interview with Blodiga Skald

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Have any of you played in other bands? Yes, Vargan and Ghash are playing in a death metal band (Yarast); Axuruk plays in a melodic death metal band (Drakens Orden) and Rukreb plays in a progressive metal band (Tom Shepperd's Production).

How is it that you started playing music? Vargan and Ghash were drinking some ale, and thought: why not tell all the world their stories!! 

What are your names? / Who plays what? / How old are you? Screamer - Axuruk "jejune" Kaleniuk  Strummer - Ghâsh "Barbarian Know-All"  Orcordion and Orcboard - Tuyla "The Glorious One"  Fiddlerer - Maerkys "Handless"  Farmerer - Rükreb "The Noble One"  Tupa Tupa - Vargan "Shepherd Tambourine" And we are so old, we lost count!!! 

Have you had other previous members? Sure! But they were too drunk to go on!! 

Where are you from? From a city called Blodiga, its north from Sangrias. Or Rome.

What year did the band form? 2015 

What's your style of genre? (Folk) Orc Metal 

What inspires you? Drinking and killing Elfs, but mostly killing elfs 

How often and where do you reherse? At least once a week in our town 

How have you developed since you started with the music? Really hope so! 

Do you have other interests of work outside the band? Drinking and having fun 

Are you looking for a booking agency, and what are your thoughts around that? Well yeah, would be nice to have one!

Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? We already have one

What made you decide to make this music? Drinking with my mates

What are your songs about? Drinking and slaughtering gnomes,elfes and humans

Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? Mostly Ghash makes the music and Axuruk writes the lyrics 

Do you start with the music or the lyrics? Music, always music

Do you compose in a certain inviroment? Sure, at home 

Have you done any covers live? Sure: Madonna and Arkona 

What language do you sing in? Russian and English 

What are the least and most people to attend one of your gigs? Least near 20 – Most 2000 +o-

What ages are most of your concert attendants? 26 

Do you have a regular place you play live often? Yeah there is a club in Rome named Traffic. 

What was your latest gig? Zaiet Fest with Lacuna Coil 

Have you had to cancel a gig? Unfortunately yes 

Where have you played live this year? Mostly everywhere

Where do you plan to gig the comming year? Italy,Switzerland,Germany,Romania,Poland,Russia and many more!!

When did you start to sell merchandise, and what do you have for sale? When we started playing more live shows and we have all that one wants: t-shirts, album, keychains, bracelets

Where can people buy your merchandise? Online, just search for it

What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records now a days? Important thing is that one enjoys our music

How do you think the music industry have changed because of this? The feeling between musician and fan has been lost

Do you have any role models or idols? All the drunkards in the world are our idols

Why do you think that they exist? Cos they are very thirsty  

What have been your biggest obstacles? Vargan and money

What advice would you give other bands or artists? Enjoy your life  

Do you have any new material? Sure

What are your web sites? https://www.facebook.com/blodigaskald/ https://twitter.com/blodigaskald  https://www.instagram.com/blodigaskald_band/ http://www.blodigaskald.com/

What are your plans for the future? I think tomorrow  I’ll get drunk!!! 

Do you have something to add? Cheers and Stay Orc

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