County Antrim death dealers The Crawling have earned their place on the New Blood Stage at this year’s Bloodstock, after winning the tightly fought Northern Ireland leg of the Metal 2 The Masses competition.
The Lisburn-based trio beat off extremely tough competition from Cursed Sun, Drakonis, Scimitar, Sinocence and So Long Until The Seance in a fiercesome finale at Belfast’s Voodoo club last night (Friday 6 May).
With the sweaty smell of victory still lingering in their nostrils, PlanetMosh dragged the lads into the venue’s defunct kitchen for a quick chat about what had brought them to this stage in their career, their enthusiasm for playing the UK’s biggest independent metal fest – and how, despite the overall gloomy outlook of their material, they’d love the opportunity to jam with Dee Snider!
The next Metal 2 The Masses final takes place in Dublin tonight (Saturday 7 May).
Bloodstock takes place at Catton Park in Derbyshire from 11-14 August. Tickets are still available.
- Photograph by The Dark Queen. Video recording by Marc Leach. Content © PlanetMosh 2016.