Here we go again… Last year we covered every band on the Hobgoblin New Blood and Jagermeister stages in the run-up to Bloodstock 2015. This year, we’re going one better and aim to have interviews from all the bands on those two stages as well as all of those on the SOPHIE stage prior to the event kicking off on August 11th. That’s almost 100 interviews to get online for you lucky people over the course of the next couple of weeks. I bloody love this job, but you lot owe me a beer at Catton Hall, right?
Thanks to all the bands who’ve taken the time to respond so far!
Sodomized Cadaver – Jagermeister stage, Sunday
Simple things first – where are you guys from?
The Welsh Valleys, the old mining and steel working town of Ebbw Vale.
How did you meet?
We were all mates before forming the band.
How long have you been playing together as a band?
Nearly 4 years.
Where does the name of the band come from?
Sodomized Cadaver? Not from a personal experience that’s for sure…
What are your influences – individually or as a band?
Death fucking metal! Cannibal Corpse, Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, you know all the good shit.
Describe your music. What makes you unique?
Old school brutal death metal played with dodgy Welsh accents. What makes us unique is Ray our vocalist as he’s a national treasure for no valid reason.
What’s your live show like – why should the baying hordes troop over to the stage you’re playing on to watch you?
Those who have seen us before know what to expect, a brutal showing of death metal but with a sense of humour. You can’t be called Sodomized Cadaver and take yourself too seriously. If you haven’t seen us before then we sound like Metallica, Judas Priest, The Beatles or whoever your favourite band is. Come see for yourself, it’s uncanny.
When/how did you find out you’d been selected to play at Bloodstock?
Rob came to see us play Nottingham with our mates in Desecration, then after a few weeks we got an email off Simon asking us to play.
What sort of setlist can we expect?
The heaviest setlist we can possibly put together. Fast-paced neck-breaking death metal. You bring the sheep we bring the heavy. Simple as that.
Which main stage band do you most hope you’re not clashing with so you can see them play?
We don’t care who we clash with. There’s no weak bands on the line up so it is what it is, people will watch what they want to watch and I know we will have a decent crowd regardless of clashes as it’s Bloodstock.
What are you working on at the moment?
We have just released our second album Verses Of Putridity so we are just working on touring that as much as we can all over the place, and reaching outside the UK to play some shows in mainland Europe.
What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done on tour?
One time we played a show… was wild as fuck bach.
What advice would you give to a young band just starting out today?
Simple really, just play music you like playing and enjoy yourself, every second of it. We have lost so many metal/rock icons recently so you never know when it’s your time so have fun!
If you could be part of any 3-band line-up who else would you have on the bill? One band above you and one below – a chance to plug a smaller, unsigned act!
Above us Morbid Angel, below us Agrona [who you can catch on the Hobgoblin New Blood stage on Friday – Mosh].
What stage / time are you playing at Bloodstock (if you have your slot yet!)
We are playing the Sunday on the Jagermeister Stage. Not sure what time yet.