1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
A big hello to everyone!
We're Blutrină from Timisoara, Romania, everyone in the band does vocals, we like cartoons and we play funny aggressive music in our pampers live.
2.Recently you have released an album, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?
A short description of the musical sound on "Looney Fuckin' Grind" would be a mixture of death metal, black metal and melodies from different Looney Tunes moments with flavours of grind and grindcore :).
3.You describe your music as 'looney grind', can you tell us a little bit more about this term?
Well, the starting idea of the band was to play grind but after working on some songs, we realised we didn't want to take stuff too seriously so we started incorporating cartoons in our music, the most being from Looney Tunes.
We also wear different doctor's outfits, pampers, straitjackets that would imply us being deranged, hence "looney grind".
4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
As mentioned before, we take huge amounts of inspiration from Looney Tunes characters like Beaky Buzzard, Porky Pig, Foghorn Longhorn etc. but also Quagmire from Family Guy.
We also have some more serious songs, focused more on medical stuff like Morphing In Vitro or Blood Clot.
But there are definitely going to be more cartoon characters added to our "roster" on the future album :).
5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Blutrina'?
Urmuz, Lycan and Putrid played with another band before (even before thinking to form Blutrină) and when they had a show in Hunedoara, Romania, they also went on a tour of the Corvin Castle(check it out, awesome castle!), the archeologist showed us some ancient dacian relics and while explaining them to us, she mentioned the word Blutrină.
It refers to the small channel on a lot of swords and blades through which the blood flows to keep the handle dry.
6.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
Not so many shows were played in our 3 and a half years of existence, but we're definitely working on that.
Arguably, the best show we played was as an opening act for Exhumed in Daos, Timisoara, but we also played some awesome shows with Innergrave and Abnormyndeffect.
What we like to think of our performance is that it's filled with energy, comedic moments, us in pampers and different absurd clothing and a lot of role changes, like one of the vocalists becoming the drummer, the bassist becoming a vocalist and so on and so forth.
7.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
Yes, we have some very special plans for 2017, hope everything works in our favour and we can announce them as soon as possible :D.
8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of grindcore?
We received some positive reviews from different websites until now(even one from Germany mentioning that we need more blast beats!)
9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
Definitely on the more aggressive side, but also more cartoon references, and more genres combined to form the ultimate blend of looney grind.
10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your
music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
Some of our influences are (old)Sepultura, Devourment, 2 Unlimited, Cock And Ball Torture but we do take inspiration from everything around us, and everything we listen to.
All of us listen to a wide variety of music, but these days I'd have to say that we listen to some 80's synthwave(especially the band SURVIVE, who also did the soundtrack to Stranger Things), grindcore(Wormrot), slam death metal(Abominable Putridity) but also stuff like King Diamond and generally what peaks our interest, regardless if it's metal or not :).
11.What are some of your non musical interests?
We're all pussy blasters(like our song), mountain drinkers and we play golf in Săcălaz.
12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Thanks for having us, stay looney, remain alive and focus on quality ... ?!
Stream Blutrină - Looney Fuckin' Grind here: https://loudragemusic.bandcamp.com/album/blutrina-looney-fuckin-grind