The Damnnation – Parasite EP

The Damnnation – Parasite EP
Xaninho Discos
Release Date: 10/11/2020
Running Time: 16:06
Review by Victor Augusto
9/10

Do you know what makes me happy in the early hours of the morning? The answer is waking up with a song glued in my mind and ideas being whispered into my ear (hello schizophrenia), ready to write a review of a debut release! Yes, I love to write about debut albums/EP’s and follow the evolution of a band after that, but today we have a slightly different situation. As I have already said, in previous reviews, I give my entire support for a band, no matter if it is a young one or a famous one. If I realise that I am investing my time in a professional group, then it is all ok for me. Amateurs can go away! Therefore, I hope you are all well, safe and also ready to understand my ideas! This is another fail, on my part, to try and write a good intro, sorry boss! (It’s a perfectly good intro Victor – Rick)

The Damnnation (yes, it does have a double ‘N’, because it is a mix of Damn and Nation, as Vocalist/Guitarist Renata Petrelli already explained in the band’s EMQ’s interview) was created last year with three musicians that have good experience with other bands, including tours in Europe. This experience has helped them to compose mature songs, with well thought out arrangements and a good production. Good balance! Yes, there is a good balance between all the instruments and the sound which is crystal clear but dirty!

The song ‘World’s Curse’ was not randomly chosen to open the EP. It was the first single released and it showed to the world the face of this young, new-born band. Even with a different line-up at that time, it is perfect to understand their musicality. Firstly, simple but catchy riffs. You get all the heaviness and speed that a good heavy Metal bands should deliver, thanks to Cynthia Tsai who smashes her drum kit without mercy and the independent bass lines of Camis Brandão which bring an extra punch to this track. The melodies from Renata ’s guitar, also her solo, are a great highlight on the band’s sonority. I really loved it.

The current line-up hasn’t changed the band’s spirit, in actual fact, bassist Aline Dutchi and drummer Leonora Mölka have helped the band’s evolution and it is notorious for what you hear from ‘Apocalypse’, the second track, until the end of the EP. Again, the melodies and all guitar work from Renata, together with the excellent bass work from Aline, is brilliant. They perfectly complement each other. As for Leonora, the word that came to my mind most while I was listening to this was versatility. Of course, she also hits hard and doesn’t let the speed diminish, but her work with the hi hat, crash, ride, and china cymbals brings a kind of simplicity in the midst of all the blast beats and fast stuff, that is very well thought out.

The title track has clean guitar and also acoustic guitar, in a perfect ‘Fade to Black’ (Metallica) style, but don’t be fooled, this is an extremely heavy song. The rhythmical cadences along with good double kicks and strong bass brings a good and dark atmosphere. The main difference here is that this song makes you feel like Amon Amarth members are banging their heads while playing ‘The Pursuit of Vikings’. Is this enough for you to enjoy this track? I hope so! The closing song ‘Unholy Soldiers’ is a mix of all elements that I’ve mentioned so far, with a good and slow distorted bass intro that progressively gains speed and heaviness. This time I felt that the song leaves more space for Renata’s vocals, with a good interpretation of what happens inside the mind of a profane soldier.

As mentioned before, The Damnnation’s members have brought good experience from all their years on the road. If you ask me about the highlight, I will answer that there is a positive aspect that goes further than just talking about the musicality. For me, freedom is what I believe is the most important definition of this EP. Freedom to explore vocal lines, work on melodies and mix different styles into the same song. As a consequence of this freedom, you can hear an incredible EP from a band with just one year of existence. Can you imagine what these three women are going to achieve on a complete album? While we wait for that, listen to “Parasite” without fear.

TRACKLISTING:
01. World’s Curse
02. Apocalypse
03. Parasite
04. Unholy Soldiers

LINE-UP:
Renata Petrelli – Vocals and Guitars
Aline Dutchi – Bass and Vocals
Leonora Mölka – Drums

LINKS:

Photo by Jessica Mar

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Válvera – Cycle Of Disaster

Válvera – Cycle Of Disaster
Brutal Records
Release Date: 28/08/2020
Running time: 40:30
Review by Victor Augusto
8.5/10

Maybe I am becoming repetitive with my speech, similar to what some bands do with their music, considering it is almost impossible to offer something completely new in Heavy Metal. Of course, about my speech, it is more a matter of laziness to find good words to express myself (Please boss, don’t fire me!) (Don’t worry Victor, you’re safe – Rick). Ok, what I am trying to say is that I don’t expect anything new from bands, but there are two things that still intrigue me when brutal music is the subject. Firstly, if you can offer complex and heavy music, but at the same time, make it simple and catchy, you will have my attention. Secondly, it doesn’t matter if what you play has already been played by tons of bands before, but if you can still put anger (in the very good meaning of the word) and passion into the music, then you will also have my attention. With this explanation, we can now talk about this album and review!

