interview with Fossor Carnifex

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Have any of you played in other bands? Yes, we've been playing in different bands. The two guitarists are brothers, they have a project called "Purgatory"
Meanwhile the drummer, bassist and vocalist were in "Bloodline": a local project quite successful in Colombia and recorded an EP with this band.
How is it that you started playing music? The band formed in the "Galan" neighborhood of Bogotá (capital of Colombia) by the drummer, bassist and other vocalist. We were a group of friends tired of violence and tired of the corruption of local events. That way we launched.
As I told you, one of the motivations to start playing is mainly the violence that we have here in Colombia. We have always wanted to show a portrait of our reality and we are sure that Death Metal is the soundtrack of those violent events that we see in our country.
What are your names? / Who plays what? / How old are you?
Cristian Parra - Drummer - 22 years old
Robinson Rincon- Lead guitar - 34 years old
Danilo rincon- rhythm guitar - 20 years
Javier (spectrum agarres) - vocalist - 25 years
Jhojann Fandiño - Bass player - 23 years old
Have you had other previous members? Of course, those members have followed their path and have left us great contributions.
Did you make music even when you were young? Of course, we've all been playing since adolescence
Where are you from? We are from Bogota – Colombia.
What year did the band form? The band is formed in 2012
What's your style of genre? Through our careers we have performed for many genres, but the band is identified with Death Metal
What inspires you?
Our musical influences are great because all the members of the band contribute different musical visions. Inside those are: Metallica. Massacre of Colombia, Agony of Colombia, Slayer, Death, Six feet under, Cannibal Corpse.
As I said one thing that inspires us is denounce the violence in our country. We are tired of the situation.
Estamos cansados de esta mierda!!!
How often and where do you reherse? We practice every 8 days, in rehearsal rooms and our homes.
How have you developed since you started with the music?
We started out as a neighborhood band and today we have grown a lot thanks to our musical studies to the perseverance we have had.
I must mention that here in Colombia making metal is very difficult because you can die of hunger waiting for your audience to support you and because the metal here is not a formal industry, so we have to give the best of us always despite difficulties.
Do you have other interests of working outside the band? No, we are fully involved in this project.
Are you looking for a booking agency, and what are your thoughts around that?
Yes! And definitely yes !, we are looking for an international support to promote the music that we do. Historically one of the best ways to succeed in making metal in Colombia is to go to foreign sponsorships.
We think that a band is a rigorous company that must have ways of showing what it does.
Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? Yes, of course, as I told you to have a preferably international label for a band in Colombia is a great way to show the music.
What made you decide to make this music?
The violence that is experienced in our country, here the situation is difficult especially in the countryside. The peasants suffer too much.
Another reason that prompted us to make music is to give a contribution to the metal of our country that is so discredited.
El Death Metal es la Banda Sonora de este caos!!!
What are your songs? Our songs speak of the violence that is lived here in Colombia mostly. However there is one that speaks of the cybernetic possession that they want to impose us to idiocy
Who compose and write the lyrics? Most of the bassist and vocalist are the ones who write the lyrics.
Do you start with music or lyrics? We do not have a definite order but at the time of assembling first we make the music and lastly we add the lyrics.
Do you make up in some environment? Yes, many times we go to secluded places, far from the city.
Have you done any covers live? in our beginnings we made covers and we had fun but later we composed our own songs.
What language do you sing in? In English.
Who are the least and most people to attend one of their concerts? The smallest number of people was in an event in Bosa (a neighborhood of Bogota), there were ten people, the largest amount of people we had was in the plaza of Bolivar "historic center of Bogota" attended by approximately 2000 people.
What ages are most of your concert attendants? The people who go to our concerts are between 15 and 40 years old.
Do you always play the same songs live, or do you vary? We varied the songs in our concerts. Sometimes we do surveys so that the audience decides what songs they want to hear.
Do you have a regular place you play live often? Yes, it is our guitarist's bar, we felt like home playing there.
What was your first gig like? Our first concert was in Ciudad Bolivar (another neighborhood in Bogota) in 2012. It was a good experience.
