Hogslayer post-Bloodstock interview

hogslayerWhile we spoke to a lot of bands both signed and unsigned at Bloodstock, we were unable to manage to speak to all the up and coming  bands who played the New Blood stage, so have been catching up with the ones we missed to see how they enjoyed their Bloodstock experience

Can you give the readers a quick introduction to the band?

We are a sludge band formed in 2012. We are a collective from the shadows.

How would you describe your sound?

We play very low and very slow, aggressive, sludge.

What has been the bands biggest achievement so far?

I try not see the band as a vessel to achieve, more to deliver a message.. We have been on a few great stages so far but I’d have to say that Bloodstock 2014 was the largest…That was a lot of fun. Though the real achievement comes from making that connection with people on many different levels at EVERY show.

Why did you want to become part of the New Blood Stage line up?

We heard there was a way to play BOA2014 without having to be signed or overly “popular”.. We saw it as a bit of fun to start with..We also gained a wonderful local following from the metal to the masses competition. We asked the universe for a little help, put in the effort, and it provided us with that great opportunity.. People seem to dig what we do.. The crowd involve themselves with our “War ritual” and bloodstock 2014 was a great place to spread the word.

What was your initial reaction when you found out you were playing on the New Blood Stage?

We were pleased with the result.

How did you feel your set went?

The set went down a storm.. Everybody in the tent was cranking their necks back and forth. Fist were held high! A real sense of togetherness was there that day!

How did you enjoy your Bloodstock experience?  Any particular highlights?

We really enjoyed our time there.. We spent the whole weekend on site so we pretty much saw the whole thing, between us.

I personally really enjoyed the VIP bar.. The whole site was clean(er than a lot of festivals) and the people were respectful..

Trying to take on 4 Dredd types seemed like a challenge.

Next year you’re mine!

Did you get to watch many bands?  If so who did you enjoy seeing?

Yeah we saw loads of bands.. The ones that stood out for me were.. Crowbar, Gurt, Saxon and of course our Hometown pals Ak’bal… Everyone else i saw was great too though..

Can you sum up Bloodstock in one sentence?

All the good shit in a field!

Any message you wish to pass on to the PM readers?

I have many messages to pass.. but i like to keep it personal.. so Come to our shows.. Talk to us.. Stay real.

Lord Bastard



About Ant May

I spend half my life at gigs or festivals and the other half writing the reviews and editing photos, and somehow find time for a full time job too. Who needs sleep - I've got coffee.
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