Jealous Haters Since 1998!
Home | News | Reviews | Day In Rock | RockNewsWire | Singled Out | Tour Dates/Tix | Feeds
 

Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary is a band from Italy and one of the first signings to Cradle of Filth bassist, Dave Pybus' new label SixSixSix Records. They play a Goth Metal punctuated by singer Aldebran's deathly detached vocals --- sort of like a warmer Peter Steele. Their debut record is full of heavy melodic songs that ring in your ears long after it's done. I spoke with lead singer Aldebran recently about their debut record "Blood 'n' Roll".

antiMusic: Can you sum up the essence or mission statement, as it were, of Bloody Mary into one or two sentences?

Bloody Mary: Can we sum up Bloody Mary in one or two sentences??? If only we could!!! At the moment we're drowning in thanks - thanks to the people who have helped us, to the people who have believed in us…..and thanks to the people who have continued to serve us beer after the bell has been rung. We're lucky to have such people around. Bloody Mary isn't just a group of musicians; it's a group of realisers.

antiMusic: How did the band come to be an entity? 

Bloody Mary: Well, in all honesty, the band isn't an entity per se - it's more of an ENTIRETY. No pun intended, but it goes back to the previous response - it's taken time and patience on the part of many people to realize what we have together. Patience and beer, that is.

antiMusic: Can you give a line or two about each song --- either the idea behind it or something special about its recording?

Bloody Mary: A line or two about each song, eh? Christ! Is it not enough that we slave away for five fucking years and NOW have sum them up in one line??? Give us a break, man!!! Ok fine, have it your way. We'll try, but we don't promise to clarify (in short, we're Italians and we refuse to explain things in a simple way).

Icy Blue (excellent song by the way): Go to the bar.

Drops (equally awesome): Go to the bar; get a drink.

I won't be unfeeling: Go to the bar; get another drink.

Cease to Burn: Apologise to the girl you've just insulted; get another drink.

It's too late: *see previous explanation - work it out from there*

Judas Spite (another excellent one): In seriousness, a hard-worked piece. Took much of our patience and power to create, based on the way we felt in that precise moment in time - we entered a period in which the Bloody Family was getting used to the inability to be together always. The family was growing out of our hands.

The Second Chance: Err….we don't really know. We'll leave this one as a gift. Of sorts.

Learning to fly: Get back to the bar; get a drink.

Little sister: aaahh….take this one as you please.

Before the rain: Our most developed piece. A track that shows progress (in our view) that reflects the whole group mission - all-changing and never lessening. The ONLY way to finish our debut album.

antiMusic: Why did you choose to sign with SixSixSix Records? Did the inclusion of Dave Pybus have any attraction, considering his background?

Bloody Mary: The reality here is not that Dave Pybus is "that guy from Cradle of Filth", but instead he is a man who has impressed us with his belief and presence. He is someone we consider as a friend an craftsman, one who has worked hard not just for his own position, but for his knowledge of the whole idea of music into the new century.

antiMusic: Aldebran, you, obviously, have a Robert Smith/H.I.M. quality about your voice. It is one of the most discerning features of your band. Is this an affected style or do you naturally sound like that?

Bloody Mary: The voice? Well, the voice is the voice. I'd love to say I got it from the local video shop, but in reality it's simply my own voice. The aforementioned singers are great and all that stuff, but at the end of the day it comes from my simple love of singing. It's what I love doing. 

antiMusic: I like your lyrics very much. Are you one of those people who bangs out lyrics on command, or do you have to be truly inspired to do so?

Bloody Mary: Lyrics don't just come from nowhere, as any competent musician can tell you. The lyrics come from the same place as the music - it happens when things in life arrive in a headspace in which I feel I can express myself clearly. It depends on the moment; I have to feel compelled to do it.

antiMusic: There is a mature quality about your band which is rare for a new group. Do you agree and if so, what do you attribute it to?

Bloody Mary: We've been together for some time now (well, five years actually) and we've always taken heed of the things we need to do to grow as a group. Obviously we have a hell of a long way to go, but we're happy with the way we've started.

antiMusic: Considering the band was formed in 2000, has the band deviated from your initial idea of how it would sound?

