EMQ’s with DEVICE
Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Brasilia, Brazil based Death/Thrash Metal band Device. Huge thanks to drummer Diego Campos 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?
I’m Diego, drummer of the Band. It started 15 years ago after the vocalist and a former guitarist watched a shitty band winning a contest to see which Band would be chosen to play at that year’s Porão do Rock Festival (The biggest one in the band’s city). On the next day, they gathered and started writing Device’s first song, ‘Mind Decay’. I filled in for the Band once in a concert in 2010 and joined them definitely in 2014.
How did you come up with your band name?
Our vocalist heard the story about how AC/DC came up with their name, so one time, drunk at a barbecue, he said he would came up with the name of his band in the same way. Then he looked under a broken electronic device, saw the word device and liked it, because It sounded like Deicide, but he didn’t know the meaning of that word back then. When he realized the meaning, It was already too late and decided to keep it
What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?
We are from Brasília, the capital of Brazil, but the scene is strong mainly in São Paulo, where all the bands from abroad come to tour, although a Lot of other places have their relevance, even with venues significantly smaller or fewer dedicated to extreme metal.
What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)
The EP “Godless”, released at the beginning of 2018.
Who have been your greatest influences?
Deicide, Slayer, Sepultura, Ratos de Porão, Krisiun,
What first got you into music?
MTV’s Fúria Metal (Brazilian version of Headbangers’ Ball)
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
Obscene Extreme Metal Fest, the name says it all!
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
Stay safe, stay home, buy bands merch.
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?
Travelling, knowing other places and meeting other people. We hate the small support to extreme Heavy Metal in Brazil.
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
The exaggerated attention to more popular genres, due to exclusively money issues.
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
“Reign In Blood” from Slayer.
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?
Fuck! Everyone has its importance. Download is more practical. But the feeling of opening a CD or vinyl and accompanying the songs reading the lyrics is amazing.
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
Porão do Rock festival (September 30th,2018).
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
Max Kolesne, Moyses Kolesne and Alex Camargo, all from Krisiun. João Gordo, from Ratos de Porão. Andreas Kisser and Max Cavalera, from Sepultura.
What’s next for the band?
We are in pre-production of our next full album
What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?
Never had one, but judging by its size, It would be a bolacha.
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?
Support metal regionally, buy merch, It helps a lot! Stay safe now so we can go crazy next year, hopefully!
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