Plus: we let you guys loose on triv­ium for this week’s reader takeover.

FLORIDA METAL KINGS, MEET 10 OF YOUR SUPERFANS AND LOYAL KER­RANG! READ­ERS. PLAY NICELY NOW, YEAH?

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“IT’S NOT AD­VIS­ABLE TO EAT BONE MAR­ROW PIE BE­FORE A SHOW!” ● MATT HEAFY ●

Lplayed host to a on­don’s Round­house has over the years.and num­ber of his­toric events be­tween Ker­rang! to­day, you can add a sum­mit roll call.ahead of read­ers andtriv­ium to that show later tonight, the Florida quar­tet’s head­line been trans­formed into a the venue’s up­stairs bar has with the 10 superfans chair-lined in­ter­ro­ga­tion cham­ber, their best ques­tions, and sat on one side, armed with faces, on the other. their four he­roes, smiles on Matt Heafy… “Let’s do this!” booms front­man

WHICH BRI­TISH BANDS DO YOU GUYS LIKE?

STU­ART, 27, OXFORDSHIRE

Matt Heafy (vo­cals/gui­tar): “The things hap­pen­ing in this coun­try as far as heavy mu­sic goes are mind-blow­ing. Look at Bring Me The Hori­zon; those last records have been genre-defin­ing.ar­chi­tects’ lat­est record [2016’s All Our Gods Have Aban­doned Us] is ground­break­ing, too – it’s un­like any­thing else.”

Corey Beaulieu (gui­tar): “On the last cou­ple of tours we’ve worked with Bri­tish bands like Heart Of A Cow­ard and Sav­age Mes­siah, which was awe­some.”

TOUR­ING SO MUCH, DO YOU EVER ASK FOR SILLY STUFF ON YOUR RIDER TO AL­LE­VI­ATE ANY BORE­DOM?

VINCE, 29, OXFORDSHIRE Corey: “We didn’t even know what a rider was!” Matt: “Years ago the band God For­bid kept talk­ing about their ‘rider’, so we said,‘what the hell’s a rider?!’ They said it’s where you ask for things like Reese’s Pieces and Dori­tos. Now we ask for lo­cally sourced veg­eta­bles and stuff like that! (Laughs) We don’t tend to get on each other’s nerves, even though we’ve been in the same band for­ever.” Paolo Gre­go­letto (bass): “After shows we tend to just be asleep on the bus!”

YOU GUYS ARE GREAT ON SO­CIAL ME­DIA, BUT HOW MUCH NEG­A­TIVE SHIT DO YOU HAVE TO PUT UP WITH?

CHRIS, 29, CARDIFF

Matt: “I think other bands get way more worked-up about it than we do. One out of ev­ery 300 to 400 mes­sages might be neg­a­tive. I was 12 years old when I tried out for this band, and all of them were haz­ing me be­cause they were all 16 or 17, so it’s some­thing I grew up with. It’s bet­ter that peo­ple are neg­a­tive to us than to some­one who can’t take it.”

Paolo: “I start more shit on so­cial me­dia than I re­ceive! I love to wind peo­ple up, and be the class clown on so­cial me­dia.”

WHICH COUN­TRY THAT YOU HAVEN’T PLAYED YET WOULD YOU LIKE TO GO TO, AND WHY?

DALE, 28, CARDIFF Corey: “There are a lot of places in Asia we haven’t played yet.” Paolo: “We will go any­where that will have us! We missed a cou­ple of places in South Amer­ica.” Matt: “There are so many places that we’d love to play; we’ve never toured Greece, which we’d love to do.”

MATT, HOW DID YOU DEAL WITH THE EX­PE­RI­ENCE OF DAM­AG­ING YOUR VO­CAL CORDS IN 2014? NICK, 17, SUT­TON

Matt: “I’m thank­ful it hap­pened be­cause it showed me that my scream­ing tech­nique was in­cor­rect.what it forced me to do was learn the mech­a­nisms cor­rectly in or­der for me to be able to scream the way I used to. So the sound was the same, but the ap­proach was dif­fer­ent.that way I could let loose!”

YOU RE-RE­LEASED YOUR DE­BUT AL­BUM, EM­BER TO IN­FERNO, WITH EX­TRA TRACKS. ANY PLANS TO DO THAT WITH THE OTHER AL­BUMS?

SAM, 25, WORCES­TER Matt: “I hope to do it with all our records.” Paolo: “The demos we have are just the be­gin­nings of songs you’ve heard. I was say­ing to some­one the other day that it would be cool to make an ar­chive on our web­site where we put all that stuff.”

WHAT’S THE BEST COUN­TRY YOU’VE BEEN TO FOOD-WISE?

LUKE, 20, BRIS­TOL Corey: “I’ve had some pretty awe­some stuff in Aus­tralia.”

Matt: “There’s great stuff ev­ery­where, in­clud­ing here in Lon­don. St. John [in east Lon­don’s Clerken­well] is one of the best res­tau­rants I’ve ever been to in my life, though I haven’t been able to go this time, as it’s not ad­vis­able to have bone mar­row pie be­fore a show! It takes a bit of re­search to find the good stuff.”

WHAT’S THE PROCESS YOU GO THROUGH WHEN CHOOS­ING A SETLIST?

ELLY, 21, YORK

Paolo: “We’ll dis­cuss what songs we like to play, and maybe the un­ex­pected choices, and then whit­tle it down to 15 or 16 songs in to­tal.we also want to make sure the set flows from start to fin­ish, and doesn’t feel slow. We like to keep it chal­leng­ing for our­selves, too.”

Alex Bent (drums): “The hard­est song for me to play is prob­a­bly Rain.”

Matt: “If you’ve ever seen any of the other bands he’s played with, our stuff is so much eas­ier than that!”

ARE THERE ANY OF YOUR SONGS THAT YOU’RE SUR­PRISED ARE AS POP­U­LAR AS THEY ARE?

MAIA, 21, THORN­TON HEATH

Corey: “I guess the most re­cent one was Un­til The World Goes Cold. None of us ex­pected it to be a sin­gle, and when the la­bel heard it they were like, ‘Oh, this is a hit!’”

Paolo: “You never know the ones that are go­ing to be the big songs.when we fin­ish records, we’ve heard the mu­sic so much that we’re not the best judges.the song In Waves was a sur­prise, too.”

WHAT’S THE MOST DIF­FI­CULT DE­CI­SION YOU’VE EVER HAD TO MAKE AS A BAND?

JAMES, 21, CROYDON

Paolo: “Any time we’ve had to make a de­ci­sion with the drum­mer stuff [the band has had a num­ber of dif­fer­ent drum­mers]. I think peo­ple imag­ine we made those de­ci­sions lightly – def­i­nitely not; it’s not some­thing that was fun to do. It was for the sake of the band and the qual­ity of the mu­sic in the show.”

Alex: “It was in­ter­est­ing for me be­cause these guys have had quite a num­ber of drum­mers, so you start to catch on to the dif­fer­ent vibes. It was fun be­cause it made me a bet­ter drum­mer; learn­ing Travis’ [Smith, former Triv­ium drum­mer] stuff, or Nick’s [Au­gusto], made me grow.”

“Well, this game’s hardly go­ing to work with­out a bot­tle to spin, now, is it?”

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