Interview - Hot Sunday Blood


1) Hi guys and welcome to this interview. Present your band to those who don't know you.
Hot Sunday Blood was formed in 2013. We believed that putting together our different musical backgrounds was promising, and so we tried. It seems the gamble was successful. The original idea was to recreate dark and grunge vibes and over the next few years the sound evolved until reaching today’s shape. With time we underwent some line up changes but the spirit was always strong!

2) Line up
Andrea: Vocals and lyrics
Carlo: Drums and motorbikes
Paolo: Bass and stupid humor
Andy: Guitar and potatoes

3) We sound like
We are (almost) all others! We always try to be energetic but with recognizable melodic parts. The aim is to always find the correct balance between hard sound and melodic one. We try to mix different genres that mostly have no common points. If I'd tell you that we play metal, maybe you'd think of Testament; if I say alternative metal you might think about SOAD. And if I say grunge…well, Alice in Chains maybe? The thing is you would get the wrong idea. So we like to say that this is something that you can or cannot enjoy, but it’s made with our hearts. You can for sure recognise a dark grunge atmosphere, with alternative metal and a little bit of black metal influences.

4) Discography
We have published three albums so far. The first, out in 2015, it’s named “Someone left behind” featuring a more grunge tone; the second one, “New Omega”, followed in 2017 with a more alt-metal spirit and on December 2019 we released “Kein Licht” which sounds like…the sum of the previous two with a darker mood. Go on, listen up and discover it yourself!

5) Influences
Speaking about influences, let me say Katatonia, Tool, Opeth, Metallica, Soundgarden, Type O’ Negative, Faith no More and so on. Not every listed artist might be heard but they all are an inspiration to us.

6) What do you write about?
Songs are intimate and reflect, with the use of metaphors and a bit of reality distortion, what is human nature in the continued pursuit of self-determination.

7) Your favourite live performance so far
We had a tour in 2018 in eastern Europe and it was just great!

8) Tell us a funny story that happened in studio or on stage
Once, after one of our first gigs, a guy suggested we could change genre to be more popular.
He said "you guys mix up too many genres and people get confused by it"... I mean…WTF?

9) Your favourite records?
Andrea (voice): "October Rust" by Type O Negative
Andy (guitar): "Mechanical Animal" by Marylin Manson
Carlo (drums): 'King for a Day" by Faith No more
Paolo (bass): "Superunknown" by Soundgarden

10) A musician you would like to meet for a beer.
Definitely Peter Steel, but I cannot meet him anymore (at least not here). Thinking about artists that are still alive I would go for Dave Grohl.

11) What would you ask backstage if you were the most important band on earth
To be able to meet our fans without rushing and giving everyone the attention he deserves!

Giovanni Gagliano

Passionate about music I wrote my first article for "Given To Rock" in 2012, reaching now 30K global followers. I am also a musician, gigging around London.

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