BLOOD STIGMATA (USA)::::......
at: 21st, August 2014
are the worst creature on Earth. They mindlessly consume,
destroying the world and all things apart of it. Chaos is
the only thing that is sure, you can be sure that the end
will include Chaos. Destruction is necessary for the
advancement of our species, which is why once again we hate
life and humans especially."
BBS started to take form back in 2003, however its only
after 2012 that you unleash your first demo. How did you get
involved in the scene for the first time and What are the
most memorable memories would you extract from your early
that time the founding members Jason and Jeff were in a
local band called "Zombie Ritual". It was some
primitive Death Metal band, but they were able to record a
couple of songs for a demo and play some local shows. As the
time passed though the other members became less involved in
Metal. But since Jason and Jeff are cousins they still
jammed together and wrote songs which were the earliest
songs for BLACK BLOOD STIGMATA around 2003. Troy joined soon
after that time, which was a natural fit because he and
Jason have known each other for over 25 years. Now you might
imagine we have a lot of memories together as a group before
we began creating music together for this reason.
All of your concept and songtitles are eminently
anti-religious. Would you say that there is a specific
concept that you follow or can anything go as long as it is
in the realm of the philosophy of the band?
we have written specifically about anti-religious themes,
this is true. Although when we began we did not necessarily
have this intention, but when you look at how religion
controls humans lives in this age of information it sickens
us. So we have taken on an Anti-Religious stance lately, but
the new batch of songs will have a few that have nothing to
do with religion.
How is your repulsion to the human kind and which way hate,
chaos and destruction influence into your music?
are the worst creature on Earth. They mindlessly consume,
destroying the world and all things apart of it. We would
like to see 99% of all humans die, then maybe we might have
another chance. Chaos is the only thing that is sure, you
can be sure that the end will include Chaos. Destruction is
necessary for the advancement of our species, which is why
once again we hate life and humans especially.
Your music evolves from black metal to death metal in every
of your compositions. How have you developed a sound that is
all yours and how the use of keyboards has become important
on your new album for example?
grew up listening to a bunch of different music. When we
began listening to Metal in the late 80's and early 90's it
was all about Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax. Then we started
listening to Death Metal, it was actually quite awhile
before we became interested in Black Metal. Now as our
tastes in music has evolved, we appreciate Black Metal just
as much as we enjoy Death Metal. We also wanted to take a
gore grind approach for we have much respect for many bands
from that genre. Before we rehearse we listen to all kinds
of different Extreme Metal, I guess this is probably the
reason we have such a diverse sound. This will be very
evident on the upcoming sophomore album. The keyboard has
become more important because of two reasons. Ryan included
some atmospheric parts to the new album which added a new
dimension to our songs. Also Troy has since become a better
keyboard player, so it will be easier for us to include this
instrument in later compositions.
You guys seem to be very old school in your approach to
metal.When in your opinion was the best metal produced?
is a tough question because like we mentioned we have such
respect for Metal, and we understand the importance of all
eras from the early NWOBHM to the nowadays Tech Death. I
would say though for us 1990-96 were very important for
BLACK BLOOD STIGMATA.
Regarding the previous question. I have heard one of you is
actually editing a paper fanzine. What´s the impact the
present "Tehcnology" era is having in detriment of
the real old school essence in your opinion? Do you miss to
read the old paper fanzines and listen to the tapes?
you are right. Troy is the editor of "Extreme Metal
Magazine", a printed zine dedicated to the underground.
Technology is a dangerous thing because it breeds laziness,
and allows weak things to survive. It is the same with music
or periodicals. With the current computer technology, music
takes less effort to create and the same with zines. In the
case of the zines, people have become so lazy they don't
even print them anymore. In the case of music, for many
bands a "digital release" is sufficient. However
for real fans of Metal this internet shit is not enough. The
tapes and zines are still around, you just have to seek
In opposition to this, With the easy access to internet you
can spread your music across the globe just sitting in front
of your computer. What ways has been the best for you in
order to promote the band?
have used the internet for promotional purposes, and it has
served us very well. There are some zines though that
specifically request physical media, and really these are
the ones we prefer most. This is the true way of Metal, this
is what we would recommend to any serious band.
With the change in people’s ways of consuming music how do
you go about maintaining a viable economical level to your
music/recording? How hard is it to print a demo/album on
your own and then spread it to the right channels?
it comes to Extreme Metal you can throw economics out the
window. We do this shit for enjoyment, and so we consider it
an expensive hobby…It is not too difficult to print an
album/demo and promote it, you just have to be motivated to
do so. For us there is no lack of motivation.
Latest release from your camp is -LP " Deviant Deities
and Perverse Prophets". Try to enlighten this material
to us. How long time it took to record it and What kind of
composing is more congenial and inspirative for you?
is our new batch of songs. We have a new guitar player Ryan,
who is also a sound engineer that really knows his shit. So
he gave us a great sound for this album. He is also a member
of GENOCIDE ARCHITECT. As far as the themes go for DDPP, we
wanted to go for a more vicious and hateful approach. We
also wanted to have more Death Metal influence this time
around. Over all though BBS is still the same just better
produced and with better song writing. When we are writing
songs we have a couple ways of doing this. Sometimes Jason
is Guitar and Troy is Drums and other times we both play
guitar and toss riffs back and forth. Both ways seem to be
effective, and this also seems to break the monotony.
Pick a song from the new album, that you feel to be the most
interesting lyrically, musically or having a good story
about it and tell me about it.
call, but we will use our most actively promoted song
"The Mis-Creation" as an example. This song is
about how hebraic people used pieces of sumerian myth that
were mis-interpreted as the foundations of their religion.
Within these lyrics we discuss some of the deeds of Abraham
as they are mentioned in the old testament. As it turns out
Abraham was a typical human male. he lied, he cheated, and
he stole amongst other unsavory deeds. This is the father of
the jewish faith. Now many years later Christ is born into
this religion, and perhaps disgusted by his own faith, he
founded his own religion. Although it is still based on the
core principles of the hebrew book, only this time Jesus
asks you to forgive your enemies and empty your pockets to
the poor. This is the prophet of the weak. The next to come
is Muhammad and he also claims to have spoken to angels. In
his book you will read about Abraham and Moses and their
lessons for human kind. Muhammad in our opinion was an Arab
nationalist that used religion as a sword. He was a human
outcast and sought to dominate others. although the core
principles of his faith were lifted from the jewish torah,
they were diluted to fit his conquest of Arabia. He his the
prophet of the uneducated.
Vinyl format had nowadays gained unbelievable comeback. And
tapes finally came back too! Do you see any advantages in
different formats like LP, CD and MC and which one of them
you personally prefer?
advantage for CDs is shipping costs for sure, and they seem
to be more conventional. LPs suck to ship because you have
to protect the shit out of them, but the artwork looks
better on them I suppose. It's strange that tapes made a
comeback, although I guess you can blame Raw Black Metal for
that. Really there is no preference. Jason says he only buys
I always enjoy hearing what life is like outside of a band.
What can you share with us about what your lives are like
outside of the bands? Wives, kids, jobs, hobbies?
is married and works in the automotive industry, he is
obsessed with music and enjoys traveling. Jason is self
employed, enjoys American Football, Call of Duty, and Cold
Dude, thanks a lot for your answers. I wish you all the best
and good luck my friend! Please, tell your closing words!
thanks for the interview, Eternal Hails to all Extreme
Underground Forces of Hell! Look for the upcoming full
length album "Anti-Religious Apocalyptic War" mid