1. If you could add one technical/progressive metal band to this year's line up, what would you add?
NV: Architects and we'd love to get The Dillinger Escape Plan
Oh yes, they're so damn good live!
NV: Yes they are.
2. Have you discovered any bands at the festival you didn't know before?
NV: Not really, but we just got off tour with Acoda who played before us and they are so great.
Yeah, I noticed you were wearing each others' merch on stage, I really liked that and I agree, they really are fantastic live. I've checked the album out a little and I was impressed with that as well.
NV: They may not be that technical considering this festival but they're just really humble and good at what they do.
3. Why do you think the tech metal scene in the UK is so strong compared to other places?
NV: This is the place where rock music got started, people in general just seem to be more open minded music-wise.
4. If your last tour was a movie, what would it be called and what genre would it be?
NV: Just in time and it would be a catastrophic comedy. Today we had to break into our van because the door wouldn't open and all our gear was inside, recently the side door fell off completely while we were driving so we've had some problems.
That doesn't sound very safe.
NV: It's OK so long as no one touches it.
5. This year we have Jon Gomm who, while appealing largely to this crowd, has to be labelled as a bit of an outsider when you look at the rest of the line-up, what else do you think would fit in here outside of technical- and progressive metal?
NV: The Mars Volta, I just want them to come back so bad.
Well at least Omar and Cedric are making music together again as Antemasque so that's the start.
NV: Funny you should mention it, I just put it on my iPod before heading to this tour so I've listened to it a bit. It's a bit more like At The Drive In though.
6. The first song I heard was, predictably, The Surface and while I enjoyed the mathcore riffs in the beginning it was the transition from there to the electronic part and then that big chorus that truly sold me the band. The ability to mix something like that together so naturally and to have post-rock influences in there too really impressed me. Do you see yourselves pursuing one of the elements of your music more than the others or does it seem to expand in all directions at once?
NV: Can't say there's a single direction specifically, we just think music gets boring without diversity. It's all about telling a story and as has been the tradition with us our first full length album will be a concept album.
7. I know you've done this acoustic performance at least once before because I saw it on Youtube but I really love how the song works in this setting, what caused you to try it for the first time?
NV: We had two kinda post-rock-y songs back to back on the setlist so we decided to try playing Tabula Rasa like this. We hadn't ever seen a metal band do that before and when we tried it we just felt so connected to the crowd so we've kept doing it.
Thank you guys for the interview, can't wait to hear what's coming on your full length album.
Now, Voyager have two EP's on Bandcamp and a few videos on Youtube, all are highly recommended.