Countdown to The Metal Assault 12th Anniversary Fest – Part Four with Fermentor
Countdown to The Metal Assault 12th Anniversary Fest
Part Four with Fermentor
Los Angeles, California based metal blog turned record label Metal Assault will be celebrating the 12-year anniversary of its February 13, 2010 inception with a festival, February 12 and 13 2022 at Transplants Brewing, a brewery plus live music venue in Palmdale CA. In addition, Metal Assault is also hosting a pre-party on Friday February 11, at Supply and Demand in Long Beach CA. The weekend will feature an eclectic assortment of 22 bands, including several representatives from the Metal Assault Records roster, as well as some non-roster bands that Metal Assault has supported and worked with over the years.
Metal Assault owner Aniruddh “Andrew” Bansal says about the festival weekend: “I’ve devoted the past twelve years of my life to promoting heavy metal, and I find it only fitting to celebrate this 12-year anniversary of the launch of Metal Assault, with the biggest event I’ve curated till date. I’m delighted to have put together a lineup of bands that people will most certainly enjoy from start to finish, across the entire weekend. And what’s more, in collaboration with Transplants Brewing, Metal Assault is launching its very own beer!”
Let’s meet one of the bands playing The Metal Assault 12th Anniversary Fest…
Introduce yourself, tell me what you do in your band, and how long the band has been together.
Hey this is Dylan Marks, drummer of Fermentor, we are a 2-piece instrumental technical metal band. We have been putting out music since 2008, we have many releases but are extremely excited to be partnered up with Metal Assault for the next one!
How did you wind up being connecting with Metal Assault Records?
We became familiar with Metal Assault long ago because it’s owner, Andrew Bonsal, had been booking great shows in the LA area for years. He had always been a great friend and business person, so when Covid hit and he started amping up the record label aspect of Metal Assault, it seemed like a no brainer to hop onboard.
What is the name of your current or upcoming album or EP and what inspired the title?
Thanks to Metal Assault we rereleased our album CONTINUANCE on CD last year and we will be releasing our next new record with Metal Assault on vinyl, CD and more!
What are you looking forward to the most about playing the Metal Assault 12 Year Anniversary Fest?
I’m excited for the anniversary show because I get to see lots of great friends and also lots of amazing bands!
Select two songs you might be playing at the Metal Assault 12 Year Anniversary Fest and the inspirations behind them.
We will definitely play the songs “7th Circle” and “The Stench”. We have incredible music videos to both of those songs that we are extremely proud of!
What’s up next for your band after the Metal Assault 12 Year Anniversary Fest?
Going to finish writing the new album, record it, and put it out on Metal Assault Records!
(Interview by Ken Morton)