Power ballads, Three-Legged Races and Pissing your Pants – the untold stories of the bands of Bloodstock 2014

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Power ballads, Three-Legged Races and Pissing your Pants – the untold stories of the bands of Bloodstock 2014

Power ballads, Three-Legged Races and Pissing your Pants – the untold stories of the bands of Bloodstock 2014

In keeping with the suitable theme of every Bloodstock festival being unadulterated metal madness, we here at MetalMouth thought we would tailor our interview questions along said theme.

Do you want to hear about Biohazard’s influences and favourite album for the five hundredth time, or would you prefer to hear about their favourite Pizza toppings, snogging Dave Mustaine and when they last wet their pants?

We think we know the answer…

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If you were an 80’s power ballad, what one would you be and why?

BIOHAZARD – “Oh my god! That’s so hard, I don’t know any 80’s power ballads really. I really can’t answer that one.”

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM – “Wow. Erm, probably a Skid Row song. That “18” one because I see women go crazy for that song and I have always wanted women to go crazy for me!”

THE KING IS BLIND – “We would be the natural choice which is Berlin, Take My Breath away, because why not?! We literally do take your breath away. We love 80’s power ballads.

HOGSLAYER – “Bat out of hell definitely.”

ALL CONSUMED- “An 80’s power ballad! Woah! I think you’re asking the wrong band there, haha! I don’t mind some Def Leppard so we would probably be one of their ballads.”

SHINING – “Living on a Prayer?It’s the only one I can think of and we are sort of Living on a Prayer!”

CACODAEMONIC  – “I think we would be Aerosmith. Crazy.”

What would you rather do, give Dave Mustaine a big sloppy kiss or do a duet with Justin Bieber?

BIOHAZARD-“I wouldn’t kiss Dave Mustaine, so I guess if Justin Bieber was paying me I would record a duet with him under a ghost name.”

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM – “I would do a duet with Justin Bieber. I have kissed Dave Mustaine before and it’s no fun. We’ve done about 125 shows with Megadeth over our career. We’ve partied with him, cried with him and laughed with him.”

THE KING IS BLIND – “ I would definitely give Dave Mustaine a big sloppy kiss any day of the week. You can’t get any more metal than that. I don’t care what anyone says about Dave Mustaine he’s written some fucking great riffs. The bottom line of it is I’m not saying I agree with what he says, but I fucking love Megadeth. I don’t adhere to his politics but musically, he’s undeniable. If it wasn’t for bands like Megadeth we wouldn’t be doing what we’re doing now.

HOGSLAYER – “ We would rather do a duet with Justin Bieber, that way we would have the opportunity to smash his brains in afterwards!”

ALL CONSUMED – “ I think I would rather shove wasps up my arse haha! Nah, in all honesty , I would probably rather snog Dave Mustaine. We can’t stand Justin Bieber!”

SHINING – “Do a duet with Justin Bieber I think. But I’m not sure if I would want it to be released officially! I always think it’s interesting to do different musical stuff and you always learn something from it. The results might not always be good but it’s always good to be able to say that that’s being used for anything!

CACODAEMONIC – “Oh god, do a duet with Justin Bieber!”

Who is responsible for stinking out the tour bus with the most rancid farts?

BIOHAZARD – “Stinking out our bus? I think it’s one of the guys in our crew from Croatia with us.”

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM – “That would be our Guitar Player Michael Gilbert. He not only has a problem but he enjoys it. Everybody is sitting on the bus with their t-shirts over their heads and trying not to breathe!”

THE KING IS BLIND – “ Barney. He’s addicted to energy drinks, coffee and vegan food. He had an evacuation before coming here actually. In a carrier bag out the top of the bus, that’s how you do it.”

HOGSLAYER – “We haven’t really done much touring yet, so that hasn’t been a problem so far. It’s like at the start of a relationship when you’re nicer too each other for the first nine months!”

ALL CONSUMED – “It was Rob this morning on his diet of beer and burgers this weekend. It was terrible.”

SHINING – “Not me haha! Everybody else is to blame for that one I think.

CACODAEMONIC  – “Paul definitely! The one he did this morning was rank!”

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Where would you never ever ever play again even if you were offered one million pounds?

BIOHAZARD-“A million dollars to never play again? Wow these questions are not serious but they’re fucking brilliant! Where would never play again? Holy shit, wow! That means I have to really dislike the place. I would have to change that to not a place but a particular circumstance maybe, like in a lightning storm.We played in one once and it hit the PA right before we went on .”

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM – “Wow. I don’t think there is a place, we’ll play anywhere!”

THE KING IS BLIND – “We will literally play anywhere, there is nowhere we wouldn’t play. We are so desperate haha! To be honest, we’re quite happy to be playing anywhere and quite happy just to be doing it.

