Have any of you played in other bands? yes. i played in some others like WARHATE, CRUEL FACE, FDS, SPITBLOOD, HELVETIN VIEMARIT, ACAO DIRETA, ASTERDOM and ROT.
How is it that you started playing music? listening to music... i wanted to try to make music too. and play the ones i enjoyed.
What are your names? / Who plays what? / How old are you? in ROT we are: mendigo ( guitar 43 ), henrick ( vocal 26 ), alex ( bass 46 ) , emiliano ( drums 33 ), felipe ( vocal 35) - in CRUEL FACE we are edu ( drums 44 ), lalo ( bass 42 ), alex ( guitar vox 46 )
Have you had other previous members? in CRUEL FACE marcao and galo - ROT were too many to mention them all but the last time we changed line up we were, marcelo and marcolino on vocals and rafael on drums + mendigo and alex
Where are you from? i live in santo andre, it´s a city in sao paulo state that stays in brasil
What year did the band form? ROT - 1990 - & CRUEL FACE 1996
What's your style of genre? ROT GRINDCORE - CRUEL FACE CRUST GRINDCORE
What inspires you? music, art in general, what happens around me... too many things can inspire me.
How often and where do you reherse? usually every week
How have you developed since you started with the music? practicing and the wonder to make different/ better things
Are you looking for a booking agency, and what are your thoughts around that? not looking for a booking agency. i think it´s helpful.
Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? i´m a label too BUCHO DISCOS and always search for cooperation releases
What are your songs about? social unjustice, rage, mind disturbance
Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? everybody does something. it´s free to make it good for eveyone
Do you start with the music or the lyrics? music
Have you done any covers live? yes a couple
What language do you sing in? portuguese and english
What are the least and most people to attend one of your gigs? least one / a couple of times w/ rot 700
Do you always play the same songs live, or do you vary? we make like that. for some time, like one year or less we play the same set so it´s easyer to put or take off any song and make new ones. then we change couse it´s good to change.
Do you have a regular place you play live often? no. we have local clubs that ask us to play there but it´s not oftem.
What was your first gig like? full of anxiety and fun
What was your latest gig? w/ CRUEL FACE masters of noise fest at ZAPATA club in sao paulo city - december - and w/ ROT WAS at ROCK TOGETHER studio/bar - january
Have you had to cancel a gig? yes
Where have you played live this year? ROCK TOGETHER studio bar
Where do you plan to gig the comming year? wherever we´re asked to go. if it´s possible we want to go.
When did you start to sell merchandise, and what do you have for sale? started as soon as we had a demo out. then tshirts and so on. now we have t-shirts, tapes, 7", cds, pins and patches
Where can people buy your merchandise? from our face book page or directly w/ us. there are some labels that helped w/ some of our releases so you can find w/ a couple of distros
What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records now a days? it´s their choice. i like to have the album. some people just don´t .
How do you think the music industry have changed because of this? they had to adapt. now they charge on line for better quality. and have to put bands to play live to try to sell merch and not just albuns. there are many other ways to sell the band... pins, pathces, sk8 boards, beer and so on.
What do you think of my work? journalim. cool. sounds interesting. but this one you should answer.
Why do you think that they exist? honesty and coherence are things that make you have some limits maybe. to make things and have a continuity, maybe build something for you.
Is it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today? from both cases.
What have been your biggest obstacles? lack of money to make somethings, envy from others, and stupid things i shouldn´t have done or things done to me that made some of my plans ruined
What advice would you give other bands or artists? make w/ pleasure whatever you are doing.
What are your web sites? for now only on facebook. ROT OFFICIAL & CRUEL FACE
How can people reach you? Through the facebook pages. it´s the easier way. or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What are your plans for the future? make new songs and play live. find a job too.
Do you have something to add? thanks or this interview.