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BAR-BARIAN WRATH CATTLE DECAPITATION

WITHCATTLE DECAPITATION KICKING OFF THEIR CURRENT TOUR IN THE UK, WE CAUGHT UP WITH THEM TO TALK FESTIVALS, REGGAE AND SWEET POTATO FRIES…

NEWS FROM THE FRONTLINE

FESTIVALS VS GIGS

Travis: “We played Hellfest, I had no idea it was that big! It was stupid, dude, I went out there and was just like ‘fuck, man’. I could see somebody who doesn’t like people or has anxiety or whatever getting claustrophobic and having a panic attic, ‘cos it was just… sprawling! I’m not too into being around that many people at once, I don’t care who they are. [laughs] But it was cool. The crowd was really crazy actually, for what time it was [that we played] and shit like that, so we were super impressed, but it’s completely different to a smaller venue. I think we’re more of a club band – we love playing festivals and we love playing the big stages and being able to move around, it’s a whole different vibe, but for me, I think my preference is tighter venues, people going crazy.”

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I know I am not alone when I say I’m a sucker for being nostalgic. The thing about loving music is that because it plays such a massive part in my life, when I listen to things, it invokes so many memories. I always find myself taking myself back to when I first heard said record, who I was with, what I was doing and so on. Right now as I write this, I’m listening to Prong’s ‘Force Fed’ album, recounting all the shows I saw Tommy and co in at the now defunct Birmingham Edwards No.8 club during my teens. Those shows were immense, even if the number of punters wasn’t! I’ve seen them in more recent years and still enjoy their musical output, but those early days to me, personally, were special. What has this got to do with anything, I hear you say? Well really, it’s the same reason as why I wanted to put Mastodon on the cover of this month’s issue ahead of their headline performance at Bloodstock. You see, Mastodon are one of those seriously special bands, who have not only etched themselves in my own nostalgia bank (hey, anyone who witnessed their debut capital gig at London’s Underworld supporting High On Fire will always remember that show) but more importantly, into the wider scheme of metal’s rich history. Never once have they repeated themselves musically and consequently they have successfully created a stunning discography that continues to remain vital as the years go by. Mastodon were a game changer and their Bloodstock show allows us a chance to remind ourselves just why we love them so much. In their own words, our cover feature allows the quartet look back at their career to date and look forward to the future too. Crack open a bottle, stick any of their albums on the stereo, flip to the interview and enjoy some nostalgia yourselves! Darren Sadler, Editor
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