INVADEATH   MELODICH DEATH THRASH FROM SPAIN Band Questions answer by JAVIER DEL ESTAL    
Please introduce yourself and the band members briefly? The last Invadeath formation,   since 2017: Eduardo Pinacho (bassist and founder of the band in 2001), Iván Fernández "Ivi" (Guitar since the beginning and voice since 2002), Javier del Estal (drums since 2005) and Jose Ayarza (solo guitar since 2017).   What does the band name mean and how do you get it? The group was initially called “Knife” but this name did not materialize and Invadeath appeared as a made up expression between invasion and death, referring to the theme of the lyrics.   Where and how was the band founded? In 2001 Edu began the project with some members of his old band "Ulthrash", Pablo and Cantera, drummer and singer respectively, to whom Víctor Valencia joined as solo guitarist. After some dropouts Ivi joined the band as rhythm guitarist and as singer later and Peri as a new drummer. Later in 2004 Víctor is replaced by Oscar Erice who remains in the group until 2016 and who is as well replaced by Jose Ayarza in 2017. In 2005 Javier del Estal replaces Peri as drummer and goes on until nowadays.   Have you played in other bands before? As I mentioned before, Edu spent many years in "Ulthrash" and "Hammer Gold" bands oriented to Death Metal. Ivi has always belonged to Invadeath. Javi has gone through several bands among which can be locally highlighted "Phobia", Thrash band, and "Mafia" more oriented to Heavy Metal. And finally Jose, although he has been part of a group outside of the Metal scene, it is in Invadeath where he makes himself well known.   Was it hard to find suitable band members who fit musically and humanely with the band? You may have noticed that we have had changes since the beginning and it is because in a band like ours that the members do not dedicate exclusively to the group, it takes a lot of effort to maintain the illusion and move on. When there are performances continuously it helps you strengthen the personal relationship and generate a complicity on the musical side, but Invadeath is not a full time job for any of it members and that wears out the illusion. It can be said that the most constant members today are Edu, Ivi and me (Javi),and we hope Jose will be in the future.   What are the lyrics about and who of you is writing them ? The lyrics composition is Ivi’s exclusive merit, though we contribute with ideas to the topics, he is used to it and knows what we are interested in and what he can do when transforming texts into music. On the subject we deal with social issues always, or almost always, related to violent events both current and past, and even fictional, you can imagine, serial killers, psychopaths, macabre news themes ... we believe they match the name of the band.   Which bands inspired you and how would you describe your music to someone who has never heard a sound from you? We are mainly oriented to Thrash Metal although very influenced by the whole wave of European Metal bands in the line of In Flames, Arch Enemy…, our compositions are based on simple and forceful rhythms that help the audience to understand them. We have always wanted to have our own label and we think we have done it. People who see us alive, whether they like it or not, always confirm that we have achieved our own sound and we can be identified through it.   Why should people listen to our music? In general I think nobody should be stucked in a Metal style , not even in a type of music. If you like Metal you can listen to us and value it, and then, you may decide if you add it in to your likings or you look for other things. I personally listen to many things that come to me mostly through social networks and that allows me to know bands that otherwise I would never have heard.   How long did the completion of take Eros & Thanatos and who was helpful to the side ? Unfortunately   composing takes us a long time, since, as I said, the band is a small part (though with great emotional weight) of our personal lives, although we give everything when it comes to moving forward. I think it took over two years top off the themes and their arrangements all made by the four members of the band. For the recording itself, Kalde, a technician from the Eldana studios, helped us.   Eros & Thanatoswas released in 2015. are there already new songs and when can we expect a new album? Since 2017 when the changing solo guitar we started the composition of new songs and our intention is to finish the process in 2019. The compositions have evolved thanks to the new ideas of Jose and the change of tuning that makes the band sound a bit heavier and overwhelming.   What was your first concert as a fan? and what memory do you have of it? There were actually small concerts since 1988 but I really have a great memory of Metallica on November 13, 1992 in the Velodrome of Anoeta (San Sebastian). The organized trip was joined by visiting a big city, tremendous the huge public influx, Metallica were the kings of Metal at that time, awesome sound, fabulous setlist and to finish off, as the concert finished I came across what would now be 120,00€.   What were your live highlights and with which bands did you play? Any live concert has been important even the smallest ones. For a band like ours everything marks us since we do not do tours or big performances. We have shared the stage with national bands and some international and I may specially remember a performance in the Sala Santana 27, in Bilbao with Valhalla and Riot.   Have already resulted in friendship ? I can tell you that among all the bands we have played with we have created a bigger friendship bond is with Alessa's Cry, a group from Seville with which we shared a tour in 2016 and we have repeated performances in 2018.   With what do you earn your money except with the music? I worked in the world of graphic and audiovisual design until 2015, when I had to leave that stage to maintain my personal situation and I currently work in a factory in the food sector. Anyway I'm still doing creative work at a particular level as a freelancer.   