EMQ’s with TERROR REVOLUCIONÁRIO
Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Brasília, Brazil based Hardcore/Punk/Crust band, Terror Revolucionário. Huge thanks to guitarist Thiago Cardoso 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 Thiago Cardoso “Barbosa”, I play guitar. Terror Revolucionário began in late February 1999 in the city of Taguatinga/DF with the proposal of playing hardcore and actively continues until today, with 3 original members (Fellipe CDC, Jeferson and Thiago) along with bassist Adriana, who joined the band in October 2004.
How did you come up with your band name?
Fellipe CDC (vocalist), suggested the name at the end of the first rehearsal of the band, influenced by a marginal printing from the time of the French Revolution.
What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?
We are from Brasília/DF, capital of Brazil, located in the central west region of the country. The underground rock scene is large and has many bands of different styles. Perhaps today there are more bands than public, since most of the audience has a band and a few of these band members really support other bands, being part of the audience.
What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)
It was the “Campo da Esperança” album, released in April 2019. Unreleased songs + music extracted from, already sold out, past releases and some rare and unpublished sounds. A total of 61 songs.
Who have been your greatest influences?
Punk/Metal/Hardcore bands in general. From the classics, and several bands of the national and international underground scene.
What first got you into music?
I set up my first band with childhood friends when I was 14. Always making my own music. The band had a short existence but made some songs and a single performance for a group of 4 friends inside an empty apartment. Oxiurus was the name of this band, which existed between 1995 and 1996.
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?
Although I rarely do shows with another band as a guest, I did some shows with Galinha Preta in 2011 and 2012, and 3 shows with the band Vingança, from Fortaleza / CE, also a mini tour through the Cerrado* in the year 2008. I never wanted to join a band that I had not been part of since its formation.
* Cerrado is the name given to Brazilian savannas that are mostly present on the central area of the country, where the band’s city is located.
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
I would play again at the Obscene Extreme Festival in Czech Republic, where we played on our European tour in 2017. Considering the kind of music from this festival, this is the best and most perfect place. The mecca of world noise.
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
A t-shirt that a guy was dressed in and he wanted to present to me for the symbolic value it has. I’ve been saving it, and I use it a lot. I won from a guy in Mexico, where we played in Vale de Chalco, one of the craziest shows we’ve ever played.
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
Continue to support the bands that care and value you as a person and a human being!
If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?
Not really a rock star, but he was one of the most important guys that the national scene has ever lost: Redson from the band Cólera.
What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?
I like to play shows. I don’t like being in environments where I don’t feel comfortable to stay.
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
I would make it more accessible and at a low cost any media that is. For example: today the price to make vinyl is very expensive and the sale value is absurd as well.
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
Discharge – “Hear Nothing, See Nothing, Say Nothing” from 1982.
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?
My personal taste in this order: Vinyl, CD’s, Cassettes. I don’t like downloads. I’ve never been much of a fan of it. I even listen to streaming, especially YouTube. Other platforms like Spotify and Deezer I have already used, but I prefer the facility and easiness of YouTube.
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
There were many that I liked a lot and were important. I can’t point to just one.
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
In the world of music, I would continue to go to concerts, listening to a lot of music and looking for information about the world of music such as specialized programs/websites and even magazines and fanzines, as was done in the old days. Just like I always have.
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
If it is in personal life: my family (wife, my two children, my mother and my niece).
If it is in my musical world (which I am thinking of almost all the time) I would invite friends that I am always in contact with. I am happy to talk and exchange endless ideas about the world of rock with Fellipe CDC, Icarus, Veto, Márcio Picka and Jorge Fúnebre (the last one would have to come from Asunción in Paraguay).
What’s next for the band?
Make and record many new songs, for several planned releases. As soon as we can when we survive the pandemic safely.
What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
Facebook page and Bandcamp. I don’t use Instagram. Jeferson, drummer of the band, uses it.
Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?
I don’t know what Jaffa Cakes are.
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?
Thanks for the space! Strength and luck to stay in the fight!!!
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