EMQ’s with CALIGO
Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Brazil based Melodic Doom Metal band, Caligo. Huge thanks to vocalist, Fellipe CDC 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?
Fellipe CDC is how people most know about me. I am vocalist and lyricist of Caligo, a band that first appeared in February 2012 at the initiative of bassist Sandro Santos. Sandro brought the first drummer, who after so many others, gave way to Julius Caesar. Our guitarist is Walison. We all play in other bands in our city.
How did you come up with your band name?
The band’s name was one of the suggestions of bassist Sandro Santos. It was supposed to be Chaos Et Caligo, but we abbreviated only to Caligo.
What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?
The drummer Julio, the guitarist Walison and I live in the city of Taguatinga, nearby Brasília, the capital of Brazil. The bassist Sandro lives in Gama, which is another city near to ours. Caligo is a Brazilian Doom Metal band.
What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)
We have only one demo CD called “Templo da Descrença” and some videos on the internet.
Who have been your greatest influences?
Caligo’s greatest musical influence, without a doubt, is Black Sabbath. However, several other Doom and Stoner bands are also on our main menu of references: Cathedral, Paradise Lost, Candlemass, among many others. As for the lyrics, the greatest influence is the Brazilian poet Augusto dos Anjos.
What first got you into music?
I edited fanzines! And since 2016 I’m presenting a web radio program called ZINE-SE, on Radio 4 Times (www.radio4tempos.com.br), where we play (me and my friend Frajola) a lot of metal, punk and hardcore bands.
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be
Tony Iommi is always current! If I could make a song with him, it would be great!
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
There is a festival in Brazil called Setembro Negro (produced by Edu Lane, drummer of Nervochaos) that would fit like a glove for Caligo!
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
I hope someday I would have a fan to receive some gift.
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
If I had a fan, I’d say, “Make a fanzine and interview Caligo!”
If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?
Dio, Lemmy, Cliff Burton, Chuck, Hendrix, Bon Scott, Malcom Young and so many others. Now you pick one there, please. Take this responsibility far from me, please!
What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?
I hate it when I have an idea for a song and I can’t play it. And I like it when people like the music I make. But it’s okay if you don’t like our music.
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
I’d try to make more space for new bands.
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
“Vol. 4” by Black Sabbath. It was the third album I bought in my life and, without a doubt, what I heard the most!
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?
The big sweet black huge cookie called Vinyl, without any doubts!
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
Caligo have done some very remarkable shows, but the concert we played at the Quaresmada Festival was memorable!
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
I would continue editing fanzines and doing the radio program ZINE-SE.
What five people would you invite to dinner party?
Mr. Iommi, Ozzy, Bill Ward, Geezer and Vinny Appice.
What’s next for the band?
We recorded a single before the pandemic Covid situation and we are waiting for the studio to give us the music. After the pandemic, Caligo intends to record new songs, make our video and return to the stage. We miss you so much!
What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
We use many fanzines for the dissemination of Caligo. A Fanzine is the backbone of underground music!
Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?
Depending on the drug, it could be a cake or a cookie.
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?
I thank you, in the name of members of Caligo, for the space given. When all this madness passes and science gives us free pass, we’re going to go back to the shows and support our bands and our music scene. Take care and stay health everyone!
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