1) What does your band name mean?
We took it from a Reversal of
Man song that appeared in their LP "This is medicine". As simple as that. Every
hardcore band picks its name up from an 80's hardcore band song, so we continued
the tradition in our own way.
But we don't have any idea if it means
2) You have a self-titled 12” from 2007. Are there any
plans to make any new music soon or is it out there and I just need to get off
of Band Camp?
We also have a 7" from 2006 and joined the compilation
from React With Protest "The Emo Apocalypse" with one song.
Our desire is to
have recorded new stuff late this year or early next. We already have some
unreleased songs and we are also working in new ones.
3) What is the music scene like in Spain,
especially for a metal-type band such as you?
Well, we aren't really
a metal-type band. We belong to hardcore-punk DIY scene from Spain. We shared
and share a lot of shows with hardcore, crust, punk, emo bands because we have a
lot of friends that have a band of any of those genres. It is not like we only
play with bands from one kind of style. But definitely we don't play with metal
bands really, maybe we have played with a few.
The music scene in Spain
sucks, as everywhere we suppose. For DIY bands having access to a venue is
difficult because venue owners are going to force you to reach a minimum
attendance in order to not make you pay a lot of money for the rental. And then
government tends to criminalize DIY spaces, social centers and squats, trying
always to shut them down…
Really difficult if you don't want to take part in
the independent music business.
4) Do you find the
metal/hardcore/screamo scene of music to be something that is consistent or sort
of comes and goes in waves, in terms of quality?
The perspective of a
quality scene is due more of the time where you find out about any particular
scene. For example, if you lived around the explosion of the first wave of emo
bands it is likely you are going to love them all, above all if it catches you
when you were really young. But many of those bands will not hold the test of
time. And when you get older and more waves of the same genre arise, yours ears
and brains are more educated to filter which are the good or bad quality bands,
so you tend to think quality goes worse when a genre gets bastardized.That's why
people usually say 'old times were better'.
But in general, always you can
find some good bands in any genre anytime.
5) You have two
records, would you ever release a cassette?
We already did it. Sons
of Vesta (Italy) and Utarid Tapes (Malaysia) released our 7" as tape. Funny
design screenprinted over cloth.
6) Final thoughts, shout outs to
bands that rock hard from Spain, etc…??
Our country is going to shit
and the governors are idiots.
So the best bands that are in Spain are the
ones who write angry lyrics such Accidente, Ulises Lima, … from any genre, being
punk, crust, grind, hardcore or emo.