Interview With Ingested - 4th February 2010
Photo Of IngestedRob cuaght up with Ingested at the Bone Crusher Fest tour for a quick chat about how the history of the band, what people can expect from their live show and much more.

Hello and thank you for taking time out to do this interview

First of all can you give us a brief history of the band such as how you came together as a band and came up with the name Ingested?
We started off in 2004, me, Shaun and Sam, with two other members, under the name of Age of suffering, we played old skool death metal, brad joined, we played a few gigs, had a few problems with the drummer at the time, Lyn came along and replaced him, he could go faster, so we wrote more faster, brutal material, we decided to change the band name, and scrap all the old material, We came up with ingested because we wanted just one word, so you can remember it easily.

Who would you say your musical influences are?
(Lyn) I’d say old school type of stuff like Dying Fetus, Cannibal Corpse, Nile, we mixed that with newer styles like Despised Icon.
(Jay) we listen to a lot of music, I listen to Hip Hop, because of the vocal patterns are very interested, I don’t want to do the typical death metal thing.

You are currently touring on the Bonecrusher Fest Tour, how did this come about and how do you find it touring with The Black Dahlia Murder, 3 Inches Of Blood and the other bands on the tour?
(Lyn) We didn’t really know, our label put us forward, then we got on tour, and we spoke to Trevor from Black Dahlia, and he was like 'hey, I was looking for a UK opener and I wanted you guys'.
(Jay) We have Trevor and the other guys and loads of other people to thank for this. It’s all a learning experience watching the other bands!

How would you describe your live show to someone who has never seen you play before?
(Lyn) We try to make it as intense as possible, we want the crowd to be more crazy, the more they go crazy, the more we go crazy, we want them to kick the shit out of each other, so we can goad them into doing it some more,
(Jay) We want to make it fast and as intense as possible!

I understand a flyer with your name on it appeared in the BBC 1 programme Doctors, did it make you laugh seeing yourselves advertised on a day time programme aimed at middle aged women?
(Jay) me and brad were at home on the MySpace page, and a guy sends us a message, just seen your flier on a wall on doctors on BBC 1, we were like fuck off, and me a brad sat thorough 20 minutes of mind numbing crap, but we sat through it, and some metal head girl came on, and she was sat in her bedroom and there it is on the wall! It was a flier for the Wolverhampton gig, took a screen print and stuck it on MySpace!

Your debut album ‘Surpassing the Boundaries of Human Suffering’ was released back in the summer of 2009, are you happy with the response it has had from both your fans and the press?
(Jay) Very happy, a lot more than we expect, it got reviewed in Kerrang, metal hammer, Terroriser. It got good reviews, we were shocked, it got 4 ks in kerrang. The fans come up to us and say we like the album, were very self critical, were very proud of it, and were very happy with the response it’s gotten from the press and fans.

What do you have planned once The Bonecrusher Fest is over?
(Lyn) Were gonna finish off writing, to the preproduction, do another tour, go into the studio, record, get the ball rolling for the next album really.

One random question that we ask every band, if you could be an animal out of a Zebra and a Giraffe which one would you be and why?
(Jay) I’d rather be Giraffe, one you’re less likely to be eaten, and two, if there’s two monkeys in a tree having it off, and I was was feeling randy, I just could put my neck through a tree and watch! Although I couldn’t masturbate, because I have no thumbs, fuck, I wanna be a giraffe, because they look funny!
(Lyn) I’d be a zebra.............. In Wales, won’t get eaten there will I!

Thanks for your time do you have any comments you would like to leave for your fans reading this?
(Lyn) Thanks for giving us the support, and coming to the shows, buying a shirt or even just a ticket
(Jay) just keep coming to the shows, thanks for everything, if it wasn’t for the fans we wouldn’t be here!

Interview By Robert Lawrence
 Band Members

Jay Evans (Vocals)
Sean Hynes (Guitar, Vocals)
Sam Yates (Guitar, Vocals)
Brad Fuller (Bass)
Lyn Jeffs (Drums)
 Latest Releases
Ingested - Surpassing The Boundaries Of Human Suffering
Release Date - January 2010
1. Skinned And Fucked
2. Contorted Perception
3. Copremesis
4. Intercranial Semen Injection
5. Stillborn
6. Pre-Released Foetal Mush
7. Cremated Existence
8. Condemned To Rape
9. Anal Evisceration
 Band Related Links
Ingested Myspace