interview with Ship Of Theseus

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Have any of you played in other bands? Yes and we still play in other bands: Michele Guaitoli, voice, plays i Vision Of Atlantis, Temperance and Kaledon, me (Marco Cardona) and Alessandro Galliera, guitars, in Krampus, Giorgio Terenziani, bass, in Arthemis and Living Theory and Paolo Crimi, drums in Beerbong.
How is it that you started playing music? Just pure passion for… Guns & Roses: i wanted to be like Slash!
Have you had other previous members? No, this is a brand new project
Did you make music even when you were young? I personally always spent a lot of time writing music, and i also recorded 2 instrumental albums (Marco)
Where are you from? Italy
What year did the band form? We started working together in 2016
What's your style of genre? We could say modern metal, because there are so many influences that it’s pretty difficult to be more specific…
What inspires you? It depends: sometime feelings… sometimes just noodling on guitar….
How often and where do you reherse? Not very often to be honest, at least not until we will start working on some live show...
Are you looking for a booking agency, and what are your thoughts around that? Not for now
Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? We already have a great label, called Punishment18 Records, and we still think that having a label could make some difference, even today, with a very difficult situation in the music industry…
What made you decide to make this music? (Marco) Again: Guns & Roses! The first time i’ve heard Appetite For Destruction i thought that i wanted to be a musician!
What are your songs about? Well when we finished working on lyrics, it came out that the most of them were talking about a different paradox, in some different aspect of our lives, so we came out with the title The Paradox for the record and the name Ship Of Theseus, which is a philosophical paradox, for the name of the band…
Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? Mostly me (Marco)
Do you start with the music or the lyrics? Music, totally… i think about lyrics only when the song is totally ready… it’s like lyrics came spontaneously after music…
Do you compose in a certain inviroment? Nope… I just need to be inspired…
Have you done any covers live? Not yet with this band…
What language do you sing in? English
What are the least and most people to attend one of your gigs? Since we never gigged as Ship Of Theseus, i should say… zero! But with our other bands each of us has done several tours…
What was your first gig like? I was very nervous, i was playing about 3 or 4 covers with the high school band, but i have to say that everything went great, so i kept playing and studying music….
What was your latest gig? Pretty cool! It was a jam session in my home town!
When did you start to sell merchandise, and what do you have for sale? We will start working on merch after the release of the record, on march 29th!
Where can people buy your merchandise? Will be available trough our Facebook page!
What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records now a days? This is obviously a very bad habit, because musicians have to spend lots of money for buying their instruments and for recording (at least, the most of them: at
How do you think the music industry have changed because of this? There is much less money, form every point of view…  so, less money for the bands when they have to record their music, less money in contracts, royalties etc. and, in the end, being a musician it’s a kind of job that very rarely pays your bills… 
What do you think of my work? You’re doing great, keep following your passion for music!
How do you think and know that this interview will help you in the music business? Well, probably in letting some new possible fan that there is a cool new band which is releasing some cool music that could be interesting to listen at now! :-)
Do you have any role models or idols? Not really!
Why do you think that they exist? Because of the extreme passion of someone….
What advice would you give other bands or artists? Be yourself, be bold, believe in your music and don’t ever think that this will be a job… It might be, in the future, but it’s a wrong motivation: play just because you feel that there is nothing else you want to do!
How can people reach?Actually through facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShipOfTheseusOfficial/
Do you have something to add? Nothing! You have been very exhaustive! Thanks for the interview!

