EMQ’s with SLASHERS

EMQ’s with SLASHERS

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Brooklyn, NYC based Crossover/Skatethrash band, Slashers. Huge thanks to vocalist, Paco, 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 Paco and I do lead vocals for Slashers. Our band started in the fall of 2016 here in NYC because our pro skateboarding careers weren’t panning out.

We are:
Paco – Vocals
Blake – Guitar/Vocals
Jesse – Bass/Vocals
Shane – Drums

How did you come up with your band name?

Blake came up with the name. Shane and Blake got together because there wasn’t a bad ass skate rock band going in New York, so they recruited Jesse and I to make it happen.

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

We all live in NYC. There’s a lot of talent in the community, but it’s hard to stand out because you’ve got to have like 3x to 4x different hustles just to survive here.

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

We released our self-titled album in August 2019 and we’re pretty happy with how everything came out. A few record labels, that you may have heard of, came knocking to buy the album but we’ve been pretty steadfast about not giving up the rights to it. We figure if the deal isn’t great, then why bother signing it over to someone else? We’re still flattered though.

As far as videos go, we’ve got 4x music videos in the works that we are going to release over the next six months. Some are animated, like our video for ‘Five Mile Grind’, and some are live action.

‘File Mile Grind’ (Official Video)

Who have been your greatest influences?

Personally? Jason Voorhees.

What first got you into music?

Elvis!

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

Gesaffelstein!

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

Reading because of the history, PRB for the bowling.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

A compliment?

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Refuse and resist any bullshit in your life.

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

Lightnin’ Hopkins.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

It’s probably one of the most sincere versions of expression. But just like any artistic endeavour, you’re probably crazy to do it.

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

The industry twenty years ago or now? Or the way it’s going to be in the future? Either way, it won’t be in our favour.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

ZZ Top – “Eliminator”. I love this album because it’s a dance party in a box and Blake hates this record so much. He’s a ZZ Top fan, but thinks this record is blasphemy. His disapproval for the record makes me enjoy it that much more when we’re on the road and I play it on the stereo in between towns.

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

Whatever works for you.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

We played a gig at House of Vans in 2018 that was Pennywise, Sick Of It All, and Slashers. That was pretty cool.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

Being a photography weirdo. Oh wait, I still am.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Martin Luther King Jr., Mussolini, Henry VIII, Countess Bathory, and Mary Magdalene. I feel like that would be an interesting conversation.

What’s next for the band?

Surviving this pandemic and writing our next record while releasing our upcoming videos and producing more episodes of Slashers TV.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. YouTube is cooler than the first two.
www.instagram.com/slasherskickyourass/
www.facebook.com/slashersnyc
www.youtube.com/channel/UCCr5N7cg3P0v8SuCyLW7SYw
www.slashers.bandcamp.com/

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

I have absolutely no idea what that is. But my research tells me they look tasty.

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

Thank you for listening. To anyone out there, go ahead and do it yourself. Because no one else is going to do it for you.

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EMQ’s with ETERNAL WINTER

EMQ’s with ETERNAL WINTER

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Maryland, USA based Epic Power Metal band, Eternal Winter. Huge thanks to vocalist/guitarist, Matthew Knight, 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?

Greetings! My name is Matthew Knight. I am the vocalist/guitarist/frontman of US metal band ETERNAL WINTER. I started the group in 2002 and we have been going strong ever since. We play a unique style of epic heavy metal with dark and progressive elements. Our latest album “ARCHAIC LORE ENSHRINED: SONGS OF SAVAGE SWORDS & DARK MYSTICISM” was released last September.

How did you come up with your band name?

The name ETERNAL WINTER comes from the heroic fantasy Mythos that many of our lyrics are based on. It is an original concept story written in the early days of the band that has been expanded upon over the years.

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

ETERNAL WINTER hails from the USA. There is a very strong Metal/Rock scene here and always has been. Although not as mainstream as it was in years prior, the underground scene is still alive and well in our land, and excellent bands are always on the uprising.

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

The newest album is called “ARCHAIC LORE ENSHRINED: SONGS OF SAVAGE SWORDS & DARK MYSTICISM”. It is a collection of songs based on sword-and-sorcery, weird fiction, and Gothic literature that has inspired us over the years.

‘The Curse Of Baron Sengir’ (Audio)

Who have been your greatest influences?

There are so many to mention. I am very fond of metal bands such as CAULDRON BORN, VIRGIN STEELE, STORMWITCH, QUEENSRYCHE, CRIMSON GLORY… I also am a huge fan of BRYAN FERRY, DAVID SYLVIAN, AL DI MEOLA any many, many others…

What first got you into music?

Early ‘90s rock bands made an impression on me as a kid, and got me wanting to form my own band. Groups such as PRIMUS and WHITE ZOMBIE with their amazing musicianship and cartoonish imagery had a big influence on me in my pre-teen years.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

Kip Winger.

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

I’ve always been a fan of the Montreux Jazz Festival. I think that some of the greatest musicians have played there, and they always seem to have great sound and acoustics.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

I can’t think of many weird gifts, but I’ve received several very cool gifts… artwork, swords, one fan made a detailed sculpture of a dragon’s eye from our concept story, and presented it in a miniature glass case. I hang on to these relics with great appreciation.

