interview with Bizonhentos Punk Rock

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Have any of you played in other bands? Yes, the bassist Danilo Alencar. He played in a thrash metal band Death Soldier (2005-2016).

How is it that you started playing music? When an aunt gifted us with a guitar. Just after,  born the first chords!

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

Gabriel 'Magroncio' Alencar - guitar & vocal - 24 years

Danilo Alencar - bass & vocal - 27 years

Felipe Alencar - battery - 22 years 

Have you had other previous members? No. We are the original formation.

Did you make music even when you were young? Yes. Most of our music was made in adolescence, in the midst of an explosion of feelings, revolts and situations experienced.

Where are you from? We are from Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.

What year did the band form? In July 2010.

What's your style of genre? Punk Rock.

What inspires you? The daily life, the day to day life. The situations we have in a third world country.

Are you looking for a booking agency, and what are your thoughts around that? No, we will live in independence, in the underworld, in the underground.

Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? Not in the moment, when we can record our next songs, we will look for new contacts.

What made you decide to make this music? Instinct. I've always read books, comics, and listened to a lot of music, slowly you create your own thoughts and write on paper, and then it's playing for other crazy listeners.

What are your songs about? About everything, politics, wars, suicide, and especially about punk rock, energy and freedom that result from it.

Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? Usually Gabriel Magroncio, but there are Danilo's compositions as well.

Do you start with the music or the lyrics? It depends. Some letters come out of the head and so we look for a riff to fit. If not, the opposite is true.

Have you done any covers live? We always do. It's a way to honor the bands that we love, show the bands that inspire us, and give a taste of the audience to hear a live sound of a band that will never come here.

What language do you sing in? In Portuguese and some in English.

What are the least and most people to attend one of your gigs? They are of various ages, styles (metal & punk), friends, people who identify with our sound or our person.

Do you always play the same songs live, or do you vary? No, we have a long repertoire with more than 100 songs. We always change the setlist.

Do you have a regular place you play live often?

At the Holandês Voador bar, where was our first show and where the best shows of the band happened..

What was your first gig like? The first show was fast, simple and straightforward, with our copyrighted songs, and showing our style. It had a good acceptance of the public.

What was your latest gig? Our last show was at the 1st Campo Grande Tattoo Fest, a tattoo event that happened, was very good because it involved only good things in life: punk rock, beer and tattoos.

Have you had to cancel a gig? The first time we were to play outside our city, Gabriel suffered a motorcycle accident and fractured his collarbone. But 6 months later we remarked the show and played in Nova Andradina, MS, Brazil.

Where have you played live this year? In the rock bars of Campo Grande, MS, Brazil.

Where do you plan to gig the comming year? We have no plans in mind, but we would like to play where we can not reach yet.

When did you start to sell merchandise, and what do you have for sale?

In July 2015, when we released our first EP 'Just Want to Know a Lot of Punk Rock'.

We have CD's, stickers, embroidered patches, T-shirts and mugs.

Where can people buy your merchandise? You can buy directly with us or the band's facebook page.

What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records now a days?

We do not think that's bad. It is a way of spreading a song that would take years to reach where we are geographically.

Free distribution and sharing is good.

Who really enjoys a song and a band, buys the records, the materials of the band, and the best goes to the shows.

How do you think the music industry have changed because of this? The world is a constant evolution and adaptation. The industry had to adapt.

What do you think of my work? We know and enjoy this exchange of information that conveys in your blog. We hope it continues.

How do you think and know that this interview will help you in the music business? We have no idea, we have surprised many in these 7 years of band.

Do you have any role models or idols? The band Cólera (Brazil) is the band that we like.

Is it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today? In the old bands, definitely. There you realize how difficult it was for them to produce a sound that has eternalized in the world of music.

What advice would you give other bands or artists? Never give up. Never stop doing what you want. Fuck others and do it yourself.

How do you get psyched for a gig? We drink beers.

Do you have any new material? We are in production.

What are your web sites?

Facebook: fb.com/bizonhentospunkrock

Spotify: sptfy.com/bizonhentossqsdmpr

Dezzer: deezer.com/artist/11711299

GooglePlay: goo.gl/ZATvE1

Bandcamp: bizonhentospunkrock.bandcamp.com

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/bizonhentospunkrock

How often and where do you rehearse? Lately we rehearsed little, our repertoire is at the tip of our fingers. We used to rehearse a few days before a show.

How have you developed since you started with the music? We improved a lot on both the lyrics and the stage.

Do you have other interests of work outside the band? Yes, each member already has another job unrelated to music. The band works myou? Via Facebook, mainly!

What are your plans for the future? Get to release our second EP in 2017 yet.

Do you have something to add?

Thanks for the interview, we are glad to interview us.

And there's a lyric in the song called Bizonhentos:

"Life is not a picnic,

She's a nice trap with a fake smile.

Do not fall into suicidal paranoia

This world is over but you can still have fun! "

ore like a hobby we practice a lot.

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