As you may imagine, the Brazilian Thrash Metal band Válvera does, exactly, the two things I mentioned above, and they go further. Their music is brutal, like good Thrash Metal should be, but it is not the same old Thrash Metal that other bands repeat constantly. It is something full of heaviness, very well thought out with catchy riffs, amazing song structures and good melodies too. As for the anger, well that probably comes from all the subjects covered in the tracks. This is easy to explain because the lyrics focus on many disgraces that human beings have suffered with through the years. Do you want one example? Well, ‘Glow of Death’ is about the famous case of contamination by Cesium-137, which happened in Brazil in 1987. At that time, some people tried to sell equipment found in the garbage, but it had all been in contact with a machine used for radioactive therapy. They had no idea what they were dealing with or selling, and it caused the death of hundreds of people.

Musically, I can hear a very mature band, focused on cadence, which offers good value to the riffs. Nothing is extremely fast but it’s far from being slow. Title track ‘Cycle of Disaster’ contains a wall of heaviness from guitarists Glauber Barreto and Rodrigo Torres and it is possible to understand that the band don’t want to keep repetitive structures in their music. You can hear many variations here and it brilliantly keeps the listeners attention throughout the album. Glauber also explores some melodies with his vocals on the excellent ‘The Damn Colony’, which showcases a catchier kind of music without losing its powerful sonority. Even the solo is played differently with the usual ‘Kerry King style of playing’ making way for something much more melodic and well-structured!

If Gabriel Prado has already showed sonority on his bass during the opening song ‘Nothing Left To Burn’ and drummer Leandro Peixoto shows his technique on ‘Glow Of Death’, then in ‘All Systems Fall’ both appear stronger than ever and do a magnificent job together. Maybe it is not the album’s best song but it actually feels like all the members have put their identity into the composition and if that isn’t the case then the person who wrote it has thought really closely about the feelings of their bandmates

‘Fight For Your Life’ has a more positive spirit and makes you feel stronger after listening to all the struggles and disgraces mentioned by the band. This song also shows more melodies and solos inspired by classic heavy metal bands and it opens space for the last song, the furious ‘Bringer Of Evil’ with its fast cadence. It is a perfect song choice to finish this great album.

I confess that I’ve never heard anything from Válvera before. Maybe I heard someone talking about them and it was interesting try to understand what they want to play. The first thing that popped into my head was that the band knew exactly what they wanted to achieve with this record. This is a natural step for a band releasing their third album after 10 years of existence and many tours but it is not just a case of being a mature band, I feel like they have focused on getting a good producer, not just to have good arrangements or recording sound, but who seems to have travelled deep into the band’s soul to extract their best compositions and help them to reach this amazing result.

Once again, I don’t know if that was what really happened with the relationship between Válvera and their producer Rogério Wecko, but I can assure that the final result is incredible. “Cycle Of Disaster” shows a professional band that is ready to go much further in their career.

TRACKLISTING:
01. Nothing Left To Burn
02. Cycle Of Disaster
03. Glow Of Death
04. The Damn Colony
05. All Systems Fall
06. Born On A Dead Planet
07. O.S. 1977
08. Fight For Your Life
09. Bringer Of Evil

LINE-UP
Glauber Barreto – Vocals and Guitars
Rodrigo Torres – Guitars
Gabriel Prado – Bass
Leandro Peixoto – Drums

LINKS:
www.valvera.com.br
www.facebook.com/bandavalvera/
www.instagram.com/valveraband
www.open.spotify.com/artist/3S87lwfQs6K1O1WsQrpPhz
www.deezer.com/artist/8945888
www.youtube.com/valveraoficial
www.brutalrecords.com/

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EMQ’s with THE DAMNNATION

EMQ’s with THE DAMNNATION

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with São Paulo, Brazil based Metal band The Damnnation. Huge thanks to guitarist/vocalist Renata Petrelli 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?