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Be artistic and passionate! Unleash the power of your imagination!

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

Mark Shelton.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

I pretty much enjoy every aspect about being a musician. I live for being able to express my creativity through the art form that I love. There’s nothing that I really dislike about it.

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

I wish that physical albums were still as popular as they once were. I wish there still were record stores on every corner, and everyone had albums of their favourite bands sitting on their shelves.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Al Di Meola – “Elegant Gypsy”.

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

Vinyl, CD’s, Cassettes are all great…Although nice for reference, I’m not a fan of digital-only formats.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

In 2010 we opened for EDGUY at Jaxx in Springfield, VA. The sound and audience were great that night. It always stands out as being one of the most magical shows we’ve played.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

Writing stories, or pursuing some other form of art.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Robert E. Howard, and Edgar Allan Poe

What’s next for the band?

We have a new album already written and will be hitting the studio soon to begin recordings.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

Bandcamp, YouTube, and Facebook seem to be what we use the most. We also have our music up on Spotify, iTunes, etc…
www.eternalwinter.bandcamp.com/
www.youtube.com/channel/UCQOMiPjbbEuJk3nbvA-l1tg
www.facebook.com/EternalWinterOfficial
www.open.spotify.com/artist/0ljKDNLNpFtCeKHUdsZshr

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

I call them a cookie!

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

Thanks very much to all our friends, fans and everyone who has supported us over the years. The best is yet to come!

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EMQ’s with CURSE OF EIBON

EMQ’s with CURSE OF EIBON

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Swedish based Occult Melodic Death Metal band, Curse Of Eibon. Huge thanks to vocalist, Fredrik Croona, 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?

Fredrik, vocalist.

Curse of Eibon was founded in late March/early April of 2020 with members from different metal bands in Sweden. We all wanted to create something interesting and dark together.

To tell stories of the occult and things beyond human comprehension.

How did you come up with your band name?

The band name was inspired by a character from a Lovecraft novel called “Eibon”. He was a wizard who wrote the tome called “Book of Eibon”

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

We are from Sweden-Gothenburg/Uppsala/Borlänge and right now the metal scene is kind of dead, due to corona virus naturally. Otherwise, we have a pretty decent scene with a lot of bands.

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

Our latest release is called “Book of Eibon” which is our debut EP.

‘Dagon’ (Official Lyric Video)

‘Ahtu’ (Official Lyric Video)

Who have been your greatest influences?

We all have our different influences and we all like different styles of music and metal. Thrash/Gothenburg/death metal etc.

What first got you into music?

I joined my first band in 2002 and I just wanted to try to be a vocalist. Philip Anselmo is an old hero of mine and got me inspired to become one.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

Personally, I’d love to work with a couple of other vocalists like Mikael Stanne or Björn Stridh, mainly because they are amazing vocalists.

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

Wacken would be amazing to play, I think most metal bands would love to be standing on one of their stages.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

Haven’t really received any weird gifts…

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Keep supporting the things you love.

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

Chuck Schuldiner from the band Death.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

I enjoy creating new music and I hate being stuck on repeat and not being able to move forward.

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

For bands to support and help each other and not just compete. And for labels to support their bands and not release album after album to just earn money.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Pantera – “Vulgar Display Of Power”.

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

Everything has its charm, depending on a person’s taste. I like downloads because its easy.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

To be honest I can’t really remember, I’ve enjoyed most of my gigs.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

Haha, I am just a musician as a hobby. I do have another job, a full-time job as a chef.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Ozzy Osbourne, Zack Wylde, George Fisher, Till Lindemann , Al Jourgensen.

What’s next for the band?

We are currently working on a new concept EP which will be very interesting. That’s all I can say for now.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

www.curseofeibon.bandcamp.com/
www.youtube.com/channel/UCXQQPmfar-wid_lQFJ9koDQ
www.facebook.com/curseofeibon

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Biscuit!

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

Thank you for having me. Not really , just check out the new EP and horns up!

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EMQ’s with FORCE OF MORTALITY

EMQ’s with FORCE OF MORTALITY

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Oxford, UK based Heavy Metal band, Force Of Mortality. Huge thanks to vocalist/guitarist, Andrew ‘Mazza’ Marriott, 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?

Hi, my name is Andrew ‘Mazza’ Marriott, I play the guitar and I’m also the lead vocalist. Force Of Mortality started in 2016 to better reflect the tone and attitude of its then-current line-up. On March 6th, 2017 “Reincarnate The Immortal”, our debut EP, released. In late 2018 lead guitarist LJ left the band. From November 2018 to July 2019 this time was spent recording our next offering. With recording completed and mixing starting in late 2019 an early 2020 release was hoped for, but due to the global pandemic it was delayed. However, the 9-track album, “New Dark World”, has now finally been released. The band continues to look for a new lead guitarist and is keeping a close eye on the live music scene to ensure that they can get back out and perform live at the earliest opportunity.

How did you come up with your band name?