HOGSLAYER – “ I don’t think there’s anywhere we wouldn’t play to be honest. We always enjoy playing most venues.”

ALL CONSUMED – “Sheffield! Haha!”

SHINING – “There’s nowhere so far. If there was a place where it didn’t work out well, we would probably try to avoid playing there.”

CACODAEMONIC  – “Nowhere! We love playing everywhere and anywhere.”

Snog/Marry/Avoid – Lita Ford, Doro or Angela Gossow?

BIOHAZARD-“I would take Lita Ford for at least two of those categories. This is tricky I don’t want to offend any of these ladies so I think, knowing women the way I do, at times everyone of them would be one I would just like to avoid, at times everyone of them I would like to marry and I’m sure, at times, everyone of them I would like to have a quickie with!”

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM – “Can I have all three?!”

THE KING IS BLIND – “Can we not snog all of them? I had a Lita Ford poster as a teenager actually. I always dreamed of having a Lita Ford BC Rich.”

HOGSLAYER – “Hmmmmmm I would say Angela Gossow.”

ALL CONSUMED – “ Can we say snog them all? Actually I would marry Doro, avoid Lita Ford and erm, ah I’d snog them all!”

SHINING – “ If I had the choice I would marry Lita Ford, because she is the only one I know out of those three!

CACODAEMONIC  – “Marry Doro, snog Lita Ford and avoid Angela Gossow.”

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What is the most appropriate substitute for toilet roll at a festival?

BIOHAZARD – “Duct tape.”

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM – “I would have to say a towel!”

THE KING IS BLIND – “Baby wipes. Baby Wipes or set lists! It’s for the emergency pre gig poos!”

HOGSLAYER – “ Used socks.”

ALL CONSUMED – “Baby wipes or socks!”

SHINING – “Toilet roll? Ah I’m not sure if you can substitute that. But, the best substitute for missing hand soap is to bring your own. I ALWAYS bring my own.”

CACODAEMONIC  – “Your hand, just remember to wash it afterwards!”

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When have you fanboyed out?

BIOHAZARD- “Oh yeah like, every band we have ever opened for we were fans of, that’s why Biohazard have had such a blast. When we toured with Slayer, to me it was like getting free backstage passes to seventy Slayer shows. All I had to do was play a little bit because they were my favourite band at the time. So yeah, I’ve fanboyed  out.”

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM – “Wow, I don’t know. I always try to keep my cool. That’s a tough one. I saw a Frank Sinatra concert and that was amazing. I fanboyed out for him.”

THE KING IS BLIND – “We will do about Emperor later when they play In The Nightside Eclipse. Decapitated and Hatebreed we have also fanboyed over this weekend. And Carcass as well. Bloodstock is one of those festivals where you can’t not fan boy out. To play the same day as Carcass is just amazing.

HOGSLAYER – “I don’t think we ever have really. We’re pretty good at keeping our cool!”

ALL CONSUMED- “We don’t do too badly at that to be honest, we keep our cool. We had somebody fan boy at us at Sonisphere as it goes!”

SHINING – “What,  starstruck? No I am quite good at keeping my cool. There are only a few people that I would make my heart beat a little bit faster but not many. I’m not too fussed.”

CACODAEMONIC  – “We haven’t so far, however if we see Phil Anselmo later on today we might! Anyone from an old, legendary band will make us fan boy out I think!”

Beer or bums?

BIOHAZARD- “Girls asses. They make the world go round.”

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM – “ Ladies bums of course.”

THE KING IS BLIND – “BEER!”

HOGSLAYER- “Beers.”

ALL CONSUMED- “They’re both related those! They go hand in hand and they’re both staples of festivals, so you’re going to get both in abundance.”

SHINING – “I’m not that into beer, I’m more into ladies bums, but it depends on the quality of the bum!”

CACODAEMONIC  – “Can we not have both? Well, beer usually leads to lady bums, so beer.”

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Who in heavy metal would you join forces with in a three legged race?

BIOHAZARD -“I don’t know, I would say Lemmy.”

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM- “WOW! thinks hard Phil Anselmo?

THE KING IS BLIND – “I would say Bruce Dickinson. Because basically, although I would do a three-legged race with him, I would find some way of holding on to one of his legs, because he is just so strong and mighty, he could carry me along. Or we could just fan boy out and bore the arse off him. Or you could just tie yourself to his neck and let that pull you along.”

HOGSLAYER -” Ah I’m trying to think of someone really athletic. I’d go for Ben (Gordon) from Parkway (drive.) He’s pretty good I reckon he could do it.”

ALL CONSUMED – “ Somebody very short I suppose to make it easier. Alexi Laiho, and he’s feisty he would be up for it.”

SHINING – “ Bruce Dickinson. He’s probably the most healthiest. Axl Rose would be the worst choice.”

CACODAEMONIC – “Ah man, I’d say Crowbar, they would destroy the opposition with their heaviness.

