The Brewtality Festival is on again this year and HEAVY Music Magazine is proud to be a presenting partner. The event will be held on 8 August across two venues; The Tote and The Bendigo Hotel.
We caught up with In Malice’s Wake to get an insight into the band, what you can expect from them at Brewtality Festival and more.
What’s your latest release?
Our latest release is Visions of Live Destruction, a live CD/DVD that documents our chaotic headline set at Legions of Steel last year. Tracks from this set are taken from our first two albums as well as our upcoming third album scheduled for release later this year.
How has 2015 started out for your band?
We have spent the majority of our year working on our upcoming third album – titled Light Upon the Wicked. January – May saw us completed the 9 songs that will comprise the album. Since June, we have been hard at work in the studio. The drum tracks have well exceeded our high expectations and the songs are exciting us greatly. A much higher level of aggression and intensity, with a return to some of the darker, more haunting melody that made up the In Malice’s Wake’s sound in early years. The blend sounds killer! We are currently halfway through guitars. We have also secured worldwide physical distribution through Punishment 18 Records, who will rerelease our past two albums as well as our upcoming new release later this year. This is a big step forward and means a lot to us.
Our only show for the year so far was the fantastic New Dead Fest in Adelaide featuring a huge line up including Psycroptic and Goatwhore. Our first Melbourne show for the year will of course be Brewtality, and if last year is anything to go by, this will easily be one of the highlights for us for 2015. We are ravenous to return to the stage!
What song is going to be the highlight of your Brewtality set, the one that will really engage with the crowd?
In Malice’s Wake bring a sense of energy and intensity that is matched by few to each live show. Our songs stand the test of time, feature iconic riffs and haunting melodies that will truly stay with you long after our set is over. Most of all though, despite the darkness of the sound and our lyrical themes, our shows are a hell of a lot of fun. We are lucky to have the best fan base any band could ask for, and if history is anything to go by we will have more than a fair share of crowd surfers, stage diving and chaos. Don’t miss our first Melbourne show for the year, being stuck in the studio for months will mean that this show will be even more intense than usual…
Can you give us a few words that would make me come over to your stage and watch your set?
A crowd favourite seems to Endless Possession, from our The Thrashening album. It’s hard not to get caught up in the whirlwind chanting of Violence – Terror – Endless Fury, Violence – Mayhem Endless Death!! – as the song reaches its intense finale. Personally I am looking forward to unleashing a relatively new track, Light Upon the Wicked – the title track of our upcoming album. This track truly is a new level of ugly brutality for us, and sets the tone of what is to come later this year.
If there was one song in history that you could have written, what would it be and why?
Tough question. This could be one of any hundred of favourite songs, but today I’m going with Altar of Sacrifice from Slayer’s Reign in Blood. Mostly because it’s on while I’m writing these answers and those riffs never fail to get the blood pumping…
You can grab Brewtality Festival tickets at this link.