Very early in 2016 we were a band in another form so to speak, and with the music we were developing getting heavier, the name we had didn’t fit the music. Our bass guitarist, Dr Col had a name he was using for his side projects and suggested that we consider that name, so Force of Mortality we became to be.

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

We hail from Oxford in the UK. The scene was still thriving pre pandemic with all kinds of new bands emerging and venues churning out live music. Post pandemic though, who knows what will be and how it will have affected the local scene.

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

Our latest release is the album “New Dark World” featuring nine tracks. It was released on 23rd October 2020. On our YouTube channel there are nine featurettes which represent each track and these represent the journey of the recording process.

‘Driver’ (Official video)

Who have been your greatest influences?

My greatest influences are my bandmates, they inspire me to be better than I am and we bounce off each other when writing new tracks

What first got you into music?

I’ve always been into music since a very young age and I first picked up a guitar when I was fifteen. But the inspiration for forming a band and getting into music seriously was I think December 2003, I went to see Metallica at Earls Court and it blew me away and the feeling of walking away from that had my mind racing on what I wanted to do.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

In a recent interview we did as a band I named a specific vocalist who I would’ve wanted on a track to sing for us. But Dr Col and dB gave a different answer. Reflecting on their answer I would absolutely choose dB’s sister, DaGeena. She was part of the band before 2016 and unfortunately passed away in late 2016. So, she would be the musician I’d most like to interact/collaborate with again. (She is missed)

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

It would have to be Download at Donington, UK. So many iconic bands have played there. It would be great to play and associate ourselves with that iconic festival.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

I haven’t received a gift from any fans, but I received an email from a fan in France asking for my autograph, now that doesn’t happen every day.

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Keep the music alive, this pandemic has been devastating to both local and national music scenes. As we are all fans, we must continue to support the industry and do what we can, once this pandemic is over, get out there, get back in the venues and support your local bands.

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

Freddie Mercury

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

Playing live, getting that buzz from the audience. I cannot stand the recording process, very boring.

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

Needs to be more balanced for unsigned bands, certain radio stations devote no time for unsigned bands, surely this is detrimental to the future of the rock and metal scene. So for me, more time should be devoted to unsigned bands on radio and in magazines.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

“…And Justice For All” – Metallica.

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

Downloads are good but I’m old skool. I like to study the lyrics, so it has to be either record (vinyl) or CD.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

That would be at the O2 Academy in Oxford, Biggest venue we’ve played at the biggest crowd.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

I would be listening instead of playing.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

James Hetfield, Freddie Mercury, Eddie Van Halen, Brian May, Cliff Burton and DaGeena Bhatt

What’s next for the band?

At the moment the live scene is shut down and we as a band can’t get together. So, we are developing riffs and ideas in respective personal spaces. Plus, we are still promoting the album and in the process of searching for a new lead guitarist.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

www.facebook.com/ForceOfMortality
www.instagram.com/forceofmortalityofficial
www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtcngN_QP_gyTXJkRZ3V7w
www.soundcloud.com/force-of-mortality
www.slaps.com/Mortality

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Both.

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

“New Dark World” is out now on all major digital formats.

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EMQ’s with BOVEDA DEL SOL

EMQ’s with BOVEDA DEL SOL

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Catalonia, Spain based Empirical Space Doom project, Boveda del Sol. Huge thanks to Jordi Vaquero 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?

Boveda del Sol, it is my solo project that I started around 2014, wanting to do music on my own apart from playing different instruments in other bands, the idea was to develop my creativity in all sides, both writing all the instruments, as playing them, as well as recording, mixing and mastering everything.

I play what I like to call Empirical Space Doom, as it is a mix between doom metal and space rock, but based on improvisation and creating music on the spot.

How did you come up with your band name?

I was looking for something a bit different to the names in my previous bands, but also wanted something spacey, and inspired by the name in Spanish of an Isaac Asimov book I chose Boveda del Sol.

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

I’m from Catalonia, Spain.

The scene is quite good here, there are a lot of great bands making awesome music, sadly it’s really difficult for bands to go big, and there aren’t many venues to play with affordable prices, this year has been specially hard in that regard, but the scene is awesome, you have everything, from stoner rock to death metal!

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

“Traveler Between Worlds”, an EP I wrote and recorded during the confinement in Spain.

I wanted to release my second LP this year, but as I wanted to take it to the stage, it was impossible with the pandemic, then I decided to do a two track EP and release it for free.

‘Traveler Between Worlds’ (Official Visualizer)

Who have been your greatest influences?

Oresund Space Collective, Isis, Ufomammut, Opeth.

What first got you into music?

Listening to lots of Deep Purple when I was a kid, then Sepultura, then lots of heavy metal and so on!

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

Hard to choose! I guess Sumac or Oresund Space Collective.

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

Hellfest, love that festival, have gone some years and the place is great!

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

Can’t recall anything really weird right now!

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Go listen to more music and buy some albums!

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

Death. Chuck Schuldiner needs to resurrect!

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

Being able to create music you like, and have other people loving it.

I hate having to load heavy and bulky stuff!