How important are social media for you as a band? Right now it's almost the only way for people to know you and they can value your work. It is very important to have constant activity with photos, videos, audios... this shows the band is active and allows people to know your work better.   What would you (her) want to achieve with the band? Our goals are very clear and simple, composing and playing live our songs for people to enjoy what we do. Right now we no longer have very ambitious expectations, since we move in an underground scene and we tour Little, but we will never stop doing it.   What do you think about the spanish metal scene in general? Right now there is a large number of bands of all styles and quality but what moves the most is the revival of the 80´s Thrash Metal and Metalcore. There are very good people both at the musical level and at the shows.   Maybe you can recommend some bands from your area? Of course, as references I may suggest Hamlet, almost pioneers of modern Metal in Spain, and Angelus Apatrida which are opening their music all over the world. And as lesser-known bands I'm now hooked on Aphonic and Overdry, two modern but different styles.   PERSONAL QUESTIONS !   Where did you grow up and how was your childhood? I´ve   lived in Palencia since I was 6 years old, so I can say I am and I feel like a “palentino”. It is a small city and at the end of the 70s and the beginning of the 80s we all had common interests here,   leaving school everyday to go home for a snack watching any cartoon series on TV and going to the street to play marbles or riding bicycle with friends. I can say I had a pretty normal childhood.   How was your school time you were rather the good student or the break clown ? At school I did not stand out for anything important and if it was for something it was for being quite good and standard. I was never a great student, but I got good results just by attending class.   How did your parents react when you started making metal music? At first it was strange for them I decided to play drums, no matter which kind of music I chose. They always thought it was good because they saw it was an activity in which I left my skin and I always stood firm in moving forward. In addition to it, I have always shared in different bands where I have been, with personal friends and that gave them more confidence in what we did.   Did they support you and how do you feel about your music today? Today we are in full evolution, with the entrance of Jose as soloist guitar, the group has made a step forward in the compositions thanks to his contributions and the new tuning. The themes are increasingly stronger and melodic, a progress with which I feel very comfortable.   Are you someone who loves the hustle and bustle of the big city? or rather looking for peace and relaxation in nature? I prefer the city although I do not say no to getaways in nature. I like to socialize and the possibilities of a city satisfy me more, besides I am a person very linked to technology and the progress that this entails.   Do you actively practice sports or are you more of a passive spectator? To tell the truth, neither I practice nor I am associated to any sport in particular. I like a little of everything, sometimes I dedicate it more time,   and others I dedicate myself to my things.   When it comes to your physical well you can cook or let you cook for you I like cooking a lot and I do it daily. I cook both daily dishes and more elaborated ones for myself and my girlfriend, I am constantly learning things, although I also like to eat in restaurants and, of course, at friends and family´s.   What does your environment tell you about your passion for metal (friends / family / colleagues) ? Most of my environment is related to music, either at a musician level or at a fan level, so, as you can imagine, there´s no need to justify musical tastes to anyone.   How do you see the problem with the haters on the internet who have to announce their mental garbage in anonymity always and everywhere? Since this phenomenon appeared I have seen them as a bunch of mindless, ignorant and intolerant people who use the Internet to generate hatred towards everything they do not know or fear. I respect everyone´s opinions as long as they stay just like "opinions" but when they try to manipulate people through lies I find it untolerable.   What do you think about the internet in general? a blessing or a curse? It has been a blessing for me since I used it for the first time at the end of the last century, (for God's sake how old that sounds!) I think that properlly used is a great source of information and training. Who does not use it today?even 80 years old grandparents do, hahaha.   What would you personally like to do in your life? Well, right now I'm very happy with how I'm doing although I always think there are things to improve I can´t complain. I would like it to improve the situation of people around me since that would give me a personal tranquility.   Which question would you like to have answered and why? You have submitted me to a third degree and Ithink I can not tell you more, hahaha.   Spain A country with its particular stuff but a great place to live. Austria Unfortunatelly, an unknown place to me apart from historical references. Tortilla I am a big fan, of potatoes and with onion, of course. Iron Maiden or Judas Priest Iron Maiden Tinto de Verano No, I prefer Beer with lemon for summer. Slayer or Sepultura Slayer to death. Soccer I'm not very fond of but lifelong Real Madrid fan. Family Of course. And never forget friends, who are part of the family. Drugs Free consumption and may each one assume their acts. Beer On top of wine nowadays, though we are a very winey country. Movie or Series Series right now.   Top 10 Of all times Iron Maiden Metallica Metal Church Slayer Sepultura Flotsam and Jetsam Over Kill Testament Pantera Annihilator   In time Slayer Arch Enemy Megadeth Nevermore Death   The closing word is yours? Thank you for helping and supporting Metal from anywhere in the world. Carry on and never give up.
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