Hello there! My Name is Renata Petrelli and I play guitar and sing (I’m new on that) in the band!

Well, the band started last year in February immediately when I left the previous band, lol. Our First rehearsal was in May 18th; same day I watched an awesome concert of the Swedish band Graveyard, btw. We are 3-piece band: guitar, bass and drums from São Paulo (state). We have a big mix of influences on our music, so I can’t tell you what kind of genre we play. It is better you listen to it and conclude for yourself 😉.

How did you come up with your band name?

I was taking a shower. No kidding! Hahaha I was thinking that I wanted a name that sounded actual for the reality our country is living right now. So I though “Damn” and then, “Nation”. I made it as one word and put “The” before the word just to not bring us problems.

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

We are from Brazil, São Paulo. The scene here is growing, getting stronger. More female bands are starting and the underground scene looks more united.

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

We just released a single 3 weeks ago, ‘Apocalypse’, available in all streaming services, youtube, etc.

Apocalypse (Official Audio)

Who have been your greatest influences?

As a guitarist: Jerry Cantrell, Charlie Starr, Tony Iommi, Mark Knopfler, Alex Skolnick and Eric Peterson, James Hetfield, Kai Hansen, Mille Petrozza, Dave Mustaine. Haha

As a “singer”: Chuck Billy, James Hetfield, Chris Cornell, Jim Morrison.

What first got you into music?

Mom. Mom is into rock n’ roll music, so I have been listening to it since a child, like Dire Straits, Bon Jovi, Queen, Alice Cooper, Deep Purple, The Mamas and the Papas, Creedence and so on… when I was 6. I was already listening to The Offspring and Nirvana when I was 8 years old. Proper metal came into my life when I was about 11 or 12 years old.

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

There are some if I may dream would be Testament, Gamma Ray, Blackberry Smoke, Foo Fighters, Lynyrd Skynyrd.

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

Metal Days, Wacken Open Air, 70000 tons of metal because of the vibe on these festivals.

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

Uhh… I prefer to not tell.

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

First of all, thank you for all the support. It isn’t easy to start a new band over again haha BUT if it is something that you want for your life, to be a musician, doing this for passion. From all reasons, this one must be the most important. Once you do it for passion, all the responsibilities that come from it, you will do it by pleasure, because each step done is a step conquered and it is priceless. Remember: the best thing is the journey, not the end of line.

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

Chris Cornell

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

I like to travel, to know other cultures. I hate that everything is too fast.

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

Treat female bands with equality not inferior. And that, music industry and public should give more chance for new bands to show their potential.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Megadeth – “Cryptic Writings”

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

Vinyl

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

Lima Metal Fest, another one being an opening act for Exodus, and all the gigs in Netherlands. I just loved it.

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

I’m still working as a publicist… so probably I would do that, or Law.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Any kind of people? Hahaha Probably I would invite people that betrayed me somehow, just to see face to face and see how embarrassing it was for those people. Hahaha kidding! But I would invite some handsome guys from some tv series and bands. hahaha

What’s next for the band?

2 new videos, EP release, 2021: gigs and record our first full length album 😊

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

http://www.thedamnnation.com.br

you gonna find all links there 😊

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Uhmmm, no idea! Cake?

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

Thank you so much for the interview, pretty soon we are going to have more news and muchhhh appreciated all the support we have been receiving!

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Guardian Of Lightning – Cosmos Tree

Guardian Of Lightning – Cosmos Tree
Eclipse Records
Release Date: 17/07/2020
Running Time: 33:09
Review by Victor Augusto
9/10

“We Are The First Thunder Metal Band”. With these words, I started on my journey to understand and review “Cosmos Tree” the debut album from Guardian Of Lightning, an amazing 3-piece band from São Paulo, Brazil. First, I was curious as to what exactly this unknown genre (at least for me) was, but after listening to their album several times, I guess I could understand it. Nevertheless, it is especially important to highlight that despite what they call themselves, their music is what comes first, and their music is very impressive.

What I could extract from the meaning of Thunder Metal on hearing Guardian Of Lightning for the first time is the following. Firstly, their lyrics and concept are connected to the power that comes from nature in a way to recover our energies and soul. All the lyrics have positive messages, but nothing is esoteric, and it is healthy, like a mantra connecting music and nature. The second thing that could be related to Thunder Metal is the loudness that comes from their instruments which are heavy and powerful like thunder. I guess this comes to mind due to their similarities with Motörhead and Manowar, mostly in the arrangements, and especially the vocals that really remind me of Lemmy Kilmister.

