An email interview with Chubbs from Black Acid Souls.
Why did you pick the name ‘Black Acid Souls’ and what does it stand for?
We couldn’t decide on a name so we everyone chucked names into a hat and drawn out black acid and acid souls so we just put them together and Black Acid Souls was born.
How did you come up with the idea for ‘Black Acid Souls’
We had all been in bands for years but never really played the music we all loved so we got together to create a band that played the kind of Metal that you hear today. It’s kind of 80’s style with a modern twist.
How would you describe the band?
Energetic enthusiastic nutters with one goal – to play loud and play hard and most importantly to enjoy the experience
What has changed since you first started out on 2008?
We have gain experience, grown up slightly and got a bit more technical with everything but really not a great deal has changed apart from getting older.
What are your musical influences?
Pantera, Metallica, Black Sabbath, Machine Head just to name a few but we like most metal bands but we try to keep our own style.
What equipment do you use?
Marshall backline for all guitars, Premier drums with Paiste cymbals, Halo bass guitars Chubbs use’s Gibson Les Pauls and Tweek use’s Ibanez and all mics are Shure
What kind of response do you get from your fans?
When we walk on stage and the crowd are chanting ‘B A S B A S’ it’s just the most awesome feeling anyone can have. We have been around a while and people start singing along to your tunes really gives you a buzz.
Any particular gig story or memorable experience you would like to share?
When Johnny Doom from Kerrang got up on stage and announced us at our Precious Possession release party it was a really awesome moment just to have him support us, we will never forget that in a hurry.
Can you give us a quick description of your debut album coming out next year?
Most of the tunes that we are putting on it will be stuff we wrote a few years ago with the exception of a few. Each tune is based on real life situations that we have experienced as a person or as the band.
Every song has a meaning, so listening to the lyrics and the mood of the tune along with the riffs and solos will take you to that place. Most of the tunes are of a Darker nature, not because we are darker people we just felt they needed to be expressed.
The Album is called ‘Deadly Sins’ so speaks for itself.
What are the plans for the rest of this year and 2012?
We have a couple of gigs left this year so take a look at the website for them. Then it’s into the studio to get the album finished with a break in-between to hit The Arctic Festival in London on the 7th Jan, and then back in the studio.
We are touring Wales at the beginning of February. Then into March we start touring properly again with the first date being 25th at Wembley Arena then all round Europe. with Festivals in-between.
Are there any messages that you would like to pass on to the readers?
Please go and buy the Album Deadly Sins which will be released in 2012 so take care and keep it LOUD AS F***