We catch up with them to find out more about them, their thought on the festival and what you lucky Bloodstock go-er’s can expect from them!
If you can the readers a quick introduction to the band?
InComa started laying foundations in 2011 as guitarists and founding members Paolo Barco and Craig Haden were joined by bassist Paulo Nunes, vocalist Hels Greenleaf and drummer Paul Jeeawock. Brought together by a desire to create a unique sound in UK metal, the five add influences as diverse as Children of Bodom, At the Gates, Pantera, Gojira and Hypocrisy to a melting pot that produces a live show of auditory destruction, energy, and juvenile dick jokes!!
Have you ever been to Bloodstock before? If so when and what did you enjoy most about it?
This will be the first time for most us, but Hels has been before…
HG: Bloodstock has an awesome community spirit, sounds cheesy but it’s true!! I’ve been the last 2 years and I can’t believe this year we’re actually playing it! I think the awesome line-ups go without saying but it’s an affordable festival that doesn’t ram sponsorship down your throat everywhere you look. I’d personally recommend the Moroccan Shisha Tent after dark and getting pissed up and doing Metal Karaoke!!
Why did you want to become part of the New Blood Stage line up?
Bloodstock is the biggest pure metal festival in the UK. When we started playing as a band, we discussed our hopes, ambitions and dream gigs, and Bloodstock was high on the list. For this reason we registered for the Metal 2 the Masses tournament, battling through three stages of intense competition for the chance to play on the New Blood stage. We also see this as an opportunity to prove ourselves, and want to make this the first of many visits to Bloodstock for InComa!
What was your initial reaction when you found out you were playing on the New Blood Stage?
The final of the Metal 2 the Masses tournament was incredible. The Reading metal community came together after the competition venue was closed following a terrible incident which resulted in the death of a 17- year old kid. With their help, a new venue was found on short notice and ended up being packed to the rafters for an emotionally charged, unforgettable evening. When Bloodstock’s Simon Hall announced that we’d be playing the New Blood stage, we were completely blown away. He also said that our music made him want to “break shit”, so that was pretty cool too!
What is your opinion of the Bloodstock lineup?
As you can see from our bio, we have a pretty diverse selection of influences, so Bloodstock has each one of us incredibly excited. There has been a lot of bizarre metal elitism on forums and message boards in the run up to the festival, but we can honestly say that our only problem is going to be time clashes between all the amazing bands that we want to see!
Playing it! It’ll only be our 20th gig as a band, and we still can’t believe that we’ve been given this opportunity. Not to mention the fact that some of our major influences as musicians are on the bill: it’s going to be incredible!
What can the audience expect from you at the festival?
We’ll be going all-out. We’ve been working hard to make sure that we’re ready for this, and the audience will see us at our most brutal! We have a morning slot, so it’s up to us to blow the cobwebs away and set the tone for the day, and we take that very seriously!
Can you sum up Bloodstock in one sentence?
Ear- shattering, mind- melting, beer fuelled debauchery!
Any message you wish to pass on to the PM readers?
Come and see us play on Friday morning! Also, if you see any of us walking around, grab us and demand some free InComa stuff! We want to see as many of you as possible from the stage and in the bar!
Thank you for taking the time out to complete this interview, we’re looking forward to seeing you at Bloodstock \m/