Helldown - Ask 6


HOW DID YOUR NAME ORIGINATE?

The name originated from myself and Ben discussing an idea for a song we were going to call called “Held down and shot”, after mishearing, this merged into “Helldown” after agreeing it was the first good name we came up with and there were many bad ones ...

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WHERE WAS YOUR FIRST GIG AND HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE THERE?

Our first show was in The Office in Swansea. This show was supporting another local band at the time called Hate Gauge. If we recall, this was a weekday gig in a pub and only pulled about 30 people.

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WHEN WAS YOUR LAST DAY OFF AND WHAT DID YOU DO WITH IT?

My last day off? I tend to spend my time off rehearsing and gigging with the band or spending the time with my partner.

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WHAT IS SOMETHING - APART FROM YOUR PHONE OR WALLET - THAT HAS TO BE IN YOUR VICINITY AT ALL TIMES?

Honestly, I can only give you those two answers as there is nothing else that HAS to be close by. However, I am a massive fan of Lucozade’s pink lemonade and if I have bought one. Don’t get between me and it …

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WHICH SONG BY ANOTHER ARTIST DO YOU WISH YOU'D WRITTEN?

I personally wish I was born in the 60’s, to be able to play in a band in the 80s because it would most likely have been a glam band. Most likely turning away from that like Pantera did into heavy stuff. To answer the question … Wild Child by W.A.S.P. because I can just imagine it being so fun to write, record and play live on drums to thousands of people.

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WHAT'S BEEN THE MOST SURREAL FAN MOMENT?

Members of the audience actually asking me for signed drum sticks that I have spare.

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