EMQ’s with THE INFERNO DOLL
Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Calgary, AB, Canada based Gothic Metal artist The Inferno Doll. Huge thanks to Laura ‘Inferno’ Vargas for taking part.
What is your name, what do you play, and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?
Hi there! My name is Laura, I’m a Chilean singer and songwriter living in Canada and The Inferno Doll is my solo project. I write and perform Gothic Metal with some elements of Black and Industrial and my music is inspired by Dark Romance, Gothic Literature and personal experiences. I’ve been a solo artist since 2015 and before The Inferno Doll, I fronted the Chilean Metal band Sacramento. Today I live in Calgary in the province of Alberta, Canada.
How did you come up with your band name?
It all started with nicknames my friends were giving me: Laura Doll, Broken Doll, Inferno Doll, Laura Inferno, etc because I was collecting some of the Living Dead Dolls and there was this song I love ‘The Broken Doll’ by Autumn Tears and well when I started the idea of this project the name of The Inferno Doll came to me naturally.
What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?
I am originally from Chile and the metal scene over there is crazy and intense. Chilean metalheads are the best! Now I live in Calgary, Canada and the metal scene here is pretty amazing!
What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)
I am releasing a new EP on October 30th called “Sacrifice” that will have its first music video by mid-November.
‘Sacrifice’ Fest. Dawn Howard (Audio)
Who have been your greatest influences?
Devil Doll and a bunch of vampire literature I read. Also, life itself and different events that had occurred and that marked me in some way or another.
What first got you into music?
My Dad: he taught me to play the guitar when I was very very young. And a music teacher in school when I was also very young that was always supporting my singing. And The Phantom of the Opera.
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?
It would be Mario Panciera, also known as Mr. Doctor. The man behind Devil Doll. This would be amazing because he’s no longer active and is a mystery of a man.
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
Mera Luna Festival. Is my favourite festival. This and Wacken.
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
I haven’t received it yet.
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
Don’t let anyone talking you out of your dreams. If you want to make your dreams come true, work hard, focus and don’t give up.I love you.
If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?
That would be Freddie Mercury.
What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?
Everything. To be able to create the music and artistry with no limits. To sing my heart out and finding people identifying themselves with my words. The art of being a musician is what I love.
I can’t think of anything right now that I hate about being a musician.
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
That they stop making money out of the artist.
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
“The Girl Who Was…Death” by Devil Doll.
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?
I like CD’s and Vinyl.
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
In 2016 when The Inferno Doll performed live for the first time. This was in Santiago, Chile.
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
I would be a writer. Of poems or short stories.
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
Just my closest friends.
What’s next for the band?
Writing a new album which I plan to release in 2021.
What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?
No idea. I’ve never had one.
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?
Thank you for this interview. And stay tuned for “Sacrifice” that will be out on streaming platforms October 30th!
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