As one of this year’s sponsors for Manchester’s own SummerJam, we’re carrying out some preview features for a bunch of bands featured on the line-up. This time we spoke with Matt Jones, frontman for Licoln death metal based outfit, Martyr Defiled. You can check out what he had to say and why you should catch the band’s set below:
DP!: How are things going in Martyr Defiled at the moment?
M: Ace! We just filmed the new video with Tom Cronin, which was loads of fun. We can’t wait to get it back and get it released. Also, cannot wait to get on tour and finish out the year. We have a short European run with Silent Screams in August and then a UK support slot for Capture The Crown in November.
DP!: You guys are set to play at this year’s SummerJam festival weekend, excited?
M: We can’t wait! We had an amazing reaction at WinterJam, so we’re set to make SummerJam one hell of a party.
DP!: For those who are yet to see you guys live, what can they expect from your set at SummerJam?
M: We don’t pull any punches when it comes to our live performance, so don’t expect us to hold anything back when we hit the stage. We have the time of our lives every time we play a show and we love getting everyone involved in it.
DP!: You guys recently played a rather highly received set at Ghostfest last month, how was that for you?
M: It was insane. We were really nervous and skeptical as to how well we were going to go down. Playing at 2:30pm on a hungover Sunday isn’t the most receptive time for a crowd to go wild, so we were so humbled and ecstatic when it went off how it did. We definitely gave everyone something to remember.
DP!: What do you guys have planned after SummerJam is done and dusted?
M: Check into the hotel, get pissed and party hard. Then, it’s on to Schools Out in Wrexham on the Sunday.
DP!: Do you have any final words for our readers and SummerJam attendees?
M: Get there early, watch every band you paid your hard earned wonga to see and party harder than your mates.
Martyr Defiled are performing on Saturday July 20th on the Main Stage at 6:45pm.
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