PERSONAL QUESTIONS !   Where did you grow up and how was your childhood? I have lived all my life in Jujuy, I am an only child so my childhood was OK but lonely, I found music and Metal when I was 9 or 10 and kept me company since then.   How was your school time you were rather the good student or the break clown ? Both! I did really well at school, we were more than 50 students in my class so there was always something to joke about. I was the Metal Kid in school, the one dressed in black and made strange drawings of logos and album covers on my desk.   How did your parents react when you started making metal music? did they support you and how do you feel about your music today? They reacted normally, screaming “put the volume down!” or “what the hell is that!!” but they were happy because I finally found something that I enjoyed, they encouraged me to listen to music, bought me cassettes for my birthday, I exchanged haircuts for cassettes too, and when I was finishing high school I traded my final year traditional school trip for a guitar and a small amp, so even though they were deep into tradition and Argentina’s folk music, they accepted me as I am. I think they grew into the idea of having a Heavy Metal player son.   Would you be successful in making music as a musician? I don’t know what successful mean, if it’s money, certainly not; if it is the fact that people go to your shows and likes your music I’d say maybe; if it is taking everything that you can’t express in words and play your ass out on your guitar so you get a sense of happiness and peace, yes I am successful   Are you someone who loves the hustle and bustle of the big city? or rather looking for peace and relaxation in nature? Give me the city man, anyday of the week! I love walking though different cities, looking for records (I have a collecting problem!) I want to go to shows or pubs and hang out with people.   Do you actively practice sports or are you more of a passive spectator? Spectator is my name, I’d watch anything, football, basketball, tennis, boxing, rugby, etc.   When it comes to your physical well you can cook or let you cook for you ? It doesn’t matter who cooks as long as it’s tasty, more than able to cook if I have to, and patient if somebody else is doing the job. I’d stand by them and bore them talking nonsense.   What does your environment tell you about your passion for metal (friends / family / colleagues) ? I am lucky enough to have a job in which personalities are respected so it was always able to share my passion for metal, I played two or three times at school, in different events not related to metal at all but it was a positive response. My friends who don’t like metal are cool as well, they keep sending me funny pictures with rock jokes, they don’t get what metal is yet but I don’t mind. My family was strict when I was young but they grew on me (and my long hair) throughout the years.   How do you see the problem with the haters on the internet who have to announce their mental garbage in anonymity always and everywhere? It’s horrible to see such level of hate and sometimes it makes you stop believing in humanity as a rational living being.   What do you think about the internet in general? a blessing or a curse? It’s a double edged blade, on the one hand you can have access to all the things you can imagine and on the other hand you can have access to all the things you can imagine. It’s a tool, what you do with it make it a blessing or a curse. Of course it doesn’t depend entirely on you, but that’s what I feel about it; bullets are not evil, people are.   Which question would you like to have answered and why? I enjoyed the whole questionnaire, you did your research of the band and that made the interview much entertaining to do, the personal questions were cool too   What would you personally like to do in your life? I like spending time with my family and friends,   listening to music, playing the guitar, travelling, meeting people , watching horror movies and detective stories, I’m just a simple man with simple tastes in life.   Argentina I hope they became the next world cup champions   Austria I haven’t been there yet, but I hope someday we can play there   Quebrada de Humahuaca Great landscape in Jujuy, you’ll fall in love with it when you see it while listening to some dark obscure doom or black metal song.   Chañi Our higest hill, never been there   Waterfall Garganta Del Diablo Jujuy An extremely beautiful place   Locro Millions of calories in one meal, ideal for cold weather! It goes well with red wine   Parrilla Where we make our “asados”, they say its barbeque but it’s not, it’s really different.   Mate National drink, natural hebs mashed and dried, bitter or sweet. (don’t drink it too much, you’d go to the bathroom a lot)   Diego Maradona Great football player, horrible person   Lionel Messi Great football player   Beer yes please!   Movie or Series IT, both of them. Nightmare on Elm St. 1 and 3. The Lord of The rings/ Hobbit saga   Family Long time girlfriend in Jujuy and a lot of people in Santa fe   Your top 10 all time album faves Kiss - Alive Rainbow – Long Live Rock N Roll Riot – Thundersteel Judas Priest – Defenders Of The Faith Accept – Metal Heart Testament – Practice What You Preach Queensrÿche – Operation Mindcrime Iron Maiden – Fear Of The Dark Whitesnake - 1987 Death – Human   your top 5 albums in time   ! Right now I’m hooked on Cauldron – Chaied To The Nite Visigoth – The Revenant King Enforcer – From Beyond Cobra – Lethal Strike Blizzard Hunter – Heavy Metal To The Vein   The closing word is yours?   Thank you very much Martin for the time and space given to the band, I had a great time answering these questions, horns up and fists in the air for the readers, metal is forever!!!! I hope everybody who reads it gets interested in Battle Cry and the scene from Argentina, you can check us out on Spotify, Deezer, iTunes, Youtube, Bandcamp, look for Battle Cry Heavy Metal on Facebook (it’s in Spanish but don’t worry, we’ll get in touch in English as well)
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