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

The small amount of money most artists make.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Isis – “Panopticon”

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

A high-quality WAV file will be better, technically, but I prefer vinyl, the masters are usually a bit better!

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

I’ve only done a Drone set with this project, and that was really rad, but I guess Surnia Fest playing bass for Fuzz Forward, that festival was amazing!

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

Audio engineer! Although that might be cheating, that’s my main job!

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Jim Morrison, Jimmy Hendrix, Chuck Schuldiner, Isaac Asimov and Carl Sagan.

What’s next for the project?

Finishing the second LP, finding musicians and taking this project live!

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

Mainly Bandcamp, Instagram and Facebook.
www.bovedadelsol.bandcamp.com/
www.instagram.com/bovedadelsol/
www.facebook.com/bovedadelsol

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Some people even say they are currency! But for me, biscuits, too small to consider them cakes!

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

Thank you, guys, for sharing my music! Hope to have much more music to share soon!

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EMQ’s With MACAKONGS 2099

EMQ’s With MACAKONGS 2099

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Brasília, Brazil based Hardcore band, Macakongs 2099. Huge thanks to guitarist, Waldson, 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?

Hey there!

My name is Waldson, guitarist (nick name Wa – here in Brazil, these kinds of English names are difficult to speak, that´s why nobody knows my name right)

The band was formed in June 1998 in Brasília, capital of Brazil and released during this period were four albums: “Bikinis Don’t Kill” (2000); “Bonitos, ricos, sortudos e bons de briga” (2001); “Ultimate Hot Super Cancer Meneghel” (2002); “Tropicanalia” (2007); “Amor” (2020). Also featured in some collections: “Tributo ao Ação Direta (2001)” and “Indians… No! – Brazilian Tribute to Anthrax (2007)”.

In the audiovisual, the band have produced several video clips, all in full length on the band’s YouTube channel (Macakongs 2099 Hardcore), and produced a DVD called “João Se Arme (2010)”. In addition, have participated in the soundtrack for the movie “Acid Bath” (2006).

We are performing uninterruptedly since its inception and have toured in almost every region of Brazil. After several changes in formation, we are: Phu (bass and vocals), Leo (guitar and vocals), Wa (guitar) and Thiago Brito (drums).

How did you come up with your band name?

The initial idea came up with Phu, a mix of Macaco (Monkey in Portuguese) and King Kong, Macakongs. In the studio, explaining the idea, the guys started trolling: “This name is like these Marvel superheroes from the future SpiderMan2099!” There it is… Macakongs2099

Phu is Straight Edge, otherwise I would like to know what drug he uses to come up with these ideas! Lol

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

We are in Brasília, capital of Brazil. We have a small but consistent scene, lots of talent and excellent bands for sure. Of course, we are always trying to expand and make it stronger and united, but I don´t have much to worry about the “human factor”, many old underground bands are still active and the young guys are coming with full power.

In this 2020 crisis I was more concerned about the few pubs and studios that support us with their physical space and survival from the concerts…they all stayed around 6 months closed…tough times…

But I think the worst has gone, some places are coming back.

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

Our last full-length album was “Amor” released in the beginning of 2020, before these Covid shit…

‘Haters Amam’ (Official Video)

Who have been your greatest influences?

As a guitar player my most important influences in the beginning were Megadeth and Marty Friedman, Testament and Alex Skolnick, Exodus and Gary Holt, and of course, Sepultura and Slayer!

Nevertheless, I have to make a second category; I was 100% into metal, until I met Suicidal Tendencies… The ideas, the performance, the concept, it really affected me.

And a third category… The Pantera explosion… Wow… What was that?

What first got you into music?

Music was for me, an escape from mental disorders, social problems and problems with my parents. Music was just there, no judging, always hearing my sorrows, in a symbiotic way.

In the beginning was just anger, but the music path showed me many possibilities after a while.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

It would blow my mind collaborate with Suicidal Tendencies; they remind me of good teenage times

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

Wacken Open Air…for sure!

First time I got to Wacken I could feel, see and share with 80 thousand Metal heads the same indescribable feeling, that place has a magic on it.

Of course, I love to play, and every concert for me is special, I give my best every time, there is no workout that takes more from me than the smallest concert I´ve made, but if it were to play in Wacken it would be different.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

Actually, I wish to have had at least one to say here. I know we have some people that like our music, but in fact, we treat them as friends, and we change a lot of gifts and souvenirs, but none of them weird and sufficient for me to remember now.

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Life is simple and short, as long as it doesn’t hurt others, enjoy it the way you want, doesn’t matter what!

To make it short: keep head banging and fuck everything else!

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

Tough one…

How to choose one legend besides other…

So many names that I love come to my mind…I’ll have to choose almost randomly…

Ronnie James Dio

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

What I love and what I hate in being a musician are side by side… I love the search for knowledge, the search for identity and development of technique. At the same time, I hate it, because it is endless… You have to manage your anxiety to understand your limitations, give time to your physical body, assimilate the new task and your mind to understand the discipline. It is really easy to get frustrated being a musician if you are not prepared mentally to give things their proper time.

