interview with Nukem

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Have any of you played in other bands? Steve-We have all been in deferent bands through the years. Most notably recognized, Norm is a founding member of Psychotic Waltz.

How is it that you started playing music? Steve-I myself got started in highschool. Dabbled around with friends. Nothing too serious until after I got out. 

What are your names? / Who plays what? / How old are you?

Steve Brogden- lead Guitar & Vocals 

Norm Leggio- Drums 

Don Lauder- Bass Guitar

Where are you from? Nukem is based out of San Diego California 

What year did the band form? Nukem came together in the summer of 2012

What's your style of genre? We like the idea of being able to call ourselves Thrash Metal. Nothing other than good old fashioned Thrash at its finest! Just the way we like it \m/

What inspires you? Steve- I base a lot of my lyrics around history. I've always been fascinated with how we got to be where we are in this day and age. 

How often and where do you reherse? That all depends on what we have coming up. If it's a string of shows on the horizon then we will get together 4 times a week. If we are writing then just 2 so we can all get our own homework done before presenting new ideas. 

How have you developed since you started with the music? You can hear our development throughout each song. We remain ourselves yet each song is quite distinguishable from one another. 

Are you looking for a booking agency, and what are your thoughts around that? We would love to hook up with an agent. But it would have to make sense for us. We never dive into anything just because someone talks themselves up. At the end of the day, it has to be worth it for us. 

Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? We actually just signed a deal for our debut album "The Unholy Trinity" with an awesome underground label called Sleaszy Rider Records from Greece. We are stoked because we feel with the label backing us in Europe, the album will reach the hands of people that need to hear it. 

What made you decide to make this music? It's ether in you or it's not. We all came into this world with a passion for heavy music. 

What are your songs about? Mostly war, End times and horror themes are common through our music. 

Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? Steve-mostly myself. I do most of the writing but we work out a lot of stuff together in the jam room. 

Do you start with the music or the lyrics? That all depends on what inspires me first. Some start with a riff while others start with a vocal melody. 

Have you done any covers live? We have been known to bust out a thrash metal rendition of "Suspicious Minds" by Elvis from time to time and we also recorded a version of "T.V. Crimes" by the Dio era of Black Sabbath. 

Do you always play the same songs live, or do you vary? We like to mix it up and surprise the listener as much as possible! 

Where can people buy your merchandise?

http://nukem.bigcartel.com

That's it for now but we have a lot of new stuff on its way to go with the new album!!

What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records now a days? It's a different time then the good old glory days of tape trading. As musicians we have to adapt with current buying trends. But that won't stop us from having our music available on CD and Vinyl. But it will be there digitally as well ;)

What do you think of my work? We think your work is awesome! The industry needs more people like yourself to thrive and not just survive. We can't thank you enough for all you do for bands like us. 

How do you think and know that this interview will help you in the music business? Metal is like a virus. You help spread the infection. Nukem wants to infect as many people as possible so we can get out and meet you all one day. 

Do you have any new material? We have 10 songs coming your way on the new record and we are already 3 songs deep for the next one! No rest for the wicked!!

What are your web sites? You can find us anywhere by typing Nukem Official

How can people reach you? If you would like to reach out to us personally you can email us at Nukemofficial@gmail.com

Do you have something to add? Thanks for contacting us and thank you to everyone who took the time to check us out! Steve/Nukem

interview with VaniShine

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Have any of you played in other bands? Yes, all of us. Me and the drummer (Monty) in four or five bands, the bassman in another one.

How is it that you started playing music? I started because my father plays classical guitar. One day he teached me some chords.

What are your names? / Who plays what? / How old are you?

Alvaro guitarrist 38

Gaizko Bass 40

Monty Drums and Keyboards 41

Vocals: On Process.

Have you had other previous members? Yes, since the band was formed, a lot of members, except the drummer and me.

Did you make music even when you were young? Yes, I played in my first band at the age of 15

Where are you from? We are from Basque Country.

What year did the band form? The band was formed in 2004. But we played the first gig in november of 2005

What's your style of genre? It’s difficult to define. We have many different influences because we were formed on bands with diferent styles, and I think that we’ve got our own style. In the same song you can listen power metal cuts, simphonic metal, hard rock..

