We’re running out of superlatives to bung in Furyon’s general direction, they just seem to keep on getting better and better. This year they make a return visit to Bloodstock, and we fired some preview questions their way……
Furyon have been announced for Bloodstock, you guys excited about the prospect of returning to the UK’s best Metal festival ?
We have been excited since getting announced to play this festival. It has grown into one of the major European and is an Honor to be back .
New Blood stage a couple of years back, Sophie stage this time.. things are obviously moving in the right direction ?
Yeah Furyon has certainly been stepping up a gear or two since the start of 2012 …… it has certainly become more intense in a good way . We have managed to open a few more doors!
Main stage in a couple of years then ?
We hope so …….
Will you guys be sticking around all weekend ?
We will be there for Saturday and Sunday …….. Crawling out of a tent with a hangover and on to a stage is not good ….. The Beer tents are too tempting . Saturday we play then let the chaos begin!
Any bands you’re particularly looking forward to ?
Testament, Alice cooper (His show at Download 2011 was amazing) Machine Head and Orange Goblin.
The New Blood stage at Bloodstock CackBlabbath’s first encounter with Furyon. How important is the support and opportunities that BOA gives to unsigned bands to the UK scene ?
Very important. It gives the Band a fantastic opportunity to showcase their material to an audience who can be from all points of the U.K. and abroad .
Since the label release of Gravitas the band’s profile has gone through the roof, I guess you must be happy with the way things are going ?
Yes we have been happy with the progress but we are constantly pushing it more . Never being completely happy can be a good thing…helps push the band along.
Will the band be back to full strength for your BOA set, and if so who’ll be joining Pat on guitar ?
We will be Joined by our friend and Guitar monster Chris Webb ( Ex- Biomechanical/Solsikk )
We last saw you live at Donington, and the sun even came out to greet you. How was Download for Furyon ?
Was such a great experience with a great crowd and we were blessed with good weather. Was great to be thrown in the deep end with an acoustic set .
And what’s next for the band ?
Well we are working on album number 2 . We are hitting Newcastle and Scotland at the start of September and we are looking at a few more U.K dates before the year disappears.
Finally, sales pitch time, with three stages to choose from, why should the Metal Masses come check out Furyon ?
If you Like ,HEAVY,PROGRESSIVE,MELODIC,Big Solo’s etc this should be for you. Furyon are a mixed bag of heavy guitars and Melodic vocals. Influences include Dream Theater, Tool, Alice in Chains, Porcupine Tree and Mastodon.
So there you have it, and if you can’t make Bloodstock, you can catch Furyon at the following upcoming dates….
Sept 6th Newcastle “The Cluny”
Sept 7th Edinburgh “Bannermans”
Sept 8th GLASGOW “The Vale”
Sept 9th Aberdeen “The Tunnels ”
Sept 21st Netherlands “Tilburg” tbc
Nov 24th N.I Ahoghill “The Diamond Rock Club”