Thursday, May 8, 2014

New INTERVIEW with "uncaved"

interview with brazilian death metal band.

1. Can i get a backstory on the band/ band biography?

Uncaved started when I left my previous band, namely Devoration - BAND INFO
After leaving, we (Ozy – bass; Luís MZRP – drums; me – guitars and vocals) started our new band. Through the next years we have had the same things that happens to all the bands (line up changes, some periods without rehersals, etc).
With our current lineup, we finally got our first CD recorded. We hope to keep things as they are and record another CD in 2014/2015.

2. What lyrical theme do you guys use in your music?

We try to talk about the things we see happening in the world. Everything seems to be extremely messed up, but nobody is noticing. There are a lot of large problems in our society in the near future, but we don’t see anybody taking it seriously. We try to take these ideas and bring them to our lyrics, always making use of some “death metal language”. We are Christians, but we try not to push our views to our listeners, we bring every idea to a place where everybody (atheists, occultists, Christians, etc) can get the message and keep for themselves the part that interests to them. I believe that everyone can learn from others, even if the beliefs of each one are very different. Christians can learn good things from atheists, that can learn from Buddhists, that can learn from Satanists, etc.

3. What bands have influenced your band and its sound?

A short list would include Death, Unleashed, Benediction, Obituary, Dying Fetus, Napalm Death, and a lot more.
A complete list would be too long and too boring. Besides, as a composer, I try to listen to other genres, so my ideas do not get limited to the “common place”, where the listener could anticipate the next riff. I mean, we do not want to “reinvent” Death Metal, but we like to avoid the limits of the natural clichés that this genre imposes.

4. What made you guys decide to form a band?

It is almost a natural thing for us. We love making music, it is a very rewarding activity. We don’t earn any money playing Death Metal, but we have the chance to meet so many good people, the opportunity to listen to other bands, we just cannot stop doing that. It is like a hobby that you do just because you like it, and a very good chance to leave your impression in others lives. So, the short answer would be "Music itself made us form the band".

5. What is your opinion on sites posting your guys material and other bands material?

This is a difficult one to answer. I try to purchase as many CDs as I can, but it would be impossible to avoid downloading music from the internet. I try not to impose my moral values to others, but I would ask this: if you (ilegally) downloaded songs from a band, and you liked it, try to buy the real thing. If yor cannot buy (don’t have the money or their CD is not for sale in your city), go to their pages in the social networks, give them your support, help them to be known to the great public. If they ever play nearby you, go there, tell your friends to go too, make things happen. If you do not support the bands you listen to, don’t complain if “there are no good bands playing in your city”.

6. How do you guys feel about the classifications in metal? like deathcore,

Having different names for different genres is unavoidable. What makes people to stay away from others are not the different names, but a despicable behaviour called selfishness. That is when someone thinks that his/her music is “the best there is” and that other people's music is “garbage”. I don’t see why we can’t see bands from different genres playing in the same gig. If you don’t like some band, just use that time to chat with friends, you don’t need to avoid a festival with six bands (for example) just because one or two of them are called “mallcore”. This is ridiculous, and I believe that this is what keeps our music from being known to the great public.

7. When not doing things with the band, what can you guys be seen doing?

All the four of us have “normal” jobs, I work in a government bank, Carlos Alberto works in the field of Computer Science, Eddie and Robson work in the furniture industry. Besides our jobs, we like the same things that everyone else (cinema, videogames, traveling, etc). We all make part of the same Christian group (Metanoia – ). It is not exactly a church, we use to see is as a family.

8. What can the fans expect to see from you in the future?

Firstly, I hate the word “fan”. It seems to be a relationship between “the strong and the weak” or to impute some “superiority” to the band side. We like to call the people that listen to our music “friends”, and we will try to support them in the same intensity that they support us.
We will never stop loving the kind of music we do. If we ever feel the need to make another kind of music, you won’t see the name “Uncaved” in the cover. Uncaved is meant to make brutal, heavy and strong music. We will never abandon our music nor our beliefs. This is just who we are.


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