What inspires you? Our inspiration are our daily experiences.

How often and where do you reherse? We rehearse three times a week on our own local.

How have you developed since you started with the music? I have matured a lot through these years in VaniShine. When you are young and you begin, the only thing you search is to be like that musician or like the other one….. Through the years you realise how important is to be yourself and have your own style in the way you play, in the way you compose, etc, and not to be just another copy.

Do you have other interests of work outside the band? Of course, I have my job and another hobbies like run, ride on mountain bike, surfing…

Are you looking for a booking agency, and what are your thoughts around that? We had some booking agencies, but not with good results. Now we think we dont need them.

Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? We don´t close any door, but there are too much intermediaries. Nowadays, Internet give us the oportunity of being known by our own.

What made you decide to make this music? Nothing concrete. We make the music that we feel inside us, with no thinking of styles or labels.

What are your songs about? Our songs are about the cotidianity of our lifes, about what we see, what we hear…. Some are more poetic than others, some have more fantasy than others, but all of them with a background for think about.

Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? Principally our drummer, monty, with the help of the rest of the band.

Have you done any covers live? We have one of Nightwish / Moore “Over the Hills and Far away”

What language do you sing in? English.

What are the least and most people to attend one of your gigs? I dont know well, I think that the most people attended were around 1500 in Bilbao and the least i think that were ten people

What ages are most of your concert attendants? From teenagers to middle fifties

Do you always play the same songs live, or do you vary? Normally it depends on the latest LP we have released, but we try to vary.

Do you have a regular place you play live often? No, we had some cities in where we play regulary.

What was your latest gig? One in a city near of Bilbao.

Have you had to cancel a gig? Yes, this year we had to cancel one.

Where have you played live this year? In two cities near Bilbao, on January.

Where do you plan to gig the comming year? When we will consolidate the new formation, we’ll begin to play first in a regional level to get experience with the new member because the objective is to make a tour through Spain some months later.

When did you start to sell merchandise, and what do you have for sale? Since the first album. We have CDs, caps, T-shirts, picks..

Where can people buy your merchandise? In Our gigs and in the website. www.vanishine.com

What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records now a days? We upload to internet our music in order to be downloaded free. If the people want to help us they can purchase merchandising, cds,also they can go to our gigs… We produce our albums and because of that, we can sell them cheaper. We think that if the music would be cheaper and more benefits would go to the artists, people would buy more than now.

How do you think the music industry have changed because of this? We think that nothing has changed in the industry. There are too many intermediates that make the music more expensive. Also, the companies always are searching of easy selling.  I call it “fast music” like the “fast food”. It’s more important for them selling fast than the quality or talent.

What do you think of my work? I think that is very important because the big broadcasting media only support to the musicians or bands that have on their back big recording labels that can pay to these media. Its clear that the only way to be known of a lot of bands with a lot of talent  is through these kind of médiums like yours

How do you think and know that this interview will help you in the music business? To be known by more people.

Do you have any role models or idols? No, I have too many influences but i have no idols.

Why do you think that they exist? They exist because the most of us need to have references in our lifes, especially when we are too young.

Is it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today? In my personal opinión, i think that nowadays bands get their inspiration from the yesterday bands, its true that there are new tendences, but its easier for me to find inspiration in the old ones.

What have been your biggest obstacles? Not to have a stable formation.

What advice would you give other bands or artists? Keep on rocking. Dont loose the ilusion. The music is created to feel it. Play it with passion and with the heart. Its important not to see the music like a business or a showcase to impress the others. you have to live the music intensely and dont leave yourself falling in desperation, its hard, but its worth to.

How do you get psyched for a gig? Everyone of us have a personal way to get it. In my case i usually sleep ten minutes before the gigs in order to disconnect my mind.

Do you have any new material? Yes. We have our latest CD. Tears From The Sun. It was released on December ‘15

What are your web sites?

www.vanishine.com

https://www.facebook.com/vanishine/

https://twitter.com/_vanishine

How can people reach you? By Facebook, By mail hi_vanishine@hotmail.com, By Twitter

What are your plans for the future? Promote our new LP with a new Singer and record it again with her. We will upload "Tears from the sun" with the new voice. We will record another LP next year.

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