Countdown to The Metal Suckfest



 photo by Greg Anderson

The Inaugural Metal Suckfest is almost here!!!! Twenty bands will DESTROY The Gramercy Theatre on November 4 and 5, PLUS there’s an awesome, five-band pre-party at the venue the night before, making this THE can’t-miss hang of the year.

Tickets are on sale now right here, and you can hit up the fest’s official website for more info on the shows, including the complete line-up. In the meantime, we’re counting down to this weekend of chaos and debauchery by speaking to one member from each band on the bill. We continue today with guitarist Adam Wentworth of All Pigs Must Die, whose new album, God is War, was released earlier this year on Southern Lord.

Read our chat after the jump. And don’t forget to check back in the coming days and weeks for interviews with more of the musicians participating in this awesome event!!!

What other festivals have you played before, if any?

We played The Power Of The Riff in August. We also played SXSW this year, which I suppose is technically several fests within a fest. That’s been it.

What was your best and worst festival experience (as a performer, not as a fan)? You don’t have to name the specific fest if you don’t want, we’re not trying to get you to burn bridges.

The LA Power Of The Riff was our best experience. Good sound, good bands. We haven’t really had a bad festival experience yet as a band. Playing on other people’s gear is always kinda hairy, but otherwise we’ve been lucky so far.

Any tips to fans for having the best possible festival experience?

For this specific fest? Get loaded beforehand. Drinks at the Gramercy are expensive as shit.

For people who are too stupid to read the poster, which day is your band playing Suckfest?

Friday, November 4.

Can you tell us anything about the set your band is planning for Suckfest?

We’ll probably decide on the set list on the way to the show.

Which band or bands (besides your own, duh) are you most stoked are gonna be at Suckfest?

I’m stoked to see Dave Witte so he can tell me where to get the strongest beer in a four block radius of the venue.

When you were first contacted about appearing at something called “Suckfest,” were you at all concerned that you were being propositioned to appear in a porno movie?

There’s a fest, that apparently still happens, in Germany called “Sucks n’ Summer.” It is, to this day, the most baffling fest name I’ve ever heard. I have no fucking idea what “Sucks n’ Summer” is even supposed to possibly mean. I am usually pretty good at  deciphering broken English, but I am lost on that one. Anyway, I initially thought it was that fest re-named.

Is it awesome or weird that Axl Rosenberg’s parents are coming to Suckfest?

I don’t know who that is.

On a scale of one to ten, one being a freshly douched vagina and ten being your balls at the end of a performance, how badly will the Gramercy Theater reek of B.O. by the end Suckfest?

Whatever number is for a dumpster in Chinatown on a humid summer day when it’s rained the night before.

Finally, on how bad is Suckfest gonna suck?


Read other entries in the Countdown to The Metal Suckfest series here.

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