Countdown to The Metal Suckfest



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 R.J. Ober of Magrudergrind, whose most recent release, the EP Crusher, was released last year via Scion A/V.

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?

Obscene Extreme, Hellfest, Maryland Deathfest, and a few others.

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.

Based solely on our performance, probably OEF 2011 and OEF 2007 respectively. But Grind The Nazi Scum Fest in Germany will always have the best name.

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

Just get really fucked up, inflict physical harm on youself and others, and buy Magrudergrind merchandise.

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

Friday night [November 4] you piece of shit.

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

It will be identical to the last time you saw us, and you will mosh.

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

Bolt Thrower, Integrity, Unsane, Dahmer, Creation is Crucifixion, Regurgitate. Oh, and Terrorizer. Really good job with the booking.

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?

Most of the people attending this will be sweaty virgins, so I guess no.

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

I’ve never met them but I’m sure they’re very nice people.

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?


Finally, how bad is Suckfest gonna suck?

I’ve already wasted enough time answering these awful questions so we’ll probably cancel the day of and then, yes, the fest will totally suck.

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

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