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Article photos Richard Iskov
The modern age of music is far more demanding than it was even ten years ago.
To be able to give your band the best chance of success, often band members multitask with other roles within the music industry, trying to give themselves and their bandmates the best opportunities.
One such way is to put on your own shows, not only to give your band gigs and exposure, but also for networking purposes. Combining the two is an arduous, often thankless task, but when done right can have great rewards.
Just ask 100 Years War vocalist Lacca, who not only fronts the rising metal outfit, but also has an annual festival by the name of Metal In The Mountains.
With this year’s recent event a resounding success, HEAVY sat down with Lacca to talk more about the joys of music and spending time with his band.
“It went really well,” he enthused. “We had a great crowd. It was the first time in the open air in the middle of Beechworth, right behind the old courthouse where Ned Kelly was tried. It’s a nice historic area with all these old buildings. It was warm weather. The sun was out, we were really blessed in that regard. The weather’s always a concern when you’re doing an outdoor gig, but we got a real good deck of cards this time. We tried to go outdoors last year, but it was wet, so we had to hold off.”
In the full interview, Lacca runs through the bands on the day and how they performed, fills us in on the hot sauce competition, putting together a show the size of Metal In The Mountains, the diversity of the line-up and why he made it that way, 11 Years War, upcoming new music, touring Japan and more.