Interviews: The Blood Of Christ

On this new occasion, we have had the opportunity to interview the Black Metal/Death Metal/Dark 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?

Great question, but that’s a long time ago! I was roughly 17 years old when I suggested the name to the guys back in 1994. We wanted a name that would cause people to be shocked and offended, something that was close to their heart. Being a non-religious band, this seemed to be a way of achieving that without going into Satanism, politics or gore. We weren’t about those themes. These days, however, we just want people from every walk of life to enjoy our craft. The name can mean whatever you want it to, whatever it inspires you to feel is great.

2.Why did you want to play this genre? 

It was a natural progression from hard rock and thrash metal in the 80’s. We grew up on Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Megadeth. We felt an inner, natural craving for something more extreme and death metal supplied that calling.

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

Yes, most of us. Jason (Longo – drummer), Marek (Kopala – ex-bassist/founder) and I all lived in the same neighborhood and played road hockey together, rode BMX stunt bikes together and frequented Taco Bell together. We all discovered death metal at the same time together, as a group.

4. Each band member favourite band? 

We all have many favourite artists. I am certain that the one band that we all love equally is Sepultura. They aren’t necessarily anyone’s personal, absolute favourite – but it is one common band that we all have reverence for, historically speaking. Especially classic albums.

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs? 

It isn’t something that is easily put into words, with the simplicity of the English language. However, there is an integral and internal feeling in my anima that drives me to create on and play guitar. The simple act of even just picking up and strapping on my Ibanez Universe gives me feelings of triumph and elation. It is the same as the subconscious urge to eat food, breathe air or any other human needs. The riffs just flow out naturally. The flood gates are frozen in an open position!

6. Where was your last gig?

Montreal, Quebec during December 2018. 

7. Where would you like to act? 

I would love to be in a Spaghetti Western film someday, as an actor! However, I suspect you meant to ask where we would like to play some gigs! Anywhere and everywhere possible. We love playing new regions that we haven’t played before.

8. Whom would you like to feature with? 

We have been very fortunate and have shared the stage with many, many local and international acts. A few on our bucket list to tour with are Carcass, Sepultura, Cavalera Conspiracy, Vomit Remnants and so many more! We love to play shows and can’t wait to get back on the road once the pandemic is over.

9. Whom not?

Not sure actually.

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

Not really. Sure we all experience the usual butterfly feelings before going on stage, just like getting on a rollercoaster – but it's nothing to worry about. I personally haven’t experienced crippling stage fright so much that I couldn’t play. For anyone starting out, just be confident, well-rehearsed and be yourself. If you love your own music and put passion into it, the audience will reciprocate that. Make sure your gear is in working order too – the last thing you want on your mind is gear issues. Personally speaking, I go into a sort of mental twilight zone before and during a gig/performance. It is almost like an out-of-body experience (if there is such a thing). It goes by quickly.

11. What bands have inspired you the most? 

There are many fantastic bands that have inspired me over the years. Zeppelin, Sabbath, Slayer, Megadeth, Enslaved, Carcass, Morbid Angel. Just to name a few. 

12. What's the weirdest thing a fan has ever asked you for? 

A vile of my blood. 

13. What do you think of your fans?

They are awesome. The years of continued support is flattering, to say the least. 

14. What do you think of our site? 

I liked it. It is laid out in a neat format and had a lot of interesting articles on a variety of topics. 

15. Something add? 

Thank you for taking the time to speak with me, it is genuinely appreciated. We have a lot of exciting releases coming out this year with CDN Records and can’t wait to get back out on the road to share our new music with everyone!

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