Another cool Brazilian band, NECROMANTE, to add to my ever increasing collection. Anders Ekdahl ©2017
Let’s start with your latest recording. When you look back at it now what kind of feelings do you have for it?
Necromante: We always try to feel our feet on the ground to keep our focus on our goal. We note our evolution, but we are aware that we still have a great learning to come, and we are focused on it.
I am fascinated by band names. What was it that made you settle on the one you have and what does it mean to you?
Necromante: We always have been fascinated by the necro-side of life and the name could not be otherwise. Necromancer means “the one who has the clairvoyance through spirits” and we always go through experiences of the type.
What does it mean to you that there are people out there that actually appreciate and look forward to what you are doing?
Necromante: This only strengthens us and we fuel ourselves to continue our work because these people and Necromante is the same thing and we want to share our music with all these ones mainly by interchanging of energy on the stage.
How important is image to the band? What impression do you want the fans to get of the band?
Necromante: The image is something fundamental. Our image expresses what we feel and what we want to represent. The fans are free to absorb the content of the message we pass according to their individual understanding because the message we pass is intended to awaken the occult side of each one.
I am a huge fan of LP art work. How important is it to have the right art work for your album?
Necromante: The artwork on the LP is very important. When it’s right it can express and expose superficially the content the work presents in addition to attracting the right people who are familiar with such art.
We live in a superficial world today where you don’t exist if you are not on Youtube and Facebook. Has social media been only beneficial in socializing with the fans or is there a down side to it too?
Necromante: We view social networks as a way of contact and for us it’s very beneficial because we establish contacts with all parts of the world. We use it according to our interests, and what we do not care we discard. And while we do not meet live with the fans we find ourselves on social networks.
When you play in a band does it feel like you are a part of a massive community? That you belong to something that gives meaning to your life?
Necromante: Yes, certainly. Because that’s the path we have chosen and the power of music has always formed communities.
When you are in the middle of it do you notice what state our beloved music scene is in? Is the scene healthy or does it suffer from some ailment?
Necromante: We see the scene as something healthy, because it keeps the spirit of the underground alive, strengthening bands, record labels, zines, magazines, etc.
How much of a touring band are you guys? How hard is it to get gigs outside of your borders?
Necromante: Our goal was to launch our first album to tour outside Brazil. Our first album will be released by Iron Bonehead and now we need a good manager to give us some support. The lack of a professional manager is our current difficulty to playing outside Brazil.
What will the future bring?
Necromante: We are working the present to build our future. We wanna play around the world as much as possible and for it we are already composing our next album, which we will be recorded in 2018. Our goal is to release one or two albums every two years.