• Hi! Tell me about HAEMA. Why did you decide to name the band with such title? What kind of ideas do you explore?
“The band name came from a play on haematology, which as many people know is a medical team/programme that studies blood and disease. Blood is also one of the strangest and strongest compounds in the human body and it holds a lot of unknown questions which was another attraction. Plus it’s short and easy.
We don’t really go into the studio with ideas as such, we have pieces of beats, Riffs and lyrics that we just jam out with and then the song just becomes. We see ourselves lucky in that regards as it allows us to keep an open mind and not limit our songs.”
• “Insurrection” album was released by Sliptrick records. How does that make you feel? Do you feel you have put album into masses without any wishes to change something now?
“It makes us feel great, Sliptrick have done everything they said they would and we couldn’t be happier with them. The record is worldwide! We can’t really ask for more than that. I don’t believe there is anything we would change.”
• Tell me more about “Insurrection”? Album ideas etc…
“Insurrection was a collection of songs that are based heavily around the titles meaning. We are all very much advocates of free speech and and free life but we ain’t stupid either, we know it’s a dream and not a reality. The songs on the record all represent each one of our outlooks on the subject of freedom and come together to create the story that is HAEMA. When you read the lyrics it all makes sense.”
• Where do you take all inspiration from?
“Life is our biggest inspiration, we all have to live through the same troubles as everyone else. We are no different. The only difference is we are not afraid to speak our minds and what we watch on the tv and hear on the radio angers us to a point of rebellion. We just need more people to have the same outlook and not be afraid of thinking for themselves.”
• In your opinion, what is the best way to define HAEMA’s sound?
• So, are you on hiatus now, just relaxed and looking for album feedbacks, or did you started to compose new stuff immediately?
“We have already written a new record, or at least started putting it together. We have a job to do and as much as we would love to sit back and watch the record cycle the world we love creating music a lot more. We will be heading into the studio to record the album early to mid 2018 so keep your eyes peeled.”
• What are your main musical influences? How huge is their influence in your sound?
“We have been asked this question a lot and it’s very diverse for each member. We have actually be told a lot that bands such as R.A.T.M, fear factory, tool & others similar can be heard in our music which we guess makes sense as we all like them bands but it’s not happened from choice. But never the less they are some amazing names to be umbrellaed with.”
• Is there some well-known musician in particular that you would like to use in one of your upcoming albums?
“Jonathon Davis of Korn! That would be a dream come true!”
• What is your personal strategy for making your music heard by a larger audience?
“A strong PR campaign is the biggest help, if we organise everything correctly keep our fans and fellow music lovers kept up to date with fresh news and announcements the interest builds. Social media is a essential key also, YouTube, Facebook all of them play a big part in pushing the band and the music out to new people.”
• Do you have any other hobby beside music?
“Jordon does some close up magic, dave is a dj when he’s not drumming for the band they are also both keen fishermen. For Andy music is everything, his job and hobbies, he’s never not writing songs. scott actually has a masters in science his hobby ain’t blowing things up but it would be cool if it was, he also loves playing football as a hobby.”
• Are you all supported by your relatives towards your devotion to music?
“Very much so, we are all so lucky. Our family and our partners all push us to do it, it’s what we love and it’s a job that we take so much pride in and they see that and help us with all the support they could ever give.”
• How’s the metal scene in your local area right now? Is it easy to play gigs, to buy records etc there these days?
“There is a strong metal scene here for sure, but it’s scary seeing that it may soon die down. A lot of local venues have closed recently as less and less of this generation go to watch local bands, which is a shame as some of them are amazing. It’s the same with record store, back when we were younger it was a buzz heading down to the record store and fishing for some great records and looking for them hidden gems in the boxes. It’s all seemed to stop now and people don’t seem to have the same feel for it since the internet has made everything so accessible.”
• Thank you for answering my questions, see ya on the road!
“Thank you very much”