SikTh Guitarist Explains The Bands Decision To Reunite For ‘Download’, Speaks Of Their Future
The UK branch of Metal Hammer got the word from SikTh on their newly-announced reunion show at the 2014 ‘Download Festival‘. That set will find them headlining the Red Bull stage. Guitarist Dan Weller said of the decision to return:
“My first fear is that people would think that we were doing it for some kind of monetary reason, but that’s genuinely not the reason. We’re really proud of what we’ve achieved in the past, and I guess that we’ve realised that we still love the songs and we miss playing them together. Truth be told, I’ve been holding back for a while, because I’ve been busy as a producer, but when I was at Download this year I bumped into our booking agent, and I said I’d be up for doing it next year. I met up with the guys, we had a few beers and said, ‘If we have the right conditions and we feel that we can put on a good show, let’s do it!’ Learning those songs again is a fucking workout! Ha ha ha!”
When asked what the bands plans were beyond ‘Download Festival‘, he replied:
“Nothing yet. Nothing at all. We wanted to come back and do a really great gig and see how it goes. We’ve got new bands, we have obligations to our careers, but equally, we do want to make new SikTh music in the future at some point. This is a one-off gig for now, and then we’ll see how it goes…”
For more from Weller head over to Metal Hammer.