I am delighted to bring you the first in a series of interviews with some of the bands we featured in our Top Picks for Bloodstock 2015 article last week.
I asked the band's bassist Miss Viper how and when they had found out they would be playing at Bloodstock this year.
"We were fortunate to be invited to appear on the New Blood stage this year. We received a very unexpected but incredibly welcome email for the BOA organisers one morning a few months back. We intended to enter M2TM, which would have seen us going toe to to with our friends Chaos Trigger, who went on to win the South Wales final. It worked out great because not having to compete meant that we got to share our Bloodstock experience with our friends and represent South Wales en masse."She also explained that the band have been practicing a hell of a lot and been doing some local warm up shows. Their intention was to prepare an "exciting, flowing, heavy and cohesive set," and they delivered.
We loved Piss Viper's energetic performance and the rest of the crowd were really behind the band; lots of great support in the New Blood Tent. We asked how their whole Bloodstock experience had been, and she responded that "incredible doesn't quite cover it."
"We had a huge, receptive and appreciative crowd, who responded to our music and energy better than we could have ever hoped. It was literally a dream come true for us and could not have been any more perfect.
Bloodstock is an amazing festival as a paying punter, so being part of it as a performer made it an unbelievably memorable experience. As a band it exceeded all our expectations, as metal heads it got messy, blurry and often out of control. Chaos Trigger played a stormer. I caught Sabaton, Ragging Speedhorn,Armoured Saint, Conan, Blackened Ritual, the list goes on."
Piss Viper have a new album in the works, preparing for an early 2016 release, that they describe as "shaping up to be the drunk, angrier cousin of [their] 2014 EP, Horned Hands and Hardened Necks."
The band are continuing touring through this year and into next, with new shows being booked all the time. Keep an eye out for them near you!
Check out the band performing their track Tell It To The Swamp on GoonTV.
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The EP is available for free download here https://pissviper.bandcamp.com/releases
If you'd like to buy a physical copy of the CD, as well as other merch please visit: http://pissviper.bigcartel.com
Originally posted by Emma Sheridan on Femetalism.