11 Feb
Interview with DROWNING IN BLOOD


Welcome to the FILTHY DOGS OF METAL Webzine.

Tell us a few things about DROWNING IN BLOOD (Members, Starting Year etc).
Noah: We started our band back in late 2020. Chris and I we’re in another band, False Gods. There were some creative differences between him and other band members so he asked me if I was interested in starting our own thing, just the two of us, and see where it goes. Me and Chris enjoy the old school thrash and thought it would be cool to bring a newschool twist to our favorite sound.

You have recently released your demo ''Crush The Weak''. What is the feedback from your audience as well as from the press?
So far so good, it’s honestly been great. We didn’t expect much out it and kinda just wanted to see where it went but we have received a lot of great responses from some decently known names so it feels good to have people who know their shit tell us they like our music!

Label or DIY and why?
DIY. We like doing things ourselves and until it become too much work for us to do we don’t plan on signing to a label. We’re also new to the music industry so we don't wanna get ourselves fucked with a shitty contract taking all our money and rights.

Do you prefer Vinyl, Tape, CD or Digital Format and why is that?
Noah: I’m sold on vinyls, nothing compares to the clarity of a needle on a record but I also love to play my old tapes because it gives the music a different vibe and sometimes I just wanna hear the raw and gritty sound of Peace Sells through my walkman (I know, who still uses a Walkman “laughter”)

Chris: I really enjoy vinyls don’t get me wrong but nothing beats how practical CD’s are. I love to through a CD into my car radio and listening to it all the way through while driving and you can’t do that with vinyl and tapes can get fucked if the road is too bumpy, and we live in Montreal. We're know for shitty roads.

Your music style is Thrash Metal. Which are your main influences (Favourite Artists / Bands etc.)
Kind of a big 4 mash up influence. Mostly Metallica and Slayer. Noah’s personal favorites are Megadeth, Lamb of God and Death. Chris loves Exodus for his vocal style and takes influence from toxic holocaust for his guitar riffs.

Which things, do you think, a Band should sacrifice in order to succeed? Have you ever sacrificed anything in your life for a better future of your Band?
You’ve gotta sacrifice A LOT of money and most of your free time if you wanna make it anywhere. We haven’t had the chance to tour yet but simply buying gear, renting jam spaces and recording sessions will cost most of your paycheck and you need to put in as much time as you can to both perfecting your instrument AND your own songs. A lot of people half ass practicing their own songs because they figure “I wrote it, I know how it goes” but that’s just not enough.

Describe your ideal live show as a performance Band. Have you already experienced that?
Unfortunately all the shows we have managed to book have gotten cancelled so far. But for us a perfect show doesn’t need pyrotechnics and fancy lights and screens. Although it is cool, we just wanna see people mosh they’re heads off to our songs. Maybe even some rain would add some ambience!

Which attributes, do you think, that a new Thrash Metal Band should have in order to gain identity and be unique?
Good productions goes a long way but you’ve gotta do things your way. Don’t try to sound like your favorite bands, take your favorites parts from them and makes it yours by finding and adding your own sound to it.

Do you believe that Digital Platforms help the new Thrash Metal Bands? Which, do you think, is the ideal way for a Band to promote its work?
The digital world has as many advantages as it has disadvantages. It's easier to get your stuff around the world but you’re also swimming in a pool of shit. Your record won’t promote itself. Talking to people from the scene is just as important as paying for online advertising if not more because they’re more likely to remember a personal interaction over a youtube add preventing them from seeing the video they actually want to see. Start local not global.

Tell us a few things about the New Underground Metal Scene in Canada (Bands, Fanzines, Webzines, Metal Clubs etc.)
So far, other bands have been really cool and supportive of our music. Metal magazines, like you guys, have been reaching out to us too and fan support has been overwhelmingly positive, which is really fucking cool!

Do you know anything about the Hellenic Metal Scene? 
Sorry we have no idea what the Hellenic metal scene is but now we’ve gotta check it out!

What are your future plans?
We’re working on some new material right now! We’re still unsure if we’re gonna make an LP or another EP next. It'll all depend on how soon we can play shows again and be able to play enough shows to support and promote a full LP release, which as of right now in Quebec, we can’t play any shows.

Thank you very much for your time & Keep up the good work! The closure is yours.
Well I’d like to thank you guys for having us. And the fans for supporting us however they can! We can’t wait to get on the road and thrash the fuck out every place with you guys! You can buy our EP on Bandcamp or go check us out on any streaming platform.

By Steve the Filthy Dog.





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