DEATH BRINGER might come from a warm and cosy place but their metal is anything but hellspawn. ©2016 Anders Ekdahl
You have one of these names that does not really tell what kind of metal you play. How hard was it to come up with the name?
-I wasn’t in the band at the time but for what they told me and for what i understood it wasn’t really hard. every member told some names and they choose what they liked more. I think that if i would have been there i would have voted for the same name. We play death metal so we are the death bringers, we are DEATH BRINGER! [laugh]
Could you give us a short introduction to the band?
-We are a four member melodic death metal band from Leon, Spain. Last year we released our first album, Avoid Reality, which is having great acceptance. Right now we are quite bussy touring in our area, with rehearsals and writing our next album, that should be ready at some point next year i hope.
What would you say have been the single greatest influence on your sound?
-It really depends which member of the band you ask. For paloma, our vocalist, would be, with no doubt, Trivium. For Pablo, our bass player, and David, our drummer, would be Machine Head and for me, Alberto (guitarrist), the sound is evolving from the two previous bands to a mix between Behemoth and The Agonist. We have one of those sounds that you can’t really tell which genre is it [laugh].
What is the metal scene like in your area? Do you feel that you are a part of a scene?
-It could be better. We are from a small city, there aren’t many metal bands so it isn’t a big scene but a few KM away we have many cities with bigger metal scenes. Even if in our city there aren’t many metal bands we are very close between musicians and we try to help each other when we can.
Something I have often wondered about is if you feel that you are part of something bigger and greater when you play in a band, that you are part of a movement sort of?
-When you are playing live not just with the other band members but with your friends, the public sees that and react like, we like to consider them, an other member of the band and a friend. The metal scene has that something that makes you feel immediately welcome. I don’t know if i feel that i’m part of something bigger but i’m definitely feel very proud
and grateful for playing in Death Bringer.
When you play the sort of metal you play I guess you cannot have birds and bees on the cover of your album? What is a great album cover to you?
-Why not? that would be an amazing album cover!!! [laugh]. I guess that you try to communicate in some way with your cover what people can expect from the album just looking at it. Personally i love landscapes as album covers. I love the work of Kristian ‘Necrolord’ Wohlin for example. What is your opinion on digital verses physical? Is digital killing music?
-Not at all. Digital format is allowing small bands like ours to reach much more public. Besides, nowadays you don’t buy a CD to listen to it, you buy it because you want to support the band and then you keep listening the illegal downloaded version [laugh]. I still keep buying the physical format but the digital format a good way to save money for the band and for the fans.
What kind live scene is there for bands like yours?
-Obviously, we can’t expect to have the same live scene as metallica. There are less people interested in smaller bands like ours and some of that people want the same show of their favourite bands but for free. And like you are small and you don’t have the same resources as them, you are not worth it. We can’t complain about this because our fans are great and they make us feel like metallica or iron maiden when we are playing live but we still can drink a beer with them after the show so is a win – win situation [laugh].
When you play live is it a happening or do you see it more as a party?
-Definitely a party. a party where we can do the things that we love the most: play metal, meet new people, say hi to some familiar faces, laugh with friends…
What would you like to see the future bring?
-What i would like more than anything is to be able to keep playing with three of my best friends and, if the people consider that we worth their time, to keep playing live each time in bigger venues and keep recording each time better records.