As ever, we’re going to try and cover every single Jäger, New Blood and SOPHIE stage band before Bloodstock kicks off on August 9th. Your chance to check them out and start planning which bands to get there early for!
Trust us when we tell you that this is bound to result in some frustrating clashes because, as ever, there are some great bands on these three stages.
Our thanks to all the bands for taking the time out to answer our questions!
Skiltron – Sophie Lancaster Stage, Thursday
Simple things first – where are you guys from?
The band is originally from Argentina, but along the years we have been incorporating musicians from Europe, so right now we are 3 members from Argentina and also members from France and the UK.
How long have you been playing together as a band?
We can set the start of the band in 2004 when we released our first demo, but the whole idea of the band comes from years before that.
Where does the name of the band come from?
It is some kind of phonetic of the word ‘Schiltrom’ which was a tactical position of defence used by the Scottish during the wars of independence in the XIII century.
Describe your music. What makes you unique?
I think it is hard to explain with words, so I encourage anybody who’s interested to listen to powerful metal with heavy bagpipes, give us a try.
What’s your live show like? Why are people going to watch you instead of another band?
We deliver an overdose of metal blended with powerful bagpipes, always giving 100% of us on stage. 5 wild guys in kilts ready to attack!
Have you played Bloodstock before? If so, when?
Yes, we have been there in 2013 and it was really good, and we can guarantee this time will be even much better.
How/when did you find out that you’d be playing the SOPHIE stage?
I think it was around March. We have been in contact with the production and we worked together to make it possible.
What sort of setlist can we expect?
We will play a mix of all our stuff. Our set won’t be that long, so we will make sure that it will be overwhelming.
Which other band do you most hope you’re not clashing with so you can see them play?
Actually we won’t clash with anybody as we will play the first day and the main stages are not open then.
What are you working on at the moment?
We are in the middle of our summer tour. Many concerts done and more to come. After that we have a South American tour in November and we will start working on the new album that will be released in 2019.
What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done at a live show?
Many things really. But right now it comes to my mind an extremely violent moshpit when we played in Croatia. People were bleeding but they didn’t give a shit and still kept going on!
Jager, Hobgoblin Ale, Red Bull, Kingstone Press Cider, Kaltenberg Beer or Bulleit Bourbon? And, yes, we’ll be counting all the votes!
From those options I’d say Jager and Red Bull.