here is a new interview with the illinois based metal
band bloodcult. to be honest this is a band you will either love or just
totally hate as they don't follow any trends and create a music/metal
style they want. it is defintly original mix of black,southern rock and
various other styles.the band and espically the singer have been a force
within the depths of the black metal underground for many years now. so
atleast give them a chance before u judge the band,
patrick and winter torment web-zine
interview with the reverend vocalist,guitarist for bloodcult.done by patrick.
1.metal hails reverend! how are things going with you? please tell the readers a little aboutyourself.
is a pleasure for me to do an interview with your zine, which in fact I
have read, so let's start out by saying I am a Man and I live in the
BEST village on Earth that happens to be in Illinois.
I hope that's
convoluted enough. Think we could try this differently? I've always
wanted to do this..so.. How are you, interviewer for minacious? And
could you, Patrick please tell the readers a little bout yourself...
what age did you start listening to metal? who were some of the first
bands you listened to? who are some of your "current"favorites?
if I know when this shit started.. I fuckin listened to KISS and shit
like that. MERCYFUL FATE and KISS and VENOM. Later, PUNGENT STENCH and
DARKTHRONE and HYPOCRISY's early tapes, and also THe MENTORS and NUGENT
and SPINAL TAP but mostly now I listen to that stuff...today there's
lots of good shit out there but to start going through the list will
take too long here
3.when did you all form bloodcult? what is
the "current"line-up? for those who have never heard the band how would
you describe the bands music?
Fuck I don't remember when we started.
The current band is Justin Hackett on bass, Me on guitar, Lewy on
drums, and Matt in studio on guitar too. Hackett and I do vocals and
also, I'll play organ some of th e time. We describe Our Music as:
REDNECK BLACK METAL. And by that We mean, WE ARE REDNECKS WHO PLAY EVIL
MUSIC. There is nothing in common with what a kid today calls a "black"
metal group AND ACTUALLY WE sound more like KISS, DOING COKE WITH THE
DARK MASTER HIM SELF AND/OR DEMONS AND/OR BURNING SPIRITS,,, IN HELL.
Fuckin rock music.
4.the band recently released it's new cd "we
are the cult of the plains"through the mighty moribund recourds.how did
you guys come in contact with the label?
The label said they wanted a
band that was like NAZARETH meets POSSESSED meets THE CODPIECE OF
CRONOS. Then after that We just started to make a list of bands that fit
that bill so we could send their names to the label, and instead as it
turns out the label meant Blood Cult. After that everyone pretty much
shook their heads in the pernicious throes of bewilderment, leaving
their pride at the door as a mummy called 'BLACK METAL"" sighed
of the new bloodcult cd how long did it take you all to write/record
the songs for this release? are you and the rest of the band happy with
how it turned out? The songs were written in 2007 and then we made a
demo of 'em before we went to the studio.
No, we aren't happy with
any thing, because the fuckin' studio management decided to replace the
instruments with garbage cans and pork rind crunches. Then the vocals
were redone by a high class
mafia guy singing like he's in Vegas or
something. And to top it off the freaking cake we ordered for Elvis
birthday god damn melted.
6.how has response been from fans and the press?
fans are good, always.. the press is the fucking press ... WE do this
for the fans ONLY ... thats IT, and any one who claims otherwise is
7.does the band have any upcoming
shows/tours in support of the new cd? if yes who are some bands you will
be playing/touring with?
YEAH we are touring with SLAYER and BON
JOVI, tomorrow night is the first part, we start in CHINA and work over
to RUSSIA and then it's out to HOLLYWOOD CALIFORNIA after that for some
AWARDS shows in Spring, so yeah its goin to be a busy 3 or 5 years for
Us on this World Tour.
8.reverend i know like myself you
have been a part of the "underground metal"scene for many years now. how
do you feel the scene has changed in last 10-15 years? do you feel it
is getting better or worse?
9.what does the term "underground metal"mean to you?
next to nothing thanks to the internet. You get to finally see those
people who you wished you could meet in high school, the fucking fellow
metal fans. It turns out that the majority are scumbags. A true metal
fan, or a true music fan, contributes to their own metal communities.
They start zines or bands. The rest are listeners! What is the
difference between a fucking listener and a watcher? NOTHING they're
both sitting there CONTRIBUTING FUCKING NOTHING... My fans are my
friends. They contribute to my full well -being. But seriously, I must
say that there is no more metal any more because downloading killed it. A
genre must make some kind of money somewhere for some kind of band, or
else they can't continue to devote themselves to playing metal music...
an average person, this year, this day, is an mp3 bootleg mastermind.
hey if you don't pay for the cds or offer any words of support....
you're not worth shit to my band
10.do you or any of the other members of blood cult play in side-projects or bands? if yes please tell the readers about them.
am in Enbilulugugal & a my solo stuff is called Tjolgtjar. I play
in non-metal groups as well, Justin and Lewy do some shit of their own
that ain't metal too, so there's no relevancy here, is there .....
back to the band for a moment blood cult has a very unique sound and
approach to black metal.has the band always had a varied sound within
their releases? would you say you have a pretty open-mind towards music?
The answer to both questions is "Yes."
And also, I am very happy that you notice(d) the variety of sound.
not working on band music/promotion.what do you enjoy doing in your
spare-time? I like to play live shows in bands. I like to play music at
practices. And I do cartoons too. And I eat and shit too
reverend thank you for taking the time to fill out this interview do
you have any final comments for the readers? Thank you. Women reading
this should send nude photographs to the band. It helps out, you know...
and please, no soliciting.. Look forward to doing this again Patrick
moribund records "official"web-site
blood cult "offical" site