Recently, Maggy got the chance to do a Q&A with Kello González, bassist with Guadalajara, Mexico based Virtuoso, Instrumental Prog Metal/Rock Trio, Parazit. Big thanks to them!

What is your name, what do you do, and can you tell us a little bit about how you ended up doing it?

Kello González, bass player for Parazit. This started as an experiment, a project to work on all that music that didn’t fit anywhere else…

What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

I live in Guadalajara, Mexico. Loud music is not an easy endeavour, so we try to navigate scenes without much heed to fads or genres.

What is your favourite latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)

I’ve been listening to Haken – “Virus”, Tool – “Fear Inoculum”, The Claypool-Lennon Delirium – “South of Reality”

Who have been your greatest influences, in music or in life?

I’m bass: Cliff Burton, Les Claypool, Flea, Geddy Lee and Justin Chancellor mainly.

What first got you into music?

In middle school I got hooked to Metallica’s “Justice” album. I started playing bass and finally felt like belonged somewhere…

Which current bands or musicians would you like to see collaborate on a record?

Les Claypool, Danny Carey, Tosin Abasi.

If you could go to any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Resurrection Fest, Hellfest or WOA. But as part of their line-up. 😊

What’s the weirdest music related thing you own?

Not weird but I’ve got drum sticks, picks, wristbands and a cymbal…trophies from Metallica concerts I’ve attended.

If you had one message for your Ever Metal readers, what would it be?

At this time and age, everyone stay strong and stay safe so we can all put these hard times behind us.

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Cliff Burton!

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

Royalties from streaming and fair payment for musicians.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Rush – “Moving Pictures”

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

All have their pros and cons. Being able to enjoy music is the end goal

What’s the best gig that you have been to, and why?

Rush – Gibson Amphitheater – LA (2012)
Metallica – Foro Sol – Mexico City (2009)
King Crimson – Teatro Diana – Guadalajara (2019)

What do you get up to when you’re not writing/ taking photos?

Making bass guitar cover videos

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Mike Patton, James Hetfield, Les Claypool, Maynard J Keenan and Geddy Lee

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Haven’t had the pleasure, but the name says cakes, so I’ll go with that.

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Stay healthy!


‘Asleep Reason Horror’ (Official Video)

Kello Gonzalez – Bass
Christian Gomez – Drums
Jose Macario – Guitar

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