What can we expect to see from Project: Blood over the next year?
James: More shows, an album or 2 EP's, hopefully a Christmas album, or the recorded live to air set.
Jared: A nude photo shoot.
Damo: A music video in an R18 fashion.
Rob: Yeah, an EP of some sort.
What advice would you like to give to other aspiring musicians?
Rob: Be Yourself, fuck trends.
James: Skip breakfast and steal money from your mum for drugs.
Jared: Enjoy refreshing time. Whatever you do don't listen to us!
Damo: Play and learn what you're in to.
Who are your favourite NZ musicians/bands, and why?
Jared:Alphabethead, he plays the turntables like an instrument and Elephant of the Ocean are stupendous, sort of similar to Fantomas but completely different.
Damo: Elephant of the Ocean, Amachine, Sticky Filth, Turbostill - their stage energy has not been matched by any other NZ band of any genre.
Rob:Future Stupid - they fuckin groove! Cortina - crazy performances, awesome songs. Jordan Reyne - amazing voice and atmospheres.
James:Dick Dynamite and The Dopplegangers - cos they are just so fuckin cool and they cover 'Pet Semetary' by The Ramones.
How do you come up with your lyrics?
James: Easy, just write songs about movies.
Who would you most like to support live?
Rob: Ummm.... Skinny Puppy? Front Line Assembly? Too many to list.
Jared: Dio or Michael Jackson, but sadly its too late now.
Damo: Macabre, Pungent Stench, AC/DC, Sisters Of Mercy or Ulver.
James: Blitzkid, American Werewolves, Killing Joke or EHC.
How do you believe Project: Blood fits into the NZ music industry?
Rob: In the bath.
Damo: Independent free thinkers opposing mainstream trends, so we probably don't fit in. Unless you want us to Ppffhhtt we are who we are.
Jared: I think there's a place for this kind of music. People with all sorts of different musical tastes could find something interesting in it if they have a listen.
James: You should see what it does to the ladies!
Rob: For people who miss the 90's industrial sound with a spoonful of good fun and cheese when appropriate.
What can you never leave home without?
Damo: House keys, clothes.
Jared: A can opener for if I get hungry. I always lose stuff anyway so best to just leave it at home.
Rob: Pants, ipod.
James: Chloroform, rag, rope.
How do you describe Project: Blood’s music?
Damo: Industrial metal, sounds to groove to, good riff structures, music with thought.
Jared: A friend once called it 'evil dance music'.
Rob: Industrial metal, early to mid 90's sound I guess.
James: Industrial rock/roll metal. You can dance to it... so dance fucker!
What is the best part of being a musician?
James: People think you are cool and edgy.
Damo: It's a relaxing release of day to day frustrations.
Jared: It seems to somehow make you more attractive.
Rob: Creating songs that I want to hear and sometimes having people like them too.
What inspired you to become a start Project: Blood?
James: Appealed to musical goodness, so why not making start a band? Band quite strong. Rob and Skeleton and soon addition for Damo. Making well for some songs. Jared... and then at some shows. Project: Blood, shining happy to all future.
How did you come up with the name Project: Blood?
Rob: I came up with a bunch of names and James choose his favourite.
James: I picked one I thought was neat.
What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why?
Damo: Project: Blood at Wellington's Medusa. Crowd response for a new band was wicked.
Jared: Our first Factory show in Palmy was cool. Great crowd response and awesome first gig.
James: We haven't played much, but Medusa FTW, or maybe our first show at the Factory.
Rob: As above, all had really accepting and excited crowds.
What rumour would you like to start about Project: Blood?
Damo: We all sit around answering questions for an online music site after playing live to air sets for student radio stations.
Rob: That we are good.
Jared: Our beards and sideburns contain magical powers when you rub them vigorously.
Damo: You will have a mental picture of Project: Blood every time you have a root with your partner.
James: We have a keyboard player, he is just hiding from you.
Your worst futuristic nightmare! Industrial horror/sci-fi influenced Metal from the swamp.