Interviews: The Blood Of Christ

We have had the opportunity to interview the Death Metal band The Blood Of Christ from Canada. Check out the interview and follow the band on their  FACEBOOK PAGE.

1.Where did you get the idea for the band name, you planned it or came out just like that?

We planned it, after a lot of contemplation about having a name that would offend people. We were teenagers and out to cause some chaos! At one point we were called “Darkness” and then “Disembodied” (named after a t-shirt from one of our favorite bands “Macifecation”) back in 1993 or so. The Blood of Christ was chosen on one sunny afternoon during a BMX session on our neighborhood streets.

2.Why did you want to play this genre?

It was a natural progression from thrash metal in the late 80’s/early 90’s, for us. There was an irresistible draw to it, we couldn’t stop the brutality from flowing out of our minds and anima – every riff we wrote got heavier and heavier and it just felt right. Death metal comes naturally to us.

3. Did you know each other before the band was formed?

Yes, absolutely we did. Brothers Jason and Jeff have known each other since 1979! We met Marek Kopala in 1988 or so, we were neighbors and enjoyed playing road hockey together as well as BMX biking around the city. We formed the band in our basement together as kids. We all loved the same extreme music and discovered it together. It was a glorious era.

4. Each band member favorite band?

We have quite a varied and vast array of music that we all love. Dismember, Bolt Thrower, Carcass, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Oasis, Jean M Jarre, Ennio Morricone, Enslaved, Samael, Megadeth, Slayer, Overkill, Thin Lizzy, the Beatles, Sacrifice, Pantera, Razor, Macifecation, Kataklysm and so many, many more. We have a lot of influences from back in the day. I think the one band that we all love equally is Morbid Angel. Sepultura too, for sure.

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

I think ultimately, the love of playing guitar inspires me to write. I create riffs every single time I pickup my Ibanez Universe. I rehearse or practice almost every day of the week, but I don’t necessarily record or save everything I write. A song isn’t a song until it has been recorded. Writing just comes naturally, we have never been a cover-song band – we composed original songs right from day one. We have only ever performed a cover song once at a gig, in our entire career. We are inspired by the love of music itself. It is an inner calling that drives us, just like breathing or eating food.

6. Where was your last gig?

Montreal, December 2018.

7. Where would you like to act?

Anywhere we can. We love playing new cities and regions that we haven’t visited before.

8. Whom would you like to feature with?

We would love to do a tour with ‘Fuck the Facts’ and ‘Dismember’, for starters…

9. Whom not?

We aren’t opposed to playing gigs with anyone really. You can gain new fans anywhere… and entertain people regardless of what genre the headliner might be. 

10. Any of you has ever suffered from stage fright? Any tip for beginners on how to beat that?

Never experienced crippling stage fright, but definitely used to get nervous when we were younger. The best tip I can give is to be well-rehearsed, make sure your gear is in working order and be yourself. Confidence is key. If you are passionate about your music, that will connect well with the crowd.

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

Too many! Dismember and Carcass, probably Morbid Angel too. Oh and Immolation. Definitely Immolation.

12. What do you think of your fans?

Awesome, we are flattered that anyone takes the time to listen to our music and we appreciate the enthusiasm in the pit at gigs.

13. What do you think of our site?

Love it, very nice and unique layout.

14. Something to add?

Thank you for taking the time to speak with us, appreciate it. For anyone who is curious about us, you can check out the 25th anniversary reissue of our “the Lonely Flowers of Autumn” demo + bonus tracks this August on CDN records!

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