Welcome to the 9th edition of La Bodega’s Quarantine Talk.
Where we have conversations with various artist and groups from around the world via email, zoom & phone.
The group we have featured is Hot Sunday Blood From Torino, Italy
SO. What are your names? where you’re from and what first got you interested in the
HSB. We are:
Andrea (vocals), Marco (guitar), Andrea “Andy” (guitar), Paolo (bass), Carlo (drums)
We are all from Torino, Italy. We all are long term musicians that one day met and
decided to play together.
SO. Who and/or what inspires you to create?
HSB. Music comes from what we are, situations we live, how we see the world. It’s “simply” a
way to express our inner being. We have solid rock and metal roots even if everyone of us
likes different things and tries to bring his vision into play. I think the ultimate motivation
is that we like it. We like how our sound comes out, and we like to evolve and search for
SO. How would you describe your sound?
HSB. Something dark, unusual and somewhat uncomfortable. We can attach the very generic
tag of “alternative metal” which means all and nothing. It’s something you may or may
not like, but for sure is genuine, it’s what we are: naked.
SO. What is your creative process like?
HSB. Usually all starts with a guitar riff that gets elaborated and expanded. Lyrics and voice
melody comes after. Everyone in different ways brings its own, but we can say that
everyone is involved. The interesting thing is that the outcome is -every time- far different
from what we had in the beginning. It may even shift genre!
SO. What artist(s) would you like to collaborate with?
HSB. It would be awesome to work with Pyogenesis and Katatonia! But this is a question that
must be asked to every different member of the band.
SO. What is one message you would give to your supporters?
HSB. In those difficult times, stay strong, which means focus on what’s really important in your
life and care about whom you love. And, of course, listen to HSB!
SO. What is the most talent/skill you have that most people don’t know about?
HSB. Our bass and guitar players are very intelligent people with a sophisticated sense of
SO. What would you be doing right now, if you weren’t doing music?
HSB. If we weren’t doing music we would be trying to do some music, elementary 🙂
SO. Who are some artists/people you admire and why?
HSB. Everyone of us has its own answers. Generally speaking we love the ones which give us
emotions through their music, and our preferred artists come from the grunge and metal
scene. We could start with Type O’Negatyve and Alice in Chains for their darkness and
rage, while Soundgarden, Katatonia and Faith No More for the energy; Pyogenesis and
Linkin Park for the melody…I could go on forever.
SO. What is the best advice you’ve been given?
HSB. One fundamental advice was to always think as professionals, even if we are not (yet!).
No matter where you are playing, don’t be late, support the PA guys in soundcheck, don’t
leave your personal belongings in the way, don’t play overtime and so on. In other words,
try every time to do your best, and things will come.
SO. If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
HSB. Undoubtedly more chances to play live! But we think the problem, at least in our country,
is not only with the industry itself but also with people’s mentality. Lately lass and less
people move their asses to go listen to live music.
SO. What’s next for you, where would you like to see yourself in the next year?
HSB. Well… on stage with Korn? Jokes apart, obviously outside of this pandemic at first. Then
we hope to gain a little more evidence outside our borders and maybe touring a little bit
SO. What is your social media? How can people get in contact with you?
HSB. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hotsundayblood
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