Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Certos Porcos Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

Rodrigo: We are a War Metal Punk band formed in 2010 founded by old friends with the sole purpose of making extreme heavy music. We recently recorded our first album through COGUMELO RECORDS/GREYHAZE RECORDS. It is entitled Ódio 666.

2.You have an album coming out in October, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?

We don’t like labels because we believe in freedom of expression. But our references come from heavy music and all its branches. To make it simple, we can say that it is Crust with that traditional Brazilian vibe.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?

We make ourselves free to talk about everything, but on this album we approached the realm of intolerance and hate. It’s the perpetuation of hatred within humanity (Ódio 666). Which means hatred raised to the six hundredth and sixty sixth power. As if it were a periodic repetition that never ends.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Certo Porcos'?

CERTO PORCOS! It is an expression that we used within the band. It does not have a specific meaning. But it does relate to the book “Animal Farm” by George Orwell.

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?

We have been playing here in our home state of Minas Gerais. We’ve played a lot of gigs and fests. The interesting thing is that we have free transit in a lot of different shows, be it Punk or Metal. The best shows have been opening for VOIVOD in Belo Horizonte and another one with the mighty OLHO SECO. Both gigs were brutal. We try to be simple and direct in our shows, without anything fancy, etc. It’s very intense and energetic show.

6.Do you have any touring or show plans once the new album is released?

Without a doubt, the idea is to play more and in different places, since our live show is way more intense.

7.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of metal and punk?

Up to now, the response couldn’t have been better. The album is doing very well working with COGUMELO and GREYHAZE.  We recently released a lyric video for the song “Hate Never Ends.” It is giving Certo Porcos more visibility.

8.Are any of the band members also involved with any other bands or musical projects?

I am now rebuilding my original WAR METAL band HOLOCAUSTO with the original lineup of the compilation album WARFARE NOISE, from 1986. We’re really happy with this return. We already have 5 songs and are preparing ourselves to play live soon. I also play with BODE PRETO, which is a Black Metal band. We are finalizing the new album, which will be probably called Mystic Massacre. Our drummer (Lelio Metralha) is currently playing with SEPULCHRAL VOICE, which is a Death/Thrash Metal band.

9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

I hope that we continue playing more and playing better and always producing heavy music. It is a basic necessity in my life just like eating and breathing. I’m a tormented guy and I need to make music every day of my life, otherwise I can become ill. At the moment we’re working on a split album with the band AGATHOCLES. It will be simply brutal!

10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

We are from the old school and we continue listening to the ancient Rock, Punk, and Metal bands. We also listen to classical and Avant Garde musice. We can mention: HELLHAMMER, VOIVOD, SLAYER, EXTREME NOISE TERROR, DISCHARGE, RATOS DE PORAO, ANTI-CIMEX, OLHO SECO, ETC.

11.What are some of your non musical interests?

What really interest me outside of music are arts in general. Movies, music, and books can’t really change the world but they can certainly create a new world. Other than that I’m into sports as well.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

We’d like to thank you for the giving us this space and allowing people to get to know us better. We also want to say that in the rotten systematized and bankrupt world, there is nothing better than screaming until your vocal chords burst and your eardrums bleed. Extreme music is really an alternative to create another reality, which is not as dead as the one we live in. SALUTATIONS!

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