Video Interview with SCARS Interview, Recording, and Editing by Victor Augusto
In September 2020, Victor travelled to São Paulo to meet and interview Legendary Brazilian Thrash Metal band, SCARS. Ever Metal are beyond proud to Premiere that interview.
They talk about their history and incredible 2020 comeback album, “Predatory”, as well as depression, suicide, faith, and their loyal fanbase. They also allow us a glimpse into a SCARS rehearsal.
I would like to send my sincerest gratitude to the band for their time/passion, and to Victor, who has spent MANY hours and days, over the past few weeks, putting this video together.
SCARS Video interview by Victor Augusto
I would also like to thank DJ Jet (Gimme Metal/Sick Drummer Magazine) and DJ Joker (Metal Messiah Radio) for their contributions.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Disclaimer: This interview is solely the property of Victor Augusto and Ever Metal. It is strictly forbidden to copy any part of this interview, unless you have the strict permission of said party. Failure to adhere to this will be treated as plagiarism and will be reported to the relevant authorities.
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.
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!
Disclaimer: This interview is solely the property of Ever Metal. It is strictly forbidden to copy any part of this interview, unless you have the strict permission of said party. Failure to adhere to this will be treated as plagiarism and will be reported to the relevant authorities.