interview with Pagan Throne

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Did any of you play in other bands?
Daemortiis - Yes, I have participated in other projects playing with: Macabre, Vigormortis, Black Communion, Diablerie, Profecy, hungry jackal and antrasis 45.
Garm - Bloodythiirsty between 2000 and 2013.
How did you start playing music?
Daemortiis - When I was about 7 or 8 years old, vacationing at an uncle's house accidentally found a guitar tossing some old stuff. Since then I have not stopped!
Garm - Listening to Sepultura's Bestial Devastation classic.
What are your names? Who plays what? / How old are you?
Alexandre Daemortiis - Drums (2004-present)
Rodrigo Garm - Vocals (2004-present)
Hage - Keyboards (2013-2017)
Thiago Amorim - Bass (2017-present)
Thiago Freitas - Guitar (2017-present)
Have you had other previous members?
Njord - Bass
Werbert - Guitars (2011)
Lord Abaddon - Bass (2004-2007)
Gorgoth - Guitars (2004-2010)
Eddie Torres - Bass (2010-2017)
Thiago Arghauls - Guitars (2010-2011)
Raphael Casotto - Guitars (2011-2016)
Daniel Iunes (R.I.P. 2016) - Guitars (2011-2012)
Where you are from?
Daemortiis - Governor's Island, Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brazil
Garm- Ilha do Governador, Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brazil
In what year was the band formed? Garm - 1998.
What is your gender style? Garm - Heavy Metal, Black Metal, Viking Metal and Progressive
How often and where do you rehearse? Garm - Once a week
Do you have other Out-of-Band Jobs?
Daemortiis - Actually yes, in the area of administration.
Garm - In the area of Biology.
Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? Daemortiis - We currently have a contract with Eternal Hatred, and we are quite pleased with the work. Later this year we will be releasing a new album and re-releasing our first album.
What are your songs about? Garm - Our songs speak basically of medieval stories, ancient civilizations, the pride that ancient peoples had in defending their homeland, epic battles, mythologies and everything that encompasses paganism.
Who does the writing and writes the lyrics? Garm - The band composed, the lyrics are written by Rodrigo Garm
Do you start with the song or lyrics? Daemortiis - There is no definite order for this, it happens naturally ...
Have you done covers? Garm - Impending Doom from Sepultura to a collection released by Eternal Hatred in Brazil and Japan and a Game of Thrones theme.
In which language do you sing? Garm - English and Portuguese
Do you always play the same songs live, or do you vary? Daemortiis - The repertoire is set looking to emphasize the disc that the band is divulging; Even though we try to vary by presenting some of the songs of our career.
What was your last show? Daemortiis - Our last concert was together with the Belphegor in the city of Campo do Meio, inerior of Minas Gerais - Brazil.
Have you ever had to cancel a show? Daemortiis - Unfortunately yes. Twice, both for health reasons.
Where do you plan to play next year? Daemortiis - We plan to do a little South American tour.
What matters is the band available for sale?
Daemortiis - We have at disposal our four albums:
Pagan Throne - The Way To The Northern Gates (2010)
Pagan Throne - Pagan Heart - (2013)
Pagan Throne - Swords of Blood - (2015)
Pagan Throne - Pagan empire (acoustic 2017)
We also have our own brand of mead and a merchandise with 4 models of shirts available.
Where can people buy their merchandise? Daemortiis - In the main physical or virtual stores of music, digital platforms or directly with the band through our Facebook page.
What do you think of people who download music instead of buying discs now a days? Garm - It's a natural process, with the advancement of technology the discs and cds have become the object of collection for some people, since most young people prefer what is more comfortable and of easy ascibility.
How do you think the music industry has changed because of this? Garm - With the digital platforms selling music, record producers have had to change their marketing strategies, since just being a record company is no longer enough to keep them active, nowadays some companies run the band from concerts, entertainers, productions, etc. ...
What do you think of my work? Daemortiis - Very important! Portals like this really help the bands to spread their work around the world.
Do you have any model or idol?
Daemortiis - Max Kolesne, Pete Sandoval, Nicholas Barker, Jan Axel Blomberg, Gene Hoglan, among other great artists.
Garm - Dio, Blackie Lawless, Geoff Tate, Matt Barlow, David Coverdale, Steve Grimmett, Chuck Billy, Halford and Bruce Dickinson
Is it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today? Garm - Basically I only look for inspiration in old bands because I think they sound more natural and say less technological, in fact had to be good to make music.
What were your biggest obstacles? Garm - Constant exchanges of formation
What advice would you give to other bands or artists?
Daemortiis - draw a goal and work. Always keep your feet flat on the floor. Just like you, there are thousands of talented people around the world.
Garm - Always believe in potential
What are your websites?
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