The sonority itself gives value to heavy guitars guiding the songs rhythmically. The incredible percussion of ‘Lord Drum’ increases the aggression where the speed is filled by strong hits on his drum kit and amazing tempo changes. The most interesting aspect of their music is that the bass does all leads and solos, obviously something that we are used to hearing from guitars. Therefore, the bass of ‘Iron King’ is the main instrument throughout the record and I feel that it makes the guitar of his father ‘Marco Fino’ better to follow. This is pure and heavy Rock n’ Roll and I mean a VERY HEAVY Rock n’ Roll but It is also Heavy Metal. However, I can’t think of any style that relates to Guardian Of Lightning other than when I mentioned Motörhead? The similarities between them are very apparent. Something that is not only Metal but also much heavier than just Rock n’ Roll.

There are more elements that make “Cosmos Tree” brilliant. Mantras you hear in the ‘Intro’ before the title track ‘Cosmos Tree’ kicks the album off show everything that the band are trying to achieve. This song also has a guitar sound that reminds me somewhat of the sounds of nature. ‘Aligned With The Stars’ includes some rattle (maybe it is another instrument, but it reminds me a lot of a rattle) throughout the song, that fits well with the drums. I also have to mention my favorite tracks, the beautiful ‘Sound Of Thunder’ that includes touching piano in the song and the lovely and heavy ballad ‘Be Like The Moon’ that finishes the album.

Perhaps Guardian Of Lightning hasn’t brought anything new to the table, that is for you to decide, but I find it interesting how their music navigates through Rock and Heavy Metal. If you like Rock but miss the heaviness of Heavy Metal or if you like Heavy Metal and miss the simplicity of good Rock n’ Roll then “Cosmos Tree” is the perfect album for you. Of course, fans of good and well-played bass are going to love this amazing band.

TRACKLISTING:
01. Intro
02. Cosmos Tree
03. Raise Your Sword
04. Sound of Thunder
05. Aligned with the Stars
06. Follow Your Silver Shine
07. Inside of Us
08. Another Place
09. Be Like the Moon

LINE-UP:
Iron King (lead bass guitar)
Marco Fino (lead vocals & rhythm guitar)
Lord Drum (drums)

LINKS:
www.facebook.com/guardianoflightningofficial
www.twitter.com/GuardianofLigh2
www.instagram.com/guardian_of_lightning_/
www.open.spotify.com/album/5xwjQG0hYDWjNEjOY1bp8A
www.youtube.com/GuardianofLightning
www.eclipserecords.com/release/cosmos-tree-guardian-of-lightning/

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EMQ’s with SACRAMENTIA

EMQ’s with SACRAMENTIA

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with São Paulo, Brazil based Metal band Sacramentia Huge thanks to vocalist Renan Bezan 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 Renan, the singer. The band’s line up is André Guimarães and Guilherme Mendes on guitars, Guilherme Melo (bass), Leonardo Michelazzo (drums) and myself on vocals. We live in São João da Boa Vista, in the interior of the state of São Paulo. The history of the band began in a moment of musical maturity and transition between members of other groups that together, seek to evolve technically, to make a sound that makes the public restless in the presentations.

How did you come up with your band name?

The name Sacramentia comes from the combination of the words “SACRA” (from Sacred) and “DEMENTIA”.

We were looking for a name that sounded strong and, at the same time, had something to do with this thing, often toxic to religious hysteria and the dogmas created by the men who lead these institutions.

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

We are from Brazil, in a small town called São João da Boa Vista, in the state of São Paulo. The rock scene here is small. We have a few bands; most of them play only covers.

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

Our first album was released this year, called “Prophecies of Plague”

‘CruciFiction’ (Lyric Video)

Who have been your greatest influences?

To elaborate my vocals, I was inspired by two vocalists from some of my favourite bands. Death’s Chuck Schuldiner, specifically, by the style he adopted on the album “The Sound of Perseverance”, the band’s last release. The second influence is Attilla Csihar, the second singer of Mayhem

What first got you into music?

Basically, my father. When I was a child, I spent weekends with him and since those days, I became aware of the classic bands, like Van Halen, Iron Maiden, etc.

