LOMM: Can you give a little biographical and historical info; who is involved in the band, and how did you guys meet up?
The Inferno Doll: I’m a singer and songwriter from Chile and The Inferno Doll is my solo project. I started developing the concept of The Inferno Doll in mid-2013 and for my debut album I teamed up with guitarist and producer Gabriel Hidalgo (from Chile) and later with drummer Guillermo Pereira (also from Chile) and together we recorded the music that became Dollmination (2015). In December 2016 I relocated to Canada. I recently released digitally an EP called Sacrifice which is darker, more atmospheric and theatrical than Dollmination. My music is inspired by dark romance, gothic horror and personal experiences.
LOMM: Pandemic has taken an emotional toll on everyone yet the arts have been hit especially hard. The musicians are vulnerable to financial upheaval. How have you been holding up?
The Inferno Doll: COVID has been tough. The lockdown, being away from your loved ones. For me hasn’t been easy. Fortunately I have music and I’ve been able to focus on it all this time. I’ve been connecting to my fans, doing live streams, and it has helped with a lot.
LOMM: On the other hand you seem to have had a productive time. Is that right?
The Inferno Doll: Oh yes! Absolutely.
I’ve been home longer and the day job I have it’s only part-time. I’ve had time to work on music, the visual aspect, I’ve been getting things sorted out for the opening of the online shop and the CD release of my EP Sacrifice that’s on December 11th.
LOMM: Modern sounds are my thing J How about you? What does your genre mean to you, why did you choose this genre?
The Inferno Doll: I’ve been a metal fan since a very young age. Then I got interested in darker things, gothic fiction, Dracula, horror and dark fantasy. So, writing Metal songs inspired by those elements came pretty natural. I love what I do.
LOMM: How did the initial musical and thematic elements evolve?
The Inferno Doll: The music and concept evolve with time. It also has to do with personal growth too.
I’m not the same person from 2015 and this is also reflected in the music itself and the lyrical aspect of the songs.
LOMM: Are you happy with your product? I mean, what aspects of it do you think you guys nailed, and what parts do you think you could improve upon?
The Inferno Doll: I’m very happy with Dollmination and Sacrifice. It can only get better.
LOMM: How has the overall reception been?
The Inferno Doll: It’s been great!
Fans are loving the new songs, the new sound and the evolution of The Inferno Doll.
LOMM: Have you ever been on a tour? Given live performances? Is it tough for you not to be able to do so now?
The Inferno Doll: I did before. The last performance I had with The Inferno Doll was in 2016. Then I relocated to Canada and now I’m releasing new music. Performing live is not something I’m after at the moment because of the present situation. I miss live shows a lot!
LOMM: What do you see for your future? How is it looking?
The Inferno Doll: Hard to tell what’s in the Future. Today I’m focused on promoting the CD release for Sacrifice. And later, start writing more songs for a new album for 2021.
LOMM: Could you tell us about the lyrics / themes /concepts you focus on or plan to focus on? How did the ideas come about, and how do they influence the writing process? Who is writing the lyrics?
The Inferno Doll: I write the lyrics.
Dollmination (2015), is the tale of a woman who wakes up one morning to discover the alter ego that had been sleeping inside her has awoken and taken her hostage. The battle between them for the body rages throughout the musical story-line.
Sacrifice (2020), is about The Inferno Doll’s years of silence. She’s being awakened and summoned by a High Priestess that controls the element of fire and gives her another chance to live in this world.
I’m inspired by the legend of Dracula, gothic literature, horror movies, shows like Penny Dreadful, and Dark Romance.
LOMM: Which is more exciting? Being on the road or studio?
The Inferno Doll: They are two different scenarios. Recording is exciting and performing live keeps the emotions flowing. I miss shows!
LOMM: Who is composing the songs?
The Inferno Doll: I write the songs and I’ve worked with guitarist and producer Gabriel Hidalgo for Dollmination and Sacrifice. He’s also a co-songwriter.
LOMM: What bands do you draw your inspiration from?
The Inferno Doll: I’m a big fan of Devil Doll.
LOMM: When you look back your music career, what do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment?
The Inferno Doll: To release an EP in the middle of a pandemic and getting the most overwhelming support from fans all over the world.
LOMM: Anything else you think your fans should know?
The Inferno Doll: You can listen to Sacrifice on all streaming platforms now. The CD version of this EP comes with a bonus song and it’ll be out December 11th. You can reserve a coy on my bandacamp https://theinfernodoll.bandcamp.com/album/sacrifice
Thanks so much for having me today!