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

Actually, the music industry has changed a lot since I began, I love it! No more monopoly of quality and physical borders.

On the other side people are taking it as like something futile and forgetting the art of playing music. I love the technology and how it can help us, but I love more art. It will be always about how you can express yourself with your art with or without technology.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

“Rust In Peace” from Megadeth.

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

As I mentioned before, I love technology, I love the possibility to hear in my car what an underground band from the middle of Ukraine just released, for example. The world is connected 24/7 now by streaming and downloads. Love it!

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

With Macakongs2099 probably the Tattoo fest here in Brasília 2017. It was sick!

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

I have side jobs as computer graphic animator and firefighter, I probably would be working only with it. But it never passed my mind not being involved somehow with music and underground culture. If I retire someday I´ll be producing and making small concerts for sure.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Max Cavalera, Igor Cavalera, Andreas Kisser, Paulo Xisto, the 5th guy could be The Master Ozzy, they would respect him for sure.

I really would love to see these guys just talking to each other again peacefully, they are genius and together they made a lot to the history

What’s next for the band?

For 2020, the plan was to make a small tour in Europe, but Covid 19 changed the plan for us. So, we decide to take the show we had prepared for the tour and record it in studio. We are in the middle of this process and we pretend to release it until December 31, still in 2020 to celebrate the 22nd band anniversary and to send some hope and message besides this craziness.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

We use all the classic ones:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCfOm7NMMaKMSxIKQWi2uziA
www.instagram.com/macakongs_2099/
www.facebook.com/Macakongs2099/
www.open.spotify.com/artist/3KyBKyuTODh0l6HBDVjGfw

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Had to google this one, never heard about! By the pictures, they seem like cookies, by the name they are cakes… 50% each side… I promise I´ll search for it here in Brazil to know how they taste, that will be the decision, I´ll post the answer in our social medias Lol.

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

We are underground, and I have to thank you back for your work with the underground. The underground is much more than we think it is sometimes.

I mentioned Wacken early on, but it is once in a year, and it is just a really small piece of the cake in comparison to the world headbanger.

Where are all the metal heads on the daily basis? When the fest is over everyone goes back home to your local underground scene, feeding it back and spreading the underground culture.

We are strong and we all keep it! Keep headbanging!

Thanks!

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EMQ’s with THE HARVEST TRAIL

EMQ’s with THE HARVEST TRAIL

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Perth, Western Australia based Melodic Death Metal band, The Harvest Trail. Huge thanks to vocalist/guitarist, Brendon Capriotti, 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?

Brendon here, I do vocals and guitars with The Harvest Trail. The band started in 2020 as a side project of members from Claim The Throne and Red Descending.

How did you come up with your band name?

The lyrical themes are based on Australian true crime tales. When backpackers visit Australia and wish to work in the farms and fruit picking jobs, they often follow the available work around the country, which is sometimes known as the harvest trail. There have been many missing persons on the trail, feared kidnapped and murdered.

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

Perth, Western Australia. There are plenty of underground local bands here. At the moment it is very healthy during the Covid pandemic because Perth is quite isolated and we have avoided much spread of the virus. So, there are heaps of live shows happening, and without tours then the local gigs are very popular.

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

Our debut album is called ‘Instinct’, and it comes out on 5th March 2021.

‘Hunter’ (Official Music Video)

Who have been your greatest influences?

Early Scandinavian melodic death/thrash bands like At The Gates, Dimension Zero, Carnal Forge, plus early stuff from The Haunted & Soilwork.

What first got you into music?

Hearing the unlimited amount of unique sounds and styles that can come out of instruments.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

Would have to say the Bjorler dudes from At The Gates & The Haunted.

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

Metal Days in Slovenia. Playing in front of a big crowd, but also a great excuse to holiday in a great area by the river for a week!

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

With another band, I have been gifted Maple Syrup from a Canadian, and chopsticks in Japan.

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

I would be impressed that we had fans so early on, so would just say thanks and lets have a beer!

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

Jon Nodtveidt for another Dissection album.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

Love being able to create expression through music, and spend time with bandmates. Hate that I have to juggle music with a day job.

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

More revenue streams.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

The Haunted – “Made Me Do It”

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

CD’s for me. Good for the car, and dig the booklets.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

70000 Tons of Metal with Claim The Throne

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

Working boring office jobs.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

All 5 members of my other band Claim The Throne. Would party hard.

What’s next for the band?

Hopefully borders open up soon so we can have a crack at touring. But apart from that we’ll be writing the next album.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

https://theharvesttrailmetal.com/
https://www.facebook.com/theharvesttrailmetal
https://theharvesttrail.bandcamp.com/

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Slice!

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

Thanks for the chat and thanks for reading!

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EMQ’s with DARK ZODIAK

EMQ’s with DARK ZODIAK

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Eggingen, Germany based Death/Thrash Metal band, Dark Zodiak. Huge thanks to vocalist, Simone, 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?

I’m Simone and the front woman of the band Dark Zodiak.

The band was founded in 2011 by Dieter (drums) and Charly (guitar), and I joined in 2014.The

current line-up is quite young, Benni still plays the guitar and our new addition is Steffi on bass. She

has been with us since the beginning of the year.

