Bloodsimple Video and Tour Dates
Bloodsimple have made an uncut version of the video for their first single from their upcoming albm available on their Myspace site. The single is "Straight Hate" and the album is "A Cruel World". "A Cruel World" will be released March 29th.
Bloodsimple don’t want to be judged by the merits of their past, but they know that it’s probably going to happen. And they’re ready.
“People are going to be blindsided by this record, and I can say that with confidence—I think this is my greatest work,” says frontman Tim Williams, who along with guitarist Mike Kennedy, spawned bloodsimple from the ashes of their acclaimed metal-core outfit Vision Of Disorder. While VOD were visionaries on the heavy music front, bloodsimple offered the pair an opportunity to stretch their musical muscles, further expanding their hard-hitting dynamics from sheer aggression and amplified rage, to subtle soundscapes that stress their uninhibited extremes.
“Tim and I had talked about doing this type of project for awhile, and when VOD came to an end, we realized that this didn’t have to be a project, it could be a band,” says Kennedy. The duo began collaborating on bloodsimple in late 2001, but it wasn’t until the addition of guitarist Nick Rowe nearly a year later that, according to Kennedy, “we really took off—That’s when we really started writing three-dimensional songs.”
“Lyrics are important to me, and I go over them with a fine-tooth comb,” says Williams. “I put love into them, I put hate into them, I speak to people through the music, and don’t want to be some stereotypical guy that’s writing about fucking chicks and getting drunk—that’s so cliché.” And cliché is something bloodsimple will never be.
“Half of this album is brutal, and the other half… You don’t even know where it’s coming from, yet it’s all a part of the same album,” says bassist Kyle Sanders, whose previous credits include the industrial-metal trailblazers Skrew, as well as a more recent tenure with Medication. “The dynamics of this band are just unreal—It never feels like it’s too fast or too slow, but there’s still a range that goes from one extreme to the other, without ever compromising either.”
It was that bold disregard for genre constraints—and their incendiary live show—that attracted Mudvayne frontman Chad Gray to bloodsimple, making them the first release on his Bullygoat Records imprint of Warner Bros. Records. “bloodsimple opened for Mudvayne in Philadelphia, and it didn’t take long for me to understand that they have the songs, energy, ability and live performance needed to captivate an audience.”
“This is the band I’ve always wanted to be in,” echoes drummer Chris Hamilton, a former member of Downset and Medication who’s also recorded for such scalding acts as Crisis and My Ruin. “bloodsimple is a collective, and everybody brings something really strong to the table, there’s no weak link in this band. Most of us have done this before as a profession, and we wanted this one to be the real one for the long haul.”
Source: Reprise Records
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