APF Showcase Interviews: Ed Campbell of Barbarian Hermit

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APF Records final signing of 2017 was Mancunian quintet Barbarian Hermit. We’ve been stalker-level fans of these riff dealers for several years, and had a moist trouser moment when they approached us about joining the APF family. Messrs Campbell, Regan, Robertshaw, Fafner and Manning will be releasing their first full-length album during the late summer of 2018. We’ve heard a couple of riffs from it. They are filthy. You’ll get to hear at least one of them at the APF Records Showcase at The Bread Shed in Manchester on 3rd February. In advance of that, we spoke to front man Ed Campbell.

APF: What was your highlight of 2017?

Ed: Honestly, every single gig is a pleasure and an privilege. Though, Id have to say the highlight of 2017 (aside from Fieldy’s Birthday bash, of course!) was playing at HRH Doom vs Stoner with so many great acts; from Boss Keloid to Orange Goblin, Pist to the mighty St Vitus. Absolute honour.

APF: As a member of Barbarian Hermit what’s your proudest achievement so far?

Ed: My proudest achievement in Barbarian Hermit has to be the writing we are currently doing – it’s come a long way since we first formed all those years back. It will all be laid down at Skyhammer Studio shortly and we’ll be handing out stonking eargasms soon after.

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APF: Which of your label mates are you most looking forward to seeing at the 3rd February APF Records Showcase, and why?

Ed: That is probably the hardest question on the list, as they all make things go very hard. I honestly can’t pick a single one out so I’ll go for the ones I haven’t seen yet having been abroad for some time before returning to the band, such as; BongCauldron and Tronald. Beautiful filth for enthusiastic ear love all round.

APF: What’s the best gig you’ve ever played?

Ed: Best gig I have ever played has to be the aforementioned HRH gig though a close second was in Korea with my previous band FatalFear supporting Arch Enemy in a huge arena. Was fun to play to a big crowd.

APF: What are your plans for 2018?

Ed: Debauchery. Decibels. Destruction.

APF: Tell us something we don’t know about you or your band?

Ed: You might not know that I was originally the singer before the most excellent (Scarlett P) Simon replaced me, or that we have harnessed the power of the brown note, to deliver with only a moments notice. That and we were all fans of Blue Peter. Not the show though, the stripper.

APF: Anything to declare?

Ed: Not unless you’ve got it on camera.

APF: We have, Ed. Oh god we so have.

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The APF Records Showcase takes place at The Bread Shed in Manchester on 3rd February. Tickets available from: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/418903

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APF Showcase Interview: Dave Rowlands of Pist

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It’s less than five weeks until the APF Records Showcase All-Dayer at The Bread Shed in Manchester on 3rd February.

In the first of a series of short interviews with members of bands signed to APF Records Dave Rowlands – vocalist in Pist – talks about the Showcase and the band’s past, present and future.

APF: What was your highlight of 2017?

Dave: Not dying, Mo Salah signing for Liverpool FC, the new Midnight and Marilyn Manson records.

APF: As a member of PIST what’s your proudest achievement so far?

Dave: Still being together 4 years on, the killer shows we’ve had the opportunity to play, all the cool bands we’ve got to meet, all of it really, even the lows that makes the highs even better!!

APF: Which of your label mates are you most looking forward to seeing at the 3rd February APF Records Showcase, and why?

Dave: BongCauldron obviously, and I think why is pretty obvious…we love them! Also special mention to Battalions and Mastiff – the Hull contingent – who are absolutely crushing! I remember playing a show in Scunthorpe, I think, when Dennett was still playing in Mastiff and it was the first time we’d seen them, Dennett punched his flight case in and they put on a right rowdy show, loved ’em since then! We’re friendly with most of the bands on the bill so it’ll be cool to see everyone! Shout out to Redeye Revival, Desert Storm, Diesel King, Barbarian Hermit, Under and Nomad too.

APF: What’s the best gig you’ve ever played?

Dave: Bloodstock 2015 was pretty cool although I’d shat my pants the night before due to excessive drug use and too much trust in farts. I think HRH Doom V Stoner Sheffield will take some beating, the crowd were fucking incredible, absolutely loved that show!!

APF: What are your plans for 2018?

Dave: We’re writing a new album at the moment and have a shit ton of ideas!! We’ve got a new EP coming out, a UK tour with the Battalions lads, Desertfest London and I’m sure there’ll be a fair bit more.

APF: Tell us something we don’t know about you or your band?

Dave: We like to drink occasionally.

APF: Anything to declare?

Dave: They have the right what fuckin’ right? To say I must fight in their fuckin’ wars They declare it! Why should I fight in their fuckin’ wars? When they never show realities of war They declare it! Why should I fight in their fuckin’ wars? Why should I do their killing and be killed? They declare it! It ís down to them there’s no doubt in my mind All they want is lots of glory They declare it! They! They! They declare it! They! They! They declare it! They! They! They declare it! They! They! They declare it! War! War! War!

Pist’s new EP will be out on APF Records in the Spring.

For more information on the APF Records Showcase happening in Manchester on 3rd February visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/791925504312658/

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