Ever since I found that 7” by Pentagram back in the 80s Chile has had a special place in my metalheart. So whenever I can I’ll feature a band or two from Chile, like CONFLICTED. Anders Ekdahl ©2016
I am a word buff so when I find a band name that excites me I want to know the reason behind the choice. So how did you pick your name?
-Hi thank for support on your webzine, I'm Felipe vocals, I can tell you early days 2007. we did
rehearse under name Vulgar, we wrote our first songs, but we don´t like name Vulgar like band, we decided change to Conflicted, because people call us like copy pantera. we released demo mini cd "Dirty snake attack 10" under name Conflicted, remember moment we listen first album cavalera conspiracy "inflicted" and search on the web if name, to our surprise don´t exist conflicted´s name, and ending choice Conflicted´s.
There are so many genres and sub-genres of metal today that it is hard to keep track of them all. So what was it that made you pick the style of metal you play?
-We are from small city with beach, coast en hot weather almost every days of year, probably is key
why we are play fast and extreme mix our crossover , thrash metal music with denouncing lyrics
about abuses occur here, like pollution waste, power abuses for authority, collusion for our nice
What influences you in creating your music? What is/has been the single greatest influence?
-Grow listening to Motorhead , Slayer, Anthrax , D.R.I among others bands, first wave of chilean
thrash metal Necrosis, Pentagram. old chilean death metal like acts Atomic Aggressor, musically
talking. Nowadays chilean people care as lived , pay for move feet , pay for everything, while our
politicians prepare next master plan of collusion to benefit partners enterprises, i think we have
enough material to spit our hate against them.
How important is it to have a message as a band?
-I think is fundamental have a vision to what is going around globe, because so as we can do wall
with words and messages against our enemy, the church, governments, cops, politicians. They don’t want see us been united with clear message, like a new age, where we are one force.
Is image an important factor to the bands appearance?
-No doubt, and it depends according to the sub-metal genre, the musicians try to project or better complement the message you want to deliver, if the message is straightforward I think many costumes are not required, hahaha.
How important is it to have an album cover that stands out to grab people's attention in this day and age?
-Like band we enjoy much classic art cover and different artists they work those items, it’s important because for traditional metal music and different formats to listen , the first impression always is cover art , someone say is important music or content LP, Cd, Tape , etc. but nowadays without music industry from the past , they are metalheads who’s choose the real way forms to appreciate new bands and respective works without pressure of marketing and all concepts.
What kind of respect do you get from your local scene?
-We are from small city on third world , I think exists metalheads everywhere who can see and hear new bands those try to have space to show respective music, like any job , we have intentions to better do and learn day by day to pass time. still we got early time to we will recognize and win respect to all metalheads.
Is playing live still a great way to get new fans to discover you?
-We try don’t used word “fans” we think word “fans” is like secondary person, made music industry. in our shows we are one. and we are is the same “Thrashers”, “Metalhead”, “ headbanger” etc , we are one only force against prejudices, racism, sexism, fascism. and we like a lot play on stage. we will waiting go to we can go and show our music.
What does the future have in its womb?
-Playing all around, be where be. where metalhead want run on mosh pit, where we stay there, we hope see you on Mosh pit.