Interview By Blackdiamond
Since releasing their debut album “World Detonation” in 2012, British metallers REIGN OF FURY have been pretty busy lads! They are very active on the live circuit and also personally planned and performed a 12 date UK tour for the charity “Headbangers Balls” (raising funds and awareness for testicular cancer and the Teenage Cancer Trust) two years running.
The band have recently announced they will appear at this years’ Bloodstock Open Air Festival, which takes place at Catton Hall, Derbyshire, from 6-9th August. REIGN OF FURY also have a run of UK dates, the first one starting today, 3rd April.
I caught up with vocalist Bison Steed recently and we discussed newly released album “Death Be Thy Shepherd”, touring, future plans and more. Check out the full chat on the audio player below. (Apologies for the echo in places, due to the Skype recorder)
Listen to one of the new album tracks ‘All Is Lost’:
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Headbangers Balls organiser Andy Pilkingon talks about the reasons behind this years Kickstarter Campaign:
In 2013 REIGN OF FURY vocalist Bison Steed marked five years free of testicular cancer, that’s the Nation Cancer Institutes time frame to be declared officially ‘cancer-free’. They wanted to put on a little show to celebrate… one thing led to another and in the searing heat of mid summer 2013 Reign of Fury played host to the inaugural HEADBANGERS BALLS tour. Twelve UK dates, with 50 bands including special guests such as Hatebreed and Xentrix. All bands played for free. All bands played for their lives. Much fun was had.
The unbelievable part of the tour was that apart from Bison, through no contrived invitations or bias, we discovered that there were SIX other survivors of testicular cancer playing on the tour.
Skip to 2014 and the second tour is nearly mapped out. We have 4 all day events planned, several warm up shows, a game app, a charity single, and more coming your way…
But we need YOUR help to fund the bare bones:
Hiring the venues Transporting the live equipment and crew between shows Leaflets, posters and flyers to get the message out Basic running costs such as water for the bands at the shows This in turn means we sell tickets, and make the REAL money for the charity, whilst at the same time keeping our 24/7 awareness campaign alive.
Will you show your Balls for the cause? We’re doing it for you, for your friends and family, for your kids.
The 2013 Tour Movie
For more information and to make your pledge to say “Balls To Cancer”, check this location.