about time doin’ more for the metal youth.
Bernd, it’s a pleasure havin’ this interview with you.
you please introduce your self to our readers?
and thanks for the Interview. Ok, bein’ Fadder Blus and singer
of a small rock band called Blus. I started with Jan this band in ’96 and we always jam
together since then under the name “Blus”.
chose “Blus” as band name. What’s the meaning?
on the way to our first rehearsal in our new rehearsal room, a car
put down the brack and stopped. We were so shocked but were able
to react in order to avoid worse. The licence plate was BL:
US… That’s the meaning.
style is called groovy Electro Progressive Metal Rock. What are
a question, which always occurs. Of course, we try doin’ our own
thing and it works well. But there are bands, which inspire and
help us gettin’ new ideas. People, who know Blus
from back in the days, know the fact that Korn was a huge role
model for us. Meanwhile, we don’t sound so “Korny” anymore;
it’s more a symbiosis of a heavy guitar and a “softer” one!!
which we deal with and we listen, is Meshuggah, Deftones, Tool,
Dredge, Kyuss and even Madonna. What I try to tell is that we try
mixin’ different kinds of genres, because of our complexity. We
just jam and try new things; it doesn’t matter if there’s a
Santana influence or if the next part sounds like The Prodigy.
you issued your first self titled EP. Can you please tell our
readers in your own words what they can expect?
ass!! I think the three tracks on our EP (which you can buy on
Itunes) are a good example for complexity. There we have “Behind
the sun” what I consider as midtempo track. “Heresy” is more
progressive with much pressure. And of course “Prisma” the
epic track with the quiet parts but with powerful guitar tunes and
parts (Does self-praise stink? Anyway, we are musician’s hehe)
appeared on the Metalfest 2012 next to acts like W.A.S.P, Behemoth
and many others. How about further live-shows?
are some shows in the pipeline, but vacation comes first. But I
can tell you that something is happenin’ on October 26 2012 in Lörrach,
Germany. We organise the first BlusBash and have a lot of great
artists on the schedule. We are the headliner and next to us are
MI God from Nurnberg, Germany, Worse to Come from Basel,
Switzerland and Gutrectomy from Weil am Rhein, Germany. You gotta
we plan for the next season in October and maybe you see us again
at a festival. And it’s time for the next CD.
I hear you sing, then your vocal style reminds me of Korn singer
Jonathan Davis. How did this person influence you personally and
listened much to Korn and I saw them very often. This band has
given me much musically. Davis vocals were kinda strange and
something new back in the days, but we didn’t want be a Korn rip
off and I didn’t want be a Davis rip off. But Korn is a band,
which turned the metal upside down and they gonna try it further.
founded by you and Jan Bohmann in 1999. Now, we are in 2012 and
it’s been 13 years since then. Are you happy with the
development or is there anythin’ you would like to change?
started with Blus in ’96 and jammed a couple years. In my opinion everythin’
worked like it’s gotta be. We did shows back then and had our
fan base. We had dreams and wanted make it big hehehehe
(laughin’). Things often turn out differently than expected.
split came up and seven years no contact to other people. After
the reunion we were about 30 and dream. Well, we are no longer at
that age and have both feet on the ground. Besides, all tow the
same line we know there’s no benefit without blood, sweat and
tears. We play shows wherever we can, try to write
new songs, that enthralls the audience. We got fun and that’s
you have the opportunity to create your perfect band. How would
this band look like?
for me, I play in the perfect band! It wasn’t only important for
us havin’ a music community but more like a little family and we
got this “La Familia”. We’re five friends with similar
interests and hobbies but we’re absolutely different. We have
fun and mock at each other like in a family or in matrimony.
do you have the nick name “Fadder Blus”?
that happened because Michi always called me Blusfather. That’s
the way it is with Fadder Blus. Maybe, I was the oldest in the
band a short time ago.
are at the end of the interview. Is there something else you want
course; Folks, by our EP and share our name hahahhaha (laughin).
I’m only kiddin’. I don’t like statements but when you got
the chance then I would like to say that it’s about time doin’
more for the metal youth. Unfortunately, there’re only few
chances to play shows and less good venues. And we still have to
deal with the stereotype of Satan music and longhaired bomber.
Perhaps, you should re-think about it, because there’s almost no
violence and crime at big metal festivals and we’re all peaceful
that’s it. Over and out and much thanks that I could say
something in the name of the band.
ya soon at any place out there!