interview with Vienna

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Have any of you played in other bands? First of all,  thank you for doing this interview with us :) my name is Marlon and ima the Bass PLayer for Vienna Metal Band, yeah , for sure all of us had played in some bands before, ( stratovarius and nightwish cover bands to be exactly )
How is it that you started playing music? Well, for me was kind of funny, in early 90s seems like everyone has to play some instrument in school, so i choose the bass guitar because i love the sound and no one was playing bass at the time
What are your names? / Who plays what? / How old are you?
the current line up is:
Nienna Ni - Vocals - 35 
Misael Avelar - Guitars - 42
Marlon Martins - Bass - 39
Manfredo Savassi - drums - 40
Have you had other previous members? Yes, on the first album we had the lead singer Patricia Fernanda and Keyboardist Tiago Salgado 
Did you make music even when you were young? Since ever i think 
Where are you from? Belo Horizonte - Brazil, same city of famous bands Sepultura and Sarcofago
What year did the band form? late 1999 /early 2000 , but we give a break in early 2005 and returns only in early 2015
What's your style of genre? We like to call it Melodic Power Prog Metal
What inspires you? Well, Im a big NWOBHM fan , and i tend to write lyrics about being positive with all the shit around us, never five up never give in
How often and where do you reherse? one time in a week at our studio 
How have you developed since you started with the music? Good question, i never ever had a formal musical education, ive just practicing everyday as much as i can 
Do you have other interests of work outside the band? ohh yeah , i am a huge Rugby fan and used to play in my beloved Belo Horizonte Rugby Club , i still watch every match as possible
Are you looking for a booking agency, and what are your thoughts around that? ahhh we really dont care, we just keep doing music, if something happens will be cool and we will think anbout it, if not , its ok
Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? A label would be cool , but not necessary , we live in the future, 2019 the internet is helping us to reach the people
What made you decide to make this music? Im a metal maniac, and i loved this kind of metal since the first time i heard ...you known that feeling when you listen to an Iron Maiden album for the first time and says " this is what i want for may life"
What are your songs about? psicological , depression rediscovering your inner ego 
Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? Usually Misael writes the songs and i do the lyrics
Do you start with the music or the lyrics? Always with the music and melodies
Do you compose in a certain inviroment? Not really , the songs came just out of the blue in every kind of situations as possible , sometimes a melody or a riff came to our minds  and we just run to record it to keep it preserved
Have you done any covers live? Just one song and only one time....the song Nemesis From Arch Enemy , but in your first album ( Earthquakes to Rearrange) there`S a version for Lie from Dream Theater and in our EP Deform To Form we recorded Believe in Nothing from Nevermore but never played these two songs live
What language do you sing in? English , but someday we will try portuguese ( brazilian portugueses to be specific )
What are the least and most people to attend one of your gigs? We played with great bands like Edu Falaschi Rebirth of Shadows , Drowned, and we played as a main act for sometimes but i dont know  ,,,the people may vary from 200 to 400 to a solo show and many more when we are open acts
What ages are most of your concert attendants? good question, i see many kids about 17 ,18 years old and young adults at 25,30 years old
Do you always play the same songs live, or do you vary? its depends , if we got the time we may vary the order of the set list but we are always changing something
Do you have a regular place you play live often? No, but we will love when it happens
What was your first gig like? Was just like a dream and a nightmare combined, we was the opening act for a great band and everything was like an a speedrun, but the crownd was amazing , great memories
What was your latest gig? Last october, we did  a apparition in a festival when we played 2 songs
Have you had to cancel a gig? Saddly it happened one time when i was sick
Where have you played live this year? Not yet , but we are hungry to play live
Where can people buy your merchandise? Is strange , but we dont have an store yet  our album and Eps are for free download
What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records now a days? As i said, our entire material is for free download , i cant tell for the great  major bands , but for us  we sure that we can reach more people the way the things are today. Download the music , and come to the live shows :)
How do you think the music industry have changed because of this? Absolutely , theres no more giants today and no band will reach the sucess that Metallica, Iron Maiden  and others from the past , we live in a era with  great locals bands and the bigger bands is still around the world for our happinnes
What do you think of my work? Without people like you our job would be impossible , "crazy pelople" like you are the persons who most help the smaller bands like us these days and we cannot thank you enough
How do you think and know that this interview will help you in the music business? Im excited, we will reach new people that never heard about us, its awesome
Do you have any role models or idols? My Biggest musical idol is Billy Sheehan, i love the way he plays and the way he give attention to his fans ( including me ) , lovely guy and a true inspiration
Is it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today? i think inspiration is in the air...we wrote a song for the second album inspired  on the beat of a tbus engine ( serious hahahaah ) so , inspiration is in everywhere
What have been your biggest obstacles? Being Brazilian, Sad to say , but is the true , so far from europe  and asia  we are in a country that mostly people dislike our genre of music
What advice would you give other bands or artists? Be cool with other bands, in special be cool with the fans because in a "sea" of classic albuns they are choosing to listen you
Do you have any new material? Yes !! the songs for our second album are being writed and recorded right now
What are your web sites?
