…on an angst-driven evening in january 2011, multi-instrumentalist Dirk Verbeuren (Aborted, Scarve, Soilwork) carved grindcore act BENT SEA out of his disembowling passion for the noise that permeated the air of his teenage years…equipped with an arsenal of furious beats and ferocious riffage, Verbeuren created an assaulting army of tracks, enlisting his Aborted bandmate and fellow belgian Sven De Caluwe to call the formations…the pair were then joined by none other than Devin Townsend on bass…BENT SEA’s debut 11 song EP “Noistalgia”, produced by Devin Townsend, was released digitally on 11/11/11…a limited vinyl version will be released in early 2012. And what else BENT SEA is, let’s find out…
1. Hi Dirk, I’m Tarja. Welcome to Metal Shock Finland! What was your first thought of this morning?
Hey Tarja! Thank you! I believe my first thought was “what the hell is this thing in my face?” In case you wanna know, it was my cat Sven’s tail.
2. LOL! Before we’ll go to Bent Sea, let’s talk about you… You’ve recorded over fifty releases with bands such as Devin Townsend Project, Soilwork, Aborted, Scarve and Anatomy of I. But tell me, when was the moment, the impulse, you knew to become a professional drummer?
Almost twenty years ago, after I graduated from high school and when it was time to choose what to do next. In the back of my head I had thought for many years that I was gonna become a scientist or something, but I suddenly realized how much music and drumming meant to me. I convinced my parents to let me attend the MAI, a professional music school in the North-East of France, and I haven’t stopped ever since.