Bloody Mary: There was always a sound we wanted to create, and we've been fortunate in finding such collaborators who helped us to realise our ideas.

antiMusic: What effect does coming from Italy have on your sound or does it make a difference? Is there an Italian "sound"?

Bloody Mary: Look, we're not flying the 'tri-colour' flag, and for this we don't go around saying 'hey, cop a load of us - we're Italians!' We don't consider our sound to be of any particular nation, and that's what we feel about this whole genre of music - it should not be a case of nations introducing nationalism through music. That serves very little. So no - there is no difference!

antiMusic: Is Bloody Mary a band built for the stage, the studio, or both?

Bloody Mary: Both, in honesty. There are things to know about Bloody Mary from what we produce in the studio, and then there is the 'other side' we create on stage. We like to think that we have diverse things to offer, from the CD to the stage.

antiMusic: What interesting little incidents happened while recording your record? 

Bloody Mary: Incidents in the studio? Nothing of great significance. Oh yeah, the sound engineer is making fantastic progress after his psychotic episode. Now he can stay outside for a whole hour, and we can feed him fish sticks too. A great story for the Telethon. Wasn't our fault, see. He never told us that he was of a nervous disposition, though maybe Aldebran took advantage of his issues. 'Nuff said!!!

antiMusic: Who would you most ideally like to tour with?

Bloody Mary: We'd love to tour with some gypsies. Maybe dancing monkeys too. Could be a good collaboration, no? Well, in seriousness perhaps The Cult.

antiMusic: What has been the highlight of your career so far?

Bloody Mary: The highlight of our career so far would be the 'police chase' after a concert in Reggio Emilia!!! No, ok. Playing live in England was pretty damn good. It brought us many new possibilities, so it's something we don't forget.

antiMusic: What are the plans for the next year or so?

Bloody Mary: For the next year we would love to tour "Blood 'n' Roll", as is being organised by our never-tiring label Six Six Six. And then? Another album!

antiMusic: Thank you so much for taking the time, guys. We really appreciate it. I look forward to hearing from you and to perhaps seeing you live on your first North American tour, hopefully soon!!!

Bloody Mary: We thank you so much for support, patience and opportunities. We'd love to get to meet you...on stage!!!

antiMusic would like to thank Bloody Mary for this interesting interview. antiMusic would also like to thank Dave Pybus from SixSixSix Records for facilitating the interview.
 

Visit the official homepage

Preview and Purchase This CD Online

More articles for this artist

tell a friend about this review

.


...end




.
News Reports
.
• Day in Rock:
Pink Floyd Reveal New Album Details- Staind's Aaron Lewis Safe Following Private Jet Incident- Slayer Inspire Sports Car- Kinks Releasing 25 Previously Unreleased Songs- more

• Day in Pop Linkin Park Star Wants Eminem Collaboration- Charli XCX Delays Album For Unusual Reason- Mary J. Blige Releases Sam Smith Penned Song- Aphex Twin Album Stream- more

• B-Sides: Vinnie Paul Has Found Peace Over Dimebag's Murder- Arcade Fire, the Strokes and Bon Iver Members Have Super Jam- Stryper Frontman Thinks U2 Album Giveaway Devalues Music- more

 Subscribe To Day in Rock

.
 
Reviews
.

• Quick Flicks: David Bowie is

• Road Trip: Elvis in Shreveport: Still in the Building

• Cannibal Corpse - A Skeletal Domain

• MorleyView: From Light Rose The Angels

• Death - Leprosy

• Road Trip: Under the Volcano: Fun Erupts on Star Flyer Cruise to Nicaragua

• Godsmack - 1000hp

• Rock Reads: An Ozzy Osbourne Day-by-Day- Teenage News Issue 2

• The Pink Floyd & Syd Barrett Story

• Devo - The Men Who Make the Music

• Hot In The City: Voodoo Sex Cult's A Year and a Day

• Anthrax - Chile on Hell

• Rock Reads: Glow: The Autobiography of Rick James

• The Chimpz - Self Titled EP

• On The Record: Kodacrome - Aftermaths

• Kyle Hollingsworth - Speed of Life

• Meridian - The Awful Truth


.
.
.

