Have any of you played in other bands?
Adrian Linares: at Claymore (grind death).
Dennis Tovar: at Distortion (thrash).
Guillermo Linares: at Claymore (grind death) and Amencia (thrash).
Gonzalo Tovar: at Soundtrack (heavy), Whiteraven (covers band), and, actually at Goth (doom).
Juan Carlos Cardenas: officially only at Reborn, other projects did not consolidate at all.
How is it that you started playing music?
Adrian Linares: I started forming a band called Clinker, that was a friend project, and although we just started to learn to play, was a very good start in my music career.
Guillermo Linares: I started a small band called Clinker, whit my brother, it was something totally unexpected but since that moment it born my motivation to enter to the music world.
Gonzalo Tovar: I started for familiar education, I come from a musicians family ( Humberto Tovar / contrabass, Ivan Tovar / cello, Gonzalo Tovar Pachon / classical guitar)
Juan Carlos Cardenas: Everything started as a hobby, just for fun.
What are your names? / Who plays what? / How old are you?
Adrian Linares /Vovals/30 years old
Dennis Tovar/Drums/19 years old
Guillermo Linares/Bass guitar/18 years old
Gonzalo Tovar/Guitar/45 years old
Juan Carlos Cardenas/Guitar/41 years old
Have you had other previous members? Yes, Duvan Vaca/Drums and Gilberto Gonzales/Vocals
Did you make music even when you were young? Yes, all of us around 14 years old.
Where are you from? We are from Bogota, Colombia.
What year did the band form? Reborn was formed in 2014.
What's your style of the genre? Death Metal
What inspires you? We're inspired by the pleasure to express through an instrument, by the sensations, the interact whit the people and the chance to let a message about we think that is wrong in the world.
How often and where do you rehearse? We try to rehearsal at least once a week, in different rehearsal rooms in the city, just for to develop the adaptations to different sounds qualities.
How have you developed since you started with the music? We are better how musicians and persons, we appreciate the constancy and the work hard to get all that we want for the band.
Do you have other interests of work outside the band? Yes we all of us have different labor interests, just because in our country is almost impossible to live how a metal musician. All the labels support is focused on the "popular music".
Are you looking for a booking agency, and what are your thoughts around that? In our country doesn't exist the booking agency or agents, all that work is in charge of the members of the bands.
Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? Well, we are not actively looking for a label, because in our country is really difficult to get a contract without at least 20 years in the business or very good contacts.
What made you decide to make this music?
Adrian Linares: The power and the thematic that I can handle with the death metal.
Dennis Tovar: For the energy that I can to transmit.
Guillermo Linares: For the influence of my brother, the pleasure of experiment with new things and the desire o express me through strong sounds.
Gonzalo Tovar: For personal preference towards the genre.
Juan Carlos Cardenas: Because the aggressive of death metal is according to the actual situation of our country
What are your songs about? Our songs talk about different themes, like the consequences of the war in our country, religion critics through the history, corruption, etc.
Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? Most of the songs have been composed by Gonzalo and the lyrics made by Adrian, but all of us have contributed an important part in the compositions and lyrics.
Do you start with the music or the lyrics? We ever start with the music.
Do you compose in a certain environment? No, really every place can be a good place for composing.
Have you done any covers live? Yes, "Desmontemos Esta Farsa" by La Pestilencia (Colombia), "Pull the plug" by Death, "Phantom of the Opera" by Iron Maiden, and "Blinded by Fear & Slaughter of the Soul (as a single song) by At the Gates
What language do you sing in? We sing in Spanish and English
What are the least and most people to attend one of your gigs? About 50 people in a pub or bar and 300 people in an open air or theater event
What ages are most of your concert attendants? Most of them are young people, but ever you can see a lot of middle ages people too.
Do you always play the same songs live, or do you vary? We vary our setlist in function of the place, the assigned time and the theme of the event were we'll play.
Do you have a regular place you play live often? Really not, but we can play in the same place around four times through the year.
What was your first gig like? Just awesome, it was an open-air gig and was a great first experience on stage
What was your latest gig? It was on December 30, in a bar.
Have you had to cancel a gig? Yes, because arriving at the gig place, we saw that the equipment wasn't the agreed.
Where have you played live this year? We don't play live in 2017, just in close places.
Where do you plan to gig the coming year? Our first gig of the year will be at January 20 in Bogota, in a bar called "El Tartaro", and we'll start to participate in calls for a district and national metal festivals.
When did you start to sell merchandise, and what do you have for sale? Really in this moment we just have our demo for sale on every digital music platforms like Spotify. After we finish to record our album, we'll start to sell various kind of merchandise.
Where can people buy your merchandise? Spotify, Deezer, Napster, Itunes, Apple music, etc.
What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records nowadays? Well, in our case is a very good form to show our work outside of Colombia, and doesn't represent a huge investment for us to be on digital platforms. We think that is the better option for bands like us, that have to pay the records, CD prints, etc from our own pocket.
How do you think the music industry has changed because of this? W think that's changing the elitism in the industry, because in our country if a band doesn't have at least 20 years old in the business or very good contacts, cannot show his work, or get gigs even in bars
What do you think of my work? We think that is very important, is really helpful for underground bands that exist people that share his work with the world.
How do you think and know that this interview will help you in the music business? The simple fact of show our work to the international headbangers is enough for to get an impulse to our band career and get a chance to enter stronger to the foreign metal business.
Is it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today? Both equally, but generally we try to compose without having any band like base.
What have been your biggest obstacles? The Colombian metal music industry, because doesn't exist more than 5 labels that support rock music (not metal), and that means that we have to pay for all.
What advice would you give other bands or artists? Just don't give up, the way is hard but it's awesome.
How do you get psyched for a gig? We only think about having fun and giving a good show
Do you have any new material? We hope to publish our full album around may of 2018.
What are your websites?
How can people reach you? As Reborn in Flesh in social networks and emailing to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
What are your plans for the future? To continue working hard for let to know our music around the world.
Do you have something to add? We are very thankful for this chance to show our music to the world.