I Had Pleasure to talk with Peter Hasselbrack from Bloodsoaked.
MMP-At what age did you start playing music?Peter – I started playing guitar at the age of 15-16 I think. I had always been into heavier music and wanted to play guitar. My first guitar was a shitty little Kramer but to me it was the best ever.
MMP-How did you start out as a musician?Peter- After getting my first guitar and trying to learn songs from Metallica and others I had the chance to join a Thrash band called Deslok. I played guitar and sang back-up vocals. I was very excited to join Deslok and to be playing in a real band.
MMP- What bands are you influenced by.
Peter–Mostly old school Death Metal bands such as Obituary, Deicide, Pestilence, Sepultura and Malevolent Creation. I like the simple bands playing simple songs with good chorus.
MMP- What year did the band start out.
Peter– Bloodsoaked the band start in 2006 with just me. I added a second guitarist for a few months, it didn’t work out so I went back to having only me in the band.
MMP- How many albums do you have out & where can fans buy them.
Peter– Bloodsoaked has 4 albums out now and they can all be bought from Comatose Music, iTunes and many other online places.
MMP- Who all is in the band & plays what.
Peter–At this time it’s only me again. For the past 2 years I had Joseph Darling on second guitar but he recently left the band. I play the guitars, bass and vocals on the albums and the drums are programmed by Shane McFee. Shane also mixed and mastered the last few Bloodsoaked albums
MMP-Where is the band located?
Peter–Raleigh, NC (USA)
MMP – What bands would you like to tour with?
Peter- I would love the chance to tour with any of the big Death Metal Bands (Cannibal Corpse, Nile, Behemoth) so more fans can hear and see Bloodsoaked.
MMP – Is there anything you’d like to say to the fans out there.
Peter- Thank you for all the Death Metal fans around the world, without you we are nothing.