METAL PULP AND PAPER: Hello Matt. So glad to be catching up with you. Thank you for taking the time to answer a few questions for Metal Pulp And Paper about the upcoming 2019 Aftershock Festival that you are slated to be playing at in Sacramento, California coming this October. Aftershock is a monstrous event for music fans and music lovers everywhere. It’s metal, it’s rock and roll, it’s more metal, and it’s more rock and roll. To sum it up, it’s a three-day event with three stages, with over 50 artists at the Discovery Park in beautiful Sacramento, California. Tell us some of the best things about being a part of a music festival, especially playing at one of this magnitude?
MATT SORUM: The best part of the festival atmosphere is the amazing crowds and fans of Rock N Roll. The energy of a great festival is contagious. I also love seeing friends from all the other bands, always a good time backstage.
MPAP: This year’s bill has Slipknot, Staind, Tool, Korn, along with many others, including Lamb Of God, Highly Suspect, Gojira, and Babymetal. Is there any group that you’re especially looking forward to watching from the side stage the day you perform?
MATT: I know most of these band personally, so don’t want to single anyone out because they are all incredible. I am very into seeing Gojira,and am looking forward to Slipknot. Which I haven’t been able to catch on this cycle yet. We played with Tool in Europe and they will be spectacular here in the States.
MPAP: On behalf of myself and Metal Pulp And Paper, thank you, Matt, for taking the time to answer a couple questions. We look forward to what Deadland Ritual does to finish out 2019 and beyond.