EMQ’s with VULTOS VOCIFEROS
Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Brasília, Brazil based Black Metal band, Vultos Vociferos. Huge thanks to them 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?
Malleficarum: Our pseudonyms in the band are T. Malleficarum, vocalist, and Baal, guitarist. Vultos Vociferos started their saga in mid-1999, with the purpose of playing a fast, brutal and extreme Black Metal. In 2002, we launched the Demo Tape “Obscuro Domínio”, which had a good repercussion in the scene, which allowed us to participate in many festivals and shows. In 2005, the debut album “Ao Eterno Abismo” was released, which had a great reception by the public and establishing the band on the national scene. In 2011, the band released the second album “Sob a Face Oculta”, after the release we had the departure of some members and the entry of others, which slightly affected the production of the band in the period. However, with the formation stabilized with Baal (Guitar), Crematorium (Bass), Mictlantecutli (Drums) and Malleficarum (Vocals), in 2019, the band released their third and new album entitled “Aeterno Rex Infernus, on the Songs for Satan label.
How did you come up with your band name?
Malleficarum: The name Vultos Vociferos (Vociferous Figures in English) was given by drummer Mictlantecutli, matching the band’s proposal. It’s a strong name loaded with energy. For us, it represents the dark shadows that have vociferated, blasphemed and screamed all hate and pain.
What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?
Malleficarum:We are from Brazil, we live in the capital of the country, Brasília. The city is a reference in bands of extreme music bands, mainly Death metal. The scene here was already better, Brasilia, today is weak, but still with some shows happening. However, it is a city with many good bands and reference for Brazilian metal.
What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)
Baal: We released the last album in 2019, entitled “Aeterno Rex Infernus”.
“Aeterno Rex Infernus” (Full Album)
Who have been your greatest influences?
Baal: The band has as reference bands like Blasphemy, Sarcófago, Bererit, Celtic Frost, Hellhammer, Bathory, Dark Throne, Mayhem.
What first got you into music?
Baal: Curiosity, rebellion and questions about society, religion and other dogmas imposed by society.
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?
Baal: Would it be collaborating with some new band? I’d bet on The Males Fecundos and Nightwölf, from here, in Brasília.
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
Baal: At Wacken Open Air, PartySan Open Air or Hellfest, for the importance of these festivals for the world metal scene.
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
Malleficarum: A bizarre cemetery moulded in clay.
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
Malleficarum: Rebel yourselves. Seek always for knowledge. Break the walls that surround you. Vomit in sacred words. Blaspheme to the four corners of the world and get rid of the chains and crosses that trap them.
If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?
Malleficarum: Ronnie James Dio and Jeff Hanneman.
What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?
Malleficarum: Seeing new places and making new friends on the tours. We hate bad concert productions that don’t respect musicians and don’t stick to agreements.
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
Malleficarum: We would change the music market, which has always explored musicians, especially beginning bands.
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
Baal: “De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas” – Mayhem and “Drawing Down The Moon” – Beherit
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?
Baal: Vinyl for sure.
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
Baal: Goyattack Festival in Goiânia/GO – Brazil, in 2015.
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
Baal: IT teacher
Malleficarum: Human sciences teacher
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
Malleficarum: Cronos, Tony Iommi, Tom Warrior, Doro Pesch, Big Boss (Root)
What’s next for the band?
Malleficarum: We’re composing new songs and waiting for the end of this pandemic situation to go back to performing.
What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
Baal: We are on Facebook, Spotify, YouTube and Deezer.
Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?
Baal: As they get older, they harden like cakes instead of softening like biscuits. So, it’s cakes.
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?
Baal: We are the ones who appreciate the opportunity to answer an interview for Ever Metal. We salute all the real bangers and call for them to fight for Black Metal without borders, without prejudice and away from dogmatic and religious conservatism. The black flames cry out to all, it is up to us tireless warriors to defend the underground culture. Save the metal!!!
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