We recently had the opportunity to chat to a bunch of bands from the Rogue PR label. Our latest one was with north west England thrash metal band Bloodmores in which we found out about their debut album, influences and getting lively at gigs.
Interview by Jane Howkins
How is 2019 treating you so far?
Really well, so far. We released our debut album earlier this year, we’ve been performing live since the end of February, and recently had the chance to travel to, and perform in, Scotland, for the first time, so all good so far.
Have you released any music so far this year? If so, what can you tell us about that?
We released our debut album, The Seeds Of Seasons, on February 1st, and it can be streamed, or downloaded, from all the usual services, like Spotify, iTunes, Amazon etc, with physical copies available via our online store.
While it’s not necessarily a concept album, there are a number of recurring themes throughout the album, with, for example, songs about the environment, and how we treat the world around us, and songs about discrimination, or prejudice, and how we treat other people around us.
Are you working on any new music at the moment? What are you working on, and when will it be released?
We were in the studio recently, working on some new material, and filmed a new music video just last week so we’re looking to release something new sooner, rather than later.
Have you got any upcoming tours planned? If so, where are you playing, and where are you looking forward to going most?
We are yet to go on a full tour, but if the opportunity came up, especially if we had the chance to open for another band’s tour, someone whose fans would also enjoy our music too, then we’d love to make it happen. With only one album behind us, so far, we’re still very much an up-and-coming type band, so it’s unlikely that we’d be doing our own headline tour any time soon.
Who/what has influenced you the most as musicians?
Each of us has our own list of personal biggest influences, and favourite bands, etc, but, to list a handful of bands that we’re all into, whose influences helps to shape our sound, I’d say, in no particular order, Hypocrisy, Arch Enemy, Nevermore, Unearth, The Black Dahlia Murder, Lamb Of God and DevilDriver.
What have you been listening to recently that can recommend to our readers?
Again, we all have our own lists of favourites, and personal preferences, but, between us, some of our favourite albums, from so far this year, have been: Orphans – The Agonist; Shaped By Fire – As I Lay Dying; Hexed – Children Of Bodom; Periphery IV: Hail Stan – Periphery; and Melancholy – Shadow Of Intent.
Why do you think people should pick up one of your records, or come and see you live, and what can people expect from one of your shows?
We’ve had a lot of good feedback from our shows, regarding how tight we sound live, and the overall high standard of our performances, which is always amazing to hear. There’s also always a lot of energy, from us, at our shows, we’re definitely not a band that sort of stands there, almost motionless, throughout our sets. We’re always getting involved with the crowd, or leaving the stage to join in with the audience. I guess, if you’re into any of the bands that I’ve listed as influences, then check us out, when you get a second, and hopefully there’ll be something on our album that’s for you.
Any last words for the fans?
Thanks to anyone that’s supported us, either by picking up a CD, or coming to see us at a show, so far. We’re still quite a new band on the scene, but we’re starting to see some familiar faces at our local shows, and it really means the world to us that people are enjoying what doing enough to keep coming back for more.
Thanks also to you guys, for taking the time to chat with us today. We appreciate your support too.