Hailing from Albuquerque, Scars Blue play a mix of heavy metal and hard rock. The band has made its debut release with a self-titled CD available from PolyRam Music. The band will perform at Malarky’s on March 1, along with Scattered Hamlet and Rusty Tramp, so be sure to be there and support these killer bands. Scars Blue took a few moments to answer some spitfire questions from Take Five. The answers are chronicled below.
Tell me about your band and its musical approach. Specifically, what would you call your style of metal and how did you come about playing it?
Scars Blue: “Really, we are a heavy metal (HARD ROCK) band with a pounding rhythm section and a groove foundation. We are focusing on getting our sound out to the masses.”
Tell me about your debut self-titled CD. What can listeners expect to experience from this CD?
Scars Blue: “Our sound is a culmination of four individuals locked in a room with no perceived ideas of what will be the outcome. Our CD is years of hard work, and everyone’s ideas in songwriting are looked at and incorporated into the songs.”
I understand you are putting together some videos. How do you feel about music videos? Are they a necessary evil or do you find that you enjoy making and performing in them?
Scars Blue: “Videos in our minds are a great promotional tool to get your songs out there. We all like to be a part of the video creation. Working with the director is a great experience.”
How has living in New Mexico influenced your musical approach?
Scars Blue: “It’s funny, we are all from different states and moved to the Land of Enchantment at different times in our lives, but destiny brought us together in this state we now call home. We all come from different musical backgrounds .Tim Griffiths Garcia from Denver Colorado, Jeff Gerdts form Iowa, Dion from Los Angeles, and Dan Linich is from Illinois.”
What can fans expect to experience at one of your live shows? And if you are able, give an upcoming listing of performances, particularly those in the Land of Enchantment.
Scars Blue: “Actually, we are a live band .We love the studio experience. But what you hear on the CD you will hear at a live show, plus some extra dynamics thrown in.”