How did you come up with your band name?

Actually, we don’t have that astrological touch, but when we came up with a name, “Zodiak”

somehow sounded good. The “Dark” should make the band name a bit more genre typical.

Incidentally, the spelling with K is intended to mark a distinction from the Zodiac murders and other

bands with similar names.

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

We come from the deepest south-west of Germany. We have a pretty active Metal family here in

this rural area. We also live right on the Swiss border and Switzerland has a thriving scene. But we

like to play concerts all over Europe!

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

Our singles we released this year are ‘Do More Say Less’, ‘Ophiuchus’ with official video since

November and ‘2020 A.D.’ with official video released now in December. The complete album

“OPHIUCHUS” will be released on January 30th, 2021.

‘Do More Say Less’ (Audio)

‘Ophiuchus’ (Official/Lyric Video)

‘2020 A.D.’ (Official Video)

Who have been your greatest influences?

Dieter and I have been metal maniacs since we were young. We grew up with bands like Metallica,

Slayer, Kreator, Sepultura, Obituary and Death. Charly comes from the blues and Steffi and Benni

more from the Gothic scene. And from that our own style developed.

What first got you into music?

Dieter was already a guitarist in a metal band at the age of 16, and much later he got behind the

drums. Charly also plucked the strings early and was the singer of a power metal band in between.

Steffi trained in the classical direction and Benni played the guitar in rock bands for a long time.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

I would like to be on stage with Britta Görtz from Critical Mess and formerly Cripper. Dieter would

love to meet John Petrucci from Dream Theater. And rocking a concert with Vader would be cool

too.

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

We actually love the small festivals with a great metal community. But rocking the Summer Breeze

would be great, we’ve been going to this festival for decades. We were there when it started with a

day and a few hundred people.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

When our bassist Sigi left us because he had moved from the area, at his last concert a fan from

Switzerland gave him a “Berner Böllemannli” (a specialty from Bern, a small sculpture made of

onions) from the Bern onion market. He was moved to tears!

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Be authentic and true to yourself, take care of yourself and your loved ones, live your dreams and

longings and celebrate with us until you drop!

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

The drummer from Dieter’s first metal band, he was his best friend and died at the age of 24.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

I love to sing out loud, to release all energies in me. And after a concert with partying fans and a

successful aftershow party, I feel happy. And I hate it when the technology doesn’t work. Sometimes

I make up my mind that in my next life I’ll start an unplugged band…but metal wouldn’t be fun that

way.

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

I would give small, motivated underground bands better opportunities.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

“Arise” by Sepultura

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

That is hard to say! Vinyl is cult and cool, CD’s have been my number 1 for years and now I find it

really practical when I can listen to my favourite music from my mobile through headphones.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

We played many incredibly great concerts and celebrated Parys! But the Bergisch Metal Festival was

a really successful party when the fans hooked up and formed head-banging rows all over the

concert hall. That was really delicious.

Or the From Thrash Till Death Festival, fans grabbed our bass player to surf the crowd and carried

him into the men’s room…

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

We are only hobby musicians, that means we do other things most of the day. But professional

tourist and vacationer would be nice!

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

My four band mates and Dalai Lama or the Suicidal Angels…and our neighbour, because it could get

loud!

What’s next for the band?

We will release our album “Ophiuchus” in January 2021 and after that we wanted to play concerts all over Europe. But we have to wait and see what Corona allows us…

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

www.facebook.com/darkzodiakmusik
www.darkzodiak.bandcamp.com
www.instagram.com/dark_zodiak_band
www.twitter.com/darkzodiakband
www.open.spotify.com/artist/517UPwjKY1URx8zAtXD7fS
www.deezer.com/de/artist/7620714
www.backstagepro.de/darkzodiak
www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdR8i8D_MuXKbPxUoyw6UA

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

These are Dieter’s favourite cookies, especially the ones with orange!

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

Withstand metal freaks!! As soon as it is possible again, we will have the ultimate metal parties. We are already looking forward to it!!

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EMQ’s with TANTIVY

EMQ’s with TANTIVY

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Wisconsin, US based Heavy Metal band, Tantivy. Huge thanks to vocalist/guitarist, Adam, 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 Adam and I play guitar and sing in Tantivy and we play heavy metal. Jon and I have played in a bunch of bands in our area over the years but only just recently started hanging out. In fall 2019 we were rippin’ some dirt jumps up in Marquette, MI when this epic buck came out on the trail and told us to start a band. By February 2020 we had our first tunes taking shape.

How did you come up with your band name?

I had used the word as a lyric in a song I wrote a couple years back for my band Wardehns and always thought it would make a great name for an old school metal band. When we started writing we had a few names in mind but none of them sounded right for us, then one day I remembered the Tantivy idea and realized it was a perfect name for a band formed while ripping trail and within a few jam sessions it stuck.

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

Wisconsin, before Covid the scene was pretty great. Lots of dedicated people in the smaller towns organizing DIY festivals and shows all the time. Kenosha, Madison, Milwaukee and Appleton are great places to play for any genre and have supportive scenes.