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

This is a very difficult question. I think with Jupiterian, a Brazilian Doom / Sludge band, Batushka and any other band from our underground that would invite me

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

Hellfest, Wacken, Inferno, Setembro Negro and others.

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

We haven’t received gifts from fans yet.

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

Thank you very much for all the support so far, we are much honored for the opportunity to be where we are thanks to all of you.

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

Chuck Schuldiner from Death

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

I like the challenge that the creative process demands. What I hate is the lack of structure in my country, which makes a point of ignoring the production of rock and metal.

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

Mainly, the existence of covers bands.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

“The Sound of Perseverance” from Death

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

I always like the physical format. Actually, I buy more CD’s than LP’s.

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

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, we haven’t had our debut yet on stage.

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

I would like to act as a voice actor or broadcaster

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Bruno Jankauskas from Viletale, Thiago Alboneti from Beyond Chaos, Victor Augusto, Tarcísio Chagas from Metal na Lata and Arysson Lima from Mass of Souls.

What’s next for the band?

The goal is to schedule shows and work on more songs for a second album, in the future.

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

We are on Youtube, Instagram and Facebook. Our album can be found on more than 150 streaming platforms and will soon release our CD by two Brazilian labels, Extreme Sound Records and Old Shadows Records.

www.facebook.com/sacramentia.official/
www.instagram.com/sacramentia.official/
www.youtube.com/channel/UCi-PgMhHKUC-csnCRvD9JbA
www.open.spotify.com/artist/5QHQcOfMTuSPTtu5BcccBg
www.deezer.com/us/artist/97250392

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

I don’t know. Maybe is it a cake? hahaha

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

I would like to thank Ever Metal for the space giving to us. You can be sure that we will be forever grateful!

Our thanks to our great brother Victor Augusto and all the incredible people who have always supported us since the beginning.

We hope our music reaches everyone and we hope you enjoy “Prophecies Of Plague”!

Stay safe, stay strong, stay metal!

It is Victor here. Again, I have to say thanks to all bands answering the EMQ’s done by Ever Metal and congratulations to Sacramentia. A Young band doing professional work. I am just spreading the names of bands and people who have the same passion we all have at Ever Metal. A passion called Heavy Metal!

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EMQ’s with INCOGNOSCI

EMQ’s with INCOGNOSCI

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Rio de Janeiro, Brazil based Technical Old School Death Metal band IncognoscI. Huge thanks to guitarist Jonathas Pereira 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?

Hello, my name is Jonathas Pereira, and I’m a guitar player! IncognoscI was created in 2012 from the ashes of the band Necropse, and our goal is always make a sound that goes back to the 90’s Death Metal bands.

Our line-up is:
Iron (Gutted Souls) – Vocals
Jonathas Pereira – Guitar
Marcos Medeiros – Bass
Braulio Drumond (Leather, Gutted Souls, Siriun) – Drums

How did you come up with your band name?

IncognoscI is a play with the word incognito (that which is unknown and seeks to know).

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

We are from Rio de Janeiro/Brazil! Rio de Janeiro has a medium sized scene, with lots of good bands, underground shows, and some major bands appearing here now and then.

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

We have a single entitled ‘Eleven Years’, from 2015, which we also released it as videoclip to promote. Our full album, mastered by the great George Bokos (ex-Rotting Christ) is completed, and it will be released soon!

‘Eleven Years’ Official Video

Who have been your greatest influences?

Chuck Schuldiner, James Murphy, Paul Masvidal, Marty Friedman, and Terrance Hobbs!

What first got you into music?

I started playing Death Metal in 2001 influenced by my friends after going in my first Death Metal concert. Also, my parents were divorcing at the time, and getting into music helped to deal with the frustration.

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

Cynic with Paul Masvidal!

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

Obscene Extreme, one of the craziest and funniest festivals in the world!

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

We still haven’t received any strange gifts.

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

Support bands from your country, mainly from your cities, go to underground shows, buy merchandising from the bands, it helps a lot!

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

Chuck Schuldiner.

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

To meet new people and places. Not having proper recognition and being devalued is what sucks.

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

I would like that they appreciate and give more space to underground bands.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Death – “Human”!

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

CD’s

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

Bloody Carnival. It was awesome!

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

Besides being a musician, I am a Physical Education student and bodybuilder.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

My band brothers and real friends.

What’s next for the band?

Our first album entitled “Biography of Madness”, which will be released in early 2021 by a record label soon to be announced!

