EMQ’s with REQUIEM’S SATHANA

EMQ’s with REQUIEM’S SATHANA

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil based Black Metal band, Requiem’s Sathana. Huge thanks to bassist Rex Mendax 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 Moises Henrique Kunst, also known as Rex Mendax and I’m a bass player. The Requiem’s Sathana project appeared many years ago as a side band. The other musicians, Felipe Rex Inferii Nienow and Fabiano Rex Gutture Werle are longtime friends and have played with me in other bands. In 2017 we thought we were ready to record something. So, we got ready and started recording in 2019, and the EP was released in April this year.

How did you come up with your band name?

Each of our songs is like hymns to the dead, sung by the high priest Satanas.

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

We are from the South of Brazil, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. We are from a region colonized by German immigrants, from small and very conservative cities. As such, the scene is relatively small. It has improved a lot in recent years. But when we want to go to shows we always need to go to cities like São Leopoldo, Novo Hamburgo or the capital Porto Alegre.

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

Our self-titled EP is our first release.

‘Requiem’s Sathana’ (Promo Lyric Video)

‘Legion’ (Promo Lyric Video)

Who have been your greatest influences?

The bands that influenced me to like metal were Sepultura, Metallica and Black Sabbath. The bands that influenced me to play black metal were Emperor, Dark Funeral and Marduk.

What first got you into music?

I started to become interested in music because of the feeling of energy, of strength that it transmitted.

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

To be honest, with no one. My project is enough for me.

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

I believe that the dream of consumption of most heavy metal bands is to play Wacken. I think it’s an honest festival and it honours metal as it should be. Wacken is a metal festival that plays metal. Here in Brazil we have Rock in Rio that plays almost everything and no longer represents the name it has.

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

I never received a fan gift.

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

I would like true fans of heavy metal to honour the style of music, the lifestyle they say they like. At least support the bands, going to the shows, buying the records. The little they do is enough to keep the scene alive.

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

Dimebag Darrell, for sure!

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

I love the energy that the music conveys. Being a musician and being aware that you can create that energy is fantastic. I have nothing to hate as a musician.

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

This artificialism that reigns in music. Nowadays no more classics are created. That’s because everything is so fleeting, so fast that there’s no time to absorb a song. I sincerely believe that today’s songs have no soul.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

“Don’t Break The Oath” – Mercyful Fate!

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

Vinyl and CD for sure!

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

We never played live with this project. But in the early 2000’s we did memorable shows with other bands that we played in.

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

In fact, the question should be the other way around. Music is just a hobby for me. I am a teacher and civil servant.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

I am a little misanthropic. I don’t see myself inviting one person to dinner, so imagine five!

What’s next for the band?

Due to this pandemic, at the moment we are only focused on promoting the record. Next year, if all this goes away, we will think about what to do.

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

The material can be checked on Bandcamp, Youtube, Spotify, Deezer and Music Apple. Anyone interested in purchasing the physical CD can contact Cianeto Discos (www.cianetodiscos.com.br/).
www.cianeto.bandcamp.com/album/requiems-sathana
www.open.spotify.com/artist/5hkVMEE0Aib5A0PRZnUkjy
www.youtube.com/channel/UCf9wucUPHLe9OfXHQdlgI8w
www.facebook.com/requiemssathana/

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Sorry, I have no idea what that is.

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

I would like to thank you for your interest and long life in metal!

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EMQ’s with VULTOS VOCIFEROS

EMQ’s with VULTOS VOCIFEROS

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Brasília, Brazil based Black Metal band, Vultos Vociferos. 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?

Malleficarum:  Our pseudonyms in the band are T. Malleficarum, vocalist, and Baal, guitarist. Vultos Vociferos started their saga in mid-1999, with the purpose of playing a fast, brutal and extreme Black Metal. In 2002, we launched the Demo Tape “Obscuro Domínio”, which had a good repercussion in the scene, which allowed us to participate in many festivals and shows. In 2005, the debut album “Ao Eterno Abismo” was released, which had a great reception by the public and establishing the band on the national scene. In 2011, the band released the second album “Sob a Face Oculta”, after the release we had the departure of some members and the entry of others, which slightly affected the production of the band in the period. However, with the formation stabilized with Baal (Guitar), Crematorium (Bass), Mictlantecutli (Drums) and Malleficarum (Vocals), in 2019, the band released their third and new album entitled “Aeterno Rex Infernus, on the Songs for Satan label.

How did you come up with your band name?

Malleficarum: The name Vultos Vociferos (Vociferous Figures in English) was given by drummer Mictlantecutli, matching the band’s proposal. It’s a strong name loaded with energy. For us, it represents the dark shadows that have vociferated, blasphemed and screamed all hate and pain.

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

Malleficarum:We are from Brazil, we live in the capital of the country, Brasília. The city is a reference in bands of extreme music bands, mainly Death metal. The scene here was already better, Brasilia, today is weak, but still with some shows happening. However, it is a city with many good bands and reference for Brazilian metal.

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

Baal: We released the last album in 2019, entitled “Aeterno Rex Infernus”.

“Aeterno Rex Infernus” (Full Album)

Who have been your greatest influences?

Baal: The band has as reference bands like Blasphemy, Sarcófago, Bererit, Celtic Frost, Hellhammer, Bathory, Dark Throne, Mayhem.

What first got you into music?

Baal: Curiosity, rebellion and questions about society, religion and other dogmas imposed by society.

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

Baal: Would it be collaborating with some new band? I’d bet on The Males Fecundos and Nightwölf, from here, in Brasília.

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

Baal: At Wacken Open Air, PartySan Open Air or Hellfest, for the importance of these festivals for the world metal scene.

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

Malleficarum: A bizarre cemetery moulded in clay.

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

Malleficarum: Rebel yourselves. Seek always for knowledge. Break the walls that surround you. Vomit in sacred words. Blaspheme to the four corners of the world and get rid of the chains and crosses that trap them.

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

Malleficarum: Ronnie James Dio and Jeff Hanneman.

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

Malleficarum: Seeing new places and making new friends on the tours. We hate bad concert productions that don’t respect musicians and don’t stick to agreements.

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

Malleficarum: We would change the music market, which has always explored musicians, especially beginning bands.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Baal: “De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas” – Mayhem and “Drawing Down The Moon” – Beherit

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

Baal:  Vinyl for sure.

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

Baal: Goyattack Festival in Goiânia/GO – Brazil, in 2015.

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

Baal: IT teacher

Malleficarum: Human sciences teacher

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Malleficarum: Cronos, Tony Iommi, Tom Warrior, Doro Pesch, Big Boss (Root)

What’s next for the band?

Malleficarum: We’re composing new songs and waiting for the end of this pandemic situation to go back to performing.

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

Baal: We are on Facebook, Spotify, YouTube and Deezer.

www.facebook.com/vultosvociferos
www.open.spotify.com/artist/5zbXfSyBcZoSVU6B8OFF6O
www.youtube.com/channel/UCMh9MRtYwHjFWNP56WjIssg
www.deezer.com/en/artist/73353342/

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Baal: As they get older, they harden like cakes instead of softening like biscuits. So, it’s cakes.

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

Baal: We are the ones who appreciate the opportunity to answer an interview for Ever Metal. We salute all the real bangers and call for them to fight for Black Metal without borders, without prejudice and away from dogmatic and religious conservatism. The black flames cry out to all, it is up to us tireless warriors to defend the underground culture. Save the metal!!!

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