Turin’s Hot Sunday Blood may or may not be a band you’ve heard of but since Kein Licht is their third effort, you should know them by now. Grunge is the dish du jour but this band has so much more to offer than just that, think 90s somewhat radio friendly altmetal but colored by today’s harder strains. The album hits on deep themes through the lens of a young woman’s eyes suffering from psychological chinks in the armor and hurls it at you with depressive tones and atmospheric riffs. Even though the album has been out since December, we recently had the chance to reach out with our Profile questions and below you will find their responses. Dig in and support!
How did you first get into playing music, and have you achieved the level of success that you hoped for?
We all began at different ages. The common motivation is as always the same: the “thing” you feel that makes you willing to be able to express something you have inside.
About the second question, I think that this is never going to happen!
What’s the most you have ever debased yourself to get your band onto a show, into a magazine or otherwise promoted, covered, and praised? (If you don’t have a story, please tell us any funny/embarrassing story.)
Nothing too debasing. lol… maybe traveling a lot or accepting a cut on our playlist… things that can and will happen to everyone.
What do you see as some of the great things happening in metal and what are some of the worst things happening inside the scene right now?
The biggest thing happening is the amount of ever-growing contamination between metal and other kinds of music. This leads to creating something new every time.
The worst thing is a common situation that metal music shares with other scenes, which is the crawling loss of interest that people suffer against music. Less shows, less possibilities, less love for music.
It seems that now everyone has a passion for some cause and that those people are very open about displaying their passions. This is probably a very, very good (and progressive) thing socially. What are some of the most important issues (social/political/humorous/etc.) for you and how do you insert those issues into your music?
We rarely talk about “social issues.” Our lyrics are more on a personal level, an end to describe intimate situations which may be common to many people.
What, or who, got you into metal and how old were you? How did your family take the news?
Like many others it happened in childhood, around teenage years. We were very lucky because our parents were open-minded (if not rockers on their own) so that did not pose a problem at all.
What advice do you have for aspiring music critics and outlets out there? How can we all better serve the genre in the eyes of a hard-working musician?
The most important error a newie may do is to express personal opinions before the objective ones. I don’t like Lady Gaga’s music, but she is a talented artist and incredible performer.
What’s your goal? You guys thinking world domination? Maybe saving a continent? Maybe invading one? Any interest in starting a cult? Do you guys have day jobs or hobbies you want to share? Whatever it is, please let us know.
One of us is still a student, then we have a wood-worker, a sales representative, an IT developer and an industry technician met. Their goal is to devastate their instruments until from Alaska to NZ their music is known. Oh, and we really would like to eradicate non-sense racism.
When you’re not obsessing over your own material, what are some of your favorite albums to listen to currently? (Feel free to include non-metal)
Pick some records from Katatonia to Muse, Adele, Beethoven, Caparezza (I bet you don’t know him) Soundgarden, Type O’ Negative, Italian folk, Alice in Chains, Faith no More, RHCP…. Did I do a good meltin’ pot?
What is the 12-month outlook for you or your band? Any specific events on the horizon that the masses should be aware of?
Given the delicate moment we are experiencing now it has no sense to give false expectations!
Summarize your band in exactly one word. (Disclosure: If you include additional words, we will select our favorite for the final publication.)
Many thanks to Hot Sunday Blood for their time!