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!
Firebomb – Hobgoblin New Blood Stage, Sunday
Simple things first – where are you guys from?
How did you meet?
Known each other about 20 years.
How long have you been playing together as a band?
Firebomb was formed January 2013.
Where does the name of the band come from?
A drinking game, mixing Jager with a fireball, which resulted in being escorted out of Derby by the police.
What are your influences – individually or as a band?
Black Sabbath, Metallica, Slayer, Pantera, Twisted Sister, Wasp, Danzig, Anthrax ,Dio, etc.
Describe your music. What makes you unique?
We don’t go after one genre, we try to write catchy songs big riffs and choruses.
What’s your live show like – why should the baying hordes troop over to the stage you’re playing on to watch you?
Firebomb try and get the crowd to sing along with us and get them involved as much as possible.
When/how did you find out you’d been selected to play at Bloodstock?
We got an email from Simon Hall saying “well done lads, you’re on the bill!!!” – still sinking in with the band.
What sort of setlist can we expect?
Classic rock to low tuned heavy metal in just under an hour.
Which main stage band do you most hope you’re not clashing with so you can see them play?
What are you working on at the moment?
Always writing new songs! We have just finished recording our EP which is self recorded and produced by Kevin our guitar player.
What advice would you give to a young band just starting out today?
Listen to as much music as possible, practice, write your own music and enjoy yourselves.
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!
Twisted Sister and 86 The Enemy.