To you, what signifies metal the most, War, Gore, Satan, Vikings, Dragons or the occult?

BIOHAZARD – “War.”

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM- “I would say Dragons.”

THE KING IS BLIND – “Skulls is the one! As soon as you get the opportunity you include a skull. Our EP has an undead skeleton on it.”

HOGSLAYER – “The Occult.”

ALL CONSUMED – “I think Satan definitely, we’ll go with that we don’t want to upset him, he’s the one controlling the weather this weekend!”

SHINING – “ All of those things have their own niche, but I would say I’m not really into any of them. They’re all a bit too cheesy. I find the Occult interesting but I don’t like saying that because it sounds so stereotypical.”

CACODAEMONIC  – “Dragons definitely. They’re quite metal.”

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When was the last time you wet your pants?

BIOHAZARD – “Yesterday.”

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM – “*laughs* What time is it? I would say a couple of hours ago!”

THE KING IS BLIND – “I think all of us last night at one point nearly after a few beers!”

HOGSLAYER – “When I was four I think. I heard someone wet their pants before though. That was weird!”

ALL CONSUMED – “ While wearing them? Hahahaha many moons ago!”

SHINING – “A long time ago. I don’t get drunk that much.”

CACODAEMONIC  – “Probably not that long ago! The other day perhaps. When you’re racing to your front door and you’re at busting point that’s never a good time.”

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America or Europe? Where is the best place for death metal?

BIOHAZARD – “I think Europe. We have great bands in the states but I think the shows over all are probably bigger and there are more festival opportunities and bigger scene’s in Europe.”

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM- “America is better for rap I think and Europe is definitely better for death metal.”

THE KING IS BLIND – “Oh Europe absolutely. Bolt Thrower are one of our biggest influences, we can’t wait for Damnation. We love American Death Metal, there’s no disrespecting that, but if you look down upon Death and Black metal, for me it has always been about Europe. Especially Scandinavia.

HOGSLAYER – “Europe easily. You have Scandinavia.”

ALL CONSUMED – “Ooooh! I think the states! But then again Europe is bigger and has Scandinavia, so lets say Europe.”

SHINING – “Ah I don’t play death metal, so I don’t know but I’m feeling the US for that one. Death Metal does seem like the “default” genre of metal in the world that everyone likes however.

CACODAEMONIC  – “ Oh Europe definitely.

Who hands down, no contest, has the best beard in heavy metal?

BIOHAZARD – “Oh shit, I don’t know!”

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM – “The best beard? If I don’t say our Guitarist Michael Gilbert, he will probably kill me, so I will say Michael Gilbert!

THE KING IS BLIND – “As far as beards go in heavy metal it’s always easy ZZ top no contest.”

HOGSLAYER – “ Kirk Weinstein. He’s a good man and he carries a very good beard. He’s all round impressive.”

ALL CONSUMED – “I don’t know his name but the Guitarist from Sabaton has a mighty beard. And Kirk from Crowbar, his is huge. His band are heavy as hell too.”

SHINING – “Ah man! I can’t say, but I think it’s Kerry King.

CACODAEMONIC – “ ZZ top without a doubt.”

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Top five pizza toppings, GO!

BIOHAZARD – “ Cheese, extra cheese, extra sauce, meatballs and sausage.”

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM – “Cheese, Canadian bacon,mushrooms, olives and Pepperoni.”

THE KING IS BLIND – “ R’n’b bands! What they pass of as modern R’n’B these days is so awful it should be put on a pizza. Let’s stick Lil Wayne on a pizza.”

HOGSLAYER – “ Pepperoni, Mushroom, Onion, lots of cheese and lots of green pepper.”

ALL CONSUMED – “Pepperoni, Jalapeños, anchovies, cheese and tuna.

SHINING – “I like Pepperoni, pineapple, cheese, tomatoes and jalapeños, they’re the X factor on any pizza.”

CACODAEMONIC  – “ Sausage, chicken, meat, pepperoni. All the meat!”

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What would you say to a fan who you caught sniffing your underpants?

BIOHAZARD- “After I punched him in his face I would say “Did that hurt? Because here comes another one!”

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM – “ Would you like me to sign those for you?”

THE KING IS BLIND – “ Hahaha ya mad bastard! Do you want a pair?”

HOGSLAYER – “ Do you want to buy them?”

ALL CONSUMED – “ Do you want more, we’ve got plenty?” Or “Do you want to pay for those?”

SHINING – “Thanks for the enthusiasm.”

CACODAEMONIC  – “Do you want to buy a pair?”

Thanks to the lovely bands that didn’t punch Eilish and totally joined in with the fun. Namely, BiohazardDFLflotsam-and-jetsamshiningAll ConsumedhogslayerbandTheKingIsBlind and cacodaemonic.

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