Bloodstock was absolutely INCREDIBLE!
We had such a good time and have so many memories that will stay with us for the rest of our lives! I wanted to write a thank you to some people who have helped LFR throughout this incredible experience so here we go:
First of all we would like to say a massive thank you to Simon Hall (Beholder/Bloodstock) for inviting us to play at Bloodstock Open Air 2015, for many that know me personally you will know that I absolutely LOVE the festival and have been several times, so with that being said to have Left For Red’s name on the same line up as Rob Zombie, Trivium, Orange Goblin and more was a massive honour.
Another big thank you is to Angel Merry of FATangel Management she worked so hard not only for us but for Obey, Morass Of Molasses, Sumer and our good friends in Martyr De Mona. I would highly recommend Angel’s services to any band who plays at Bloodstock Open Air in the future, she took so much stress off myself and the rest of the band as we were able to relax and enjoy being “rockstars”!
The crew at Bloodstock were absolutely fantastic, they work so hard to make sure that all the bands are set up and ready to go on time. I felt quite nervous before going on but with the help from the crew, (including our good friend Justin Pryce from Haerken) we managed to calm any nerves and go onto the stage and put on the best show we could.
The crowd was absolutely brilliant, I wish we could have gone out and spent hours talking to every single person in the tent as I would like to thank them all personally for the support you are the reason why people like me do this. I was looking around whilst we were on stage and saw lots of people from bands, either that we have played with or that had just come over to check us out, so thank you for the support and this is why the underground music scene is thriving at the moment! Special mentions to Valous, XVII, Martyr De Mona, Reign Of Fury, Aonia, Broken Jaw, King Leviathan, Mortishead, Bloodyard, A Born Disaster, The Mighty Wraith, Slaughter Horse, Eyes Of The Raven, Resin, Children Lost In Time, Burden Of The Noose and to any other band members that came down to see us.
We would like to thank the press that took the time to interview us either before or at BOA, we really appreciate you spending time to research into us and ask us questions about our experiences. All the interviews were very professional! (on their side anyway, see picture for how serious we took them) So a big shout out to Moshville Times, Maximum Volume Music, Metal Nation Radio, TBFM, Metal Gods TV, Global Metal Apocalypse, The Midlands Rocks, Mike James Rock Show, Angel Of Metal, Planetmosh and Get Your Rock Out!
Finally to Claire Duncan, Tony & Cath Gaskin of Stagedive Photography, Martin Newman of Letsrock MN, Andy ‘Sarge’ Pilkington of Reign Of Fury/ Very Metal Art, Matt and Nicola Edwards of Mayhem Promotions and to anybody that has ever brought any merch, come to 1 or all of our shows, booked us, interviewed us, reviewed us, taken pictures of us or been a part of Left For Red’s career so far then thank you from the bottom of our hearts, we are feeling very humble!
We look forward to seeing you guys on the road, keep up to date with our tour dates on our Facebook page.