FALLEN IDOLE DOOM METAL FROM BRAZIL ANSWER BY MÁRCIO SILVA Band Question
Please introduce yourself and the band members briefly? Hello! I’m Márcio Silva and I play bass guitar. The other members are Rod Sitta (guitars and vocals) and Ulisses Campos (drums) What does the band name mean and how do you get it? Fallen Idol represents the obsolescence of all kinds of gods, religions, dogmas and moral ties that keep humanity from freedom.  Where and how was the band founded? Well, long story... We are friends since we were kids about 10, 11 years old. We were friends when we know rock and roll and metal music, so when we wanted to learn how to play instruments and play in bands, we were together. In the early 90‘s we started a band called Anno Mundi and we wrote tons of material, but we never got a chance to record anything. Only in 2012, after having played with a thousand different bands, we decided to join and give life and a fresh start to our old project, now with new material and a new name, Fallen Idol. Have you played in other bands before? Yes, we all have played with other bands, but nothing too serious, some cover bands and some bands with only demos, nothing really memorable. I even played with pub bands, as a job. Was it hard to find suitable band members who fit musically and humanely with the band? This can be a real problem to new bands, but not for us, cause we’ve been close friends since childhood, we went to the same school, we always lived in the same neighborhood and liked the same kind of music. I can say it was really easy and we never thought about having more people with us. What does the band name mean? Same as above! What are the lyrics about and who of you is writing them ? I usually write the lyrics and they can be about anything that inspires me to write. We have songs about religions, drugs, wars, depression, madness, loneliness. We always try our best to deliver good lyrics, but it’s sad to see that so few people really pay attention to them. Which bands inspired you and how would you describe your music to someone who has never heard a sound from you? We are huge fans of Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Manowar, Rainbow, Candlemass, Cirith Ungol, Celtic Frost, Slayer and our music has a little bit of all of them. It’s complicated to explain without recomending you to hear the songs, but we heard many times that we resemble something like “Black Sabbath + Iron Maiden”, or that we play just like Sabbath from Dehumanizer era... But I would say to someone who never heard us to listen to our albuns. Please tell me something about your last album Mourn the Earth ? Everyone says their last albuns are always the best, right? Well, what can I say, if it’s true? We put a lot of heart and soul on the writing process, in rehearsing and recording the songs. We wanted it to sound really organic, like if the band is playing right next to you. I think we made it! You founded yourself in 2012 and have already released three albums! You work very fast here and have been very active. It would be easy for you to write music? Then we can expect the next album in 2019 ? We always put 7 songs in each album, in order to deliver 40, 45 minutes. You know, people just don’t listen to entire albuns anymore, so we try not to make very long albuns. We have a lot of new songs to work on, so yes, maybe we have a new album next year. We really enjoy making music and we work very fast. Is it hard in Brazil for a metal musician or fan? is one still looking at the street because of his look or is one accepted? Metal bands never had an easy life in this country, but the fans are truly loyal, though they are few. It’s hard to get venues to play and it’s almost impossible to have sold out gigs, but we have many good bands trying to endure. For a fan, I really don’t feel so much prejudice nowadays. I guess people don’t find weird to see a metal fan on the street, not as in the old days. What were your live highlights and with which bands did you play? Unfortunately we don’t play as much as we’d like to, but we’ve been at gigs with excelent bands. I want to be fair to them all, but there are too many names to remember... I could say some, like Attomica, The Evil, Pesta, HellLight, Terrordome (Polland) and many others. Which band would you like to play live with and why? Cirith Ungol or Candlemass, because we are fanatics! Have already resulted in friendship? I don’t know if I got it right, but I think you wanna know if we became friends with people we have played with, ok? Well, it happens all the time and it has to be this way. With what do you earn your money except with the music? We all have other jobs, we simply can’t make money with the band. How important are social media for you as a band? I think the band must be where people are. There are fans who like buying CDs, others just donwload and others use streaming services. Bands need to be found everywhere. What would you (her) want to achieve with the band? I really don’t know... We started this band thinking of  recording a dozen songs, put the CD on a shelf and go on with our lives. Having 3 CDs and to be here talking about the band to a guy in Austria is something beyond everything we thought that could happen and we are very proud of it. Now we just want to carry on creating music and playing live once in a while! Maybe you can recommend some bands from your area? Yes, there’s a lot of great bands making good music in Brazil. I can tell you some names, but I’m sure I’ll forget a lot of other good ones... Pesta, Podridão, Attomica, HellLight, Son of a Witch, Dirty Grave are the ones I can remember right now.   