-Interview- Bleed the Fifth (6/7/22)

Bleed the Fifth talks about their upcoming music, the UK music scene and much more.


Sounds like: Metal
From: United Kingdom

1. How did you get started with music and how did you develop your sound? Who thought of the name "Bleed the Fifth" and is there any meaning behind it?

We all grew up listening to metal bands such as Killswitch Engage, Trivium, Machinehead etc, so it would only make sense to grab an instrument or mic and emulate that sound yanno? But our band name was all a collective creation. It's a play on words, and "Bleed the Fifth" has been mentioned in numerous bands such as Iron Reagan or Divine Heresy which were also bands we grew up listening to.

2. What do you want people to take away from your music?

We want them to take away a sense of purpose and an idea. Music brings everyone together, but it can also convey a message that is, and will always will be, personal to that person.

3. How would you describe your sound to the average listener?

Heavy fu&%ing metal.

4. Who are three bands you’d like to tour with?

Trivium, Killswitch Engage and Lamb of God for sure.

5. How has Covid affected what you do?

Covid was actually a blessing for us. We had time to sit and write, and send each other ideas. It gave us the drive to get something started so we really did make the best of what was an uncertain time.

6. What’s your take on the current state of Metal?

Not enough of it. There are some bands our there like Orbit Culture or Upon a Burning Body etc, but it just seems to have all gone down the rock route and, while you we can understand that progression, it just seems a bit dire.

7. What’s the current music scene like locally there in the UK?

The music scene from Cardiff in Wales (UK) seems to be thriving a bit more. From when we were in bands previously it was pretty good so it'll be interesting for sure to get back into it.

8. What’s your take on the royalties that streaming services pay out to artists?

Absolute garbage. More royalties for the artists plain and simple. Modern day slavery.

9. What's next for Bleed the Fifth?

Our next steps are to release our first single (out June 20th) then release another single shortly after before finally getting our EP out into the world.

10. Any shoutouts?

Yes! We'd like to mention our friends in Delour and Valhalla Awaits! And also Loki Films for smashing our first video (out June 20th).