BLOOD REGION

Here is another band to check out if you are a thrash fan. BLOOD REGION might blast you into tomorrow if you give em the chance. Anders Ekdahl ©2017

Was it hard to come up with a name? What does the name mean to you? How important is it to have the right name?
-The name came up in backwoods of Karstula years ago, no one really remembers how, beacause BR was in rest so many years, until 2011 the flame was recovered and lot of song-writing. If you bring something onto this world out of love it usually has a name. (If you wonder term korpimetal, this explains it a bit)

Who would say have laid the foundation for the kind of sound you have? Who are your heroes musically and what have they meant to you personally and to the sound of your band?
-Hard to say, but we like to think the sound comes from all band members, because everybody effects on creation process. Metallica, Megadeth, Iron Maiden, In Flames….too many heroes…

When you play slow do you have to think differently arranging the music than if you play faster and vice versa?
-Of course, we are not inventing music again. Blastbeat on slow song, maybe we will try it in future

Will your music work in a live environment? What kind of stage environment would best suit your music; a big stage or a small club?
-Small club, songs like New Rising, Hatepatrol, Metalheads are just fun to play. If things click a big stage someday.

It is very hard to be 100% satisfied. Everybody seems to be disappointed with something they have released. Is there something that you in hindsight would have done differently on this your latest recording?
-“If a bear sings in the woods, how do you know it was in the woods?” There is always something little but it all comes together insight of the band.

Promotion can be a bitch. Even today with all different platforms it can be hard to reach out to all those that might be interested in your music? What alleys have you used to get people familiarized with your band?
-Inverse has done most of the work. Band has used social media, contests, friends etc. (don’t stop until you drop)

To me art work can be the difference between bust or success. What to you is a great front cover? What should a cover have to make it great?
-Keep it simple. Hand drawn covers are always great.

Do you feel that you are part of a national scene? Is a local/national scene important for the development of new bands?
-We like to think we are part of national scene, today it`s easy because of social media, otherwise we would`t be writing this interview, right? Local scene is important to us, if one person comes and tells how he/she likes one of our songs, that is always job well done.

I could just be me but I got the feeling that the live scene is not what it used to be. Could be that more and more people use the net to discover bands instead of going out and supporting new bands live. What is you experience with the live scene?
-There could be some truth in that, still there is people who are waiting to get certain age, so they can go to a live gig. We are old school on this matter, we like to see our favorite bans live and of course play too.

What does the future hold?
-Something thrash, stay tuned.

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