we have our facebook and inatagram pages https://www.facebook.com/ViennaMetal/   and  https://www.instagram.com/viennabrazil/
How can people reach? Just send us a message in one of this pages
What are your plans for the future? Finish the second album and do a proper tour for , its hard but is a dream that will come true
Do you have something to add? A big thanks to you  for give us this oportunity to talk and a big thank you to everyone who dedicates your precious time to listen to our songs, its an honour for us, everytime you put a Vienna song to play  our dream is happening  , its amazing for us

interview with Astaroth

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Has any of you played in other bands? THE TRUTH IF I VICTOR HE TOUCHED IN LICANTROPE ALLA BY THE 1996 ELVIO HAS TOUCHED AND CONTINUES TOUCHING IN MORTUORIUM AND NESTOR HAS TOUCHED IN ANTHOR AND DARK SOLITY
How did you start playing music? I LIKE IT FROM YOUNG
What's your names? / Who plays what? / How old are you?
I AM VICTOR I AM 40 I AM THE VOCAL
NESTOR IS 22 AND IS THE BANKRUPTCY ELVIO HAS 36 AND IS GUITAR AND LUIS HAS 30 IS THE OTHER GUITAR AND HERNAN IS THE BASKETBALL HAS 30
Have you had other previous members? YES. A LOT OF HAVE FUNDED THE BAND WITH WILLIAN ALLA BY 2009
Did you make music even when you were young? YES
Where are you from? I AM ASUNCION PARAGUAY
In what year was the band formed? SEPTEMBER OF 2009
What is your gender style? WE MAKE BLACK METAL TO THE OLD SCHOOL. WITH A LOT OF INFLUENZA OF BANDS NORWAY OF THE 90 MAYHEM BURZUM EMPEROR DARKTHRONE IMMORTAL GORGOROTH
What inspires you? THE METAL BKACK IS THE GREATEST INSPIRATION
How have you developed since you started with music? I HAVE EVOLVED AS A WHOLE, THE BAND ALSO PASSED FROM AN RAW SOUND TO MORE TECHNICAL
Do you have other interests working outside the band? YES. WE ALL WORK IN OTHER THINGS AND PROFESSIONS, HERE DOES NOT LIVE FROM THE MUSIC
What made you decide to make this music? I LIKE FROM ALWAYS, FROM YOUNG ... I COULD NOT MAKE ANOTHER STYLE THAT IS NOT BLACK METAL
What are your songs about? SPEAK OF THE SOUTH DEATH OF SACRIFICES OF DARK FORESTS OF MEDIUM OF RITES..THE TRADITIONAL BLACK METAL THEMES
Who makes the composition and writes the lyrics? I DO THEM
Do you start with music or lyrics? MUSIC THEN LETTER
Have you done any live cover? IF MANY
In what language do you sing? IN ENGLISH
What are the least and most people who attend one of your concerts? THERE IS A AVERAGE OF 200 ASSISTANTS THERE ARE TIMES LESS THERE ARE MORE TIMES
What ages are the majority of your concert assistants? FROM 20 TO 40 YEARS
Do you always play the same songs live or vary? WE HAVE A HARD REPERTOIRE OF OLD AND CURRENT THEMES IN 10 YEARS OF TRAJECTORY
Do you have a regular place where you play live often? DO NOT
How was your first concert? IT WAS IN DYNAMO BAR IN THE YEAR 2009. ONE SUNDAY THERE WAS A LOT OF PEOPLE AROUND 50 PEOPLE, MOST MIGOS, IT WAS INCREDIBLE A SINGLE SENSATION, I'M NEVER LEAVING IT
What was your last concert? WAS MADE A COUPLE OF MONTHS IN EAST CITY
Have you had to cancel a concert? YES. VARIOUS BECAUSE OF IRRESPONSIBLE MEMBERS
Where have you played live this year? IN MANY CITY OF PARAGUAY MORE IN THE INTERIOR
Where do you plan to play next year? THERE ARE PLANS FOR BOLIVIA AND CONTINUE TO PLAY INSIDE THE COUNTRY
When did you start selling merchandise and what do you have for sale? WE SELL RIDERS AND DISCS OF THE BAND
Where can people buy their merchandise?
