Episode #2 is here!

We drove to Paderborn to have a little BBQ party with the Bloodwork guys and used this opportunity to record a podcast together with Nico who wrote all of the Bloodwork tunes, plays the lead guitar and also is responsible for the vocal section. Played in a lot of bands, Deadly Sin and Bloodwork are his latest projects. Bloodworks drummer Moritz had just finished his very own rehearsal space at his basement.

Listen to the episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2NZPCZLV8w

Watch the the vlog we filmed around the day of the podcast here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_ep2hGwpfw

Connect with Bloodwork

Homepage – http://www.bloodwork-metal.com/

Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/user/tedstriker666

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/bloodworkmetal


Some of the topics we talk about in this episode:


  • Playing the Wacken metal battle and the Wacken at 10 pm, Full Force open air festival, Summerbreeze festival 2008, how to get booked twice for Wacken
  • Does Bloodwork still exist or are they just taking a break?
  • The gatekeeper mechanic at festivals – who decides which band is playing on festivals?
  • The role of labels in todays music business
  • Buy in shows, pay to play
  • The state of the music business
  • Is knowing people/connections more powerful than being skilled?
  • Break the ground festival
  • Drone
  • Metal Hammer party
  • Shitty gigs and big opportunities
  • How to get noticed as a band
  • Cubase
  • Logic
  • Garage band
  • Do bands have to play every shitshow they can until it gets better?
  • Social media
  • When is it time to stop with your band
  • The importance of social media in the music business
  • Big versus small shows
  • Touring with Bloodwork 2013, zero fucks given
  • Reviewing your shows on video to improve/get better
  • PewDiePie
  • Gary Vaynerchuk
  • Learning how to edit videos
  • Vlogging as a band
  • The difference in perspective between fans and musicians
  • Metallica, James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Year and a half in the life of Metallica, Nothing else matters
  • Pantera, vulgar videos