We catch up with the band to find out more about them, the festival, their thoughts and what you lucky Bloodstock go-er’s will see!
Can you give the readers a quick introduction to the band.
Negligence is a five -piece band from Slovenia, that’s been around now for nearly 15 years. Mostly classified as Thrash or Bay Area Thrash in the early days, the band’s sound has since progressed into a sound of its own. Having toured and played with the likes of Megadeth, Artillery, Lamb of God and Forbidden, to name a few, Negligence is very much looking forward to share the bill with a few more giant names and definitely kick your asses at the BoA.
How would you describe your sound.
Like mentioned earlier, Negligence are primarily a Thrash band, but still sound different than most of the recently formed Thrash groups, since we like to add some of our extra salt and pepper to the mixture. Our influences are extremely broad, and you could probably find some stuff ranging for Suffocation to Helstar in our music, so I guess that’s what makes it a bit different.
Why did you want to become part of the New Blood Stage line up?
Why wouldn’t we? I hear it’s a great festival, a huge event, good beer, great crowds and I mean just look at the bill for the main stage?! How could one refuse to be in the same space with bands like that? It’s an honour.
What was your initial reaction when you found out you were playing on the New Blood Stage?
Everytime you hear you’re going somewhere big you probably have to get a little nervous at first but after that it’s just excitement all the way (actually the ugly truth is, we were scared shitless when we heard it…still are). I remember I wen’t to check the bill when we got confirmed and it blew me away. I personally am a HUGE King Diamond fan and I haven’t seen him live for nearly 10 years, so even if I break my leg a day before the show, it’s still gonna be a happy occasion for me.
What can the audience expect from you at the festival.
A big slab of METAL to the face. We intend to make the most of the short time that we’ve been given so we carefully picked out the meanest shit we’ve got, we’re gonna put on our boogie pants and we’re gonna make you dance like Patrick Swayze.
What has been the bands biggest achievement so far?
That would be probably getting a contract from Metal Blade Records. It’s a little harder for us bands down there in the Balkans, when the cake gets cut we don’t usually get a big slice, so for us to reach beyond that and get a deal with a label that big is definitely something that won’t be soon forgotten. You know, we started out as a band with no realistic expectations to ever leave our mark in music, and now, even if we’re still little no-name pieces of shit, we’ve achieved more than we ever thought we would, so that’s worth noting to me.
Have you ever been to Bloodstock before? If so when and what did you enjoy most about it.
No this will be our first time actually and you know how does it go for the first time…It’s over before you know it!
What is your opinion of the Bloodstock line-up.
I think it’s fantastic, probably the best bill of the season as far as I’m concerned.
What are you looking forward to most at Bloodstock.
I’m very much looking forward to play in front of English audiences, since that’s something that we’ve never done before. It’s always intriguing when you go and perform in front of new faces that are seeing/hearing you for the first time. For me that’s one of the best feelings in the world so I can’t wait to greet all of those 6 people that are gonna be cheering for us on Sunday.
Can you sum up Bloodstock in one sentence!
We’re gonna have a fucking blast!
Any message you wish to pass on to the PM readers
Thanks for taking the time to read this splendid interview and I hope to see you on Sunday at the Newblood stage with at least three women with you. And if an unfortunate event happens that we’ll be overlapped by a better band on the main stage, you must know that the beer will be cheeper at the Newblood stage during our show. And there will be women.
Thank you for taking the time out to complete this interview, we are looking forward to seeing you at Bloodstock \m/ \m/