Friday, July 12, 2013
interview: Aphelium (Venezuela; power metal)
Just in case you missed it, here's a new version of the interview with Aphelium from Metal Bulletin Zine #36. Number 36 is now complete, and I thought it would be good to check out their power metal, if you have not done so. -- Aphelium (Venezuela) The previous issue of this zine had a positive review of these traditional, melodic power metallers’ demo. Now, here they are again, explaining their musical journey in metal. Aphelium is Marcos (bassss), Yohan (drmrrrr), Ismael (grrrrr), Joan (waaah!), and Christhian (keybrrr). www.facebook/com/ApheliumBand -- Greetings, Aphelium! How is life for a power metal band in Caracas, Venezuela in 2013? Are metalheads in Venezuela becoming fans of Aphelium? What do fans and zines, and webzines say about you? Joan: First of all, we'd like to thank Mauricio for this interview and say hello to all the Metal Bulletin followers. Ismael: Greetings from Venezuela! Life for any Metal band is not easy in the beginning, but when you love Metal, you go on, no matter how hard it is. Even though Caracas has one of the most important Metal scenes in Venezuela, it is difficult for Metal bands to endure throughout the years, since there's hardly any support from producers. There are some producers who make great efforts in order to help maintain the local scene, but it is not enough. This could be explained by the fact that Metal culture is not fully developed in our country. Marcos: About the fans issue. Well, we are really beginning our road as a band, we don't like to talk about "fans", we prefer the term "followers", people who like our music and support us. And we are thankful with all those people who have been to our shows and who have downloaded or bought our Demo. Joan: So far, our Demo has had excellent reviews, which makes us really happy, since we've put a huge effort in our music. Local pages like "La Movida Metal", "Hermanos del Rock" and international pages like "Sorrow Eternal" and "Metal Storm" have talked about how they enjoyed it, and have encouraged us to keep on working on our music. Of course, we'd love to have more songs in it, but that's all we've been able to record until now.