So now we’re well into 2015 I thought it’d be cool to show you what we’ve got planned for the year so far, firstly a quick look at what we’ve been doing since Christmas. Jan/Feb are usually quiet months on the gig front, we purposely don’t book many gigs (if any) around this time of year, why? Well it’s just after Christmas so a lot of people have had their fill of going out, drinking, partying and probably spent most of their money in the process too!!
It’s also a good chance for us to have a look at the year ahead and see what we want to do with it and of course as we don’t have a set to rehearse we can work on new material too…now… don’t get too excited but yes we have been working on a few new tracks although I’ll hasten to add the idea of a new album is still a way off yet, so stay calm haha!!!
On to the year ahead… Gigs kick off again at the end of this month with us supporting Black Acid Souls in Corby on March 20th and then returning to Malvern for only the second time ever (despite it only being 10 minutes down the road) to play the festival of the Wyche with Stone Cold Killers and Black Russian who I’m really excited to see again, we played with them just over two years ago and I was blown away! Check them out if you get the chance! April 4th and 5th we’re playing in Evesham and Cardiff respectively with our good friends Reign of Fury! Can’t wait for that, should be an awesome weekend! If you can make it along to a show I urge you to do it!
A quick mention for Titanfest, on May 30th. It’s our only gig in the capital so far this year so if you’re in the area be sure to come on down!! Fast forwarding to the summer, we really very ridiculously excited to the playing the Sunshine (Upton) festival! It’s a little bit scary to think we won’t necessarily be playing to a specifically metal/rock oriented audience but as always we’ll do our best to put on a good show and who knows, maybe we’ll bang the head that doesn’t bang!! Haha As you can see we have more dates than I’ve just mentioned but if I were to talk about all of them we’d be here all day, so take look at the poster and keep checking our Facebook/website as we’re adding new shows all the time! And you wouldn’t want to be lost in space!
Farewell and adieu! JJComments (0)
Fury are featured on the Fear Candy cover CD of Terrorizer magazine Issue 254. This is the first time we’ve featured on a magazine CD so we are all pretty excited.Comments (0)
4 weeks on the road and an awesome time had by all. We’ve all had a great time hitting some great venues with our new chums Attica Rage. Check out this great photo of Julian from our gig at Bannerman’s in Edinburgh. One of our favourite shows of the tour. Photo Credit: Gary Cooper
One of the coolest venues on the tour was Satan’s Hollow in Manchester and also one of the best crowds. Here is Alasdair giving it the old heave ho. Photo Credit: Jay Hawkins
The tour finished off in style supporting Diamond Head at Rock Diabetes. It was a great way to end the tour and we were so happy that so many people took a Fury CD home with them!
I can‘t play any other instruments, and I am less influenced by genres or bands, and more by other bass players.
When I started playing bass the guy that I looked up to most was Ryan Martinie (Mudvayne)- the mix of precussive tones and melodic lines was fascinating for me as a young player, and showed me what was possible with the instrument. I love the sound and feel of Rex Brown with Pantera, the way he anchors Dimebags playing is brilliant, and his tone has got a raw, aggressive bite to it that I’ve tried to incorporate in to my sound. Rob Trujillo is also a standout to me- watching that guy on stage was a huge inspiration to me, and if you listen through the things he did before Metallica you discover that he’s actually an insane player! Finally Pontus Egberg (The Poodles, Tainted Nation)- I was filling in for him with Tainted Nation and had to learn all of his lines, and it taught me so much about solid, hard rock bass playing.
How did you start playing?
I played clarinet from a very young age, but stopped at about 13 to start skateboarding. One day, when I was about 15, I picked up a friends sisters bass- 2 minutes and I was hooked! Simple as that- I knew it was the instrument for me
How did you join Fury?
I was playing a gig in Birmingham with a band I used to play with, and Fury were on the bill. After the gig I was having a smoke out the back, when Jay & Joel came and asked me if I would be interested joining. Five years later and im still here!
What is your best Fury moment so far?
Bloodstock 2013- I was huge buzz to play at such a fantastic festival for the first time, and I couldn’t have asked for a warmer reception. However this gets joint honours with getting the first copy of our album ‘The Lightning Dream’. I felt so proud of what we’d created, and I kept listening to it in my car for weeks afterwards! So much hard work went in to it and the kind words people have said about it since its release have meant so much to us all.
What do you like to do with your spare time?
Ummm… Music! I really don’t have any other interests outside of playing bass… At the moment I’m working with a friend on an album he’s written- it’s really let me stretch and explore my playing and he’s got some great musicians involved. Im also still filling in for Tainted Nation, so again, I get to work with fantastic musicians and have fun on the road with them.
What is the future for Fury?
We are very confident in our abilities- we write great songs that are designed for the world’s biggest stages, and that’s where I feel we belong. We’ve got a tight unit at the moment, and the guts and passion to take any chance were given and make the most of it. Above all though- were having fun! I love playing with Fury, making friends on the road and spreading our music across the whole world. The day that stops I think we’ll call it a day- and were nowhere near that now.Comments (0)
What a fantastic weekend at Hammerfest, way too much alcohol and then when we got back to our accomodation… we found some Kraken rum courtesy of Hammerfest. We didn’t need it but being gentlemen we couldn’t refuse.
Review coming in now so we’ll post some up, so far they’ve been very good indeed. We had fun, we hope you did too.
All the drums have successfully been tracked and are ready to be mixed so that the rest of the recording can take place.
Here we are mucking around after the tracking.Comments (0)