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Bloodletting - Bloodletting Newsletter Interview

08 Jul 2007 // An interview by Shade
What is your greatest achievement?

Putting this band together, getting out there and playing heaps of shows, as we are a relatively young band and haven't been around for very long..

The amount of exposure and support we have had over the past year has been incredible, we have and E.P released and are currently working on our new album "The Devils Rapture" which is half way done now.. We are VERY proud of our work on this new album and have had an excellent public response from the two tracks that we have released so far...

What do you think could be done to make NZ music even better?

More media exposure to NZ metal bands out there, we have gigged with some incredible bands which play at an international level and need to be more recognised for their talents...

Relentless Attrition, Slave Cadaver, Carnal, Six Day War, Leader to Ruin, Damned Age, Blacktooth, Sinate, Aethea, In Dread Response, Asphyxiate, Carnage, Human and Ulcerate just to name a few...

Where do you see yourselves in 5 years?

Shit, ummmm, I live life one day at a time...

Hopefully gigging Australia / Europe / Asia . . It all depends on how much support we get in NZ and how big a fan base we get going over here.. All of NZ's biggest bands built themselves up a massive following here, then buggered off overseas, we'd like to do that, but we'd never abandon our country (hum's national anthem)...

What is the best thing about making music?

You can't just put it down to one thing, there are so many awesome and rewarding things that music can do for you..

Personally, 99.9% of my life is music, It has given me a sense of direction and identity in my life, it's the best thing to ever happen to me.. I'm sure the other lads would agree Very Happy

It's a lot of hard work, but at the end of the day its ALL worth it!

What advice would you like to give to other aspiring musicians?

Never give up!

About Bloodletting

Bloodletting is a 5-piece metal band with fuckwit members from Auckland with a huge variety of influences ranging from thrash to death metal.

Originally a 4-piece founded by Josh Hughes (bassist) and Martin Kemble (drums), Bloodletting then recruited Shane McHale on guitars and good friend Chris Mincher on vocals.

After the recording of their first EP, 'ONE IN THE BREECH', Chris was replaced by Nick Graham (also in LEADER TO RUIN), and already Bloodletting's sound changed to be more melodic thrash. They then decided to recruit a second guitarist, and good friend and shredder Owen Woodward (also in COPROPHAGIA) was an obvious choice.

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One In The Breech
Year: 2006
Type: EP

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