Please introduce yourself and the band members briefly? This is Jorg from the Colombian band, Eshtadur, currently one band member since 2006. What does the band name mean and how do you get it? Eshtadur is a word term which refers to one of the severalrebellions according to a Greek author, this kind of Rebellion isthe one from the angels, in other words, Rebellion of angels Where and how was the band founded? The band was founded in my small city town, Pereira, prettymuch near to Medellín, it was basically a teenage project at first,I used to played with several friends but by the time the thinggot Serious I decided to continue alone, in order to be focus,really focused. Have you played in other bands before? Aftet several years of playing for my own band I became amember of a well known band in my country, I released onealbum with them, me, playing drums, the band was TwilightGlimmer. Was it hard to find suitable band members who fit musically andhumanely with the band? I think pretty much this is the hardest thing, I have played with30 musicians maybe, it is exigent to find people with the samecommitments. What does the band name mean? Rebellion of Angels What are the lyrics about and who of you is writing them ? I write the lyrics myself among with the music andarrangements, I like to talk about humanity, cruelty of themankind, and personal situations. Which bands inspired you and how would you describe yourmusic to someone who has never heard a sound from you? At the beginning and origin of Eshtadur, I got my first notes andchords from Old man’s child, Graveworm, At the gates, Ihsahn.If I play an eshtadur song, it will bring Death melodic, stickyphrases with dark and heavy atmospheres, guitar solos, andsimple basic riffswith mixture of orchestral elements. Why should people listen to our music? People should Listen due to the honesty and combinations wellmelted between death melodic and black metal elements, if youlike Behemoth and At the gates, Eshtadur should be of yourinterest. If you are pure and straight Dark Funeral, maybe nottoo much. It took six years from the founding of the band in 2005 torelease your debut album Dominated by Dummies. why this longtime? Since I became a one man band member, it was hard toaccomplish the music, I was only drummer who wrote keyboardsfor the songs, so I learned and try the guitar with the vocals. Inaddition of Being experimenting the style of the music. How satisfied are you today with Dominated by Dummies? 20% satisfied, I was insanely amateur, didn't know to Play orsing, and those were the first steps of the style foundation. Your second album Stay Away from Evil and Get Close to Me is a Little short in 30 minutes compared to your other albums sinceyou came to this album more on the point and deliberately keptthe songs shorter? I definitely had to add solid waves and straight to the pointregarding the songs, I was trying deeply to give real form to thestyle and music. Which was not ready enough. Börn Strid can also be heard at the single Burning hearth from2014. how did you get in touch with him and how did you worktogether? I was looking for this cover since a while, and he was very nicevia email, I proposed him the idea, this hit and great song ofSurvivor part of Rocky IV movie resulted to be one his favouritestoo. He even has a hard rock old School 80 wave band called,the night flight orchestra, and he is such a great singer, it waseasy with him. I am very glad nowadays, I wish I could re make itwith better voice on my own. Although Mother Gray is barely a year old, are you alreadyworking on new songs? MOTHER GRAY album took me a year to write and record, Ithink I will need some time Of Inspiration to really do somethingbetter. You have been under contract with the Swedish label BleedingMusic Records since the last album. how do you get in contactwith them and how have you been satisfied with the work sincethen and what do you expect from the cooperation? They have been amazing with me, we got the chance to tourEurope this year and it was all about them, we will. Do a lot ofthings together. What was your first concert as a fan? And what memory do youhave of it? I went to a concert of an iconic band of my country namedKraken, pure heavy metal, I am fan #1 of that band. Is it planned to perform live in europe as well? Eshtadur will come back soon. For sure With what do you earn your money except with the music? I work for a costumer service company assisting at&t as asupersivor and also music teacher half time. How important are social media for you as a band? I think social media is primary object of the matter. Mostimportant nowadays What would you (her) want to achieve with the band? I will say truly to become a semi professional band, to play andshare with any crowd in the world What do you think about the Colombian metal scene in general? Colombian metal scene is extreme and classic, certainly back intime regarding on evolution and supporting, but great scene,tough and classic. Maybe you can recommend some bands from your area? I will recommend Kraken, Internal Suffering, Masacre,Headcrusher, Syracusae. PERSONAL QUESTIONS ! Where did you grow up and how was your childhood? I grew up in a small neighborhood in Pereira, hanging aroundand playing sports. How was your school time you were rather the good student orthe break clown ? I have always liked to be low profile, I did what It was required,just the Basic, but rebel, I have never liked to stop doing what Ilike. And I hate doing what I don't like. How did your parents react when you started making metalmusic? Did they support you and how do you feel about yourmusic today? My mother supported me a lot, obviously always pushing you todo any other stuff, but she get used to it. Would you be successful in making music as a musician? I hope so Are you someone who loves the hustle and bustle of the bigcity? Or rather looking for peace and relaxation in nature? I love being alone. Silence. Nature. Do you actively practice sports or are you more of a passivespectator? I play soccer mosdlt of the time, nowadays I am playing lessfrequently and swimming. When it comes to your physical well you can cook or let youcook for you? I cook just the basic, but I prefer to eat outside, I don't have thetime. What does your environment tell you about your passion formetal (friends / family / colleagues) ? They always respect and admire my achievements since theyknow how hard I have worked for each step. How do you see the problem with the haters on the internetwho have to announce their mental garbage in anonymityalways and everywhere? In this world there will always be those with a lack ofunderstanding and respect, it's just their level of perspective. What do you think about the internet in general? A blessing or acurse? Internet is a great tool if you got to be smart and aware whatyou are navigating everyday, otherwise it's just unnecessaryinformation that is filling your spaces, like keeping garbageinside the house. What would you personally like to do in your life? I would like to write music, teach music, to have the chance toshare what I know with others and learn from them, in a massiveway, to spread my music worldwide, play shows, tours, etc Which question would you like to have answered and why ? I think all questions have been perfect. Colombia Diversity and my home, tropical and beautiful Austria Classic music, evolution of culture and arts Dimmu borgir or Cradle of Filth. I enjoy both the same Venom or Bathory Bathory Tamales People love them. I hate them. Medellín Most beautiful city and people, gentle and funny. Beer or Juice Both I enjoy per iqual Aguardiente Dont like it. At the gates or Behemoth At the gates Holiday Sports Family Chilling, movies, getting fun Andean condor The most majestic creature of the mountains Movie or Series Both The closing word is yours? Thanks so much for your support, I will be around and welcome any fan and listener to check our stuff
ESHTADUR Melodic Black Death from Colombian Band Question answer by Jorg August
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