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

www.instagram.com/incognosci/
www.youtube.com/channel/UCgtsmelTxYUsw-VQtAaT4fQ
www.facebook.com/IncognoscI/

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

I don’t know, but from what I researched they are cakes.

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

Thank you very much for giving us this space and for the opportunity of the interview. I would like to thank all the fans and friends who follow us and support our work. Always remember, the metal underground needs your support. Support the bands in your city, go to shows whenever possible to buy merchandise from the bands.

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EMQ’s with BLAZING DOG

EMQ’s with BLAZING DOG

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Brasilia, Brazil based Heavy Metal band Blazing Dog. Huge thanks to bassist Renan Guimarães 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 Renan Guimarães, I play bass for Blazing Dog. The band started in 2004, with the purpose of playing Heavy Metal in the vein of bands like Judas Priest, Manowar, Iron Maiden and other gods

How did you come up with your band name?

The name was given by the ex-vocalist and founder, Carlos Sousa. So, I have nothing to do with it (laughs)

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

We are from Brasília, the capital of Brazil. The scene is cool, with lots of bands and young kids coming to the shows

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

The DVD + CD “Age of the Beast”, released in the year of 2015. Hell, that’s quite old!

‘Deus ex Machina’ from the DVD Age of The Beast

Who have been your greatest influences?

Metal as a whole genre, mainly the greatest names of it

What first got you into music?

I was thirteen years old, got into Brazilian rock bands and after that, metal. Metallica’s Kill ’Em All was the door that opened this whole new world for me

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

Ghost. I’m a big fan since the beginning of the band. Cool sound, ideas, concept and looks. I love the art that they are creating.

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

Wacken Open Air. That’s the ultimate festival for a metalhead

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

A miniature of a motorcycle that I was riding from a pic I had on my social media. Actually, that was pretty cool.

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

Drop your phone and read a book. People nowadays are dumber because of the excess of useless information and social media bullshit.

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

That is easy, Ronnie James Dio. The guy was a fucking blast and had a great heart also.

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

Live shows are always the best thing about it. Humm… maybe the whole thing before live shows are the worst part also. Soundchecks, carrying equipment, schedule problems…

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

I would bring back the physical media era in music. Those were the days when it was a cool ritual listening to something new or old that you put your hands on.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

That’s difficult. I can’t do this man, hahahaha. There are so many cool things around that I think answering this is a crime. Shame on you for that question. I will answer with my favourite album of the week: Accept first album. Aggressive and melodic, beautiful ballads, what a great album!

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

Vinyl and CD’s. I’ve never liked cassettes. Streaming is cool for the convenience, but the sound…

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

The last one with Blazing Dog opening for Shaman (Shaman – Nagual Fly Tour in Brasília-DF, March 7th 2020), before the pandemic and the whole hell that broke loose in the world.

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

Man, I don’t get money from the band, so I have to work, hehehe.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

My band… I miss those guys

What’s next for the band?

Hope to release something new soon. And go back to playing live shows

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

Look for us on Spotify and YouTube:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCNHqoF1RNKSn_yY20vh0cmQ
www.open.spotify.com/artist/3pnd2S6u4jmImw3CFiKOgg

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Never heard of them until now. It’s a paradox for what I’ve known

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

Thanks for the opportunity and cool questions. I’ve had fun answering them!

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EMQ’s with DEVICE

EMQ’s with DEVICE

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Brasilia, Brazil based Death/Thrash Metal band Device. Huge thanks to drummer Diego Campos 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 Diego, drummer of the Band. It started 15 years ago after the vocalist and a former guitarist watched a shitty band winning a contest to see which Band would be chosen to play at that year’s Porão do Rock Festival (The biggest one in the band’s city). On the next day, they gathered and started writing Device’s first song, ‘Mind Decay’. I filled in for the Band once in a concert in 2010 and joined them definitely in 2014.

How did you come up with your band name?

Our vocalist heard the story about how AC/DC came up with their name, so one time, drunk at a barbecue, he said he would came up with the name of his band in the same way. Then he looked under a broken electronic device, saw the word device and liked it, because It sounded like Deicide, but he didn’t know the meaning of that word back then. When he realized the meaning, It was already too late and decided to keep it

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

We are from Brasília, the capital of Brazil, but the scene is strong mainly in São Paulo, where all the bands from abroad come to tour, although a Lot of other places have their relevance, even with venues significantly smaller or fewer dedicated to extreme metal.

