EMQ’s With PSYCHOSANE
Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview, courtesy of Victor, with Ribeirão Preto, Brazil based Heavy/Thrash Metal band, Psychosane. Huge thanks to vocalist, Marcelo Seabra, 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 Marcelo Seabra. Robertto (Drums/Vocals) and I formed the band with the initial idea to be an Adrenaline Mob tribute band, but this never happened. Instinctively, we were composing our own material.
How did you come up with your band name?
The name was inspired by the song ‘Psychosane’, second track from the album “Omertà” (2012), the debut Adrenaline Mob album.
What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?
We are Brazilian, our city is called Ribeirão Preto, 400km North of São Paulo. Brazil has great bands and metal public.
What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)
Our last release was the “Laws Of Aggression” EP, in 2019, and our lyric video ‘To the Devil’.
‘To The Devil’ (Lyric Video)
Stream/Purchase “Laws Of Aggression” here
Who have been your greatest influences?
Woah! that’s difficult to say, many bands like Adrenaline Mob, obviously and Rush, Pantera, Dream Theater, Slayer, Shaman, Texas Hippie Coalition, Megadeth, Judas Priest, Chrome Division and more, and more. We don’t like to limit ourselves with this or that, we are always looking for variety.
What first got you into music?
Me personally, when I watched the Metallica – ‘One’ video on MTV, it blew my mind, Robertto always say it was the Rush video ‘Limelight’ with Neil Peart and his monstrous drums, Leonardo was addicted to Guitar Hero games and many more and Heuler’s first contact was the Scorpions vinyl that belonged to his father.
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician, who would it be?
There are a lot of musician we would like to collaborate with in the future. We are just a simple band who want to live on the road playing music and having fun with friends.
We really don’t know how to answer this question.
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
Wacken is the greatest dream of all metal bands.
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
Fingers crossed that this pandemic plague comes to an end so we can play and enjoy our metal music.
If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?
Neil Peart, Dimebag Darrel, Dio, Freddie Mercury, and many more great musicians.
What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?
Working with what you love is like being on vacation all the time, is pleasant and funny.
Harassment and lack of privacy.
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
I have no formed opinion.
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
Rush – “Moving Pictures”
Pantera – “Cowboys From Hell”
Avantasia – “Ghostslights”
Marilyn Manson – “The Pale Emperor”
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?
Real quality is vinyl, but In our country, we don’t have many consumers.
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
Our last gig at Headbangers Union Fest, 15/02/2020, was great.
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
Marcelo and Leonardo work in IT, Robertto is a Graphic Designer and Heuler works as a Video Editor.
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
Alex Lifeson, Mike Portnoy, Ricardo Confessori, Neal Morse, Paul Gilbert, James Hetfield, Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens, Corey Taylor, Jari Mäenpää, Axel Rudi Pell and many more.
What’s next for the band?
We are working on pre-production of our new album, and we will continue the “Laws Of Aggression” tour when things get better with the Covid-19 pandemic.
What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
I think we are on every social media and music platform.
Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?
We really don’t know what Jaffa Cakes are!
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?
Take care of yourselves in your homes, listen and live the metal life style, fingers crossed for the end of this pandemic crisis.
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