Some words from the impressing newcomers... |
Nat: Hi folks! Your debut album brought us some fresh but good old school Heavy Metal. Was it your purpose to show elements from different "categories" of metal like NWOBHM, Power, Epic, ...?
Carlos: OUR MAIN INFLUENCIES COME FROM 8O'S HEAVY METAL BANDS, I THINK OUR MUSIC COMBINES A LOT OF STYLES & INFLUENCIES, BASICALLY IS DIRECT & POWERFUL HEAVY METAL BUT YOU CAN FIND SOME CLASSICAL MUSIC'S INFLUENCIES IN THE GUITAR SOLOS, MELODIC BACKING VOCALS...
Nat: Some songs did remind me of other acts like Running Wild or Gamma Ray - are you (directly?) influenced by them or is it just your prefered style of Metal?
Carlos: WE DON'T THINK DIRECTLY IN THESE BANDS WHEN WE ARE WORKING WITH OUR SONGS, A LOT OF PEOPLE FIND MY VOICE SIMILAR TO KAI HANSEN OR SOMETIMES TO ERIC ADAMS... IT'S MY VOICE, MY WAY TO SING, I LIKE IT ... & I DON'T WANT SING IN OTHER WAY. ABOUT THE MUSIC, WE LIKE BANDS SUCH AS MANOWAR, GAMMA RAY, GRAVE DIGGER, IRON MAIDEN... OBVIOUSLY, WE CAN BE INFLUENCED BY ALL OF THEM, BUT UNDER MY POINT OF VIEW WE KEEP OUR OWN ESSENCE.
Nat: What is the situation for Heavy Metal bands in Spain like? (Are there radio and TV stations, which play Metal? Is the scene supported widely? ...)
Carlos: THERE ARE A LOT OF FANS, MAGS, WEBSITES... BUT THERE ISN'T ANY TV STATION WITH HEAVY METAL VIDEOS, LIVE... THE SCENE IN SPAIN IS VERY GOOD & WE ARE VERY SATISFIED WITH THE RESPONSE WE ARE GETTING IN OUR COUNTRY.
Nat: What are your goals with your music?
Carlos: WELL, I THINK WE ARE HONEST WITH OUR MUSIC & PEOPLE APPRECIATE IT. IT COMES DIRECTLY FROM OUR METAL HEART !!!!
Nat: The dramatic interlude "Number" sounds like you have some higher ambitions than simply record one Metal album after the other - do you plan something like a concept album or a metal drama in the future?
Carlos: I DON'T KNOW, WE HAVE SOME NEW TRACKS & WE'LL FOLLOW PLAYING IN THE SAME WAY, DIRECT , FAST & HEAVY METAL STUFF! OUR AMBITION IS TO PLAY WHAT WE FEEL IN OUR HEARTS.
Nat: Do you really have a sword and a horse? ;-)
Carlos: NO, JUST A PONY HA,HA...
Nat: Thanks and good luck for your future!
Carlos: THANX TO YOU & METAL RULES !!!!