EMQ’s with LOST SACRAMENT
Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with McAllen, Texas based Symphonic Power Metal band Lost Sacrament. Huge thanks to vocalist Ena Estrella for taking part.
What is your name, what do you play, and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?
My name is Ena Estrella. I sing for the symphonic metal outfit Lost Sacrament out of the Rio Grande Valley, South Texas.
How did you come up with your band name?
Lost Sacrament is the brainchild of our drummer, Vicente VC Fernandez (no relation to the mariachi singer). The idea of the name came about after disbanding our previous project Doom Desire. We felt that something very holy and dear to us had been “lost”, and wanted to continue making music, so we reformed as a new band with a new dark symphonic sound.
What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?
We are from the Rio Grande Valley, in the South Texas area (way more south than San Antonio). We are minutes from Reynosa and/or Matamoros (in Mexico). The rock/metal music scene here caters to specific death and hardcore metal genres as well as mostly country and indie music. We are the oddball in our scene. Luckily, we have people who are really into us here. We offer something very different.
What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)
Our new album “Praesidio in Animo” is almost complete! It is a 7-song album that will be released sometime late this summer. We are very excited about it, as it will be the first release of hopefully many more to come.
Who have been your greatest influences?
This project was definitely inspired by bands such as Evergrey, Nightwish, Symphony X, King Diamond, Dream Theater and bands in those genres.
What first got you into music?
I was born into a musical family. A life without music is unfamiliar.
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?
Tom Englund of Evergrey! Devin Townsend too.
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
Wacken and/or ProgPower. Those are the biggest festivals for Symphonic Metal to us.
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
A $20 tip from an older gentleman! It was a very nice gesture.
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
We hope you will join us on this new musical journey and we look forward to sharing it with you all very soon.
If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?
What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?
Making music, playing, is the best feeling. Sometimes, the business side of things can be complicated. But nothing is impossible with a little know-how.
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
It should be about what you know, and not what you look like. And the way pop music sounds now. There’s no innovation in it.
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
“Images And Words” by Dream Theater.
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?
Definitely CD’s, and for older albums, vinyl.
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
The day after Christmas, Metal Monthly at Cine el Rey, Mcallen, TX. 12/26/2019.
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
Teaching or working with Computers.
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
What’s next for the band?
Releasing this first album and possibly a music video in an undisclosed location.
Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?
If its got chocolate, I’m eating it.
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?
We hope you will be intrigued to check us out. Thanks for reading!
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