Each band member affects the sound in an unique way, coming from different backgrounds, such as metal, stoner, grunge, black metal, prog and new wave. We are happy to introduce you to the amazing music band from Italy – Hot Sunday Blood !
[Blaster] Hi, thanks for your time! How did the band come together?
Hot Sunday Blood: The band was formed in 2013 when some friends met and decided it was the right time to do things seriously. After that, we had some lineup changes and released three albums, and things are ongoing…
[Blaster] Describe the band or the band’s music in one sentence?
Hot Sunday Blood: We are a plug-and-play band that spreads dark vibes and tries its best to make you feel something
[Blaster] As a band, is there one person who is the leader (so to speak), or do you work and write together tossing ideas around? How do you stay focused as a band and to avoid common band disagreements in all facets, including writing, recording and making the decisions?
Hot Sunday Blood: Both of these scenarios! Andrea,our singer, is the most charismatic person (even on stage), but on the rehearsal room we are all on the same level and everyone toss his coin in the bowl. We always think as a whole rather than a single being, because we’re a band and not someone’s solo project. This is, at least by our point of view, what is needed to stay strong together.
[Blaster] Do you collectively have a favorite album?
Hot Sunday Blood: We have different musical taste, but maybe Superunknown by Soundgarden is the album that all of us love.
[Blaster] Is there any hidden meaning in your music?
Hot Sunday Blood: Well…no, there is nothing hidden, it’s all directly thrown in your face. We write about feelings and thoughts in an unconventional way.
[Blaster] For upcoming bands, can you tell us what the secret is of keeping a band together for so long?
Hot Sunday Blood: It’s a band, not your playground. Respect each other as human beings and always remember that it’s possible to learn from everyone.
[Blaster] Where do you find your artistic inspiration?
Hot Sunday Blood: From grunge like Alice in Chains or Soundgarden to more alternative metal acts as Pyogenesis and also dark bands like Type O Negative, Bauhaus, Katatonia. We are five people with a common background but different taste in music, from Opeth to Faith no More.
[Blaster] Any plans for new music? When can we expect a new album or EP?
Hot Sunday Blood: Yes, at last in theory, but the current situation leaves many doubts. We planned to record something new, but of course the timeline has been completely upset. But this will come out, sooner or later!
[Blaster] Where can people see you perform next? Do you have a 2020 tour scheduled yet?
Hot Sunday Blood: Of course not, at least no plans at the moment. Let’s just hope to be able to go back to play live asap.
[Blaster] Tell us about your latest song. Was it specifically inspired by anything or anyone? Where was it recorded??
Hot Sunday Blood: Kein Licht is a concept album mainly based on the loss of emotions. The lack of something seen through emotional structures, such as resignation, disillusion, grief. There is not a story told through the songs, but more like a common theme. We recorded the album with the help of the awesome friend Marzio, in his Snooky Records.
[Blaster] What is one musical goal that you have had for this year?
Hot Sunday Blood: We had the goal to -at least- finish composing songs for the new album, but it’s difficult to achieve it at the moment with the lockdown.
[Blaster] Can you recall the moment when you thought you could be in this group?
Hot Sunday Blood: It was a short period after the first rehearsals, when we heard that the sound, even if primordial in its shape, was indeed interesting! Regarding the name, Andrea came up with this idea and honestly we all loved it right away.
[Blaster] Do you all hang out socially apart from the music? When you aren’t working on music, do you guys hang out for fun?
Hot Sunday Blood: Not as much as we would, because we are five people with a full time job and very busy schedules, but sometimes it happens!
[Blaster] Where do you think you are all happiest- in the studio recording new music, on stage performing or elsewhere?
Hot Sunday Blood: Definitely on stage. We are a live band, we do all that we do with the goal to play our music live with our fans. We think that you may be a studio solo project, but since we are a band, the direct contact with our fans is the only thing that matters in the end.
[Blaster] What do you hope is the message of your music? What do you hope people continue to take away from your songs??
Hot Sunday Blood: We have no soft lyrics and we talk about obscure themes. The ultimate hope is that someone can find itself in our music and that this can make a sort of relief, because life is hard but if we communicate (in different ways) those difficulties we can form a sort of connection between one another that can help overcome.
[Blaster] Are there any funny stories that happened to you while traveling together, that you want to share with our readers?
Hot Sunday Blood: Well, we are plenty of funny stories… weird/funny things keep happening to us all the time, especially when we are on tour. Maybe one day we’ll write our “HSB memories” 😉
[Blaster] Would you like to give any message to your fans?
Hot Sunday Blood: We are all facing harsh times, focus on what is really important. Stay near your beloved ones and be careful. This will pass. Listen to music (listen to HSB also!) paint, or read some books, make love or just take your time to think and be safe!