 2020?
TI: “In 2020, new music is scheduled to be released, in addition to a couple of reissued songs from the first musical stage. On May 8th the new single In the Earth will be released. We invite everyone to follow The Inferate on the website, social networks or in the digital distribution stores to share the news that is coming this year.”
GR: Anything else you’d like people to know about you/your music?
TI: “The Inferate is totally independent art, some experience with a label exists and that’s why the decision is to be DIY. We think that there is already a level of artistic maturity to write good music and The Inferate wants to share current and future songs with the whole world.
“Finally, we thank GigRadar for the interview and coverage. If you see with good eyes, The Inferate wants to reach the audience of GigRadar giving away the tracks Believe and From the Stars. Here is the link for free download, you can also stream without downloading.”