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The Defiled talk love, booze and playing gigs on icebergs

We catch up with Stitch and The AvD

Last week The Defiled headlined London's O2 Academy Islington as part of their tour with Avatar, but before the show Metal Hammer's own Alexander Milas sat down with Stitch and The AvD for a quick chinwag.

Hey Stitch and The AvD, how're you doing?

Stitch: "We’re very, very hungover."

How did that happen?

Stitch: "It was our tour manager last night saying, ‘We’ll go for one drink.' But I was looking at my phone this morning and my last texts were from 7am, so..."

It’s always difficult when you’re reconstructing a night based on social media, or missed calls, or police records...

The AvD: "That is a big problem – it reminds you of things you’ve done the night before and sometimes it’s not that great. I actually drank a bottle of Jägermeister on stage because the public got what the public wanted, and they were like, ‘Chug, chug,’ and I was like, ‘Okay, let’s do it, we’re in Stoke, why not,’ and I kind of quarantined myself and they went out without me because I just, I was way beyond driven."

Stitch: "I don’t think I’ve ever seen you be that sensible to do that? That was insane to go, ‘Right, I’m putting myself to bed.’ I was like, ‘Wow.’"

Or your body’s basically just saying, ‘I can do no more,’ right, ‘Just stop this.’

The AvD:_ _"I don’t think that was it, cos I was up till four, five in the morning, but in my bunk. I just didn’t want to, you know, have the barriers broken down, hanging out with everyone and probably get into some trouble, which I tend to do."

Oh really, do tell, you can’t just say that and park it there man. Actually, I shouldn’t be asking you – Stitch, what’s he got up to?

Stitch: "What have you got up to on this tour?  You haven’t been that bad, have you?"

The AvD: "I fell in love in Italy ha ha ha."

Go on, what happened? Was it a woman?

The AvD: "Yeah, it turned out to be a woman and after checking the social media the next day we found out it was a lady called Sarah, and that’s what I do every day, I just talk to her, and she’s kind of put a spanner in The AvD’s party time. Like, my party time is the stage, that’s when I’m having fun and then I go to my bunk and just talk to her a lot. I’ve changed."

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