vendredi 20 juin 2014

Interview with Automuro

-Please give a short introduction of yourself  to the No Mercy zine readers

We are a band from Valencia (Spain) which was formed in 2011. Our music is a mix between black/trash metal and crust punk.

-Automuro: what does it mean ?

It can mean a personal wall or something like that, but we didn’t think a lot about this when we decided our name...  (Auto-“self” Muro-“Wall”)

-Do interviews mean anything to you? Do you have to have a special state of mind when answering one ?

No, interviews don’t mean too much to us. We try to answer honestly, that’s all.

- How is the metal scene in Spain nowadays? Any awesome new bands we should watch out for ?

The metal scene in Spain is quite underground… Some bands we like and recommend are: Cementerio (Valencia), El Hambre (Valencia), Trocotombix (Valencia), VX (Valencia), Looking For An Answer (Madrid), Tromort (Madrid), Adrift (Madrid), Teething (Madrid), Execució (Barcelona)…

 -Is it easy to find people to play this kind of music in Spain ?

It’s very difficult if you don’t meet people from the metal scene, at least in Valencia, especially when you look for people in extreme music.

-In what part of Spain do you live? Is it attractive for tourists? What can you recommend ? 

We live in Valencia, one of the most touristic places in Spain. The weather and the beaches are great, and so is the nightlife, you know…

-How did you get the inspiration to do music?Any bands or albums that did it for you?

Everyone has its own influences, but we agree in some bands, as Slayer, Celtic Frost, Discharge, Darkthrone, Bathory, Anti-Cimex...

-What is your greatest wish for Automuro ?

That we keep playing together for a long time.

-Which are your 5 favourite albums of all time ?

We are 5 members, so:

Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
Lightning bolt - Wonderful rainbow
Union of uranus - Disaster by design
Slayer – Reign in blood
Tragedy – Can we call this life ?

-How do you define your style of music with your old school flavor and a hardcore punk thrash wearing with a blackened sound ?

Dark punk-metal with bad mood; it hasn’t got any specific style.

 -How do you describe the music of "Demo 2013" ?

We would describe it as a primitive mix of the most bloody of punk and metal, 80’s style.

-Speak a bit about your lyrics: the subjects they deal with, influences, the way they´re written?  and it‘s rather thrash, black metal or punk crust what kind nearest Automuro ,and how was the recording  of your Demo 2013  are you satisfied have you been an obstacle ?

The lyrics talk about the miseries of the world around us and a mix of bad things...
About our Demo, it was recorded in a rehearsal place by a friend for free. You can always record better, but we are very happy with it, step by step…

-Who writes most of the lyrics and what do you write about ?

Everything is written by Dani, our singer. He writes about the end of the world and all the misery and sadness we are surrounded by.

-Which label would fit your music ?

We think Black D-Beat is the funniest.

-Describe Automuro gigs, and why it’s look like rather to hardcore punk gigs than black metal gigs ?

They are musically more aggressive and our scene is more underground.

-Any fav bands to get on stage with ?

We like a lot playing with Black Panda, Derrota, Cementerio, El Hambre, Tromort... great people too!

-What is your daily consumption amount of alcohol, cigarettes.... ?

Everyone has its level.

-What are some of your non-musical influences ?

Terror movies, DIY attitude, drugs, literature, sci-fi, animal documentaries...

-What are your occupations outside Automuro ?


-What kind of music do you play in your car? What car do you own ?

Music to run and to run over people.  Powerful, crappy… We own brakeless cars.

-What are the future plans of Automuro any split or compilation……. Other  things ?

We want to record an LP with new songs and some songs of the demo.

-What are you doing in daily life? How do you earn your money ?

Nobody knows…

-What is your guitar arsenal (axe/strings, amps, effects) ?

We use gibson,b.c rich,engl..

-Thanks for answering my questions bro. hope to see you on stage when I come to Spain soon, any particular messages or any closing notes , last words are yours 

Thanks to you for your interest. And sorry for the delay ... good things come to those who wait!