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With the inaugural Knight & Day Festival at Kryal Castle in Ballarat just around the corner, HEAVY felt it appropriate to recognize some of this countries finest up and comers by asking them a few questions and tips.

To be held on December 30 and 31, Knight & Day features recognizable names such as Parkway Drive, Polaris, Thy Art Is Murder and Clowns, but how many of you REALLY know some of the other acts such as Diamond Construct, Future Static, Justice for The Damned, Trophy Eyes or Windwaker?

How about Paperweight, Terra, The Beautiful Monument, The Gloom In The Corner, Void Of Vision or To The Grave?

These guys are all the next generation of Australian music, and strongly believing that HEAVY decided to reach out with a few Q & A’s to see what they have to say about a number of interesting and a few more trivial, but important, things.

Today we catch up with Melbourne outfit The Gloom In The Corner.

HEAVY: You are officially part of history, playing at one of Australia’s newest festivals on the first line-up. That’s pretty cool, even if you never play again!

TGIC: Yeah, it’s a pretty surreal feeling and an honour to be a part of it! We’re excited not just to play with and see our friends, but some of our idols as well.

Knight & Day is held over December 30 and 31. Would you rather be playing or partying the New Year in on December 31?

If given the opportunity, I’d say play into the new year. Imagine coming into the new year on a breakdown.

Festivals generate a great party vibe anyway, but this one should be pretty special.

It should be! This is the first heavy festival we’ve seen (at least in Australia) happen over the new year, so it’ll be cool ushering in the new year with heavy music for a change.

Which of the other bands on the line-up are you most looking forward to playing with?

Honestly it’s hard to choose, it’ll be really cool to see a lot of our mates play in one festival, and of course Parkway Drive, especially if they’re bringing in the new year with their European show with fire and Molotov cocktails.

Who do you think will be the biggest pranksters?

Probably either us or Windwaker. We both love our memes. Touring with them in 2022 is gonna be a riot, I reckon.

Do bands actually pre-plan jokes on other bands, or are they more a product of opportunity?

I think it’s a mix of both depending on the prank! 

Just say you are performing on December 31 and your last song finishes at midnight. What song are you playing to welcome in the new year?

Definitely our song Bleed You Out, but we’d time it so the M1 Garand ping sample would happen as soon as the clock strikes midnight!

Two day festivals aren’t easy work for the bands or punters. Firstly, what survival tips would you give the fans?

Definitely prepare for all kinds of weather; Ballarat is a place where it gets hot during the day and very cold at night. So pack for long sleeves, lots of sunscreen, and maybe a hoodie for later in the evening! Remember to drink lots of water, and don’t get too smashed so that you miss the final band!

What about other bands and yourselves?

Make sure you know your rig/live setup inside out, so you can fix stuff quickly if need be. My rule of thumb has, and always will be, Murphy’s Law: what can go wrong, will go wrong, so prepare for anything!

What plans does your band have heading into 2022?

Hopefully put out some new music, we’ll be playing a new song at the festival which is very much a party/dance track to meet that festival vibe. Other than that, getting back on the road and touring!

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