Justin Foley On Hypothetical Blood Has Been Shed Reunion: “It Would Take A Lot Of Work To Get That Stuff Ready To Play In Front Of People”

During a recent appearance on the “BREWtally Speaking Podcast,” drummer Justin Foley shared his thoughts on a hypothetical Blood Has Been Shed reunion. He says “it would take a lot of work to get that stuff ready to play in front of people.”

Foley said the following when asked about a possible live show:

“Nah [laughs], I don’t know. I mean, I have no idea… I hear from Corey occasionally in, in bursts, you know, sometimes. Sometimes I don’t hear from him for a while and other times he’s calling me every week or so, and just talking about stuff he’s thinking about, and it’s like, yeah, alright, cool.

Obviously it’s difficult. I live far away. …He’s super busy working and I mean, I have all whatever nonsense that I have going on and Howard‘s like, Howard is doing like 6 million projects right now, which is awesome. So, um, yeah, who knows? I mean, it, it would be really fun and it would take, uh, it would take a lot of work to get that stuff ready to play in front of people.

That would be one of the things that would just have to—it couldn’t be like a sudden thing. ‘Cause that shit was hard and I haven’t haven’t played that in a while. So it would take some time, and it would take like actual, legit, long rehearsal periods to get that stuff ready.

But yeah, it would be a lot of fun. I’m surprised. I’m very surprised whenever anybody mentions it though, because we played so long ago, first of all. I mean, I don’t know when our last show exactly was, but it was probably in either 04 or 03, something in that area. So it’s been a really, really long time and it’s not like we were selling out arenas or headlining tours or anything when we were playing.

So it’s always funny to me when there’s interest on things that there was some interest on before, but now it seems like there’s more for whatever reason, who knows?”

[via The PRP]

Howard Jones Open To Possible Blood Has Been Shed Reunion

During a recent interview on the BREWtally Speaking Podcast, Howard Jones (Light The Torch, ex-Killswitch Engage) was asked if Blood Has Been Shed’s long-rumored album will ever be released and he responded by saying he is not sure if the music will ever surface. Despite this, he went on to say that this “doesn’t mean [the band] won’t see the light of day” at some point.

Jones said the following [transcribed by The PRP]:

“That music, I don’t know if it’ll ever see the light of day. Doesn’t mean Blood Has Been Shed won’t see the light of day.”

He then added the following when asked if the album even exists:

“It’s been a long time since that music has really been discussed, but there have been discussions, and I’ll just leave it at that.”

He also had the following to say when talking about the fact that some fans still have interest in the group, despite their lengthy time away:

“It’s one of those things where at times this thing’s been dead and buried, but then little sparks will happen here and there, so who knows eventually we may get on the same page.”