EMQ’s With HELL BOUND
Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview, courtesy of Victor, with Brasília, Brazil based Heavy/Power Metal band, Hell Bound. Huge thanks lead guitarist Fabricio, 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?
First of all, thank you very much for this fantastic opportunity to talk!
My name is Fabricio, you call me Fabricera!! I’m the lead guitarist of Hell Bound since 2015! Hell Bound was born in 2008, I wasn’t there when it happened, the band was founded by Guilherme Peixoto, our bass man! There was another guitarist who is one of my best friends today, Adan Henssen, by the way, n (nowadays, Adan is guitarist of Nightwölf)! Then, he left the band, and the guys invited Jeândilas de Oliveira. These two guys came in and came out a couple of times, and then, tired with this situation, the guys broke up with the band, after a couple of years. I took the position of lead guitar and we make all kind of things that a band have to do, rehearsals, shows, release our debut LP, and then we lost our first vocalist, Emannuel Thorsen (Nowadays with the band A Fool’s Mockery). He travelled abroad and today, he lives in UK, but, before he left the band and the country, he got for us another amazing vocalist, Erick Linhares!! After all, when the new guy came to the band, the world was hit with this awful pandemic and until today we just had one rehearsal with this new formation.
Victor Here. Erick Linhares is also the son of Mario Linhares, a great Brazilian singer who was famous in the legendary Brazilian band Dark Avenger. My first review here on Ever Metal was in honour of his memory by our friendship. We all miss Mario, since he passed away in 2017.
How did you come up with your band name?
I heard once that was Guilherme Peixoto (bassist) who made the baptism of fire of the band hahaha! I don’t know very well why, but I believe that he chose this name (Hell Bound) because it looks like the lyric themes that we play!
What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?
I’m from Brasília, capital of Brazil! Here, to be a musician is a very hard thing to do, mainly if it was your way of living ! The managers pay bad, and for heavy metal, it’s almost impossible to bring home the bacon ,you know? To play here is a proof of our love for the music! You have to work with other thing to live! On the other hand, we have the moral support of the guys who came to watch our shows! They are awesome!!!
What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)
Our latest release was our first LP “Hell Bound” in 2018 and the same year, we released too our first video, ‘Race To Death’!
‘Race To Death’ (Official Video)
Who have been your greatest influences?
First of all, Jimi Hendrix!!! This guy made me play guitar! And then, Van Halen, Malmsteen, Dimebag, Randy Rhoads, this is my top five lead guitars of the word! I really love these guys!
What first got you into music?
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?
I really would love to make a revival of Pantera with Rex and Phill, the guys who are still alive, and call our drummer for it!
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
That’s really a hard decision, I love a lot of them ! But just one!?? Wacken Open Air!
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
No one! Hahaha.
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
Thank you very much for your support! You rock!! Hold on, the pandemic will be over one day, and we will kick some asses on the stage together!
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?
Playing to the people who came to the show! That is an amazing experience, the energy, for me is almost a spiritual experience! And I really hate the fact that is almost impossible to bring the bacon home with it! I really would love to earn my money by playing guitar!
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
The fact that singing pop music and showing the ass is so valued and that all kinds of metal doesn’t have the same opportunity.
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
Just one!? The Jimi Hendrix Experience – “Are You Experienced”.
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?
For me!? Vinyl, definitely!! The bass is awesome, it sounds more deep and real for me!
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
Our release debut LP show, we invited the first guitarists we had in the band for the show. It was sick, man!! We played with three guitars on this day!
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
Pilot! I love airplanes!
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
Wow, that is low blow, man, because some of them are dead and I would like to continue around here for a while hahaha. But, if they were alive today; Stephen Hawking, Carl Sagan, Hendrix, Galileo, Dimebag!!!!
What’s next for the band?
Waiting until the pandemic is over to continue with our songs!
What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
Thank you for that! The people can find us on Instagram and on Facebook.
Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?
Dude, what!? Hahahaha. It looks like a woman’s name ! Hahahahaha.
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?
Thank you very much! Please, keep doing that, supporting the underground. You’re awesome, buddy!!! Yes, I would like to tell the people who are interested in us, we’re cooking something great for you!! Waiting for us! Rock on, we’re in this together! \m/
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