Bloodstock Bound: Skora
As Bloodstock gets closer, we delve deep into the line up to find out more about some of the bands playing the New Blood and Jägermeister stages at this years event.
Today we chat with Skora!
The Razor's Edge: Please introduce yourself and your band mates.
Skora: I’m Dom, vocalist for Skora. On Guitar we have Harri & Will, Matt on Bass and Sean on Drums.
The Razor's Edge: How would you describe your style of metal?
Skora: This is quite a hard question to answer as we don’t fit comfortably into one genre but to sum up the sound, I would say a mix of Hardcore, Progressive Metal and Groove Metal. We have been compared to bands such as Gojira, Lamb of God and Converge.
The Razor's Edge: How did you land your spot on the Bloodstock bill?
Skora: We competed in the Cheltenham Metal 2 the Masses competition at the Frog & Fiddle.
The Razor's Edge: How tough was the competition this year?
Skora: Very tough! Cheltenham has some ridiculously talented bands in the scene. We definitely felt that the competition pushed us further as a band musically & forced us to elevate our live presence. Massive shoutout to The Uncharted, Convey, Beneath the Shoreline & Panic Switch who competed with us in the final this year!
The Razor's Edge: What does playing at Bloodstock mean to you?
Skora: It’s always been one of our goals as a band to play a major festival and see our name on the same poster as some of our favourite bands. It has started to sink in that we are actually playing Bloodstock but I don’t think it will fully until we are on stage!
The Razor's Edge: For people who’ve never seen you live, what can they expect at Bloodstock?
Skora: Big riffs, blast beats and lots of screaming.
The Razor's Edge: What day are you performing?
Skora: We are on the Saturday.
The Razor's Edge: What other bands are you looking forward to watching at Bloodstock this year?
Skora: Definitely Meshuggah on the Saturday night! For me I cannot wait for Fit For an Autopsy, Knocked Loose and Zeal & Ardor. Some of the other guys are hoping to catch Killswitch Engage, as they’ve been a huge influence on us as artists. We also are looking forward to seeing Skin Failure who a few of us managed to see at Arctangent last year. But to be honest the whole line up is amazing this year so it’s going to be tough catching everyone!
The Razor's Edge: Playing the New Blood Stage is just the first stepping stone in a bands journey. What’s next in your plans for world domination?
Skora: We are currently writing our first album and beginning to plan out its release. We have released 1 EP and a bunch of singles, so we want to challenge ourselves to put out a full-length LP!
Oh, and playing more major festivals is now a major goal!
The Razor's Edge: Are you camping with the fans? Which campsite are you heading for?
Skora: We will be over in the Artist camping for this year’s Bloodstock, but we plan to be making the most of the whole weekend, seeing as many bands as possible. We also have a few friends going, so we’ll be hanging out with them too!
The Razor's Edge: You’ve gotta keep hydrated at Bloodstock, what is your drink of choice for the weekend?
Skora: Lager and a few ciders. We’re a cheap date!
The Razor's Edge: See you at Bloodstock next week!
Skora: See you at the front. See you in the pit!