Bangover are a thrash metal band from London consisting of Andreas Morelli (Lead Vocals), Jack Taylor (Guitar + Backing Vocals), Scott Grimble (Guitar + Backing vocals), Alex Comley ( Bass + Backing Vocals) and Marco Remarkable (Drums).
How would you describe your music?
Fast, heavy groovy thrash metal!
Tell us about how the history of the project?
We’ve been together since 2011, releasing our first EP ‘DCT’ in 2012 and playing everywhere we could. After a couple of line up changes, in 2017 we competed in the Metal To The Masses competition in London, where we got to the final and bagged ourselves a place on the Bloodstock line up for that year. We then headed to the studio to record our debut album ‘Shovel Butcher’ which we released late 2018 and have been building since!
What are your influences/ musical heroes?
Your standard influences you know, the Big 4 have played a major influence on us but we love newer thrash bands like Evile, Havok, Power Trip, Suicide Angels, Gama Bomb, ever German thrash band.
What inspires you?
Seeing the reaction from the crowd when they hear what we are doing and liking it. There’s no better feeling then that, it drives you to be better and do better.
Do you write on the road? Or do you prefer to write in the studio?
Depends, there have been times where Jack will come in with a whole song, we’ll learn it and sort any issues we may be having. Someone will come in with a riff for a certain song, we can piece them together figure out how they sound. Jack comes up with a lot of ideas and we all pitch in when we need to.
What is your favourite song to perform live?
Tough choice, we like playing every song. Right now we’d have to say Grand Moff Tarkin or Palindrome. The two most recent tracks we wrote for the album, they sit really well in the set. They grove really well, some very heavy riffs.
What would be your dream tour to be a part of?
Pfffft, I mean we could pick anyone and be happy just to be touring. Metallica? 😉
What are you current thoughts on the music industry?
I think it’s changing, as most things do. It isn’t what it used to be and should be treated as such. You have to do things differently, what would have worked 10 years ago may not work now, it is what it is and we got to make the best of it.
What is the funniest/weirdest experience you have had on tour?
Being carried from the stage over to the main stage when we played Bloodstock in 2017. Just before Annihilator were due to come on, a couple of us were forced onto the security guards and over the barricade, pure class!
What are your future plans?
Land on some big bills, play with newer/bigger bands, maybe get some new songs written but most importantly, get back on the Bloodstock line up!