In one word, sum up the past 12 months for the band.
What’s been the highlight of 2013 ?
There’s been a few but firstly, I’d have to say making 3 trips to Europe & taking our Live show to the European fans who are nothing short of amazing, they absolutely lapped it up! Also shooting a video which we are extremely proud of was a great highlight for us.
And what part of it would you rather forget about ?
I really don’t like to focus on the negatives & so I guess you could say I’ve already forgotten about it.
Looking back 12 months, do you think you’ve achieved what you set out to ?
Well, I did a similar interview this time last year & I was asked what our main ambitions for 2013 would be. Having just released the album at the time (which had been a huge priority up to that point) we also wanted to shoot a video & get to tour in Europe. We achieved both of those things & much more so I’d have to say YES!
On the live scene, what’s the best gig you’ve been to 2013 ?
As a punter it would be Iron Maiden at Donington doing their Maiden England set list, Alter Bridge at Manchester Arena touring their latest album & I’d have to say that Audrey Horne playing at Manchester’s NQ Live was hands down one of the greatest Live shows I’ve ever seen in my life. A particular highlight would be when our bass player Ryk joined them on stage for the end of their last song!
As a performer, Wizzfest in Belgium was a truly unbelievable experience! Also headlining Manchester’s SOS Festival & playing at Les Fest up in Scotland where we shared the bill with some great bands!
Loads of great stuff out in 2013, what’s your favourite album from the past 12 months ?
Alter Bridge: Fortress
Right, some questions for your crystal ball…
Looking into your crystal ball, who do you think are going to be the hot bands to watch out for in 2014 ?
Temple Of The Black Moon, Kill or Cure, The King Is Blind & of course Babylon Fire!
And what are your ambitions, where would you like your band to be in 12 months time ?
In 12 months time I would like us to have released our 2nd album & toured extensively in the UK & Europe. Also to have hit some of the larger festivals such as Bloodstock.
Nearly done.. If you had one wish for 2014, what would it be ?
Good health, success & prosperity for all of my loved ones & friends!