How is it that you started playing music? We started playing on weekends doing covers of our influences
What are your names? / Who plays what? / How old are you?
José Augusto 24 years old bass player and vocalist
Marcos 26 years old drummer
Rone damazya 25 years old guitarist
Did you make music even when you were young? Yes since adolescence
Where are you from? We are from a small city in the interior of Brazil
What year did the band form? 2010
What inspires you? When we write, we let it flow and everything around us affects mainly social issues such as politics and the chaos that is our world with this huge inequality and power struggle that exists between all nations
How often and where do you reherse? once a week
How have you developed since you started with the music? We develop composing in the essays and playing as much as we can
Do you have other interests of work outside the band? We want to live in music only if possible.
Are you looking for a booking agency, and what are your thoughts around that? We are looking for yes, we want to play our music to the maximum in all possible places, if any booking agency is interested in our work will be great
What made you decide to make this music? It's a very powerful and heavy style perfect for expressing
What are your songs about? On politics, death, slaughter, power struggle and all the drama that our planet lives on
Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? We put the arrangements together, and the lyrics who does is the vocalist
Do you start with the music or the lyrics? We make the arrangements of the song first and then put the lyrics
Do you compose in a certain inviroment?In our test study
Have you done any covers live? We played some shows, we never recorded the music of other bands.
What language do you sing in? English
What are the least and most people to attend one of your gigs? We do not know how to speak because much varies depending on the conditions of the events
What ages are most of your concert attendants?Between 15 and 50 years
Do you always play the same songs live, or do you vary? We play all the songs on our EP
What was your first gig like? Was at an event in a city near ours in 2012
Where have you played live this yar? We have not played this year yet
Where do you plan to gig the comming year? We are finalizing a new work of the band and we want to play a lot go to as many places as possible in our country and abroad if possible
When did you start to sell merchandise, and what do you have for sale? The sale will begin within months, Let's sell cds and band t-shirts
Where can people buy your merchandise? By email (email@example.com) And https://www.facebook.com/Degrador/
What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records now a days? This is a bit disloyal to bands because the band is a business and needs to sell to continue in the music market. But there are many bands that make their work available for free, as well as the dissemination of songs. Degrador made your music available for free on soundcloud, youtube and palco mp3
How do you think the music industry have changed because of this?
Changed a lot, today most of the bands live on the income of their shows And very little sales of your songs
What do you think of my work? Your work is important for a spreading of bands. We admire a lot of people who propose to do this work. Thank you very much
How do you think and know that this interview will help you in the music business? With a spread of our band. Making our songs reach a new audience
Do you have any role models or idols? Sarcofago,Sepultura,Slayer,Overdose and Kreator
Why do you think that they exist? Because they are great musicians.
Is it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today? In the older bands
What have been your biggest obstacles? Our biggest obstacle is living in the interior and finding a new guitaristAnd in our country, despite having great bands such as Sepultura, sarcofago and krisiun, this style of music is not the most popular
What advice would you give other bands or artists? Work hard and never give up music
How do you get psyched for a gig? We do a good concentration together in the studio and then we go to the show
Do you have any new material? Yes we are finishing new songs to record
What are your web sites?https://www.facebook.com/Degrador/
How can people reach you?
By e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org