EMQ’s with DYNASTY OF METAL
Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Nova Lima, Brazil based Heavy Metal band, Dynasty Of Metal. Huge thanks to vocalist Nahor Andrade 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 Nahor Andrade, I am a vocalist and co-founder of the band Dynasty Of Metal, which was formed in 1996.
Since then we have continued working for an almost 25-year career. We recorded a demo-tape in 1997, an EP in 1999 and another in 2001. After that we were hired by the extinct label Avantage Records (BR), for our debut called “Motus Perpetuus”, which was launched in 2004.
In 1999, we left for our first international tour, which lasted 32 days, with 18 shows in Latin American countries, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and Chile.
In 2010 we released the CD “Warriors Of The King” by Electric Music Records (BR), with that the band went on the road for several shows around Brazil.
In 2017, we released the CD “Step By Step” by “Marquee Records” (BR), which also featured the EP “Viginti Annis” in celebration of the band’s 20 years anniversary
In the same year, we left for the second international tour, lasting 15 days between Uruguay and Argentina.
How did you come up with your band name?
The name at first would be “Soul Hunter”, however, after some discussions; we opted for “Dynasty”. In 2010 we added “Of Metal” to the official name, in order to avoid any problems with the American band of the 70’s.
What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?
We are from Brazil; we are in the state of Minas Gerais, where the bands Sepultura, Overdose, Sarcófago, The Mist, Eminence and others were born.
Our scene, like others in Brazil, has had better days; today there is great market competition with the “covers” bands. But it is still an important and busy scene.
What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)
Our last release was a virtual single ‘Open Your Eyes’, from 2019.
Who have been your greatest influences?
There were several, but I can inform you that the English scene of the 80’s has a strong presence in our work. We also have influences from bands like Helloween, Stryper, Tourniquet, Accept and others.
What first got you into music?
I think everyone puts the dream of being able to overcome difficulties and keep playing around the world.
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician, who would it be?
A difficult question, I honestly do not have an answer, as there are many cool bands coming up.
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
Certainly “Wacken”, everyone’s dream. But we would like to participate in any festival in Europe or the USA.
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
An invite for lunch at your home. And we accept!
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
Stay strong in your purposes, fight for what is worthwhile and stay rock n’ roll.
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?
Composing, recording, traveling, doing shows and especially meeting new people in every place we go.
I hate fake people in the music business.
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
I would like the smaller bands to be more respected and have more opportunities.
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
“Powerslave” – Iron Maiden
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?
All are very good, but the CD enchants me more.
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
There were a lot of good shows, but in 2014 we were opening act for the band Stryper, and that was amazing.
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
I am a musician and business administrator; here in Brazil it is almost impossible to live a life worthy only of music. Unfortunately!
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
Bruce Dickinson, Rob Halford, Joshua Perahia, Rob Rock and Doro Pesch.
What’s next for the band?
At the moment, we are working on an album of reinterpretations of bands that influenced us.
What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Spotify and other digital platforms
Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?
I thank you for the opportunity to introduce our band. I would like to say that it is people like you who help the bands to be known.
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