VIOLENT EVE

Spanish metal might be on the outbrink of Europe but ever since the 80s great bands have come from Spain. VIOLENT EVE is another one of these bands. © 2013 Anders Ekdahl

Could you please introduce the band to us?
-We are band from Madrid in Spain formed in 2009 and we are J. Jurh on vocals, David Ramos
and Diego Lopez on guitars, Dani Fernández on bass and Edu Brenes on drums, we released two
albums “Eleven Reasons to Kill” in 2010 and our new album “Exile” in 2013.

What would you say has been the greatest thing about being in a band?
-The best thing for sure is to compose and arrange songs of the music we love along with your
band mates and then play them live, no doubts about that.

What is your national/local scene like for a band like yours? What kind of response have you
had?
-The Spanish scene is maybe not as big as in your country or others around Europe but fans here
are so enthusiastic and the response is usually very good, in our case this response has grown
substantially with our second album so we are very happy with that.

How pleased are you with your latest recorded work? What kind of expectations do you have on
it?
-We are very happy about it as I said, mainly because we like the evolution on the new songs
which is something that happened naturally. Our expectation is trying to play our music in every
place possible and trying to reach as most metalheads as we can, one of objectives was to play at
this year’s Resurrection Fest which is quite big festival and we achieved it successfully.

How important is it to pick the right kind of band name? Does it have to be an indication of what
style of metal you play?
-For us is important to have a band name that make us all happy and to be as much easy to
remind as possible. I don’t think it needs to be an indication of the kind of music you play which
in other terms is not easy for us as we are very open minded with music and not focused on just
one style.

When you look for a label to release your music what is that you are looking for?
-We look for a label who support the band and the music we play, trying to move the albums as
much as possible, looking after the band needs as much as possible and trying to extract the best
of the band.

When you are about to enter a studio how much have you researched the place before you
enter? How important is it to find the right kind of people to work with?
-In our case our label Noisehead records has their own studio in Austria with the producer Mario
Jezik so at the moment we had never researched for other studios or producers.

When you are in the studio how much do you stick to what you planned before entering and how
much room is there for improvisation?
-We try to stick to the plan as much as possible but there is always room for improvisation
because when we are recording we spend a lot of time in the studio and several times good ideas
come to our minds and we record them, they were out of the plan but that’s not a problem.

What part does the art work play in the general look of VIOLENT EVE? What is it that you are
looking for?
-It is part of the band’s image and we think it’s very important as it can define more or less the
band and what we want to say with our music, for this album we wanted something dark,
serious, elegant and direct and we think we achieved it, we are more than happy with the
artwork of our last album.

What plans for the future do you have?
-Our plans for the future are to play as much as we can trying to show our music everywhere and of course continue composing new songs and to continue evolving as a band.

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