BLEEDING THROUGH’S drummer Derek Youngsma sat down for a chat with webzine SoundSphere when the band were in the UK with the Never Say Die tour and he spoke candidly about the band’s current self titled album, which was released earlier this year.
“I think that with any record we try to stay true to our overall sound and the message of the band, but there are subtleties to each record that represent where we are at at a certain time or place. This record was the first with Dave [Nassie] who is our lead guitar player and is very skilled at doing solos – that aspect came across a lot on this record. We had Zeuss [Chris Harris] produce this time instead of Devin [Townsend, Strapping Young Lad] and that turned out great. It’s good to make sure that every record has a little bit of its own personality and not completely repeat what’s been done before“.
“[‘Bleeding Through’] was very much a reflection of where the band was at career-wise.” he continues, “I mean, at the point where we went into the studio we said: ‘We’ve been a band for ten years, we’ve just finished a long drawn-out contract with Trustkill and we are free to do something for ourselves’. We were trying to start over as a band business-wise, not really musically. We were at a crossroads where we had become an established ‘older’ band on the scene and we had longevity – managing over ten years is a big accomplishment for any band! A lot of the lyrics on the album are about that and that is why the record is called ‘Bleeding Through’ because it is about us.”
You can read the full interview HERE.