středa 10. ledna 2018

A few questions - interview with thrash/death metal band from Brazil - AFFRONT.


A few questions - interview with thrash/death metal band from Brazil - AFFRONT.

Ave, can you introduce your band to our readers? – When was it founded and what style of music do you play , etc.? 

Mictian: Greetings friends. I'm M.Mictian, bassist and vocals.

AFFRONT Brazilian Thrash / Death Metal.The band was founded in 2016 by me.

Our style is a fast and aggressive Thrash / Death Metal as it should be the metal.


Where and under what conditions were you recording the new album? Who was in charge of sound, production and mastering?

Mictian: Angry Voices was recorded in the musical studio in Rio de Janeiro our city; Me and R.Rassan (guitar) did all the production of the album together.

We recorded during june / august of 2016. and had the mixing and mastering by Daniel Escobar in Rio de Janeiro.


How many copies were released and which medium was used for this new edition (CD, digital, vinyl, cassette)?

Mictian:The album "Angry Voices" was released in Brazil, our country one thousand copies only CDs; In Europe will also be released a thousand copies and also only CDs by PolyMorphe recors of France. Of course the album is for streaming to audition.

Who is the author of the lyrics and how were they created and about what do the lyrics deal with? 

Mictian: I wrote all the lyrics on the album; The lyrics speak of humanity's corruption, its follies, the greed of politicians and also religious the ambition of the church for its eternal power; They are social criticisms also things we live in our day to day real facts of the world today.


Who created the logo of the band, and who took care of the graphics and the website? What about you and social networks? Do you consider these things important? 

Mictian: The band's logo, I created it when I founded AFFRONT; The cover of the album was made by Marcelo Vasco same artist who made arts for DarkFuneral, Soulfly, Testament, Machine Head, Slayer ...

Yes Social Networks are something very important nowadays everyone who likes Heavy Metal use social networks is a way to approach everyone and a way of promoting music.


Which label did you choose for releasing your album and why this label? Are you satisfied by how your label represents you and takés care about you?

Mictian: I met Polymorphe records through Social Networks. I sent the songs for audition they liked and they gave me a good release proposal for this album. We want to be great. We are working for this and we need more support. Polymorphe is helping us. and we hope they can do more with us, do big things.

Which bands do you idolise and where do you get your inspiration?

Mictian: I hear a lot of bands, I really like listening to several bands of different styles.

Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal, Death Metal, Black Metal, Hardcore tec ...

But my influences are "old" Sepultura, Motorhead, Sodom are the bands that really influenced me.

Bands that I respect and always hear.

Lemmy, Angelripper and Max Cavalera are like gods to me.


Did you send your record to some Labels - which are the labels? How was the response?

Mictian: I did not send to many Labels, nowadays it is no use sending many of these labels or listen to the music they send them.

You need to be close to the Labels to get some chance, big Labels are hard to access.

I'm glad to have Polymorphe records with us.

I hope we will have a Big Label in the next few years.

How many gigs have you played? Which type of gigs do you prefer, whether it's (clubs or festivals) and which of your performances would you consider as the best? 

Mictian: Since we released the album we did a lot of shows in Brazil, Our country is very big, Brazil has the territory bigger than Europe.

I love doing shows I do not care if it's a big festival or if they are in clubs.

What I care about is being on stage with metal fans.


What about your plans for the future? What do you want to achieve with the band?

Mictian: We want to be big, very big; We want to promote our music all over the world, to play in the big festivals, to do concerts, that's our job.

Launch more albums, do great works.

Go ahead and do what we do best.

How and where can your fans contact you? Can you provide some contact information?

Mictian: Things are very easy these days.

We are in Social networks, just look for AFFRONT Brazilian thrash / death metal and everyone found us for sure.

The album is for streaming.in Spotify, Napster etc ...

We have 2 great video clips on the official youtube channel of the band.

Thanx for the interview.

Mictian; Thank so much DEADLY STORM for support.

Thanks for everyone who support us.

I hope to see everyone on the road.