EMQ’s with KRYOUR
Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with São Paulo, Brazil based Melodic Death Metal band Kryour. Huge thanks to guitarist/vocalist Gustavo Iandoli 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 Gustavo Iandoli, vocalist and guitarist that formed the band in early 2014. We played covers until we had our own material. We entered the studio for the first time in 2015 to record our first single ‘Chaos Of My Dream’, and in 2016 our second single ‘Falling In Oblivion’, then we started recording our debut album “Where Treasures Are Nothing”.
How did you come up with your band name?
I wanted to make a name for myself, then I mixed the words “cry” and “our”, crying is the culmination of an emotion, so here would be the safe place of all of our expression, which is what I have always sought for the band.
What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?
We are from São Paulo, Brazil. Here in São Paulo we have incredible bands that are always looking to improve themselves, sadly the music scene here in Brazil doesn’t help the extreme music.
What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)
Our first album was “Where Treasures Are Nothing” that came out after our official video ‘Restless Silence’. Our last video was ‘My Conjugué’ that we released in this pandemic.
My Conjugué (Official Video)
Who have been your greatest influences?
We have a lot of influences like Children Of Bodom, Gojira, Kreator but at the same time some artists that don’t belong to metal.
What first got you into music?
I started to play guitar at 10 years old, always doing my own riffs and music, after playing a jam with Andreas Kisser (Sepultura) my love with the stage began.
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?
I would love having Aurora featuring a song with us, I really appreciate her music.
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
We grew up watching the Wacken Open Air, so with no doubt it would be a dream play there some day.
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
I think a guitar pick that glows in the dark.
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
Thank you for all support and stay tuned for the next year, we are planning really cool stuff to release.
If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?
Freddie Mercury without thinking twice!
What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?
The freedom to create and say whatever I want, I would like in some situations if our profession was taken more seriously, especially here in Brazil.
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
I would change the way that most people see the success, cause you know, music became a capitalist product, and that has changed a lot the way we see things.
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
“Magma” from Gojira.
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?
I would choose the streaming because we have variety to hear.
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
Our best gig was here in Brazil with Symphony X. That was awesome.
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
Probably studying psychology and philosophy.
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
Ola Englund, Joe Duplatier, Jens Bogren, Misha Mansoor for talking about some metal guitar tones.
What’s next for the band?
We are composing our next album, and for sure that will be the biggest thing that we ever did in the band.
What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
YouTube, Spotify and all streaming sources.
Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?
I think I will go for biscuit.
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?
I would like to thank you for enjoying our music and also for the opportunity to present our sound on British site. In the current situation of our country and the planet, hearing good news is fantastic, especially with our music. We are preparing a new album. We hope it will be even better than our first album. Thanks again for the opportunity.
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