The next band to enter the line-up for Inferno Metal Festival 2016 is the Swedish misanthropic black metal outfit Craft! The history of Craft go way back to 1994 – but they did not play live until 2014 – and this will be the black metal masters very first time at Inferno Metal Festival!
Swedish black metal band Craft was born under the moniker Nocta back in 1994. In 1998 the band changed their name to Craft, but the band did not enter the stage before 2014. During these years the band has released four albums filled with hatred and destructive black metal music. The band consists of members and ex-members of such bands as Watain, Shining, Omnizide and Urgehal. This will be Craft's first live show at Inferno Metal Festival and it is not to be missed! Scroll down for interview with the band. https://www.facebook.com/craftblackmetal
Written by Roy K.K. Bakland
Craft has played in Norway previously and will now return again in 2016, at the infamous Inferno Festival. What can we expect from the band? It's been a while since "Void" came out, so perhaps they have a new track or two for us?
- We've been experimenting with the show since we started. We haven't done many shows yet, so we are still changing things in between every show, but it's going to be aggressive, that’s for certain. It is definitely our intention to play some new material, either songs from the records that we haven't played live before, or something from the upcoming album.
Craft has now four strong releases in the discography. When you choose the tracks you'll do live, how do you experience the mix between the groovier track, like songs from "Fuck The Universe" compared to the track from for instance "Total Soul Rape"?
- We've played our own favourites exclusively. Personally, I prefer the groovier stuff when it comes to playing live because it’s easier to get into the feeling on stage. That said, we still want to do about a fiftyfifty mix to keep things interesting.
Do you see any difference in the audience when performing the different type of songs?
- I haven't learned to read the audience yet, I am either too much into the playing or too heavily into feeling the aggression and darkness of the music and the situation, to have time to focus on the audience. The others maybe have a better read on them.
I do sincerely hope you'll play the title track of "Fuck The Universe", because that's one hell of a track...
- Yes, we will play "Fuck the Universe".