The great music just keeps coming out of Brisbane in 2018. The Sunshine State has just kept delivering the goods all year and now comes brand new single The Monster Within from symphonic metal outfit Seraphic who are not only planning on their own launch show, but also gearing up for Halloween Hysteria and to open for Kamelot.
HEAVY Mag recently sat down with Seraphic’s operatic vocalist Sam Wostenholme to not only find out a little bit more about the band but to also discover how they are planning for the big shows ahead.
“I formed the band in early 2014,” says Wostenholme as we talk about the band’s history. “We’ve been through a couple of line up changes over the years, we had a live debut in 2015 and went through some line-up changes but then in mid-2016 we reached the line-up that we have today. By then we were heavily into the writing process of our first album and were starting to get some great shows and then in May 2017 we released our debut album and that was really, really well received. We had an amazing album launch show at the New Globe Theatre in Brisbane and we got a really great response to that so that spurred on an east coast of Australia tour, that was the first tour we had ever done, so that was exciting… that was in November of last year. We played Melbourne and Sydney and ever since then we have been building up and going through the writing process for the second album which has kicked off with the release of our first single from it.”
“There will be a bit of a wait on the second album being out,” she says when we talk about the band’s new material. “We are hoping to record and bring out next year. We have been working really hard on this new single, The Monster Within, for a while and we are really proud at how it turned out. We wanted to release it with a music video just to show the new direction that the band was going in, just to show the new page and that we had started a new chapter. Yeah I guess we just wanted to show more diversity in our sound. A lot of the inspiration for album number two has come from my personal journey over the last couple of years… at least that has inspired the lyrical content and all of the songs on the album have the theme of transformation… so going from a bit of a dark place and then undergoing this really transformative process where you realise a lot of important things about yourself and you start to move towards a better place and by the end you are a different person in the sense that you become a better version of yourself and you move onto the next chapter…. that is the underlying theme of all the songs.”
You can check out Seraphic at the shows listed below and you can hear the rest of the interview with Sam Wostenholme on the Spreaker player above.