Hella Jenn Blog: How did you and Dave Linsk hook up?
Dave Bizzigotti: We knew each other in New Jersey....met through a friend many years ago.
Bob Barnak: When the band did the METAL CRUSADERS TOUR Tony hurt his back and couldn't play. I was jamming in Jerzee with a band called Mr. Grim. Our drummer was Jim Roe who through a few of his and Dave's mutual friends got the gig. He and Dave stayed in touch after the tour and when the old singer, Mario Frasca, and Dave decided to part ways Jim told him I may be what he was looking for. Dave flew me down to his home in Florida and the rest is history.
HJB: How long did you guys work on Out for Blood? What are some of your favorite tracks and why?
DB: lol.....it took forever.....had some pc issues and almost lost the whole record....Dave saved it but he had to start the mixes all over again.....it was nerve racking but it all worked out in the end. My favorite track is Mark of Judas then I'll say The Cleansing and Breeding Hate...
BB: Dave and I blasted out the lyrics and vocals in a week. A little tweaking here and there and after that I re-recorded parts of Stains of Callous with Jim Roe in his studio in Jerzee. Written in Blood is my favorite tune on the cd. It just gets me going every time I hear it.
HJB: Hammerfist Records is Dave Linsk's company. It seems very DIY, underground, not having to work with a label. How is that working out for you guys, what are some of the pros and cons?
DB: the cons...for me....things take a little longer and that’s about it....the pros....we control our own destiny.....=)=)
BB: Having to do everything ourselves is great. Labels just wanna hear about how much money you can make them. The business is what it is these days. No deadlines is the best part, we get to make music we love at our own pace.
HJB: (To Dave B.) Dave Linsk calls you "the glue necessary for keeping the recklessness together". What does he mean by that? Tell me about some of the recklessness.
DB: That's a tough one.....Dave and I work hard on sound and tone.....there are very few people like Dave that do......he will do what ever it takes to keep a nice clean guitar tone as will I with my bass tones....right now we have it dialed in very nicely so when its time for him to solo there is really no drop in the intensity.....I've learned alot with Dave as far as making your gear work live and in the studio....alot different from other guys I've worked with from back in the day were it used to be "this is my sound your work around me"....so I would say it's a combination of everyone working together and making certain sacrifices that keeps it glued tightly but I guess what he means is that's what a bassist does.
HJB: When are you guys gonna tour? When will you come to San Francisco?
DB: Looks like around January....I hope so....I heard great things about San Francisco...
BB: We are ready to destroy any unsuspecting victims at a moment’s notice. Anywhere, anytime.....lol.
HJB: Tell me something about Speed Kill Hate that you think the masses need to know. Why should they go get a copy of Out for Blood?
DB: I have something for the masses.....we started the new Speed\Kill/Hate record....can’t tell you what we are calling it but it will be a double record....=)=)
BB: We are vampires and if they don't buy OUT FOR BLOOD we will be out for blood.........
HJB: THANK YOU GUYS!!! I love what you are doing and I hella look forward to new stuff and seeing you live SOON!!!
You can get SPEED KILL HATE CDs on itunes and Amazon and also at their website here: http://www.davelinsk.com/store.html