CENDRA attracted my attention with the mention of a punk/metal amalgamation. I had to know more so I intervied them ©2015 Anders Ekdahl
Do you feel that you have come as far as you planned for the band now that you have a new album out?
-The truth is that we have always been clear that the group would throw forward that as it may …
We love what we do and we could not leave!
How does this new album compare to your previous recordings?
-We maintain our style, but this time we wanted to get a little dirtier sound than the previous ‘666 Bastards ‘ We wanted something a little darker , and I think we succeeded . The compositions are a bit more elaborate and usually the album sounds more forceful and “mature” than before.
Was it hard for you to come up with a sound for this album that you all could agree on?
-It is always easy to get the sound you want with Javi in Moontower Studios, he understands very well what you want.
How important are the lyrics to you? What kind of topics do you deal with
-Well … what we are more we focus on doing songs with addictive riffs to do pogos till death! haha
The lyrics speak of murders, misanthropy, alcohol, illegal substances, women and great sex !!!
How important is the cover art work for you? How much do you decide in choosing art work?
-It is important, because the cover should transmit the essence of the music in a picture …
We love the cover of the new album, from the first moment of having it we were clear that we would do a t-shirt! haha
Where outside of your country have you had success with your previous albums
-South America in general have been well received. Generally we have received extremely good reviews, we were very surprised at all, but we are happy of course!
Why is it that we do not see more metal bands from your country making it big internationally?
-Maybe because not sell a shit… haha, they intend to live from music and prefer to do shit that neither themselves like … should be a punishable offense! Hahaha Then there’s crappy music everywhere .. haha
What is your local metal scene like? What status does does your band have in the national metal scene?
-Metal Punk. We are an underground band, we are known by few people, but usually they like our music and we are doing live shows, selling merch …We did not complain, we are satisfied
What is the general populations opinion on metal? Is being a metal musician a respectable choice?
-We tend to look bad Metal, Punk … no? but I do not give a shit like they see it. Of course it is respectable, even admirable !!! 666 !!!!!!
What does the future hold for you?
-More albums, more alcohol, more sex and more chaos in concerts !!