Road To Download 2013: Turisas
Download Festival 2013 is finally just around the corner, so we’re grabbing some of the biggest and best bands from this year’s lineup to throw some irreverent bollocks at. Not literally. That’d be insane. Today, we chat to Turisas frontman Mathias ‘Warlord’ Nygard.
Hi, Warlord! How many times have you been to Donington?
This year will be our third time playing.
What’s your favourite Donington memory?
Our first time, opening on the main stage in 2007 at 11:30 in the morning. It was pretty absurd pulling on the furs and slapping on the warpaint in the morning. And it was unbelievable how many people where out there so early to see us.
What are you most looking forward to about playing this year?
As far as I know, the Pepsi Max stage is a tent, so it’s going to be a bit more intimate than out on the huge open air stages. And that suits us well. We’ve always had a good following in the UK and the turnout at shows is always great, so I expect a packed show and a lot of red-black faces.
Which bands on the bill are you most excited about?
I don’t know if we’ll have any time to catch any bands or what the plan is, but in case we do, would love to check out Motörhead, Gogol Bordello, Satyricon, Rammstein, maybe Europe.
What can we expect from your set?
It to be the highlight of the festival!
What’s the worst thing you’ve ever seen at a festival?
The freak storm that hit Sonisphere Finland in 2010 throwing around everything and damaging stages. Many were injured and one person died. Those situations are scary.
If you could only pack five things to take with you, what would they be ?
Download 2013 takes place June 14-16. Grab your tickets now