Scream got hold of Agro to touch on a few topics regarding South Africa’s most awesome annual heavy metal festival known as MOTHERFUDD 2010 which Agro is headlining for once again! Agro Are: Clifford Crabb-Vocals, Shane Pennicott-Guitars & Backing Vocals, Robbie Riebler-Bass Guitar & Backing Vocals, Nick Vassilev-Keyboards, Wez Hitchin-Drums Interview By: Scream Headbang Today: Hello Agro! A very metal welcome from Headbang Today! You’ve been a headlining act for MOTHERFUDD for how many consecutive years now? Agro:6 or 7 now, cant realy remember!? Headbang Today: MotherFUDD 2010 is going to be epic with an awesome list of top-notch South African metal bands that will be performing. Which band do you guys look forward to sharing the stage with the most? Agro:I support and respect any band that supports the metal cause and motherfudd!!! Headbang Today: So there’s going to be a shit-load of headbangers banging their way into the history books. A definite first for South Africa. Reveal to us but one song that you are planning on playing for the masses to viciously nod their heads to and why do you think this song will get them banging? Agro: Yvonne and her team are still working on that, however, I do believe that she is busy putting together a ‘motherfudd ALLSTARS’ band for the night to perform the song, featuring members from sacrifist, chromium, all forlorn, A.O.A. and more!!! Should be awesome!! Headbang Today: Words out that you’re back in the studio recording your 7th long awaited album… How is that going? Agro:the album is done! We will release it at motherfudd with the official street date reliese on 15 march!!! So motherfudd patrons will be the first to get the new album and DVD, Headbang Today: Will you be playing some of your new songs at MotherFUDD 2010? Agro: for sure!! Headbang Today: As Headbang Today’s headbanging headquarters are located here in Cape Town, when can we expect Agro to be coming down to rock us Capetonians into oblivion? Agro: sure!! Its been a while! Headbang Today: Tell us about the best gig you’ve had so far as well as the biggest crowd you’ve played for? Do your nerves still get the better of you before doing a show or is the stage indeed your home? Agro: biggest crowd…50 000 at wacken in germany…best gig, ummm, too many to mention,erm?! Proberbly the last gig we played! Headbang Today: Are you planning on giving countries abroad a visit anytime soon to display South Africa’s heavy metal talent? Agro: for sure!! We are booked for a festival in Bosnia in june, Just busy with the logistics to see if it will be financially viable and based on that we will make a decision to tour the entire eastern block. Headbang Today: With so much heaviness purely flowing throughout Agro’s veins, do you think you can go even heavier than what you are? Is that humanly even possible? Agro: good question!! Time will tell though. Headbang Today: What’s a typical jam session for Agro like? Agro: loud!!! Headbang Today: Ever thought of doing unplugged versions of your songs? Agro: no!! Headbang Today: Tell us a little bit more about what the band is usually up to before hitting the stage… any pre-show rituals that ‘MotherFUDDERS’ should be aware of? Agro: Just leave us alone before the show as we all need to get mentally prepared and deal with PGT (pre gig tension) but during and after the show we become public property and drink and have fun with as many people as possible!!! Headbang Today: What is the best part of being a band member of Agro? Agro: musical freedom! Being a part of the music genre that is more important to me than food and water!!! Headbang Today: So, now rumour has it that you will be performing with an orchestra at MotherFUDD as well. A first for any South African metal band… Who are you working with there? Do tell us more! Agro: the STAR FIRE STRING ENSAMBLE!! Yeah, we are the first to do it in SA and I we can do it more often as it has been a great challenge for us musically. Headbang Today: Any last words? Agro: 2010 is gonna be a huge year for us! We release our greatest hits cd and dvd next week as well as a new full leangth album later in the year with tours and all that stuff!!