BLOODCLOT

There are times when I take a short cut and don’t do my research too well because I am tired from work. But this is a time I wished I had done my home work but still this interview with BLOODCLOT turned out okay (kinda anyway). Answers from Todd Youth Anders Ekdahl ©2017

You have one of these names that do not really tell what kind of metal you play. How hard was it to come up with the name?
-Well for starters,we don’t play metal,we are a Hardcore Punk band,the name came from when our singer John was a roadie for the Bad Brains

As I am sure of we are quite a few that are rather new to you guys could you give us a short introduction to the band?
-Sure,the band is myself,John Joseph,Joey Castillo and Nick Oliveri,we’ve all played in tons of bands,Joey and I were in Danzig together,Nick and Joey were in Queens of the Stoneage together,and John and I go back to the early 80’s New York hardcore scene.

We all carry baggage with us that affects us in one way or another but what would you say have been the single greatest influence on your sound?
-We wanted to make a classic hardcore record that will stand the test of time,the kind of record were you don’t skip any songs

What is the scene like in your area? Is it important that there is some sort of local scene for a band to develop or can a band still exist in a vacuum of no scene/no bands?
-I live in Los Angeles so there’s a million scenes here, and with social media the way it is, i think a band from bumfuck nowhere now has as much of a chance as a band from LA

Something I have often wondered about is if you feel that you are part of something bigger and greater when you play in a band, that you are part of a movement sort of?
-We are part of a movement, being involved with the hardcore scene, you’re dealing with people who reject mainstream materialistic society, people who think outside the box, we’re singing about real life, not some corny dungeons and dragons stuff

When you play the sort of music you play I guess you cannot have birds and bees on the cover of your album? What is a great album cover to you?
-A great cover to me is one that grabs your attention, and also when you look at it it makes you think

What kind live scene is there for bands like yours?
-The hardcore scene is alive and well all over the world

When you play live is it a happening or do you see it more as a party?
-It’s a happening party!!!!

What would you like to see the future bring?
-I just want to keep making music,and be happy

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