Always aiming to put the smaller / less well known bands front and centre, welcome to our series featuring acts on the New Forces stage at this year’s Metal Days festival in Slovenia, as well as a couple of bands who are being featured for a second time having trodden the boards of that stage in earlier years. We’ll be there with them and hopefully will catch as many of them live as possible so we can tell you how good they are! Tickets for the five-day (plus warmup!) event are still available for around £135. It takes place in Tolmin, Slovenia, from July 21st to 28th.
We are And There Will Be Blood [ATWBB] from Germany.
When did you first find out about Metal Days?
We heard about Metal Days years ago, when it was called Metal Camp. A good friend of ours, Martin, who is also our stand-in guitarist, has been visiting Metal Days for a few years now.
How did you end up on the bill for this year’s festival?
Apply, get booked, be very happy. Simple as that!
Is this the furthest you’ll ever have played from home and/or the biggest gig you’ve ever played? If so, what was the furthest/biggest before now?
Metal Days will be the furthest show for us up to now. Tolmin is about 1100km away from home, so it tops the second place, which was about 500km.
Which bands on the bill are you most looking forward to seeing?
We are all stoked to see Judas Priest! Apart from that every one of us has different preferences. For example Markus is looking forward to seeing Children of Bodom, while Lars simmers to see Cannibal Corpse and Behemoth.
Other than bands, what are you most looking forward to about Metal Days?
A great time with good friends, seeing the guys in Sleepers’ Guilt again (we shared the stage before), the awesome location in Tolmin, lots of nice people and beer.
Before you hit the stage: Monster energy drink or Laško beer?
We do prefer beer.
We’ll see you there!
See ya! Thanks for having us.