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

We have released the tracks ‘Cut ‘Em Loose’ and, ‘I Am The Wolf’ and the debut EP will be out on January 15th

https://tantivyrocknroll.bandcamp.com/

Who have been your greatest influences?

Dio, Motorhead, Thin Lizzy, Agent Orange, Paul Di’Anno, Inepsy, Tragedy, At The Gates plus D-beat and early thrash/punk.

What first got you into music?

Just hearing heavy metal on the radio as a little kid got me hooked, also skateboarding opened lots of musical doors for me.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

Hmm, that’s a tough one, maybe Michael McDonald.

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

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Sing, dance, be nice and have fun every day. Buy our EP…

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

Cliff Burton.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

I love playing shows, giving myself whiplash, living on the road, seeing new places, making new friends, riffing with buds, trading merch and hearing new bands. The things I hate about it are, keeping up with social media, booking shows in a pinch when one drops, oil changes, getting sick while on tour and loading during winter.

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

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

High on Fire – “Blessed Black Wings”

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

All of the above.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

The free time Jon and I don’t use for the band we use for building jump trails, riding bikes, motorcycles, snowmobiles, skateboards and snowboards.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Hank Hill, Dale Gribble, Bill Dauterive, Boomhauer, Daniel Day-Lewis

What’s next for the band?

Currently writing more songs to hopefully release by mid-2021. Shows; Shows; Shows as soon as Covid goes away.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

www.facebook.com/tantivyrocknroll
www.tantivyrocknroll.bandcamp.com/
www.instagram.com/tantivyrocknroll/

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Biscuit sized cake.

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EMQ’s With ALPHA BOÖTIS

EMQ’s With ALPHA BOÖTIS

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Montreal, Canada based Space Disco Synth Metal band, Alpha Boötis. Huge thanks to vocalist/guitarist, Ozymandias, 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?

Greetings! I am Ozymandias, and I play guitar and sing in the band Alpha Boötis. Our music is an eclectic mix of heavy metal, progressive rock, synthwave, and cyberpunk soundtracks. The story of Alpha Boötis is full of happy accidents and fortuitous meetings. The band started in 2016 as a synthwave studio project between my co-writer Frak and me, but it quickly snowballed into a full band when we were asked to play a show the day after we released our first EP. Since then, we’ve become a 5-piece band featuring a saxophonist, two vocalists, tons of synthesizers, and a guitar-drum-bass rhythm section.

How did you come up with your band name?

Our name is the Latin name for Arcturus, one of the shiniest stars in our night sky and a close neighbour to our Sun. The first song we produced as a duo was called Jump To Alpha Boötis, and the name just made sense. It felt full of wonder and drove home the space exploration and science-fiction theme of the band.

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

We are from Montréal, Canada. The metal scene here is massive; it’s full of great death metal, black metal and folk metal bands. The city’s rock scene is heavily influenced by Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Arcade Fire, or Karkwa — just a few of the prominent acts that have exploded onto the world stage from the Montreal scene. We’ve lost a few iconic underground venues in the last few years, whether from escalating rents, noise complaints or the pandemic — so the local scene probably won’t be as vibrant in 2021 than it was before, but there’s still hope for a swift recovery.

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

The “Stowaway Ants” EP came out on December 11th. It’s a three-song EP that features the two original songs that didn’t fit with our next record’s storyline or concept, but that we felt the urge to release. The title track tells the story of a colony of ants, stowed away on a human spaceship and colonizing an exoplanet. It was inspired by a road trip on which I embarked in 2019, during which a lonely ant travelled from North Carolina to New Jersey (more than 800 miles!) aboard our car. I remember thinking how massive a change that must have been on her scale, and how it compared to interstellar travel for us humans.

Also on that EP is a cover of The Police’s ‘Every Breath You Take’ which we recorded in 2018. We turned the song upside down into a minor key, and it really highlights the unhealthy obsession and stalking behaviours of the narrator.

‘Stowaway Ants’ (Audio)

‘Every Breath You Take’ (The Police Cover) (Rick Here – This is an awesome cover)

Who have been your greatest influences?

Personally, Steven Wilson, Devin Townsend and Mikael Akerfeldt. I really enjoy how much care and attention they put into their music, how clearly they can articulate their vision, and the courage they have shown time and time again in moving forward with their work.

Their music and the way they talk about it really connected with me profoundly. Musically though, the band draws from a wide range of sounds, including Pink Floyd, Yes, Queensrÿche, Iron Maiden, Daft Punk, Rush, Tangerine Dream, Carpenter Brut, Dynatron, and Coheed & Cambria, just to name a few of the more obvious influences. We’re also inspired by authors such as Jules Verne, Isaac Asimov, Norman Spinrad and films like Blade Runner, The Matrix, or 2001: A Space Odyssey.

What first got you into music?

