Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life is proud to bring you an interview with Floridian four-piece, Blood of Angels. Their debut EP, Rise of the Fallen Gods, is out on April 21st, 2017 via Hollywood Collective. You can read our review of the EP here.
1. How did you get started as a band?
After the demise of Foreshadow, I still had some music ideas that I wanted to do. First I contacted Andrew from Denied Til Death to do vocals for Blood of Angels. Through Andrew I spoke with Kevin (Denied Til Death drummer) and he was interested, and we started to rehearse together. Andrew wouldn’t be able to do the project, so I contacted a friend of mine whose boyfriend is a vocalist. He sent me a demo of an Amon Amarth track, and it sounded good. That’s when I brought Chris in the mix. Michael was my tour manager in the past, and we were talking about the project. He was on a break from Motograter. I was excited when he agreed to play bass on the EP.
2. How would you describe your sound?
A blend of melodic death metal and black metal influence.
3. What bands/artists would you say have influenced your style of music?
Amon Amarth, Six Feet Under, Slayer, Dark Tranquillity and Morbid Angel.
4. Has the rise of YouTube & music streaming helped or hindered you as a band?
It has helped a lot. We have been able to reach metal music fans in many parts of the world.
5. What do you enjoy doing when you’re not making music?
My wife and I really enjoy travelling as much as possible. We go to the theatre regularly, concerts, theme parks, and museums. Later this month we will be attending Star Wars celebration in Orlando, FL. It will be awesome.
6. What are your future plans musically? Tours?
I have already started writing our next release, and expect to be in the studio later this year. It will be a full-length release. After the next album is out, we plan on doing festival dates.
We’d like to thank Blood of Angels for the interview & Qabar Extreme Music PR for arranging it. You can pick up Odin’s Wrath now via Bandcamp & pre-order the EP here. Find out more about the band through their official website here, on Facebook & on YouTube.