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Project: Blood - Project: Blood Newsletter Interview

16 Aug 2010 // An interview by Shade

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.

 

About Project: Blood

Conceived in the brooding swamps of Palmerston North, Project: Blood are the soundtrack to your worst futuristic nightmare - an aphotic blend of crushing metal riffing, jarringly heavy yet
danceable groove and harsh industrial atmosphere.

The band's first EP release The Dark Below represents the culmination of several years of musical experimentalism and hard work. It is the first part of a three album concept integrating a number of thematics from horror novels and films, everything from HP Lovecraft to The Evil Dead, it showcases the writing and performance dynamics of a well-drilled musical unit.

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