We wanted to explain the reasons
we decided it was time to kill The Blue Screen of Death and start a
BSOD was formed by Harry, Paul,
Steve and Pete. With Pete leaving, Harry switching from drums to
guitar and the addition of Gizmo, it very much feels different.
Different like something that isn't BSOD anymore. Being in the
recording studio and laying down new (totally rad) tracks
accentuated this. Continuing with the BSOD name undermines the part
Pete played in BSOD as well as the part Gizmo now plays in the new
There are lots of elements that
will carry forward into the new project, but there are also
inevitably things that will change. The name being the first.
Although we are fond of it, BSOD
was never a perfect fit in the first place. For people that didn't
get the reference i.e. non-geeks (of whom there were many), the
word 'death' conjures up images of a metal band, which we are not.
In this day and age it's difficult enough to get people to listen
to a band or go and see them live without the added hazard of
There's also another (more popular
and probably better) band called The Blue Screen Of Death based in
Germany. With Felix (who is a jolly nice chap), the drummer from
our German band namesakes coming over to study in Southampton, it
has highlighted the fact that we are not alone.
On top of these reasons you can
add the fact that BSOD is rather tough to Google, plus it's so long
that it rarely fits on gig posters.
All in all, the time has come for
The Blue Screen of Death is
Gizmo, Harry, Paul and Steve
P.s. You won't have to wait long
for new material...