GMA's British correspondent Rhys Stevenson caught up with East Anglian metallers Lucien Sarti just before their appearance at the final of the East Anglian Bloodstock Metal to the Masses, answers were given by Leigh.
So guys, what does Lucien Sarti mean and who the chose the name?
Lucien Sarti was apparently the gunman on the grassy knoll in the Kennedy assassination. Or was he? It suited us as the shadowy unknown people ready to dole back some old school values into the local metal scene. Frans came up with it, so I hope I'm not misrepresenting.
You're in the M2TM East Anglia final, do you reckon it's going to be tight?
It's gonna be very tight I believe, there's some very good bands in the final. But we will play our socks off as we always do, and I'm sure we'll be fine.
What does M2TM offer unsigned bands and especially those who didn't enter this year?
Its a prize to shoot for isn't it? Something to aspire to, and also to let yourselves think, especially if you are a new band, as we are, to think f**k it, let's go for it and see what happens. How far can we go? It's a test.
If Lucien Sarti do win, how will you be celebrating?
Haha, beyond the obvious of getting absolutely smashed? I'd be so pleased I'd do a little dance. And I dance very badly! In all seriousness though, I'm sure we'd be very overwhelmed.
What 2013 plans do you have and will there be any tours
The rest of 2013 will hopefully taken up with lots of gigs. A tour would be great naturally, and we shall see how our funds can accommodate. We also have some new tracks in the pipeline, and our game-plan is faster, darker but without losing our melodic edge. Should be good!
What was your reaction when you learned you will be in the m2tm final?
We were surprised for sure, but I saw it as a vindication of our style. People really did seem to like it, and I can assure you we shall be even better in the final.
Finally do you have anything to say to fans, friends, etc any hellos?
To the fans, thank you so very much for your support thus far. The next few months are gonna be a blast. To our friends, we can offer our most sincere thanks for putting up with our endless talking about the band. My most profound thanks is to my father who sold his prized air rifle to buy me my first electric. Told you it wasn't be a waste of time :-)