Photo by Kristján Carlsson Gränz

Zombitrol Productions are heading back to Iceland’s Eistnaflug festival next week, and so we reached into our vaults to bring you an interview with synthwave artist Perturbator filmed at last year’s edition. The French electronic artist otherwise known as James Kent has amassed an eclectic following, including legions of metalheads, with his dark, futuristic, and most of all danceable tracks. I spoke to Kent about how his unique upbringing, passion for extreme metal, and love of isolation all play a part in the creation of his music.

Shot by Kristján Carlsson Gränz
Edited by Justin McKoy

The Eistnaflug festival runs from July 5 - 8 in the town of Neskaupstaður, and this year features international artists like Neurosis, The Dillinger Escape Plan, and Cavalera Conspiracy, as well as Icelandic artists like Skálmöld, Sólstafir, and Auðn.

Perturbator has his first full North American Tour coming up this fall, including Vancouver on September 9th, Montreal on September 30th, and Toronto on October 1st. Click here for full list of dates, and stream his latest album, The Uncanny Valley, in full below.