The Interbeing

The Interbeing

 Copenhagen, Capital Region, DNK
BandMetalAlternative

Futuristic Melodic Metal - An aggressive and melodic combination of massive Scandinavian Metal and dark electronic soundscapes. With dystopian lyrical themes the music grabs a hold of the internal insurgent and pulls it to the surface. The debut album "Edge of the Obscure" has been released in 2011

Biography

The Danish tech metal band, THE INTERBEING, originated back in 2001 when vocalist Dara Toibin, guitarist Torben Pedersen and bassist Jacob Aa. Hansen shared a vision to develop an innovative soundscape influenced by several
musical genres. However, it was not until 2006 that the musical profile became evident. During 2006 the band expanded by including guitarist Boas Segel, who
besides being a competent guitarist also had a talent for creating electronic sounds. The expansion also included drummer Kristoffer Egefelt, whose superior technical skills cemented THE INTERBEING’s very own place in the world of
metal. The result was THE INTERBEING’s "own hybrid niche which they exert on the demo 'Perceptual Confusion' (2008) with such a conviction that one should not believe that this was their first release." (Bandbase.dk / Peter Melgaard).
Shortly after the demo release, THE INTERBEING received a nomination for the ‘Talent of the Year’ award at the Danish Metal Awards 2008, and for ‘Band of the Week’ on Bandbase.dk. In 2010 the prospering Danish band made its mark on the metal scene by winning the award for ‘Best Metal Act’ at the Underground Music Awards, and the Royal Metal Grand Prix with exceptional praise from the judges:
“The band is technically superior, the songwriting is top notch… In short - an insane burst of power!”
The debut album “Edge of the Obscure” clearly underlines THE INTERBEING to be a well-defined and visionary band. The record is the result of three years of songwriting and a lengthy recording process. In a true DIY manner the band
invested in the best studio equipment and began the album recordings in the beginning of 2010. The drums were recorded at Hansen Studios with producer Jacob Hansen, (Volbeat, Mercenary, The Storm, Hatesphere, etc.), who also took care of the mixing and mastering.
Sonically 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. The band’s sources of inspiration range from Meshuggah’s polyrhythmic and syncopated riffs to the melodic aspects of Soilwork, and the bleak electronic soundscapes you find in music such as Massive Attack and Amon Tobin. Lastly the outcome resembles a sort of Industrial metal in the style of Fear Factory. The sound co-exists with the lyrics which revolve around a fictional inner being. The listener follows this
creature through dystopian and distinct worlds and the record ends with the creature reaching the edge. THE INTERBEING has created an intensive and hard-hitting album with "Edge of the Obscure" which definitely deserves a spot in your music collection.

Here is what the European press wrote:
Metal Hammer (UK) – 8 out of 10 stars: “… an album with refined character and a compelling undercurrent of dark sci-fi drama.”
Legacy (DE) – 13 out of 15: “Ein weiteres kapitel des "Danish Dynamite" öffnet sich.”
Heavy (DE) – 9 out of 12 stars
Metal Hammer (DE) – 4 out of 6
Sweden Rock (SE) – 7 out of 10 stars
Metallian (FR) – 4 out of 6 stars
Aardschok (BE) – 79 out of 100
Sonic Seducer (DE): “Das Debütalbum dieser Kopenhagener Industrial Metal-Band fällt brachial gut aus.”
Fuze Magazine (DE): “Edge Of The Obscure ist ein tolles Album mit vielen Facetten zwischen Neo-Thrash, Death und Modern Metal.”
LordsofMetal.nl – 87 out of 100
Eternal-Terror.com – 5 out of 6
Powermetal.de – 8 out of 10
Got-djent.com – 9 out of 10 stars
Music-scan.de – 8,5 out of 10
Pavillion666.fr – 7 out of 10
SpiritofMetal.fr – 17 out of 20
Hardsounds.it – 80 out of 100

Here is what the Danish press wrote:
Gaffa (DK) – 5 out of 6 stars: “… without a doubt the best Danish metal album I have heard this year.”
Aarhus Stiftstidende (DK) – 5 out of 6 stars: ”…a futuristic metallic feat of strength that demonstrates uncanny high class.
DanishMetal.dk – 5 out of 6 stars: “This is absolutely an album you just must hear…”
All Scandinavian : ”…one of the best Scandinavian metal releases in 2011. Fans of Meshuggah, Fear Factory et cetera will certainly be in for a treat.”
RockFreaks.net - 8 out of 10 stars: ”…undoubtedly one of the most original and esteemed albums to come out of Denmark in recent years."
Power of Metal – 85 out of 100: “The metal press here in Denmark is pissing itself with joy over The Interbeing's debut album, 'Edge of the Obscure'. And rightfully so. 'Edge of the Obcure' is a tight and very, very professionally sounding disc.”
Gamereactor (DK) – 8 out of 10 stars: “Interbeing is playing metal with a format that goes far beyond tiny Denmark. Very few bands dare to dream of such a strong debut. "
Devilution.dk – 4 out of 5 stars: “The Interbeing has made an absolutely solid first release."
Clonemetal.dk – 4 out of 6 stars: ”... the band [deliver] prima metal songwriting at the highest level...”
Revolution-Music.dk – 5,5 out of 6 stars
Rockfreaks.net – 8 out of 10 stars
Lydtapet.dk – 4 o

Lyrics

Pulse within the Paradox

Written By: Dara Toibin

Sparks illuminate my face with a quest for attention.
The screen glows and inquires my dependency.
I’m activated by the electric waves,
lacking decision I asphyxiate in frequencies.
Confined in the pellucidness I can not perceive.
Throughout the wires I behold my subjugated race,
the nation of mirrors.

