1. The name of the band Bloodsoaked, is interesting to say the least and sounds as if there is a story behind it. Where did the name come from and what is the story?

The name Bloodsoaked from when I did Bloodsoaked Promotions, a web zine sort of from about 1996 to 2004 and during that I also started Bloodsoaked Records and had 3 releases before I decided a label was not for me. So when I started forming my band in 2005 the band name of Bloodsoaked just fell into place.

2. Can you briefly summarize how the band formed and what you do in Bloodsoaked?

Bloodsoaked formed in 2005, I looked for member for about 6 months and could not find anyone that wanted to do what I wanted so I decided to do Bloodsoaked as a solo project. I do just about everything in Bloodsoaked (guitar, bass, vocals). I help write the drum patterns but have Shane McFee do the actual programming.

3. Your lyrics are infused with heavy detail and raw emotion. What is it that normally gives you inspiration when writing lyrics and is there a concept behind the music you create?

For such extreme music I feel you need to have extreme lyrics so my lyrics are the normal blood and guys or anti-religion based ones. Brutal and extreme lyrics just work for Death Metal music.

4. Your new album “Sadistic Deeds…Grotesque Memories,” is coming out how has the reactions been thus far? What can fans expect when they listen to your music?

The feedback on the new CD has been great, getting good reviews and the media and more important the fans are really into it. Death Metal fans can expect 10 songs of pure Death Metal, nothing more, nothing less. Solid and pure Death Metal for fans of Obituary, Pestilence, Six Feet Under and Malevolent Creation.

5. How do you think you will effect the music scene you are part of? What are your thoughts on the growing popularity in it as well?

While extreme music might be getting more popular Death Metal is not. Death Metal is an underground form of music and always will be. There is a lot of nu-metal that is getting more and more popular but true Death Metal will never get to that point.


6. You have a music video for the song ?Rotting In Filth,? can you give a brief summary on how it all came together.

I always wanted to make a video for Bloodsoaked and I am so happy with the new CD that once I had the chance I took it. It was filmed in a abandoned warehouse and the cut in scenes were from the directors independent horror movies. It was a great experience and has been one thing that has brought a lot of attention to Bloodsoaked.

7. Many of your songs are so hard and intense that I am sure they translate well into a live setting taking on a whole new life in front of a live audience. How does it make you feel when the emotion and power that you envisioned in the recording studio, come to life while playing in front of a crowd?

Playing in front of a live crowd that is totally into your music is one of the best feelings in the world. Having a great Death Metal crowd in front of you compares to nothing else.

8. What are the upcoming plans for Bloodsoaked?

At this point I just finished an 18 day tour and I have a few festivals and shows coming up as well as doing what I can to promote the new CD, that should take me thru the rest of 2009.

9. How has MYSPACE and the internet impacted your band and do you think downloading helps or hinders the artists?

Myspace has been huge is helping bands of all styles promote themselves and get noticed. I think downloading helps bands more than hurting, I would rather people download my music even if illegally than not listen to it at all. If they like it is a good chance they will buy the CD and tell other about it, it can help with work of mouth.

10. What is the toughest lesson you ever learned in the studio and on the stage?

In the studio, be prepared. On stage, leave an impression.

11. What bands would you like to tour with and who has been your favorite to tour with this far? Any particular reason?

I have only toured with Atrocious Abnormality so far and we had a blast and the 11 day Slaughtering The South II tour. Bands I wish I could tour with?.there are just so many big and small and for different reasons.

12. Every band has its musical influences. What are some of the other bands and artists that have greatly influenced you guys and your music?

Old School Death Metal bands like Obituary, Pestilence, Deicide, Sepultura, Malevolent Creation and many.

13. What’s your reaction when/if a fan told you a very meaningful statement such as “Your music changed my life?” Has this ever happened to you?

They have never told me that it changed their life but I have had a good amount of fans say they love my music and think my CDs are great. That is a great feeling when a complete stranger come up to you at a show ans tell you that was the best show they have seen in a long time and then want to buy both CDs and all different shirt designs, it is crazy!

14. All of that passion that you play with must be tough on you physically. How do you prepare for the physical demands of a tour?

It is tour but I don?t do much except eat at Waffle house and try to get too fat on the road?LOL I am an old and lazy dude.

15. Anything else you’d like to add?

Thank you for the interview and keeping Death Metal alive!

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