Summon: How did the band get started?
Ron: Bloodred is a one-man-project so it’s hard to tell when it all started. I had played in bands for several years but over the time it became clear, that my musical direction was changing to a more extreme sound and the other band members at the time didn’t want to follow. So I started writing music just for me and I think it was 2009 when I first recorded a song under the name of Bloodred.
Summon: Tell me about some the songs on the latest CD?
Ron: The first song is the “The Lost Ones” and this one is a more mid tempo song with a certain Thrash feel to it, although it starts with a really fast part. I think this song is a good introduction into the music of Bloodred since it has speed, melody and groove. The lyrics are based on a poem by Samuel Bamford. The second song is called “Spirits Of The Dead”. The lyrics are from a poem by E.A. Poe and this song shows the Black Metal side of Bloodred. It was fascinating to watch Joris playing all this ultra fast stuff in the studio. It’s unbelievable how hard he hits the snare drum even at high speed.
The EP was produced by Alexander Krull at his Mastersound Entertainment Studio. All drums are played by Joris Nijenhuis (Atrocity, Leaves´ Eyes).