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

The EP “Godless”, released at the beginning of 2018.

Who have been your greatest influences?

Deicide, Slayer, Sepultura, Ratos de Porão, Krisiun,

What first got you into music?

MTV’s Fúria Metal (Brazilian version of Headbangers’ Ball)

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

Krisiun

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

Obscene Extreme Metal Fest, the name says it all!

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

Panties.

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

Stay safe, stay home, buy bands merch.

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

Chuck Schuldiner.

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

Travelling, knowing other places and meeting other people. We hate the small support to extreme Heavy Metal in Brazil.

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

The exaggerated attention to more popular genres, due to exclusively money issues.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

“Reign In Blood” from Slayer.

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

Fuck! Everyone has its importance. Download is more practical. But the feeling of opening a CD or vinyl and accompanying the songs reading the lyrics is amazing.

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

Porão do Rock festival (September 30th,2018).

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

Brewing beer!

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Max Kolesne, Moyses Kolesne and Alex Camargo, all from Krisiun. João Gordo, from Ratos de Porão.  Andreas Kisser and Max Cavalera, from Sepultura.

What’s next for the band?

We are in pre-production of our next full album

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

www.facebook.com/DeviceOfficial/
www.instagram.com/devicebehold/
www.deviceofficial.bandcamp.com/
www.open.spotify.com/artist/39DALKz2wutb8cQFU6XoN8
www.youtube.com/user/DeviceVIDZ

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Never had one, but judging by its size, It would be a bolacha.

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

Support metal regionally, buy merch, It helps a lot! Stay safe now so we can go crazy next year, hopefully!

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EMQ’s with DESONRA

EMQ’s with DESONRA

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Brasilia, Brazil based Crossover Metal band Desonra. Huge thanks to drummer Beto Padilha 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 Beto Padilha and I play drums.

The band has been active since 2014 and seeking to add something to the independent scene, collaborating with bands from other states and organizing their own events. The band’s intention is to combine the heaviness of the instruments with the aggressiveness of their vocals, playing songs with a feeling of “eye to eye”, in an incisive, simple and direct way.

DESONRA has already passed through several cities in Brazil and has plenty of energy, anger and willingness to spread its message of protest.

How did you come up with your band name?

Lies and betrayals have always caught our attention, as it is a typically human behavior. So, we thought about what was the reward of those who deceive others? Dishonor (Desonra in Portuguese).

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

We are from Brasilia, the capital of Brazil. The scene here is not much different from the scenes in other parts of the world. It requires a lot of work and partnerships.

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

Our latest release is called ‘Filho da Vida’ (Son of Life).

Who have been your greatest influences?

Metallica, Pantera, Gojira, Nasty and some bands from here: DFC, Macakongs 2099, Sepultura,

Ratos de Porão…

What first got you into music?

I remember when I saw a Metallica video and there, Lars was destroying everything! That day was when I realized I wanted to be a drummer!

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

It´s a hard question! Sepultura, Jinjer, Nasty…

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

Wacken, it´s a dream!

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

Their money! hahaha. It´s a joke. Our fans are very serious, so there is no room for these things.

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

Much gratitude for the fact that you are listening to our music, for sharing our videos!

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

Oh, man! Wait…Kurt Cobain!

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

I love playing drums and composing, so everything that is related to these things is a pleasure for me. I don’t really hate anything.

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

Independent bands need space to show their work. We are so caught up in the old classic bands, many fantastic new bands end up dying without showing their work.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Chaos A.D.” – Sepultura

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

I still like CD’s, but the reality of streaming is here to stay.

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

We played on Porão do Rock (Brasília, September 29th, 2018). It´s a big festival from our country.

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

I’m actually something else. We don’t live by music, so we need to work. I’m a video editor.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Chino Moreno, Max Cavalera, Igor Cavalera, Tati from Jinjer and James Hetfield.

What’s next for the band?

We are in the process of composing for our new album.

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

Everything about the band you can find at:
www.desonra.com.br

Also:
www.facebook.com/desonraoficial/
www.instagram.com/desonraoficial
www.youtube.com/c/DesonraOficial
www.open.spotify.com/artist/6FesgpUoEGegqgwUxYF8Yb
www.deezer.com/artist/11176028

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Sure, a biscuit. hahaha 😊

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

I just want to thank you for the opportunity to show a little about the band.

