SIEMPRE GUERRAS is a new Argentine band, with members that come from remarkable projects in the region since the 90s, and have met in 2017 to form this new formation. See the following link for more information, in the "members" section.
2. So far away that you have released an album, can you tell us a little more about the musical style that you were to give in the recording?
The style we choose is broad, with influences from metal / thrash / hardcore originating in the 70s, 90s and fundamentally the most current Doom / Death styles. We chose this reflective and powerful style that accompanies the theme of our lyrics. We also have influences from other non-metal musical styles, which enrich our compositions.
3. What are some of the lyrical themes and what the band explores with music?
We work with real and subjective themes in our lyrics. On the one hand we approach a position of criticism to modern society, the middle class, the predominant politics in the world, trying to mark some way to change reality from our small place, invoking reflection and action of people on their own reality from a political stance against global neoliberalism. On the other hand we cover existentialist themes, of intimate experiences that are also related to the way of life of the human being in modernity.
4.Who knows that the name of the band means 'always Wars' in Spanish, how does this name fit with the musical style that is played?
SIEMPRE GUERRAS, means the spirit of daily struggle as the main engine for the change of society and our own social and individual conscience. We refer to the social struggle, and the internal struggle of each individual to prevail in the system, and also to try to change it.
5. Can you tell us a little more about the work that is presented on the cover of the album?
It is an old painting made by Gustavo Mateo (Guitarist of the band). From the year 1995. We saw in it a representation of what we want to transmit with BROKEN CHRIST (CRISTO QUEBRADO). We hope you can relate visually to what inspires to listen in detail to the music of this SIEMPRE GUERRAS album.
6. What are some of the best shows the band has played so far and also how would you describe your performance on stage?
With the name of SIEMPRE GUERRAS, we have had only 3 local performances so far. In the previous projects of the members, we have made national and international tours. We are thinking about making the official presentation of the album from March 2019 if we get enough support. We hope to have the physical edition on CD / Vinyl by then. We are now seeking support in this regard.
7.Do you have tour or show plans for the future?
Yes of course. We are interested in presenting our album in Latin America, Asia and Europe mainly, and also where there is more interest from the fans.
8. The album was released on 'Loneravn Records', can you tell us a little more about how you got in touch with this label?
We met LONERAVN Records after having published our band in bandcamp, and immediately received several offers of independent labels. A few days later we received your offer, we saw it convenient, and we accepted it. Only for promotion, distribution and sale of the digital disc for the moment, and globally. We hope for this label good results, and be able to make our physical edition soon.
9. On a worldwide level, how has the reaction to your music been by extreme metal fans?
We still do not have the first official statistics of the label, but because of the publications that we make on our own in social networks, we see that there is an interesting repercussion towards the proposal of the band. Mainly in Argentina, Mexico, Brazil and Colombia. We also saw interest in other continents, but not in a massive way. It is to be hoped for us that the LONERAVN promotion of good results in Russia, Ukraine, Eastern Europe, and some Central European countries
10. What is happening with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that some of the band members are a part of?
The projects that are currently in force are Carillion (Metal) and Magia Negra (Blues), both projects of the bass player. Garcha and Petardo (Hardcore / Metal) are projects that involve the singer and a guitarist. All these projects already have several productions and are presenting them live, except Garcha which is conceptually a band that only exists for broadcast and does not make live presentations. The singer also has a project called Tango Engrampado, which is in the stage of diffusion.
11.Where do you see the band starting in musically in the future?
We see the band being part of any professional international circuit, semiprof, or undergroud as well. The experience of the SIEMPRE GUERRAS musicians is at the height of any of these possibilities, provided that the proposal is suitable to the needs of each party.
12. What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what you are listening to today?
There is a strong influence from the music of the 70s, 90s, and also from the scene of the last 15 years. We like bands like Napam Death, Faith No More, Black Sabbath, Carcass, The Polla Records, Dead Cross, Anathema, Paradise Lost, My Dying Bride, among many others.
13. What are some of your non-musical interests?
Mauro Gentile and Gustavo Mateo (Vocals and guitars) are excellent painters and writers as well, with several publications to their credit. The rest of the members are involved in the creative aspect contributing musical compositions, lyrics and work proposals for the project.
14.Before We have finished this interview, do you have any last words or thoughts?
We believe that it is important that the fans and those interested in SIEMPRE WARS, pay attention to what we are saying in our lyrics, which are an invitation to reflection and action before this reality that oppresses the world through the economy and the ideological bias neoliberal and individualist. That they give us their opinions, because we need them and they strengthen us, that they help us to spread our music and ideas, and that if they immerse themselves in the artistic world of CHRIST BROKEN, they will discover new interesting and valuable things in each listening.
Finally, I would like to thank you very much for your publication for your interest in spreading the band, and invite them to be part of our project in the networks and scenarios, whenever they want and feel it.
Daniel Kalbermatten (Guitarrista y compositor en SIEMPRE GUERRAS)