INTERVIEW of South Americans ELIXIR !

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ELIXIR was born in the beginning of 2009, with the idea of forming a Power Metal band mixing speed with melody, but without losing the strenght.
In order to achieve this, Brunno Navarro (voice), Federico Fleitas (drums), Ignacio Fernandez (Keyboards), Andres Duarte (bass), Marcos Garcia (guit.) 
and Matias Artecona (Guit.) gathered and started building a powerful band.
It's first name was Excelsior, but due to legal issues they decided to change it to Elixir.
The band's very first show was on Agust 28 at Troya's along with Crepar and Boanerges (Argentina). The response from the crowd was overwhelming.

Is the title of the first Elixir's album, which contains 8 songs that mix the most distintive elements of power metal with modern and up-to-date resources. The album contains all kind of atmospheres such as fast riffs, melodic parts, mid-tempo riffs and symphonic elements here and there.
The album was fully recorded at Molecula Studios by David Larrosa, mixed and mastered by Sebastian Vera at Sound Work Studios.
The release is scheduled for early 2012 in every biggest digital music stores by HEART OF STEEL RECORDS!


Hi guys, tell us when you formed your group? 
Hi, we formed in early 2009, with the intention of making the music that we liked. It cost about half a year to gather all the members and compose the first songs.

What is the genre of your sound?
Our base is the Power Metal, mixing speed with melody but without losing the strenght. 

What is the source of inspiration for the lyrics? Who writes them? 
The letters are written by our vocalist Brunnno Navarro.The lyrics are about life and how we must never stop fighting for what we love and our dreams.

Do you think that English is the universal language now? 
No doubt about it, it is the way to break barriers and reach the widest audience possible.English is heard in Europe, North America, South America, Asia and around the world.

What are the reasons by which you decide to give your band the name "ELIXIR"? did you know that exists a British (from NWOBHM) band with the same name?
It is a word that is enigmatic, full of magic and myth around him.  
We did not know of the existence of the English band. Hopefully not get to have any problem with them.

Your album will be promoted in international media, what are your expectations? 
Always have high expectations when starting a project of this type.We would like to reach as many people as possible and play in as many places as we can.

How did you decide to sign the record deal with Mirko DeFox's HEART OF STEEL RECORDS? 
We had several offers in the beginning, and none of them fully convinced us, come to the point that we would release the album independently.Amost at the end came the offer of Mirko, which we found quite good and after discussion we decided to sign and hope Mirko DeFox's HEART OF STEEL RECORDS

To promote the record are you planning a live tour? 
Yes, we are planning a tour here in our country, also in Argentina, Brazil and Chile maybe. And begin to study the possibility of playing in Europe.

Have you played in some important festivals?
Yes, we play with Epica in a great show in front of 3000 people, we play along side Sonata Arctica and play as suport band of Mark Boals.

I would like to have your own point of view about the poor sales of the CD's, it's caused by the internet? technological development? or it's changed the mentality of the fans?
Yes, I believe that the low sales of the CDs if because of the internet. But I also think the internet has allowed people to discover more bands,allowing people to spend money by going to concerts and buying merchandising of the band. I think many bands play for many peoplethanks to the internet. 

You're certainly not a international mainstream band, how do you judge the underground music scene? 
It is very difficult but not impossible. It is very difficult because you have to pay any expenses on your own, from recording an album, concerts, website, photos, etc.. There are very good bands in the underground scene, but as not have the necessary support disappear unnoticed.We must seize the resources are in the best way possible, do not waste them on unnecessary things. And we worry a lot of details, which are what make you different from other bands.But there's always hope that doing things neatly and responsibly, we canachieve better results. Be able to count with the support of a record label is an important step.

Tell us a few funny anecdotes, in the past?
I remember in our photo shoot, we took some pictures jumping, some of us could not jump more than five inches of soil, we are certainly not athletic people.
Another funny memory was at the recital with Epica, was the first time we played with in-ear system, we ended playing more than half of the show with the headphones removed because we had no way to get them in the right way.


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