I remain imposed
I sustain reposed
Trapped in the paradox of helotry

Reality is ruptured as I unplug.
I compass my impulses and disrupt my connection.
The machine recoils and reveals loathing,
gazing the answers I disintegrate my dormancy.
With means to carry out my escape I’m revitalized.
Modified, I feel a pulse awakening

I remain imposed
I sustain reposed
Trapped in the paradox of helotry
Trapped in the paradox of slavery

My inhalation of verve
disseminates through my labyrinth of nerves
Resuscitation complete,
empowers my termination of the source

My inhalation of life
disseminates through my labyrinth of nerves
Resuscitation complete,
empowers my termination of the source,
my liberation.

Tongue of the Soiled

Written By: Dara Toibin

(whispers resound)
Dazed, I stumble in the corner of a memory
No perception, I’m devoid of my senses
I follow the deceiving walls and corridors,
searching for my reminiscence.
A stray into the streets that never wake
I am hunted,
by the sallower shades
Apparitions
Yes

Remove through echoes of time
Memories unfound
Silence sustained
And hollow
Resolve the fragments entwined
Memories unfound
Nothing remains
And soiled

In a maze with no regress,
I’m imposed to move forward
Chased, I scurry through the absence and uncertainty
Sight regained, I watch this city change
Alterations in the structures festinate
I am what they are searching for
A stray amongst the slaves that never wake
I am destined
to resist and reform
Opposition
Yes

Gravity bows and abdicates its imposition in my enmity
I see the air succumb to spite between myself and those who haunt me
The sallow strangers from below elevate for this confrontation.
In the eye of eternity we encounter our annihilation.

Remove through echoes of time
Memories unfound
Silence sustained
And hollow
Resolve the fragments entwined
Memories unfound
Nothing remains
And soiled
Say,
Memories unfound
I remember.

Face Deletion

Written By: Dara Toibin

Something tells me I’m not awake
but I’m sceptical.
Drifting into a domain where shadows take shape and regulate.
I’ve been here before and will stand here once more to be tried and tested.
What’s coming closer shows teeth, but I won’t fall.
I won’t fall.

I find myself modified in the face of the cold,
uncovering caustic thoughts within me.
I recognize the shade I become,
recalling enmity.
I come unknown without control,
remembering burning thoughts within me.
I recognize the ghost I become,
protecting my sanity.
They will never see my defeat,
never.

The ground dissolves without warning,
floating into a terrain where twilight grows and dominates.
In this delusion there’s nothing impossible and no limits of power.
The shapes are coming closer, yes I’ll prevail.

The air has been liquefied when I open my eyes
and I’m sinking deeper into the deep.
Defy the surrounding dark and evolve.
I become
awake.

Shadow Drift

Written By: Dara Toibin

For centuries I’ve wandered
across terrains of betrayal, stretching with no surface.
Disregarded I sweep the regions of denial,
forgetting my intent.
Slumbering wounds of despair are revived,
stirring my truculence.
I recall my reflection was deprived,
leaving me shadowless.

I shelter in the breath of the unreal
defective with my face torn aside
I shelter in scopes of unreal
retaining days of how I derived
I shelter in scopes of unreal
Surreal

Visions of the neglected amplify,
turning in progression.
Rediscovered mirrors of scorn multiply,
summoning my reprise.
I reshape into my form of sinew,
gaining my savagery.
Sliding on oceans of bile I pursue,
seeking my replica.

I shelter in the breath of the unreal
defective with my face torn aside
I shelter in the breath of the unreal.

Reaching the verge I decelerate,
pacing down I note a shape on the brink.
As it clarifies I recognize my eidolon quietly waiting,
waiting for me
to render.

I shelter in the breath of the unreal
defective with my face torn aside
I shelter in the breath of the unreal
I shelter in the breath unreal
Spawned to misderive.

Celestial Flames

Written By: Dara Toibin

Proceeding through passageways of the lost,
unclear screeches disarray my solace.
Growing louder, they iterate.
I’ve been located by the wings of consternation,
calling for my surrender.
The black feathers circulate,
plotting my casualty.

Revolving watchers personified,
I regard into the flames that enclose the above.
Evolving reapers personified,
I regard into the flames that ignite my resolve,
perpetuation.

Attempting to evade,
in the mist of panic I desist.
Claws of the harvesters lacerate,
directing me to my apex of trepidation.
I gaze up in the fire,
coalescing with the blaze
of the inanimate.
Yes

Revolving watchers personified,
I regard into the flames that enclose the above.
Evolving reapers personified,
I regard into the flames that ignite my resolve,
perpetuation.

The waves of bright combustion embody me
as I’m pulled in the whirl.
While levitating I’m embraced
by the vortex of flares and soaring wings.
I bow to the tide,
steering me towards the endless center.
The funnel opens wide,
welcoming me to infinity in the sea of decomposed shades.
The sea of decomposed revenants.
I submerse.

Discography

Demo release:
2008: "Perceptual Confusion" (self released).
Produced by Jacob Hansen.

Album release:
2011: "Edge of the Obscure" (Mighty Music/Target Distribution)
Produced by Jacob Hansen.

Set List

01. Elusive Atmosphere
02. Pulse within the Paradox
03. Tongue of the Soiled
04. Face Deletion
05. Fields of Grey
06. Shadow Drift
07. Swallowing White Light
08. In the Transcendence
09. Celestial Flames
10. Rhesus Artificial
11. Ledge of Oblivion