The Danish Industrial Metal band THE INTERBEING was formed in 2006. In May 2011 the debut album ‘Edge of the Obscure’ was released through Mighty Music/Target with praises from the international press:
• Legacy (DE) – 13 out of 15 stars: “Ein weiteres kapitel des “Danish Dynamite” öffnet sich.”
• Metal Hammer (UK) – 8 out of 10 stars: “… an album with refined character and a compelling undercurrent of dark sci-fi drama.”
‘• Hard Rock (FR) – 9 out of 10 stars: “The Danes perfectly master their instruments and mixing them with electronic sounds and different atmospheres that make the album a pearl of its kind.”
ALBUM: Also the biggest Danish music magazine GAFFA gave the album 5 out of 6 stars and commented: “Edge of the Obscure is without doubt the best Danish metal album I’ve heard this year.” The album went on to be number 1 in GAFFA’s list of best national metal albums in 2011. In September 2012 “Edge of the Obscure” was re-released in Japan with two bonus remixes.
SOUND: THE INTERBEING combines the heavy sound of Scandinavian metal with the gloomy atmosphere of electronic genres. Tight, aggressive, melodic and atmospheric are the key concepts in their sound. Their inspirations range from Meshuggah’s polyrhythmic and syncopated universe to the melodic aspects of Soilwork combined with the sombre and shuffling electronic soundscapes that you find with Massive Attack and Amon Tobin, ending up with a kind of Industrial Metal in the spirit of Fear Factory.
LIVE: In 2012 Metal Hammer UK handpicked THE INTERBEING to participate in their showcase on the internationally recognized music festival South By Southwest (SXSW 2012) in Austin, Texas USA. Metal Hammer’s editor Alexander Milas complimented the band in the context: “We have deemed them to be of immense international import.”
With numerous concerts in 2011 and 2012 the band has marked themselves to be a strong live act which takes the concept of stage performance to a higher level. In the summer of 2012 the band was headlining the Pandæmonium stage on the biggest Danish metal festival, Copenhell. In October THE INTERBEING was a part of the raising progressive metal festival Euroblast, and in the end of 2012 the band supported American Stone Sour to name a few achievements.
At the moment THE INTERBEING is writing material for their forthcoming second album which will be released in 2014.
Dara Toibin – Vocals
Jacob Aa. Hansen – Bass
Boas Segel – Guitar/Programing
Torben Pedersen – Guitar/Vocals
Kristoffer Egefelt – Drums
CD – 2011
Danish release: 02.05.2011
European release: 01.08.2011