Professionally filmed video footage of POSSESSED‘s performance at this year’s Bloodstock Open Air festival, which was held August 11-13 at Catton Hall, Walton-On-Trent, West Midlands, United Kingdom, can be seen below.
POSSESSED frontman Jeff Becerra told Antihero Magazine that the band’s upcoming studio album, which will be their first full-length effort since 1986’s “Beyond The Gates”, will contain “some really fucking good death metal. I’m really happy with a lot of the tracks,” he said. “I’m still writing in the process; I’m writing a lot of music, writing all of the lyrics, of course. I’m also collaborating with [new POSSESSED members] Daniel [Gonzalez, guitar] and Claudeous [Creamer, guitar]. We’re working together hard to create something that we really like. We’re hoping that translates well to other people and beyond. We’re hoping people like it. If they don’t, then fuck them.”
Regarding the musical direction of POSSESSED‘s new material, Jeff said: “Well, it’s me. I’m still me. I would say…it’s very POSSESSED-y, but it’s not so dated. I think as much as I love the first three albums, they’re a little dated, so we’re trying to bring it back into this century. We’re not going to over-produce it or do anything but straight death metal. It’s just what I want to play and what the band wants to play. We’re really enjoying ourselves. So far, the demos went over really well.”
POSSESSED recently inked a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast. Fans can expect POSSESSED‘s first full-length release in over three decades sometime in 2018.
Becerra remains the only member from POSSESSED‘s classic lineup, which dissolved entirely in 1987 after the “Eyes Of Horror” EP.