Perth band Blunt Force Trauma were the lucky winners of Metal as Fuck‘s first lesser-known band spotlight. By the sounds of things, if you haven’t heard of these guys yet, you probably will soon: they’re focused and driven, and working really hard. When I spoke with them these guys were actually at the studio.
I spoke with Damien and Andy – who had been in bands together prior to Blunt Force Trauma, and played several festivals both locally and interstate – Metal for the Brain being among the biggest. Eventually these guys’ other bands dissolved for various reasons, so in late 2006 they started a new one, which ended up being Blunt Force Trauma. The next year and a half was spent writing and jamming. By the end of 2008 they’d played the first show.
That first show was a resounding success, and they’ve followed up that success with several shows since. Gaining more gigs, to build up awareness of the band, and start building a solid fan base, is the key focus of Blunt Force Trauma for the immediate future.
One thing about this band is that they have a bit of an old-school side to their promotional strategy: going so far as to give away demos of their work to anybody who will take them…. READ MORE –>