INTERVIEW:. with brazilian GLITTER MAGIC

12:11 by Musicologo go go

The brazilian Glitter Magic is a band which has six years of existence, its current line-up is:
Rhee Charles (vocais), Mauri Moore (Guitarra), Luqui di Falco (Guitarra), Glux (baixo) e Andy Ravel (bateria). Their music is a mixture of styles, synthesizing perfectly the new wave of 
Hard Rock along with elements from Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal and 80’s Hard Rock, resulting in a different and original Debut-album, called “Bad For Health” published by DeFox Records/Heart Of steel Records.
This material is an energetic, melodic and straight 10 tracked album without technic juggle.
It might be enjoyable for Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal and 80's Hard Rock fans.

We asked them a few questions;

1. Hi guys, tell us when you formed your group? 
It was back in 2005. It was a friend's birthday and she asked us to play some classic glam rock songs at her party. We were all hard rock lovers so we got together and did the band's first gig on October 4th 2005. 

2. What is the genre of your sound?
Good question. Basically it's hard/heavy, with some hints of thrash, but it's definitely a less than obvious mix. When you listen to our album, you'll probably recognize a palette of influences.

3. what is the source of inspiration for the lyrics? Who writes them? 
Our lyrics come from our experiences, our lifestyle, and some subjects of interest. They're mostly written by our vocalist Rhee Charles, as they should be. The man is hedonism impersonated.

4. Do you think that English is the universal language now?
4-Yeah, we do. There's no doubt it's the most widespread language in the modern world, but that is specially true in rock n' roll and metal. These were born in English and US culture and as such they're fatally inpregnated with the English language. We're not saying there is no good rock music in other languages, but to us it comes more naturally like this, and we can reach the most people.




5. what are the reasons by which you decide to give your band the name "GLITTER MAGIC?  
It was a joke with Slayer's "Black Magic", brought to the sleaziest, most glam hair metal atmosphere of the said 1st show. Plus it takes people by surprise. When was the last time you heard a band with "Glitter" on the name sounding so heavy?

6. your album will be promoted in international media, what are your expectations? 
The expectations are the best possible. We try to maintain our feet on the ground, but hopefully this will be the first major step towards something big. We hope the new audience likes our sound and hopefully we'll be touring outside brazil sometime in 2013.

7. How did you decide to sign the record deal with Mirko DeFox's HEART OF STEEL RECORDS? 
As soon as the CD was finished, we went in search of record proposals that could help launch us in the international music scene. We got in touch with Mirko by another band from Brazil also signed with Heart of Steel, Killer Klowns, and after some talk and negotiation we decided it was the right choice.

8. To promote the record are you planning a live tour?
Yes, we are touring in Brazil right now, and it's been on our minds for some time now to play abroad. Even though we are blessed with a fantastic audience here, we know our sound is ready to be listened outside of Brazil.




9. have you played in some important festivals?
Yes, we've played in some important festivals in our region, but we're always looking for new places and new countries to.

10. 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?
It's important for any artist nowadays to understand that the music business, like any other, evolved technologically acording to its needs. This generated a new profile of consumers, that look for music in a different way and buy music in different formats (mp3). Internet music sales have risen year afte year and based on that record labels and software companies have invested more in that.

11. You're certainly not a international mainstream band, how do you judge the underground music scene? 
It's not easy being part of the underground scene. Recognition doesn't come free, and we have to work hard if we want to be something different. But we are aware that all great bands had to take their first steps, and the underground scene allows us to be closer to our audience.

12. tell us a few funny anecdotes, in the past?
In the band's early gigs, some of the girls throwed so much glitter on stage and caused such a mess, that we were actually blacklisted in some clubs and forbidden to play ever again. Sometimes we literally had to throw our clothes away, and for a long time, security had to check the girls for hidden glitter.

Thanks and Good Luck to Luqui and Glitter Magic band!



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