This year’s Bloodstock Festival is shaping up to be one of the best ever with a line-up that spans all genres of rock and metal. If you haven’t picked up your tickets yet, what are you waiting for!? Check out our five reasons why you should go there.
What a year it has been for Conjurer so far. The UK progressive extreme metal band have been riding a an incredible high since the release of their debut album, Mire. Universally loved, the Midlands four-piece are one of the bands to see at this year’s festival.
We absolutely loved Mire and gave it a 10/10 rating in our review (read here).
Live, the band are proving they can back it up with killer performances including an stunning sold out show at The Black Heart in London that we attended and reviewed here.
Conjurer are proving to be one of the brightest metal acts in the UK at the moment. Taking to the Sophie Lancaster Stage on Saturday is just another feather in a pretty full hat. Do not miss them because you will regret it.
You can read an earlier interview with bass player Conor Marshall here. You can pick up the album here and merchandise here. Find out more & keep up to date with news via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Check out the video for The Mire below.
1. Welcome back to Bloodstock! It’s been two years since you last played! How are you feeling about the step up to the Sophie Stage?
We’re invigorated – I think we’ve been ready to take the step up to these kind of stages for awhile now so we’re keen to prove ourselves. It’s been a dream of mine to play at Bloodstock since before we started and after we managed it two years ago, I’ve got a taste for it now – I’ve got my sights on the main stage next.
2. It’s been a hectic few months for you guys with the release of the new album, Mire. How have you found the reaction to it? It’s an incredible release.
Thank you. We’ve been blown away by the response, people have really got behind us in a way you just don’t expect as a small band from the Midlands. We’re incredibly proud of the album and the best part of this whole process is knowing that the next record will be a huge step up, we’re capable of so much more.
3. What does Bloodstock mean to you personally?
I think as a fan, Bloodstock shows you that heavy music can stand on it’s own and still fill an open-air arena. While Download has diversified to engulf a lot more rock, Bloodstock has always been steadfast in its commitment to extreme music and to be a part of that for the second time is a real privilege.
4. Are you going to be around the festival all weekend? If so who are you excited to see?
Unfortunately not – we’re doing so much this year that I just can’t afford to do more than the day, or even get the time off! That said, Gojira are headlining our day and that’s going to be absolutely magnificent. It’s so great to see that band finally recognised as festival headliners, they’ve been deserving of it for years and will blow every other band off that stage.
5. What does the near future hold for Conjurer? Can you tell us about some of your plans?
After a hectic festival season (UK Tech Fest, 2000 Trees, Bloodstock and ArcTanGent) we’re out on tour at the end of the year with Conan as well as smashing a few one-off dates here and there – we then set our eyes to next year.
We’re working on a collaboration with label-mates Pijn which we’ll be premiering at ATG and I’d like to get that recorded and released next year – we’re also knee-deep in writing album 2. Next year will be huge, I can assure you.