EMQ’s with TORN FABRIKS
Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Portuguese Old School Thrash Metal band, Torn Fabriks. 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?
Torn Fabriks’ story is short, as the band is only a year old. It started in April 2020 in full pandemic situation. What started out as a fun project by two OSTM lovers, quickly became a serious project with the input of Paulo Soares (Drummer and Producer). And consequently the 2021 edition of our first EP “Mind Consumption” through Firecum Records.
How did you come up with your band name?
The name Torn Fabriks came up almost spontaneously, I remember at the time mentioning with Ricardo Santos that i liked the word “fabrics” and the way it sounded. Ricardo, in turn, emerged from Torn Fabrics and as it sounded good to us, we just changed the “c” for the “k” and that was it.
What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?
We´re from Portugal, me and Paulo, we are from Almada/Seixal, and Ricardo is from S. Miguel Azores. The Rock/Metal scene here still alive and strong, there’s a lot of new bands going on. Its alive and well.
What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)
Our latest and only release was “Mind Consumption“ EP from January 2021.
‘Bring Me Down’ (Official Video)
Who have been your greatest influences?
We´re strongly influenced by Old School Acts like Destruction, Sodom, Razor, Slayer, Testament, Exodus and so on…
What first got you into music?
I think it was the influence of my old brother and my dad too. Since I was a little boy, I remember always listening to Rock n´Roll at Home. My Dad is a huge fan of Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Credence Clearwater Revival, I think it was my first contact with Rock.
Later on, I discovered AC/DC, Maiden and Manowar, that’s when and where, I realized that I´ve got to buy a guitar.
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?
Lol Funny question, I think maybe Skolnick from Testament or Petrosa from Kreator.
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
That’s an easy one lol, Wacken for sure, Because it’s the biggest one on Metal scene and it’s kind of magic and mythical.
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
I don´t receive gifts that much, but let me see, maybe sex lol, when I was touring with my ex mates from Simbiose.
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
Please be nice and polite to each other.
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?
First of all, I hate to be in the recording studio, and all that recording process. Its funking boring for me. The coolest thing is playing live, rehearsing with my band mates and making songs. Good ones preferably lol.
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
I don´t know mate, I truly don´t care at all about what’s going on in the music industry. I don’t really give a fuck, I just do my own thing in the best way I can, it´s just like that.
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
“Reign In Blood” – Slayer
“Schizophrenia” – Sepultura
“Agent Orange” – Sodom
Just to name few!!
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?
Vinyl mate, for sure.
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
Maybe Barcelona, back in 2000’s.
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
Maybe painting or drawing some action figures lol.
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
My wife, my daughter, band mates and close friends.
What’s next for the band?
We´re, at the moment, recording the songs of the new album. It’s gonna be about eleven songs on the record, and it will be Thrashy as Hell.
What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?
It’s a biscuit with the shape of a cake lol, I just googled it.
Never heard about it lol.
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?
Thank you so must for having us and for the support and interest in the band.
Keep it Metal and insane mate
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