PERSONAL QUESTIONS ! Where did you grow up and how was your childhood? Born in Rio de Janeiro, but raised in São Paulo, very poor childhood. A common story in my country. How was your school time you were rather the good student or the break clown ? I was a good student and a really shy boy. I always loved books and music. How did your parents react when you started making metal music? did they support you and how do you feel about your music today? My father gave me my first guitar. They always wanted me to get a good job and have a better life, but they never stood in the way. On the other hand, I never dreamed about getting rich playing with heavy metal bands! Would you be successful in making music as a musician? Being able to make music and to be speaking about my band to somebody from the other side of the world is far more than what I would dream years ago. So yes! What was your first concert as a fan and what memory do you have of it? I think it was Bruce Dickinson, I remember it was on a wednesday, the venue was very far from my town I didn’t onw a car and had to work in the morning. I got home just in time to pick up my stuff and go to work, but it was a great show! Are you someone who loves the hustle and bustle of the big city? or rather looking for peace and relaxation in nature? Well, I’m almost 40 right now. Married and father of a 4 years kid, I must say I love tranquility. Do you actively practice sports or are you more of a passive spectator? I should, but... well, I like lifting bottles. When it comes to your physical well you can cook or let you cook for you? After my son was born, I learned how to cook a little, nothing complicated. But it’s better to let others do it. What does your environment tell you about your passion for metal (friends / family / colleagues) ? I guess they think it’s okay. I love buying CDs and vinyl and some people just think it’s stupid, because you can find anything online, but I love listening to music like in the old times. How do you see the problem with the haters on the internet who have to announce their mental garbage in anonymity always and everywhere? We don’t have haters with the band, maybe we’re doing something wrong... I think these people just need attention, but they are like beasts in a zoo: you should not feed them. What do you think about the internet in general? a blessing or a curse? It depends on how you use it. With the internet the music can reach places you never dreamed to be heard at all. Right now I’m answering an enterview to a guy in Austria, right? I’ve never been there. There are people listening to our music in Laos, Cyprus, Italy, Sweeden, Poland... Without the internet, this would never be possible. On the other hand, people have grown accustomed to getting free stuff, and it may be a problem to independent bands, who work very hard to produce material and need some money to keep going . Austria Idon't know much about Austria, but I know there are thousands active metal bands.I like some like Miasma, Belphegor, Pungent Stench... And, of course, Mozart! Black Sabbath or Witchfinder General Black Sabbath! No doubt! But I love Witchfinder General, of course. And all those great and obscure bands from the 70's and 80's Candlemass or Solitude Aeturnus I love both, but I always listened to Candlemass. You know CDs ou anything from Solitude Aeturnus were not very easy to get in the old days before internet, cause no label dared to release their albums in Brazil, while we could get Nightfall and some other stuff from Candlemass.Some folks used to compare us with Solitude, but we never had them as a huge influence, so it's kinda strange and funny sometimes. Carnival Four days to spend doing whatever we want. I really like staying home or some quiet place, cos people really go crazy those days. Soccer I don't care that much, although I am a brazilian guy. I like the sport itself, but I don't like any club or whatever Family Best thing in life! I think it's the best way to describe it Brazil: This wonderful country that has been surprised by a growing wave of fascism and stupidity, even if such absurdity is incomprehensible to someone who lives in a european country. But we have elections next sundays and there’s still some hope in the future. And I must say: caipirinha and feijoada may be the best things in the whole wide world! Top 10 Albums Iron Maiden – Killers Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath Metallica - Ride the Lightning Manowar - Into Glory Ride Candlemass - Epicus Doomicus Metallicus Cirith Ungol - King of the Dead Celtic Frost - To Mega Therion Dust – Dust Rainbow – Rising Saxon - Denim and Leather Top 5 in the moment: Attomica - The Trick Pesta - Bring Out Your Dead Trouble - Maniac Frustration Iced Earth - Horror Show Samael - Blood Ritual The closing word is yours? I wanna thank you very very much for this interview. Please keep in touch and I hope we’ll have the chance to be here once again, I had a lot of fun doing this! Thank you so much!
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