Please introduce yourself and the band members briefly? My name is Luis Zarco I’m the  guitarist Manuel Fuckin’ Metal is the singer Fernando Trejo is the bass guitar player Óscar Ibarra is the drummer Ricardo Rodríguez the keyboard player What does the band name mean and how do you get it? It’s composed by  two words: “Star” becasuse personally, I love stars and everything about the space, because the is majestic, beautiful and powerful and also because I composed a song named Star for my previous band and is one of my favorite compositions. In other hand the word "Fire" represents rage, pureness, love, passion, spirit, hate, soul and a lot of things wich represents perfectly the human feelings. An the word "Starfire" I think involves everithing we want to transmit to the people and I think the name sounds nice (hahaha) Where and how was the band founded? The band was founded in Mexico City by myself, at first, just as an studio project but then, I decided to create a band and invite some members to perform live Have you played in other bands before? Yes, I did and the other guys too: Me, in Ignis Manuel in Psicofonía (current band) Fernando in Guarnerius Óscar in Guarnerius Ricardo in Sirius Was it hard to find suitable band members who fit musically and humanely with the band? Yes, it was, fortunatelly, I found them, amazing guys, professional musicans and cool metalheads What does the band name mean? A light in the darkest sky (as a metaphor of hope in the hardest moments of our lives) What are the lyrics about and who of you is writing them? I wrote all lyrics and they  are about freedom, faith, hope, togetherness and respect Which bands inspired you and how would you describe your music to someone who has never heard a sound from you? Helloween, Gamma Ray, Rhapsody (of Fire), Stratovarius and much more..I like to describe our music as the sum of melody, power and energy and the results is assimilable chorus, positive lyrics and potience since the beginning until the end of each song Why should people listen to our music? Nice question, I'm not sure about the answer, I just know that there are a lot of talent people out there, but,  I just can say that all my passion is inside of each note, I think somewhere there are guys and girls looking for honest music with quality, I think we can offer it them In 2018 you released the six track ep Ray of Infinite Light. How long did the production last and who help you? I started In July 2015 and finished at November 2017. It took long time because as I mentioned in a previous question, the original idea was to be an studio project, so the voice was recoreded by a session singer, once I decided I wanted to perform live, this guy couldn´t  stay with me and I had to record again all song with other singer (Manuel) so, as you can see, it was very hard to find him (hahaha) Gian Granados and Dante Granados from the band Anima Tempo collaborated with me in the production Are you already working on new songs and when do you think there will be a complete album of yours? Yes, we are working in new songs but in this moment we are focused in our debut Ep wich was released just in digital format as a preliminary launching, we are about to launch it in physical format as well and we will improve the promotion and also we are booking some shows to promote the Ep and the band. What was your first concert as a fan? and what memory do you have of it? My first concert was Helloween in Mexico City in The Dark Ride Tour 2000-2001 It was incredible because I was totally amazed to hear their powerful sound live Would you like to play a tour in Europe? Yes, we would like to play in Europe What were your live highlights and with which bands did you play? We have just a few shows now, I think the most important was our debut in the last April, because we arrived as a totally unknown band, but once we start, people was totallyamazed and asking for more songs, we have played with local bands and with "Renascent" from Finland Have already resulted in friendship? Yes we have a lot of friend on the local scene With what do you earn your money except with the music? I am demand planner in a International japanese company Manuel sings with other bands in barrooms, is a singing teacher and is working to create his own studio. Fernando works in an office also. Oscar also plays in barrooms and he has his own music academy. Ricardo works as a professional musician also playing in partys and barrooms How important are social networks to you as a band? Nowadays it’s very important because everyone in the whole world can access to our music and even to much more information about the band, this interview is a perfect example of how close we can be of each other. What would you want to achieve with the band? We would like to play around the world, to be a reference of the metal scene of our contry and to share a message of peace, freedom and respect around the world What do you think about the metal scene in Mexico in general? We have a lot of talent here, in all metal styles and I think the world is watching how we are growing in this matter, we just need more support from international promoters and labels, they should give themselves the opportunity to look to Mexico, they won't be disappoint Maybe you can recommend some bands from your area? Anima Tempo/ Divine Sword /Archetype/ Jet Jaguar/ Winter Haven /Anna Fiori PERSONAL QUESTIONS! Where did you grow up and how was your childhood? I grew up in México City, my childhood was filled with football, video games, scraped knees (hahaha), guitar and spending my time with my brothers, cousins and friends How was your time at school that you were more of a good student or the restful clown? I used to be naughty but always with good notes 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 always supported me. I feel totally full in my heart and soul. Would you be successful in making music as a musician? I hope so, (hahaha) that's the purpose Are you someone who loves the hustle and bustle of the big city? Or rather looking for peace and relaxation in nature? I hate noise and hustle (haha) I’d prefer a peaceful place to live in Do you play sports actively or are you more a passive spectator? I'm a busy man but I try to run an least once in a week and sometimes, I play football with some friends When it comes to your physical well-being, can you cook or let it do it for you? I prefer someone cooks for me (hahaha) What does your environment tell you about your passion for metal (friends / family / colleagues)? They have always supported me, they like what I do and the way I do How do you see the problem with those who hate on the Internet and have to advertise their mental garbage in anonymity always and everywhere? I think it's a free world and everybody can express their own opinion, if they decide to hide themselves in anonymity I just can say "not everybody has the gift of bravery" What do you think about the internet in general? A blessing or a curse? It depends of each person and the thougths and  feeling in its heart. A good person will look for good things, to learn and to grow and probably to share good things. A bad person will be looking and sharing  bad things that harm our socity What would you like to do personally in your life? I would like to travel around the world Mexico A friendly land, tequila, delicious food, the most amazing beaches, warm people and in the near future the land of a new metal wave! Austria Beautiful landscapes, peace, green grass, flowers, mountains and lakes, a magic place to live in Tacos Delicious, with salsa (a lot) Caramel Flan I'm not a big fan Mezcal Perfect with mexican food Templo Mayor (Huēy Teōcalli) Prehispanic Mexico, our culture, our ancestors, our history and identiny Iron maiden or priest judas. Judas Priest Blind Guardian or Symphony X Symphony X Vacations In would like to visit,  Sweden, Austria, Switzerland, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Iceland Family My treasure Helloween or Edguy Helloween Movie or series Both Your 10 best albums of all time favorites. Walls of Jericho – Helloween Symphony of enchanted lands – Rhapsody Power plant – Gamm Ray Elements Pt, 1 & 2 – Stratovarius Prophet of the last eclipse – Luca Turilli The metal opera Pt. 1 & 2 – Avantasia The gates of oblivion – Dark Moor Painkiller – Judas Priest Ecliptica – Sonata Arctica Keeper of the seven keys pt, 1 & 2 – Helloween The closing word is yours? A cosmic symphony delights our eyes While telling the story of the perfect design And reveals to people all wonders created Showing hope from darkness As a ray of infinite light” Keep Shining!
STARFIRE POWER METAL FROM MEXICO answer by Luis Zarco
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