We catch up with the guys to find out more about them, what their are about, the festival and what you lucky Bloodstock go-er’s will see!
Can you give the readers a quick introduction to the band?
Scare Tactics are
Andy Barker – Guitar/Lead Vocals
Paul Charnock – Guitar/Vocals
Danny “Flex” Williams – Bass
Stu Barker – Drums
We started in 3 other bands who all met playing gigs in the early 2000’s, those bands didn’t work out so we decided to join forces! We play a style which we find hard to pidgeon-hole, Paul likes to say if Pantera had a baby with Alice in Chains and called it Racer X… that’s the closest we can get!
Have you ever been to Bloodstock before? If so when and what did you enjoy most about it?
We’ve all been twice to different years, Paul went to the first one in 2005, where Children Of Bodom played through a broken PA! We love how it’s a real music festival, full of real music fans.
Why did you want to become part of the New Blood Stage line up?
It’s a great opportunity for us to play to a new crowd, to meet new bands, and be part of one of the best metal festivals around!
What was your initial reaction when you found out you where playing on the New Blood Stage?
I don’t know if we’ll be allowed to use the exact words haha! But we were all not only ecstatic but extremely surprised considering the caliber of the other bands!
What is your opinion of the Bloodstock lineup?
Amazing! We’re truly honored to play with the quality of bands playing this year
What are you looking forward to most at Bloodstock?
Playing! Seeing some awesome bands and getting rather pissed!
What can the audience expect from you at the festival?
Seeing 4 guys onstage, having fun, playing some music that they love!
Can you sum up Bloodstock in one sentence?
A true, no bullshit metal festival
Any message you wish to pass on to the PM readers?
Thanks for reading, give us a listen, and hopefully see you at Bloodstock!!
Thank you for taking the time out to complete this interview, we’re looking forward to seeing you at Bloodstock \m/