Not ones to stick to tradition, we’re giving you a band with Sunday in their name on a Saturday. Because that’s how we roll…
We are from Turin, north of Italy
How did you meet?
Andrea and Marco are long-time friends, and then as usual one know another which knows another etc…
How long have you been playing as a band?
HSB are active since 2013, the current line-up has been together since 2018.
Before you get sick of being asked… where does the band name come from?
It’s a mood. On Sunday you should relax yourself but your inner troubles hold you back and you keep having bad thoughts. Having “hot blood” is the literal translation of an Italian expression which means feeling angry, out of place and in a general bad mood.
What are your influences?
From grunge like Alice in Chains to more alternative metal acts such as Pyogenesis and also dark bands like Type O Negative, Bauhaus, Katatonia.
Describe your music. What makes you unique?
We are unique…as (almost) all of the others! We always try to be energetic but with recognizable melodic parts, the aim is every time to find the correct balance between the hard sound and the melodic one. We try to mix different genres that mostly have no common points.
Do you have any particular lyrical themes?
We always try to say something important. Our themes are not very positive but we want to avoid being trivial and to speak about bad things just because we are metal and we must do so. The common point here is to talk about personal concepts rather than abstract ones. If you are that type of person you can apply to yourself many of our songs.
What’s your live show like? How many shows have you played?
We played a good number of live shows, given that we are not a full professional band. I can say about one hundred or so.
Come see us if you want to know what’s like! We always try to reach the best possible result in term of “show” rather that “concert” and we pay close attention also to all that surrounds the musical thing, like movement, clothes, scenic objects and so on.
What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done at a live show?
Once, during one of our first gigs, the venue was not organized properly and people organizing the event were rude to us, so we got so pissed off that our singer just started yelling at people during our show. In the end they switched off the sound and we left just like that.
What kit do you use / guitars do you play / etc.?
Paolo (bass) plays a MusicMan Stingray with Lehle and Electro-Harmonix Effect
Carlo (drums) plays Tama drums, Paiste cymbals
Andy (guitar) plays a Gibson guitars, Ernie Ball stringa, Dvmark amplifiers
Marco (guitar) plays a Epiphone guitars, Ernie Ball strings, Marshall amplifiers
What, if anything, are you plugging/promoting at the moment?
We’re promoting our latest album Kein Licht (released on 17th December). Listen to it, do it now!
What are your plans for 2020?
Play more, compose more, get a larger fan base, and try to go out of our Italian borders a bit more!
If you were second on a three-band bill, which band would you love to be supporting and which band would you choose to open for you? A chance to plug someone you’ve toured with, or a mate’s band we’ve not heard of before!
As the headliners, I think that every band member would like to open for a different band! In general, we may say Opeth, Pyogenesis, Korn and Katatonia.
For Pantera and Type O unfortunately it’s too late…
As for opening band, Red Hot Chili Peppers. A nice payback for all those years torturing my ears!