Interview with brasilian rockers KILLER KLOWNS

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We want to present this Brazilian four piece KILLER KLOWNS, emerges on the scene with a nice slab of traditional Hard Rock flavored glam street,with catchy songs!
The band made several outstanding performances, among them the opening to Dr. Sin in Uberlândia, Lizard festival in Cuiabá, the festival Jambol in Uberlândia, Arraial From Rock in France and the opening to the Virgins 
in Uberlândia. 
Killer Klowns participated in a collection of Hard Rock music in Minas Gerais with "Everytime", with most other very strong bands and released their first EP in the first half of 2010 which featured five songs.

Band members:
William - vocal
Teets - guitar / b.vocal
PC - bass / b.vocal
Baby - drums / b.vocal

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?
Hey guys, nice to talk to you! Well, this band was formed three years ago as an attempt to bring back the classic hard-rock sound from the eighties and its energy as well. Brazil is really well know for its death/thrash metal band, however it didn´t mean much for us and we wouldn´t give in and play somthing we didn´t like. So, here we are, representing Brazil as a street hard-rock/sleaze band in the 2000´s.

What is the genre of your sound?
Actually I would define us only as classic rock, althought we have influences from the hard-rock from the seventies and eighties, as well as some heavier stuff like the NWOBHM and the early thrash-metal bands from the bay area. Also, we carry out that "street" element from the LA glam scene, and a little bit of punk, like Misfits, Ramones and The Sex Pistols.

what is the source of inspiration for the lyrics? Who writes them?
The biggest inspiration for our lyrics comes from Bon Scott. That guy really knew how to write sarcastic, as well as humorous stuff. The truth is that we don´t take us too seriously and most of our lyrics are about our day-to-day stuff, or either we´ll be joking about something, nothing heavy indeed. Our songs are like scape routs for you to have fun and relax, and we do that through simple words and songs.

Do you think that English is the universal language now?
I believe so. We are able to communicate to anyone worldwide by using English, and that´s fine by us. If you get the message and you´re having fun listening to our songs, we got what we intended. We donpt rule out singing in Portuguese one day, since many artists have done that really well in the past, like Os Mutantes, Secos e Molhados, Velhas Virgens, Raul Seixas and many other, however I don´t think about doing that right now

what are the reasons by which you decide to give your band the name "KILLER KLOWNS"?
Actually the name is inspired by the 80´s horror B movie called Killer Klowns from Outer Space, which is a great movie. We picked that name up because it sounds great, despite the fact that you can memorize it really easily. And, also it brings out that humorous touch that I mentioned earlier too. 

your album will be promoted in international media, what are your expectations?
Well, we´re putting out a very good record out, modesty aside. We´re really proud of it and we expect that people out there enjoy it as much as we do. Having the opportunity of promoting it worlwide is something the we dreamt ever since the day one. The more people listen to it, the more the will get crazy over our album, you can be sure of it!

How did you decide to sign the record deal with Mirko DeFox's HEART OF STEEL RECORDS?
Mirco offered us a really good deal and a really organized internet media plan and we decided to take a shot. We are really pround of being part of Hear of Stell´s team and we´re looking forward to have all the italians and europeans headbanging old school style with us when we have the chance to meet (LOL).

To promote the record are you planning a live tour?
In order to promote our record, we intend to play as much as we can. We´re currently booking the first leg of our tour here in Brazil, and then we intend to play Europe and US if it´s possible. Getting in touch with lots of people out there to take our music as far as possible.

have you played in some important festivals?
We´ve already played tond of festivals in here, and we played with the biggest artists from our country: from Sepultura to Angra, Velhas Virgens and Made in Brazil. We have played more than a hundred gigs, which is pretty considerable for a tiny underground band. But we centainly want much more, we wanna play the whole world.

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?
I´d like to tell a story about that: When I was a kid, I would cross the whole town just to borrow an eight-track from a friend of mine, and then I would record it into a cassete tape, and after that I would make an efford to by the album. That´s something that doesn´t exist anymore. People sonpt seem to care anymore about the artists and how much efford it takes to record an album, an EP or whatever. However, I think that we´re facing a big change in the whole music industry, and things can´t be like that forever, otherwise we won´t have many people willing to write music in a near future.

You're certainly not a international mainstream band, how do you judge the underground music scene?
I love underground music, cause it represents the real music, made by real people in the streets out there. Here in Brazil we´ve got lots of great performers that media will never know about them, but, in fact I don´t care about that, as long as we have a spot to show our work out there and don´t get exploited by some of those so-called producers, who only want to bleed the true artists. The underground scene demands a little bit more of professionalism, in order to be self-sufficient.


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