Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Bleeding Eyes Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording and release of the new album?
1) We're playing local gigs, we're trying to organize a european tour (hopefully it will happen in September) and we're rehearsing GAMMY with all the fun stuff that goes with it.

2.In December you had released a new album, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?
2) We don't like to label our music, or lock it in a specific genre. We just jam together till something stands out and we feel is worth developing. Anyway, to give a general idea, "Space Doom" could wrap it up. Our previous release "A Trip to the Closest Universe" is the first album with our current lineup, so obviously it differs from the earlier releases that were more straightforward metal, but is very much connected to GAMMY, in fact, some songs from the latter were created in the same period as the previous record.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music?
3) To us GAMMY means anything that can put you in a deep, introspective and psychedelic state of mind. In our case that would be: love, hate, booze, drugs, life, death, etc. and the lyrics mainly deal these subjects in a very personal way.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Bleeding Eyes'?
4) Actually there is no deep meaning behind the name Bleeding Eyes, It sounds good and it could be very graphic

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
5) Some recent and significant shows are: in Milano supporting "Pelican", in Padova with "Eyehategod", this summer we sided "Crowbar", we had the great opportunity to play with "Graveyard" right after "Hisingen Blues" was released and we supported "Karma to Burn" in two italian shows. Answering the second half of the question, on stage we fall into this "GAMMY" dimension were everything unfolds too quickly for us to even realize what actually happened… "Intense" would be the word.

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the new album?
6) As mentioned earlier, we are organizing a european tour that could bring us to Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France… But is yet to be scheduled. Till then we're playing mostly local shows, but one that stands out is in Bologna (IT) on the 12/3/15 supporting "Weedeater".

7.The last few albums where released on Go Down Records, are you happy with the support they have given you over the years?
Well, we are friends with most of the guys at GoDown so yeah it's been great! They don't pressure us in anyway and they give us as much freedom as we want.  

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of sludge, doom metal and stoner rock?
8) Overall, good! Especially with our latest album. GAMMY has been reviewed as a turbulent, unclassifiable album that lets the listener build his own idea around it.

9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
9) Well… Actually we have a bunch of material to work on for a future album, it's just a matter of choosing the songs that fit better together and refine them. But how they'll ultimately sound, you'll discover that soon, because we don't know it yet.

10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
10) We're pretty open minded about music and we all listen to different genres from metal, to blues, to funk, to jazz, etc. So we'll name a few bands/artist that we like listening together to please everyone in the band: Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Tool, The Melvins, Alice in Chains, Mastodon, Clutch, Neurosis, Isis, Ozric Tentacles, Jimi Hendrix, Every Time I Die, etc.

11.What are some of your non musical interests?
11) GAMMY, Beer and Vagina!

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
12) ……Vagina!

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