The met­al­core mavens join BFMV in are­nas this au­tumn

Metal Hammer (UK) - - Live Evil | Gigs. Tours.festivals. -

How’s your sum­mer go­ing so far?


“It’s cool to have down­time in the sum­mer. It’s been years since we had that. But we re­leased [re­cent al­bum] Defy, we’ve toured Europe and the US. We’ve toured with In Flames and Five Fin­ger Death Punch… It’s been a good year.”

wHat are your main tour­ing Habits?

“Tour­ing is kind of like Ground­hog Day, so I guess tech­ni­cally ev­ery­thing we do is a rit­ual when you’re on tour. I like play­ing videogames and drink­ing cof­fee.”

How do you make a tour bus feel like Home wHen you’re on tHe road?

“It’s the peo­ple you’re with. I don’t know if the tour bus ever feels like home. It al­ways just feels like the bus. But it’s the peo­ple you share it with. That and I guess just trash in my bunk – putting all my dirty clothes in the cor­ner of my bunk!”

wHat’s tHe best tHing about play­ing tHe uk?

“The fans! You guys go so hard. No­body is wor­ried about look­ing cool – ev­ery­one is there to have a good time. The last Down­load was hard to top. It was just mas­sive. I think we played at about 3.30pm and the crowd was just amaz­ing.”

you’re about to tour witH bul­let for my Valen­tine. do you know tHose guys?

“I think we’ve met be­fore and I’m sure we played shows back in the day, but this is one of those things that a lot of peo­ple have said should have hap­pened a long time ago. Now it’s fi­nally work­ing out. I think we share a com­mon fan­base with re­gards to the mu­sic we make and the stuff we dis­cuss in our mu­sic. We’re easy­go­ing, we get along with ev­ery­body, so I’m an­tic­i­pat­ing more friend­ship.”

you’ll be play­ing are­nas on tHis one, in­clud­ing a stop at lon­don’s His­toric alexan­dra palace. are you ex­cited?

“The Ally Pally gig is wild. I’ve seen videos of Ar­chi­tects and Bring Me do­ing it. I wanna play there, so the fact we’re go­ing to get to do that is pretty sick. We’re gonna start some mosh­pits me­thinks!”

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