BLEEDING THROUGH's MARTA Talks About Being One Of 'Hottest Chicks In Metal'

In a recent interview with Jeff Maki of Live-Metal.net, Marta of BLEEDING THROUGH talked about being selected one of the "hottest chicks in metal" by Revolver magazine, new music from BLEEDING THROUGH and opening up for Finnish goth metallers HIM. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow:

Live-Metal.net: The obvious question is how did you hook up with HIM for this tour with your bands being so different in styles? But I do know from your [heartagram] tattoo that you are a huge fan.

Marta: Yes, I am a fan, but I don't think that necessarily had anything to do with it. There's lots of reasons, obviously, why bands will be put together on a bill, but kind of how it works is HIM decides to go on tour and various bands will submit, and it's kind of under their choice and we were a choice! It's kind of as simple as that, but we obviously wanted to tour with them. That's how things fall into place. I mean, it's definitely a risk they're taking by taking a band out that's kind of heavy that we are compared to them. It's pretty cool. It's flattering.

Live-Metal.net: Did you have to switch things up in the set? Did you have to tone it down at all for the HIM crowd or do you go all out like usual?

Marta: Both, actually. We will play more of our melodic songs, I guess you would say, but as far as toning down how we are onstage, when we play those songs, we are full force at all times.

Live-Metal.net: How do you feel about being one of the hottest chicks in metal in the Revolver issue (cover)?

Marta: Is that coming from you or is that coming from Revolver? [laughter]

Live-Metal.net: Well it's coming from me and Revolver [laughter] ... ummm ... the Revolver, I guess.

Marta: OK. Well, I guess it wasn't as shocking as the first time. I mean, I guess I was somewhat thankful that they chose me again [laughter]. But really though, it wouldn't make a difference to me. It's flattering, it's a nice thought and it's nice to see that there's lots of girls in bands — more and more and more. It's fun to see that number growing and seeing more and more faces that I might get to meet along the road, which is kinda fun. So it's something that I take light-hearted. You can't let it get to you. You can't let it sink in too much because really, you're there to make music and obviously you want people to see that first or understand that that's your purpose first. But it's something fun and I guess it's something that's unavoidable. I would never deny being part of something like that. It's fun.

Live-Metal.net: The obvious question now is have you started writing any new material yet?

Marta: Yes, we have. Actually, we started writing a while back, but I guess this summer we got more serious about it. And after we finished the SLAYER/MARILYN MANSON tour, continued to write and are still looking forward to finishing that. But yeah, we're working on new stuff.

Live-Metal.net: Will it continue in the same vein as "The Truth"? Or will there be more accessible songs like "Line in the Sand"?

Marta: I guess so far there's nothing that has strayed too far out of our tendrils, but we spread in such a vast array of music that it's kind of hard to say which direction we're going when we're going so many different directions. So I guess the only thing I can guarantee is that there will be fast songs. There will be slower songs. And as far as guaranteeing that some of those will be accessible, I don't know. If someone's familiar with our previous albums, I think it's not as if they're going to be shocked. We're not taking any sharp 180 degrees or anything like that.

Read the entire interview at Live-Metal.net.

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