The annual Lagerfest traveling musical sideshow is legendary in this country for its combination of music and mayhem, with Lagerfest 2023 promising to continue that tradition.
Joining hosts Lagerstein will be The Halo Effect, Beyond The Black and Devilskin, making this year’s run a truly international affair.
With Devilskin having been away from our shores for a couple of years, the hard-rocking Kiwi outfit is keen to return, with bass player Paul Martin joining HEAVY to chat about life and music and the bonus show at Froth & Fury Festival.
“Shit’s getting real,” he laughed. “To be sharing the bill with The Halo Effect for a start… holy crap. There’s some legacy in that band. So it’s just gonna be unreal to be a part of that bill and get to watch them every night. Beyond The Black are very exciting as well, and man, they’ve got huge numbers in Germany and around Europe. It’s gonna be great, and of course Lagerstein. It looks intense and it looks like a hell of a lot of fun.”
We point out the name of the tour – Lagerfest – and the insinuation that the whole tour should be one big party.
“That looks exactly what’s gonna be going on,” Martin smiled. “Plenty of drinking out of boots and that sort of carry on from what I can see. It looks like a hoot. It just looks like fun, and it’s a diverse lineup of very cool bands. The crowds are in for a big treat.”
In the full interview, Paul talks more about Lagerfest, their show at Froth & Fury, what to expect from Devilskin‘s shows, what has changed with the band since they were last out here, guitarist Nails being invited to be a Gibson Artist, next year’s 10th anniversary of their debut album We Rise, their special plans for it, how Devilskin has grown musically since that album and more.