Hector De Santiago, better known as “Leche” and drummer for deathcore band As Blood Runs Black, shed some light on their current and ever changing personnel line-up, as well as their recent tour wraps and their current release. As of late, As Blood Runs Black have recently released “Instinct” on Mediaskare.
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As Blood Runs Black has gone through a variety of members and three new members have been added to the team. How would you say they are adjusting?
Leche: Couldn’t have asked for a better line up actually! Even though it took a millennium we feel this is our strongest line up yet. Everybody is on the same page, ready to rebuild, and anxious to start writing our next record. Instinct was 90% complete when we made the line up official so our new blood didn’t really have much time to showcase their true flavors and talent on this album. We can’t wait to collaborate and share heads for our next effort.
How many members would you say ABRB has gone through? Do you think that the line-up you have as of right now is “the one”?
Leche: We lost count! Like I said before, we all believe this is our strongest line up to date, and we dont plan on going anywhere! Now that I said that…. we are going to have a new line up next week. FML
You guys just wrapped up The Atticus Metal Tour 3 and played this year’s California Metal Fest 5. You plan to play this year’s Summer Slaughter Tour how did you get involved with that and what do you hope to expect from that experience with such a variety of bands on the bill?
Leche: We owe it all to the guys over at Pantheon and Sumerian! It blows our mind how they never dropped or gave up on us during our extensive uphill battle. They helped us get back on our feet and are guiding us through this rebuilding stage of our careers. It feels comforting to be a part of these solid tours at the same time being back on the road. I wouldn’t really call it a comeback, but it does feel good to BE back. Bands like The Black Dahlia Murder, Darkest Hour, and As I Lay Dying inspired the birth of ABRB and to have the opportunity to meet and share the stage with them is more than special to us. NO HOMO.
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