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!
Fueled Hate – Jagermeister stage, Friday
Simple things first – where are you guys from?
We are from Corby.
How did you meet?
Ray, David and Barry are family, Grem came to a gig and Ray met Lukas at work.
How long have you been playing together as a band?
Fueled Hate has been around for 5 years now but with this lineup, just a year.
Where does the name of the band come from?
Seemed right at the time.
What are your influences – individually or as a band?
King 810, Gojira, Old Sepultura, Mushroom Head, Black Sabbath, Old Mudvayne and many more
Describe your music. What makes you unique?
Can’t really fit into a genre. Makes you smile, makes me smile!
What’s your live show like – why should the baying hordes troop over to the stage you’re playing on to watch you?
We don’t take prisoners. We only build armies!
When/how did you find out you’d been selected to play at Bloodstock?
We played in the final of M2TM and Simon Hall chose us to be a part of this festival.
What sort of setlist can we expect?
At Bloodstock you can only expect something aggressive, hard and heavy as F*** ! And that’s how it will be!
Which main stage band do you most hope you’re not clashing with so you can see them play?
Gojira, Fear Factory, Beholder, Slayer, Behemoth
What are you working on at the moment?
On our album called March of the Pigs – available soon !
What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done on tour?
At one of our gigs we were standing over someone who knocked themselves out.
What advice would you give to a young band just starting out today?
First of all is practice, practice and once again practice! This is the most important thing. Also is very good to listen to advice of other musicians because they want to help you be better. We can’t forget too – NEVER GIVE UP! No matter what happens, what time will bring, never give up because if you do then there is no band. It’s just an agony for you. Do the music that you want to do and have a 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!
What stage / time are you playing at Bloodstock (if you have your slot yet!)
You will be able to see us on Jagermeister Stage at Friday. We don’t have time yet.