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EMQ’s With PANDEMMY

EMQ’s With PANDEMMY

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Recife, Brazil based Death/Thrash/Heavy Metal band Pandemmy. Huge thanks to lead guitarist Pedro Valença 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?

Hello, bangers! I’m Pedro Valença, guitarist and founding member of Pandemmy. I’ve been playing guitar since 2005 because I love to play riffs and I love the sound of distortion. I created this group after I left from my first band, called Monstera. I wanted to play not only thrash metal, but also a mix between Thrash and Death Metal. So, in 2009 Pandemmy was born.

How did you come up with your band name?

The name Pandemmy is associated with the concept of the music being spread in a pandemic way. This idea rose in 2009, but we don’t like anything about epidemics or pandemics! The style of the band transits between Death Metal and Thrash Metal, common characteristic of many Brazilian bands that appeared in years 2000.

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

I’m from the Northeast of Brazil, a hot and poor region compared to the South and Southeast part of Brazil. The scene here is very rich in terms of bands, but the public is lower than other states as Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Minas Gerais. There are many extreme Heavy Metal bands from Brazilian states in Northeast.

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

We released our third album, called “Subversive Need”, on March 6th . We have three albums, two EP’s, one split album, one single and one demo. In our YouTube Channel (please subscribe to it) we recorded a series of Lockdown videos because of Covid-19 crisis.

www.youtube.com/user/Pandemmy

Who have been your greatest influences?

Calling in the name of the band, we have been common influences like Carcass, Kreator, Death and Sepultura. Particularly, I love a lot of bands in several subgenres of Heavy Metal.

What first got you into music?

I enjoyed it when I was a child. But in my teenage years, the interest in music exploded when I heard Iron Maiden for the first time. It was my passport for the music.

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

If I had to choose one musician, it would be Max Cavalera. We like to collaborate with bands from the underground scene too. We trade information about musical production, producers, social media, etc.

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

It’s a hard question because the European summer festivals are like a dream to any heavy metal band. Wacken Open Air is a natural answer. We would also like to play on Rock Hard Fest, in Germany.

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

We are not so famous to receive weird gifts.

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

Now? Stay at home and wait for a medicine to resolve the Corona Virus and the global crisis. Stay home, stay Metal!

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

Andre Matos (Shaman, Angra, Symfonia, Viper, Andre Matos). It’s very sad to think about his death.

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

Playing our music in new places for new people. Creating music is a necessity that we all feel. The bad part is certainly the human part, egos, disunion.

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

The music industry is a pure reflex of the system that we live. Here in Brazil, I believe that Heavy Metal music could be closer with public departments of culture to spread the Heavy Metal culture.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

It would be unfair to talk about just one of my favourite albums. “Rust In Peace” (Megadeth), “Covenant” (Morbid Angel), “Burning Bridges” (Arch Enemy), “Violent Revolution” (Kreator), “Symbolic” (Death), “Heartwork” (Carcass), “Arise” (Sepultura)…etc

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

I think that all these formats are good to the public that consumes music. The most important thing is to support the bands buying their merchandise (CD’s, T-shirts, etc).

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

In 2017, at ForCaos festival. It was a great show because the band and the audience were very inspired.

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

Each member of Pandemmy has another profession. We are an underground band that seeks to be as professional as possible.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

I would invite someone who wasn’t a Nazi, racist, fascist, xenophobe or of any prejudiced profile.

What’s next for the band?

Currently, we have to survive the Covid-19 pandemic. As long as there is no medicine or vaccine, the promotion of our new album will remain virtual. By the way, we have new songs for the next album. We were planning a European tour before all this situation appeared.

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

All Pandemmy’s albums are available on main streaming platforms like Bandcamp, YouTube, Deezer, Spotify, Apple Music.
www.pandemmy.blogspot.com/
www.pandemmy.bandcamp.com/
www.facebook.com/pandemmyofficial/
www.instagram.com/pandemmybr/
www.youtube.com/user/pandemmy/
www.open.spotify.com/album/0giXP7sUDUnw2S0xux6gYB

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

I don’t know. I prefer Ice-Tea and Pizza.

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

Thank you so much for support. Follow Pandemmy’s social media (Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, etc). Listen to our new album “SUBVERSIVE NEED” on Spotify, Deezer, Bandcamp and others streaming apps. See you soon!

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