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.
Our band name is Black Reaper. We are from the surroundings of Nova Gorica, Slovenia.
When did you first find out about Metal Days?
We already found out about it when we were children, because we live so close to it.
How did you end up on the bill for this year’s festival?
We filled out the application form for the newcomer stage and left our CD at last year‘s festival and we were selected to play.
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?
This is not the furthest we‘ll have ever played from home, but it is most certainly the biggest. The furthest we have ever played from home until now is in Slovenj Gradec. The biggest show we have ever played was the 2015 Metal Days warmup at bar pr‘črvu in Tolmin.
Which bands on the bill are you most looking forward to seeing?
Behemoth, Kataklysm, Children of Bodom, Belphegor, Coroner, Accept, Judas Priest, Alestorm, Cannibal Corpse, Municipal Waste, Watain… just to name a few.
Other than bands, what are you most looking forward to about Metal Days?
The general experience of playing at a big festival such as MetalDays and also the festival atmosphere.
Before you hit the stage: Monster energy drink or Laško beer?
Monster energy drink!