YOU CAN CONTACT US ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE
https://www.facebook.com/Astaroth-Black-Metal-Paraguay-161151290597882
What do you think about people who download music instead of buying discs today? I THINK IT IS NOT EVIL, THE WORLD IS CHANGING AND EVERYTHING IS DIGITALIZING, THERE ARE THE MUSIC DISCHARGE SERVERS AND WE ALSO USE THAT TOOL ALL THE MEANS ARE GOOD WITH SO THAT THE MUSIC ARRIVES TO THE PEOPLE
How do you think the music industry has changed because of this? IT HAS CHANGED A LOT BUT THEY ALSO HAVE TO EVOLVE THEY ALREADY KNOW HOW THEY WILL STAY IN TIME AND THERE IS A LOT OF MONEY IN THE GAME
What do you think of my work? I LIKE AND I THINK IT IS GOOD INTERESTING AS YOU GIVE OPPORTUNITY TO BANDS OF POWER TO BE KNOWN IN OTHER PLACES ALL PROMOTION IS GOOD, I SUPPORT YOUR WORK AND I APPRECIATE IT
How do you think and know that this interview will help you in the music business? AS I SAID BEFORE ALL PROMOTION IS GOOD AND ADD MORE AMOUNT OF FANS
Do you have a role model or idols? DO NOT
Why do you think they exist? I DO NOT HAVE IDEA, I BELIEVE THAT PEOPLE NEED MODELS MANY TIMES
Is it easier to find inspiration in old bands or bands that are more active nowadays? ALL MY INSPIRATION COMES FROM ANCIENT BANDS BUT MY COMPANIONS LISTEN ANTIQUE AND NEW BANDS EACH WE HAVE OUR TASTE, I AM OF THE OLD SCHOOL I LIKE THE BASIC AND TRADITIONAL METAL
What has been your biggest obstacle? NONE
What advice would you give to other bands or artists? WHAT THEY DO ALWAYS LIKE, THE METAL IS A FEELING AND A PASSION THAT WORTH THE BATTLE
How do you cheer for a concert? EVERY CONCERT IS A CHALLENGE I ALWAYS TRY TO GIVE THE BEST AND PREPARE TO THE MAXIMUM THERE ARE 10 PEOPLE OR THOUSAND PEOPLE
Do you have any new material? WE HAVE LAUNCHED THE ANCESTRAL GUERRERO EP OF THE LAST YEAR IS OUR LAST MATERIAL
What are your websites? https://www.facebook.com/Astaroth-Black-Metal-Paraguay-161151290597882
How can people get there? BY FACEBOOK
what are your plans for the future? WE HAVE THE IDEA OF RECORDING A LONG-LIFE DISC FOR THE 10 YEARS OF THE BAND
Do you have something to add? LOOK, NOTHING MORE THAN TO THANK FOR THE INTERVIEW, I HOPE THAT HAS BEEN OF YOUR PLEASURE AND IS OF THE PLEASURE OF ALL WHO READ IT, WE ARE ASTAROTH BLACK METAL FROM PARAGUAY A GREAT GREETING TO ALL
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