Interview with INFERNO SUNN

Back in July, Indiana-based metal trio Inferno Sunn launched their debut EP “Fidelity.” In an interview for Rocking Charts they speak about this work, their influences, and more.

You have recently launched an EP titled “Fidelity.” How do you feel about the release?

Were feeling pretty good about it, were definitely starting to find our sound and were very excited to continue making more!

How much of a challenge was to work on the EP?

It was pretty hard at first, not having a drummer. But once Tommy joined things really got kicked into gear. The recording process was interesting as well because we recorded the entire thing in our basement, which I think turned out pretty good!

Inferno Sunn - Fidelity

What other artists similar to your genre that are coming from Indianapolis are you friends with?

We love the band Mask Of Sanity. We played our first show at the State Street Pub with them and they kicked ass on stage with some great tunes and are some genuinely awesome people. Its challenging for us to find other bands that share musical taste with us in Indy so we were very excited to meet and hang with them.

What is your opinion about the current metal scene?

The current scene really isnt our cup of tea. Were very old school with our taste and sound so we dont really fit in with that crowd very well. Most bands really like the over-produced, to a grid sound, and we arent really into that. It kinda makes the music very sterile sounding.

Can you tell me something about your influences?

Im sure youre able to pick out a few on this EP haha. We very much like the old school thrash sound as well as a few proggy bands such as Mastodon and Tool. We also really love the new wave of stoner metal/rock.

What are you listening to these days?

Mostly the same stuff that we listed in the last question honestly. We love Metallica, Slayer, Mastodon, Megadeth, Rush, Ghost, Pantera, Slipknot, and Red Fang to name a few.

Your 5 favourite records of all the time?

Between all of us;

1: Ride The Lightning

2: Far Beyond Driven

3: Moving Pictures

4: Emperor Of Sand

5: Master Of Reality

Can you tell me a little bit more about the gear you used to record “Fidelity”?

Weve got a pretty basic set up down in the lair. We mic up the guitar cabs with sm57s and just feed the signal to a closet lovingly named the stink room where we do all of the tracking and mixing. For guitars we use Mesa cabs and an old Rectifier head and for bass we use an Ampeg 8×10 and an SVT classic with varying guitars/basses. For drums we used a PDP concept maple kit and a variety of Shure mics.

Besides the release of the EP, are there any other plans for the future?

We are actually in the process of putting together another EP. We have a few songs being finished up right now and we hope to have it out by January! Were also playing as many shows as we can as well as trying to set up a short tour which more details on that will be released soon.

Any words for the potential new fans?

We’re very excited to put out some cool music and meet new people along the way. We hope to really connect with fans and always be making new ones.