What was your latest gig? The last concert was in the city of Armenia along with excellent national bands.
Have you had to cancel a gig? A couple of times
Where have you played live this year? We have played this year for much of the neighborhoods of Bogota and the city of Armenia.
Where do you plan to go next year? We want to play in Venezuela this year, we hope to achieve it.
When did you start selling merchandise, and what do you have for sale? Next year we will release our first album and merchandise we are selling from the beginning.
Where can people buy your merchandise? On our facebook page and in the local stores you can find some of our merchandise and we sell merchandise ourselves.
What do you think of people who download music instead of buying discs these days?
We believe that downloading musical material is not bad, as long as you want to have the physical format of the bands and listen to the band of interest in its entirety. However, the discharge system may cause the belt to be lost. We see the downloads as a way to get to know the bands. However, it is sad to see how the interest of the viewers is lost to access a real and physical music.
We believe that the discharge system should be aimed at supporting the bands and not finishing them.3
How do you think the music industry have changed because of this? We believe that the music industry has taken a 360-degree turn now because of the download system. The way to have contact with the material of the artists today is quite different, ie before you bought an album and listened to everything and so the next .. Now you only listen to a part by means of the download that you do and you move away Of much of the content of the artists.
On the other hand, the download systems help to promote the bands but in our opinion, the way in which the spectators consume music should be directed to the purchase of the physical material.
What do you think of my work? We think your work is great because you talk to the bands regardless of the country, you understand them and enjoy the music no matter where the bands come from. It is an immense joy for us to be part of your project
How do you think and know that this interview will help you in the music business? As I said before: Having a metal band in Colombia is difficult due to the lack of support from record labels, because these labels prefer to sponsor other types of musical genres. In this context for us this interview is a great help for us to know each other everywhere and for our project to be a success. Any form of contact with the outside is important for us.
Do you have any role models or idols? Of course, all members have our idols in music, which are different, in my case I'm the bass player I love Cliff Burton and my partners have their idols. In the case of the Colombian metal for us massacre is a band that taught how to do this and still doing.
Why do you think that they exist? Woww ..we exist to provide a contribution to the Colombian metal, to raise the name of our country and to provide a social conscience to our public, we exist to do what we love in a humble and sincere. We want to give our contribution showing the world what is lived here to transcend and leave a legacy to those who come after us.
S it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today? We would say a little of both: Classic bands are points of reference for us but the South American metal always moves, is always strong, it is something that does not give up and that is why we also find many interesting things that strengthen our project.
What have been your biggest obstacles?
A big obstacle is the lack of interest on the part of the record labels here in Colombia, another is the attitude that the public has regarding metal consumption, which is an obstacle not only for us but for bands in general. However it is an aspect that is gradually improving
Those are our giant obstacles.
What advice would you give other bands or artists?
A tip for other artists is that we consume and enjoy our music, that is to say that we help each other in a transparent way.
Another thing is to persevere always no matter what it is .. here in Colombia there is a saying that:
El camino más exitoso es el más largo.
Which in English would be: the most existent way is the longest.
How do you get excited about a concert? We always prepare before we get on stage, the emotion is to the extreme, we always deliver everything from us and at the end even tired we end up happy. Something that characterizes the Colombian bands is their energy and their total delivery on stage.
Do you have any new material? Yes, we are preparing our first album that consists of 10 totally new songs, ready to be promoted all over the world.
What are your websites? We have channel by youtube, page in facebook, we can search in these networks like Fossor Carnifex.
How can people reach you?
Following the links that we leave here:
Https:// (Death in the shadows track)
We are willing to receive material from any band to promote it and show it here in Colombia, all interested can write us.
Do you have something to add?
Yes. We are willing to receive material from any band to promote it and show it here in Colombia, all interested can write us.
We want to send a greeting to all the people who have accompanied us on this road. To all the people of the "Lucero" in "Ciudad Bolivar" to make us feel at home always, to the "Galan" neighborhood for being the place where we formed and to thank those who perform this interview, for us it is an honor to contribute something To the project.
Likewise, we would like to invite all of you to show us your proposals from anywhere.
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