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Questions on the Go | Bloodphemy

Steamrolling and rumbling death metal. Drawing influence from Florida, Sweden, and their heritage, BLOODPHEMY distinguish themselves with aggressive death metal mixing modern and classic styles. This is particularly true in their fourth studio album, “Blood Sacrifice”, the first to be released after the Dutchmen signed a record deal with Emanzipation. Cavernous deep roaring vocals, heavy slow crawling dirges and up- tempo psychotic slaughtering providing heavy listening that hits you in the chest and to bang your skull heavy!

We got to ask them a few Questions on the Go

Welcome to Metal Digest!

Please describe the band in a single sentence.

Hello Metal Digest. Bloodphemy is a heavy, aggressive Dutch death metal band filled with modern and classic styles.

What’s your latest project and what are you working on right now?

Recently I did the drums for an upcoming split album for Expunged from Canada. To be released this late summer. I will be doing their next album also and of course, writing new Bloodphemy material.

How do you want people to feel when they listen to your music?

Well hopefully people get in the mood to crush their livingroom. Death metal has to provide heavy listening that hits you in the chest and to bang your head heavy!

Major influences: Who put you on this path?

This all started for me with Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden. Soon to be followed by Slayer and Kreator and then the death metal scene started to grow like a maniac.  The late 80”s were very exciting and the classic albums followed each other in no time.

Still death metal is my main music style to listen to besides all those amazing (occult) 70’s rock bands.

If you had to flee the country as a band, where would you choose to live?

Absolutely the Czech Republic!!! They got the best beer, amazing festivals, and awesome people. In September we go back there to play on Nice To Eat You Death fest and Bugrfest. Unfortunately, there were also some shows canceled but we will go back in 2022 for sure.

What’s the ‘wow factor’ that makes YOU decide which songs to keep, record and release?

Don”t know actually. Of course we all have to be satisfied with the songs but we are constantly writing songs and when we have enough we record the new album.  We do not analyze that much. It is a big snapshot and every time we try to do it better.

What’s the most hilarious band memory you can think of?

There are too many, hahaha. Think one of the best ones is when we toured with my former band Pleurisy together with Master. One morning in Germany we stopped at a gas station in the middle of nowhere. While I was buying some beer and cigarettes I saw the tour bus slowly drive away from the station. I thought they made a joke but when I came outside the bus was gone. Looked at the back but nothing there. All my stuff was on that bus including my cellphone. So I thought first let’s take a beer and a cigarette and think about this situation.

After half an hour they noticed I wasn’t on the bus and came back to pick me up. Everybody laughing except for the bus driver, hahaha.

What would be the title of the band’s biography?

 Bloody Bastards.

That’s a cool title for the next album also, hehe.

What’s the next milestone you’d like to achieve as a band?

Well, let’s hope we can do normal shows again as soon as possible. Hopefully, this whole Covid issue didn’t destroy too much in the metal scene. For a lot of venues and festivals, this is a very hard time and also for bands and crew who make a living out of this. We hope to make some more albums for our new record label Emanzipation Productions and promote them live again.

Thanx for your interest in Bloodphemy.

Cheerz Ed on behalf of Bloodphemy.

Until we meet again,


Line up:
Olivier van der Kruijf: vocals
Bart van Wallenberg: guitars
Arjan van Dune: guitars
Robin Zwiep: bass
Edwin Nederkoorn: drums


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