EMQ’s With DEEP HATRED
Hi everyone! Welcome to a new EMQ’s interview, courtesy of Victor, with São Luís, Brazil based Brutal Death Metal band, Deep Hatred. 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?
Débora Selv Lopes: I do the vocals.
Alexandre Costa: I play the guitar.
Rogers Rocha: I also play the guitar.
Priscilla Santos: I play the bass.
Lucas Amorim: I play the drums.
Alexandre: It all started in 2018, when my bandmate Will, from a local Grindcore band called Unblooded, and I decided to start a death metal project. Will saw Débora singing on Instagram, we invited her. Shortly after, Lucas joined the band, and we began rehearsing. It did not take long for us to start doing some gigs.
In 2021, Will left the band, so we decided to not only replace him with a new bassist, but also add a second guitar. That is when Priscilla and Rogers joined us.
How did you come up with your band name?
Alexandre: I was going through a moment of extreme hate, so I decided to channel all the hatred to something productive, hence the band. Adriano (bandmate from Unblooded) helped me choose it.
What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?
Rogers: We are from Brazil, more specifically from the northeast area, São Luís in the state of Maranhão. We are far from the big musical circuits and economic centres of the country. In spite of that, the quality of the bands here is incredible, we have great musicians, producers etc.
What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)
Selv: we have just released a music video of ‘Frenesi’, which is a song that will be on our upcoming EP, “Virus Hominum”.
‘Frenesi’ (Official Video)
Who have been your greatest influences?
Lucas: Deicide, Sinister, Malevolent Creation, Cannibal Corpse, Hate Eternal, Krisiun, Rebaelliun amongst others.
What first got you into music?
Selv: A classmate introduced me to classic rock bands back in the school days. Later on, I started reading magazines and researching about other genres. When I turned 19, I started following local bands, attending their rehearsals. One day, a vocalist did not show up on a rehearsal, so I stepped in to sing. That is when I began researching and learning about techniques to becoming an extreme music singer.
Lucas: it was pretty much accidental. When I moved to São Luís, my father did not bring everything due to transportation costs. Therefore, when my uncle from São Paulo sent the rest of the things, he accidentally sent a Judas Priest bootleg. I immediately dug it. Started playing imaginary drums and everything.
Rogers: My brother is 10 years older than I am. He got me into rock as a teenager, and rapidly became a Metalhead. So, that’s why I got into it so early since we shared a bedroom for years and years.
Priscilla: When I got a Tarja DVD as a gift, I fell in love with metal, especially this genre. I started playing the bass, and shortly after I received an invitation to play at Vangloria Arcanus (a local symphonic metal band), at which I still play today.
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician, who would it be?
Selv: I’d choose either Cannibal Corpse or Abnormality, since they’re massive influences on what I do at Deep Hatred. It’s kind of hard to choose though, I’d also be flattered if I did something with the likes of Morbid Angel or Dying Fetus, their vocal lines inspire me a lot.
Lucas: I’d collaborate with Flagrvm (a local death metal band), they’re a massive influence for me.
Priscilla: I’d collab with Epica, playing ‘Consign To Oblivion’.
Alexandre: Slayer, playing whatever they want me to play.
Rogers: I’d do a collab with Paul Masvidal or Erik Rutan.
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
Priscilla: Obscene Extreme Festival.
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
Selv: Nothing worth mentioning.
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
Lucas: check us out.
If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?
Rogers: The mighty Chuck Schuldiner.
What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?
Alexandre: What I love the most is playing, what I hate the most is not being able to play, due to the restrictions the pandemic caused.
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
Alexandre: We would go back to vinyl era.
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
Selv: “Spiritual Apocalypse” by Monstrosity.
Alexandre: “Spiritual Healing” by Death.
Rogers: “Individual Thought Patterns” by Death.
Priscilla: “Once” by Nightwish
Lucas: “Morningrise” by Opeth.
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?
Rogers: Vinyl all day.
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
Selv: Opening for Funeratus in our hometown.
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
Selv: We all have, let’s say, regular jobs. We do not make a living through music.
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
Selv: My bandmates, that’d be 5 including me lol.
What’s next for the band?
Priscilla: We are currently recording our EP “Virus Hominum”, which will probably be released later this year.
What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
Lucas: We use whatever is available to us, but mostly, Instagram and Youtube for now.
Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?
Rogers: What the f*ck is that?
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?
Lucas: We appreciate the interview, the opportunity to show a bit more of band. We would also like to thank everyone that supported us since the very beginning in the gigs, social media, buying our merch etc.
We are striving to finish recording our EP, which has been a very slow process, due to the pandemic, but we’ll let you all know about it, when it finally comes out.
Check us out on YouTube, where we released out first music video, Frenesi, also on Instagram where we upload a lot of stuff and keep you informed.
Metal till death!
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