My mom once told me that I started singing along to music in the car before I was even able to talk, so I guess we can safely say that music was always a part of me. In elementary school, I would constantly come up with melodies and mutter songs to myself, even in class! It would drive my classmates crazy, and one of them told me to “sing in my head”. I’m still able to this day to play back entire records inside my head, and I always have a personal jukebox playing when I’m bored. As for instruments, I started piano at 8 or 9, but quickly lost interest because I found practicing to be boring. I later discovered progressive rock and metal, picked up guitar at 12, and quickly formed a band with Harakoa, my longtime friend and singer/keyboardist of Alpha Boötis.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

As far as bucket list collaborations go, I’d be thrilled to collaborate on music with Daft Punk. They create such amazing songs, exploring the possibilities of pop and dance music and telling vibrant stories with such economy of words. Having them produce an album of mine or co-write songs would be a dream come true.

I love collaborating with other musicians — which is why I try to always work with co-writers in all my projects — and I’m really stoked on some of the collabs we have coming up.

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

I’d love playing Download in the UK. I grew up reading Metal Hammer, and that festival always sounded like a blast! Plus, it would be nice to play music in Europe.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

We’re a young band still, so we haven’t received any unusual gifts from fans yet. I did meet my girlfriend at one of our shows though, which is the greatest gift of all!

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

It might sound cliché, but you’re all truly beautiful, amazing people; talking with you at shows, reading your comments on social media, and seeing the excitement in your eyes when we play live is one of the most heart-warming and fulfilling things in the world. Stay awesome, you beautiful nerds. Oh, and wear a mask so we can play some shows before our retirement tour!

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

It might seem like an obvious answer, but I think Jimi Hendrix is the icon who had the most things left unsaid after his untimely death. I learned recently that he was starting to experiment with synthesizers, space-inspired concept albums, and science-fiction, and I think his work would have been tremendously important had he not passed away when he did.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

Aside from writing and playing music, I really enjoy meeting and connecting with people. Music has always been a way for humans to connect, and that communal aspect is really fulfilling to me. What I hate the most is a very specific moment, when you’re unsure if your song is done, if it’s any good. or if you should banish it to the void. Those moments are agonizing, and I try to avoid them by working with team members or peers who can bring me perspective.

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

I would shorten copyright terms to 50 years. The fact that songs from 100 years ago are still not in the public domain is a disastrous situation; the current system only benefits the estate of dead stars and massive corporations, who have little interest in developing new talent because more than half of their revenue is music from the 60s and 70s.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

“In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3” by Coheed & Cambria. That record was immensely impactful to me as a teen, and it’s one of the best mixes of pop appeal and progressive, ambitious songwriting I’ve ever heard.

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

I prefer downloads or streaming. It’s more convenient, but most importantly it’s the least damaging for the environment, and reducing my imprint on the planet is an important concern of mine.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

The last gig we played. It was in September, and the venue had only 40 seats due to public health safety guidelines. We played behind a Plexiglas screen and the crowd was seated and masked. It was a surreal atmosphere, but the energy was still incredible! We sold out the show weeks in advance and played our first set with our two newest recruits, Votson on bass and Krøgorlön on saxophone. Being able to play a show during the pandemic really put things in perspective and made it a special night that I’ll cherish forever.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

Before the pandemic, one of my jobs was teaching and organizing board games and roleplaying workshops in conventions, private events, or cafés and restaurants. That would probably be the most natural career to pursue full-time instead of music. However, in recent months I’ve started studying online marketing and content production to improve my band’s growth, and I think I’ve discovered a new passion. So, if music doesn’t pan out, I’m probably going to fall back on online marketing, ideally for artistic businesses or board games companies.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

These days, just having my parents and their partners for dinner would be a welcome reprieve from the isolation. In a more bucket-list approach, though, I’d love having a dinner party with Neige (Alcest), Devin Townsend, Mikael Akerfeldt, Jonas Renke (Katatonia) and Emma Ruth Rundle over for one epic dinner party.

What’s next for the band?

2021 is going to be a really busy year for us. We’re unveiling our next album in the form of a season, split into Episodes. Our album is structured like a TV show of some sort, and we’ve also written short stories, poems, interactive storytelling experiences, and podcasts to accompany our music and create a multimedia science-fiction extravaganza. It’s going to be tons of work, but it should also be the year where we establish ourselves and unleash all the new skills we’ve honed during the lockdown.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

For the perfect intro to our music, and a direct contact with us, head over to; www.alphabootismusic.com/freemusic

We take you on a virtual tour of sorts through our early releases, and you get free songs to boot!

You can also stream and buy our latest EP, “Stowaway Ants” over on our Bandcamp.
www.alphabootisband.bandcamp.com/

For direct access to the band, updates and a cool community, check out our Discord server! We hang out there frequently and would love to chat with you!

We’re also on all streaming services, and a follow on your favourite one would be much appreciated.
www.distrokid.com/hyperfollow/alphabotis/space-vikings–other-stories

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Epinaos question indeed! I’d say they are both at the same time. It’s like Schrodinger’s cake. 😊

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

Thank you for giving us your time. I’m grateful to EMQ for having us over for this interview. Like I said earlier, I really like the human connections that music fosters, so I’d be delighted if you came talk to us, whatever platform suits you. I hope to see you aboard our spaceship!

Stay Synth!

Alpha Boötis

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