Search for Tickets

Or Browse For Tickets

.
.
Today's Rock News
.

• Pink Floyd Reveal New Album Details

• Staind's Aaron Lewis Safe Following Private Jet Incident

• Slayer Inspire New Sports Car

• The Kinks Box Set Includes 25 Previously Unreleased Tracks

• Joe Lynn Turner and Carmine Appice's Rated X Set Album Release

• Flying Colors Streaming New Album Online

• Cannibal Corpse Face Ban Over Alleged Blasphemy

• Gwar Announce New Frontwoman

• Alice Cooper Opens Thrift Store

• Dream Theater Star Turns iPad Into 'Most Epic Sounding Instrument Ever'

• Radiohead's Thom Yorke Has Fans Guessing With Internet Post

• Visconti Was Misquoted About New David Bowie Album

• Piano Streaming New Album Online

• Supergroup The German Panzer Reveal Debut Album Details

• America Saved Motorhead

• The Poodles Lose A Member

• Devin Townsend Planning 'Garden Music' Project

• Robert Plant To Perform On The Tonight Show

• Motley Crue To Play Gas Monkey Event

• Lenny Kravitz To Launch New Album On Letterman


Subscribe to Day in Rock Report by Email

.
.
Today's Pop News
.

• Linkin Park Star Wants Eminem Collaboration

• Charli XCX Delays New Album For Unusual Reason

• Mary J. Blige Releases Sam Smith Penned Song

• Aphex Twin Streaming New Album Online

• Leonardo DiCaprio Turns Rapper

• Dierks Bentley Releases Emotional Video For 'Say You Do'

• Jamie Foxx and 2 Chainz Sued Over Party Ain't a Party

• Jay-Z and Beyonce Release Live Video Clip

• Kanye West Plays Surprise Festival Set

• Brad Paisley, Florida Georgia Line Lead Blue Ridge Music Fest Lineup

• Randy Travis Makes Appearance at Benefit

• Kellie Pickler Cast For Lead Role In Animated Movie

• John Mellencamp Releases Troubled Man Video

• Azealia Banks Releases New Song 'Chasing Time'

• Chase Rice's NFL Dreams Were Ended With Injury

• Josh Abbott Band Talk Dancing, Texas and New York City

• Taylor Swift, Iggy Azalea, Paramore Lead We Can Survive Lineup

• Kiesza Releases New Track Bad Thing

.
.
Latest B-Sides News
.


• Vinnie Paul Has Found Peace Over Dimebag's Murder

• Arcade Fire, the Strokes and Bon Iver Members Have Super Jam

• Stryper Frontman Thinks U2 Album Giveaway Devalues Music

• Sixx A.M. Release New Song 'Stars'

• Slash Rocks Guns N' Roses Classic At Intimate Show

• Beck Kicks Off George Harrison Week On Conan

• Aerosmith's Joe Perry Talks Relationship With Steven Tyler

• Crucified Barbara Release I Sell My Kids For Rock 'N' Roll Video

• Zodiac Streaming New Album Online

• Scar Symmetry Preview New Album

• Martyr Defiled Release 'No Morality' Video

• Singled Out: The Rabid Whole's Don't Stop Now

More News

.
 
anti Worthy Links
.
• AudioNationRadio.com • The Screen Door • A Journal of Musical Things • Lloyd Zeffler blog • Demolish Mag • Nightwatcher's House of Rock • CJ Chilvers • Deja Voodoo • The 1st Five • thecopycat.biz • Hard Rock Memorabilia • Day in Rock @twitter

.
  .
.

Click Here to Buy T-Shirts!
Click Here to Buy T-Shirts!



 

Tell a Friend about this page - Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2014 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved. antiMusic works on a free link policy for reprinting of our original articles, click here for details. Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.