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  • Writer's pictureJodie Brough

Interview with Blood of Angels

We're heading over to Florida this morning for a chat with Aaron from metal band Blood of Angels. Together since 2015 the band has 80 years of experience between them!!

Having been awarded Best Metal Song, EP and Video at the Akademia Awards and Metal Band of the Year at 5th Annual International Music and Entertainment Awards. that experience has definitely taught them a thing or two about how to make it.

Keep reading to find out what surprising thing that Aaron loves...

Introduce yourself and tell us what you do in the band?

My name is Aaron Robinson. I am the guitarist for Blood of Angels.

Tell us a little about your band, how you got together and the story behind the name if there is one.

Our band was formed in 2015 originally in Jacksonville, FL USA. With the original lineup we released our debut EP “Rise of the Fallen Gods” in 2017. The EP launched us on the radar within the media. Our biggest accomplishment with the EP was winning the Best Metal/Hardcore Song award at the 16th Annual Independent Music Awards in New York City. That brought interest from management companies, record labels, and booking agents.

After the cycle of the EP the original lineup disbanded. I moved the band back to my hometown in Tampa, FL in 2018. Then I reformed the lineup with friends who I have known for years. I first brought in Jonathan on drums. I wasn’t in a band with him before, but we shared the stage together numerous times in the Tampa metal scene. Then I contacted The Maggot our bassist. Maggot and I were in my previous band together Foreshadow. We have a natural chemistry. Randy is good friends with Jonathan and has never been in a band before. He wanted to audition; he sang a song from Mushroomhead. He killed it, singing both parts. With the new lineup we wrote and released our debut full-length album “Failure of Faith.” We toured the US in support of the album, sharing the stage with other amazing upcoming bands.

Tell us a bit about your latest single, what’s the story behind the song?

It is a cool story. Kimmie Rudolph is a radio DJ in Chicago. She has a program called The Metal Deli. She was playing our music on her radio show. She told us about a metal band in the Chicago area called Spillage who wrote a song called “Blood of Angles.” She thought it would be cool that we write a song called “Spillage.” Then we could go up to Chicago and play a show together. We ran with this idea. As far as the subject goes, Randy was helping Jonathan with some yard work in his backyard and came across a dead possum. That made think of how precious life is. One minute you’re living your life, and the next you are decaying back to the earth. The main rhythm of the song is something I was working on, and we put the two together to make the song “Spillage.”

What is your writing process like? Do you start with lyrics and then come up with a melody or is it the other way round?

In the past I always came up with the melody first. With our upcoming album it is a little bit of both. There are a couple of songs Randy has the lyrics for, and I will be fitting music to it. I got some music for him to write lyrics to also. This next album will be more of a collaborative effort.

What bands were you listening to when you were writing this release? Do you think it had an effect on the end sound?

I was listening to a lot of Pantera, Lamb of God, and Cradle of Filth at the time. Usually what I listen does have an effect in the direction of my writing. It definitely had a effect on the end sound.

What can you tell us about the album that the song has come from?

We are going to be taking chances with the new album. Bringing in a little more keyboard, and goth industrial elements. I am going to be playing acoustic guitar for one song. There will be plenty of songs with some brutality too.

What would people be surprised to know about you?

For a metalhead I have a lifelong love of Disney and Star Wars. Which is unusual I have found out. I was a fan of Star Wars since I was 5, and just enjoyed the journey through books as well as the new series that have come out. Dave Filoni is doing a fantastic job, and I am interested to see how he goes about tying in everything to connect with the latest three theatrical films, so they are not that bad. Just like he did with the animated Clone Wars series. That series gave the prequals deep context.

As for my regular Disney park visits. I know it is because I have great memories of going when I was a child with my family. So as an adult I enjoy recreating those moments and reliving those feelings with my wife.

Do you have any shows coming up that we should get ourselves along to?

We don’t, we will be spending this year focusing on new music and a new album. We are looking to get back on the road in 2024. With a new stage show.

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