Blowsight is a Swedish rock band formed in 2003. Since then, it has undergone some changes. Today, the group consists of Niklas Fagerström, aka Nick Red (vocals and guitar), Serban “Seb” Carapancea (guitar and chorus), Fabien “Fabz” Perreau (drums and choirs) and Mao Stridsman (bass and chorus). After winning a very important Swedish music competition in 2007, Blowsight struck a deal with Sony/BMG and released the EP “I’ll Be Around” shortly after. The first pressing sold out in less than a month, followed by multiple European tours with acts like Danzig, Life of Agony, and many more.
Blowsight is a phonetic transcription (and at the same time a word game) of “blowsite” . There is no literal translation, but you just have to understand the meaning: “blow” is a “blow” and “site” is a “site”, a “place” . For example, a blowsite is what happened to the “Twin Towers” (so we have the idea of something quite huge and powerful). And to have exclusivity they have changed the “site” into sight, so that phonetically speaking is the same thing, writing is different. One can take it in the sense of “to take a full view” , that it is a group that tears. Nick Red describes “[The band’s] focus is to break down the barriers by bringing different genres together whose fans would openly fight each other out in the streets”. They’ve tagged this combination PopMetalPunk, which fits them like a glove – true to their motto: “We play what we want”. But the Blowsight members are above all “performers”. Known for their explosive stage energy, they know how to heat up a room, and how to play for the public.
Nick met their former bassist Flavia Canel (formerly of Drain) at a party near Stockholm in a small, shabby rock club and started talking about music like real, passionate geeks. They noticed that they had the same influences. Seb quickly joined them and Toni Baioni. Until they asked Fabz to replace Toni on the drums. His plan was only to stay for a short while but finally decided to stay with Blowsight permanently. After a few weeks they found themselves in a rehearsal room, gathering ideas for songs.
In 2009, the band signed with Germany’s Fastball Music and quickly released their debut full-length “Destination Terrorville”. The album received critical acclaim, including a Band of the Month nomination from Metal Hammer.
But a few years later, Flavia ended up leaving the group and was replaced by Mini. Called by another group Mini left Blowsight in February 2011 before being replaced by Mao later that year in September 2011. This didn’t stop the band from heading out on an extensive tour across Europe with Sonic Syndicate, including a performance at Wacken Open Air festival in 2011.
2012 came in full force with a highly successful tour with Germany’s OOMPH!, with news that a brand new full-length album, titled “Life and Death“, was to be released in the United States and Canada through Eclipse Records the following year.
The next couple years proved very successful for the group with new a album, an EP release, and multitudes of European tours. “Dystopia Lane” was released in 2013, followed by an EP release, “Shed Evil“. Two more EPs were released in 2014 titled, “Winter Show Mercy (Thank You)” and “Swallow“.
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