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We chat to two international metal acts ahead of their SA debut at Krank’d Up 2015

2015-08-21 22:00

Cape Town – With the resounding success of last year's festival, Krank’d Up 2015 has gone from roots to branches in the space of three short years.

Highly influential Alaskan metal stalwarts, 36 Crazyfists will be embarking on their first ever visit to South Africa for the fourth instalment of Krank'd Up Music Festival. They will be joined by progressive metal virtuosos, Monuments, from the UK.

Taking place on Saturday 26 September at Sundowners in Alberton, Johannesburg, and set across two beautiful stages, the show promises to be a day filled with incredible live acts. 36 Crazyfists and Monuments will be supported by a magnificent local line-up.

We had quickies with vocalist Brock Lindow of 36 Crazyfists and Monuments vocalist, Chris Barretto.

FYI: A Channel24 quickie is a brief or spontaneous episode consisting of a few frisky questions in which celebs and Channel24 have a brief frolic leaving all parties involved feeling satisfied and craving a cigarette.

Check it out here:

Channel24: Will this be your first time visiting South Africa and if so, what are you looking forward to most and will you be doing any sightseeing?

Brock: First time, yes!!! We can't wait to get down there and take in the culture! I believe we get a safari day trip!

Chris: This will be all of ours first time visiting South Africa! We're looking forward to seeing the sites for a couple of days and then getting the chance to play to any and all of our fans that live there. Hopefully, everyone there is just as excited as we are! There is talk of a safari so Lions, Tigers, and Bears.....get haigh.

C24: What can SA fans expect from your set at Krank’dUp?

Brock: Well, I think our fans will get a nice balance between old and new tunes.

Chris: Hold on to your feelings South Africa. It's gonna get fuckin LAIRY.

C24: What is the one thing you never tour without?

Brock: My phone.

Chris: I mean, besides our instruments/equipment...pillow.

(Photo: 36CrazyFists/Supplied)

C24: We know the saying ‘what happens on tour stays on tour’ – but can you maybe share one of your craziest tour stories with us? (Maybe you had a crazy groupie who stalked you or something like that?!)

Brock:  Well, many moons ago we shared a bus with our brothers in Bullet for my Valentine and the drinking was at an all time high! We all got pretty lit and took sharpies and drew fake beards and moustaches on all of our faces. Woke up the next day totally hung over and we had a photo shoot and could not get the black markers off our faces. We looked pretty awful that next day. Great memory though...
Chris: We're NOT gonna talk about that actually...but sometimes we drank...then we fight...then we cry. We're gay.

C24: What do you guys do when you’re not touring or making music together?

Brock: Family! I try and soak up as much family time as possible.

Chris: We sincerely enjoy our time off as much as possible. The glamour factor for being in a touring band is so far removed from the reality of it that most of the time, I think people misinterpret what it's actually like to be on tour. It's not a party 24/7. It's rough, it's long, it's beautiful, it's inspiring. Any given day can bring a whole new set of wonders or problems. It's just life but on the road. So when we get home, it's like a small slice of heaven to be back in our beds and literally 10 paces away from our showers and fridges.

Krank’d Up details:

Date: Saturday 26 September
Venue: Sundowners, Alberton
Tickets: R350 each
Limited VIP packages available at R550 each by contacting

Tickets are on sale nationwide through Computicket.

Keep up to date with the latest Krank’d Up news and announcements by joining the official Facebook page.

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