interview with Mönster Demon

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Have any of you played in other bands? Yes. Mike Kimera was vocalist / bassist of melodic death metal band Kimera, where he met Robert Demon; J. Kong Rivas played also with Mike in Daemon Predator, and with Victor Munster in a thrash metal cover band called Chamuko Sodomy. George RocketGun was the drummer for a progressive / avant garde metal local band called Sophos.

How is it that you started playing music? We were all friends and decided to play some music while having fun and some beers.

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

Victor Munster – Vocals. 28

Mike Kimera – Lead Guitar. 33

Robert Demon – Rhythm Guitar. 35

J. Kong Rivas – Bass Guitar. 29

George RockerGun – Drums. 31

Where are you from? Puebla, México.

What year did the band form? 2014

What's your style of genre? We describe ourselves a “hard-metal-stoner-rocker” experiment, though “rock” or “metal” is fine for us.

What inspires you? Lightning, monsters and love

How often and where do you reherse? Every full moon in the crater of Popocatépetl Volcano. The rest of the year we rehearse at Robert’s house.  

Do you have other interests of work outside the band?  The Occult, the lives of serial killers, and one of us is a Lawyer. 

What are your songs about? Women, depression and monsters (Women, fire and dangerous things)

Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? Sometimes we all contribute with ideas, but mostly the songs are composed by Mike and the lyrics by Victor Munster.

Do you start with the music or the lyrics? Music.

Do you compose in a certain inviroment? If we have beers and a horror movie is playing in the background, we’re good to go.

Have you done any covers live? We used to do a hard-rock-only-6-minute-version of In a gadda da vida.

What language do you sing in?  English.

When did you start to sell merchandise, and what do you have for sale? From our second or third gig, we printed some stickers. We’re working on shirts and a special edition for our album, which will be a killer CD and also a portal to Hell and a nice way to summon demons at home.

Where can people buy your merchandise? Facebook.com/MonsterDemon

What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records now a days? Digital music has been the trend for almost 20 years now. We think it’s fair to give a taste of one’s music via free downloads before expecting to sell the record. Also, people should be getting more than just a CD, like a portal to summon ancient transdimensional demons or something… You’ll know when we’re done with our album.

How do you think the music industry have changed because of this? There’s not so much of an industry of rock & metal music here in México, so the internet has actually helped the local bands.

What do you think of my work? It’s great! Thanks a lot.

Do you have any role models or idols? Dracula, Ace Frehley, Jim Morrison, Batman.

Why do you think that they exist? Not Frehley, of course.

Is it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today? The music is what’s important. We love 70’s heavy metal, 80’s thrash, 90’s death, 00’s post metal.  

How do you get psyched for a gig? Mostly by facebook.

How can people reach you? Monster Demon’s facebook page.

 

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