Monday, August 27, 2012
Evil Entourage Interview
l 1. Can you tell us a little bit about the band for those that have never heard of you before?
Thank you for the space and interest. This is Francisco "Paco" vocals. Well, the band started in 2004, intentionally to create pure Death Metal, during this few years, the band had been active so far with 3 albums, 3 video clips and lots of live shows in México with very good national acts and fortunetly acting like openers for very well known bands like Nile, Decapitated, Impaled Nazarene, Severe Torture, Grave and some otheres.
2. How would you describe your musical sound?
EE is just Death Metal, since the band started creating this type of music, the old sound, low tune guitars, blast beats, gutural voice, etc. was the main goal, as much extreme as we can make the riffs the better, for sure, bands from the 80s 90s were influence in the band.
3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
Well, the main line of the band itself is the anti-religion and dogmatic institutions, the band as well, combine subjects like, use your brain, be more introspective and do what you like to do, with no regrets and no remorse...don't let otheres think for you, and never let some religion guide your thoughts or actions, we are individuals, sometimes we step into politics just a few, social and psycothic subjects.
4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the bands name?
Well, this is kinda funny story, as the band is from Méxcio, is very common to get news from the US side, sometimes exagerated news you know?...so in 2004, few years after the 9/11 all the war media infest mexican news, at that point the US army was into Irak you know, doing their stuff and shit, some new headline came to me and I was like, fuck this is a good name for the band, the report was about J.W. Bush, it said something like...Jeorge W Bush´s Evil Entourage, they were talking about the army...so that was where the Evilness come up!!
5. What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you describe your stage performance?
We have been in a very different situations on the stage you know, talking about the equipment, about the people in charge, all the regular things that you can come up douring a performance, but to be honest and in order to let the fans know...EVIL ENTOURAGE is always a maniac discharge of energy on the stage, since we start a show till the end you can expect explosion of brutal assault, it's hard to compare good shows though, but I can tell that the one we played with NILE was one of the best, because we have lots of things against us, the bad organization, bad backline, the crowd was upset at that point with the venue, but we handel it quite well and at the end the people were so happy to have us on stage.
6. Do you have any touring plans for the future?
Yes, the band is now working on making a tour next year 2013 in Europe, things looks like we are in a good spot now, so the booking is now starting, this could be the first time the band go out of México, we do at least 2 big tours every year since the last 3, 4 years now...but at this point, the band wants to step up further and better if you can say so.
7. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of death metal?
Well, I can say that the answer had been awesome in this level you know, as Mexican Metal band, is hard to make precence in the big scene, but for sure the people who have been in a show or get the cds outside Mexico, had response very well, good reviews from e-zines, mags, blogs and some other charts, good metal heads who mail to us asking for the t-shirts and cds, that's something that we didn't expect at that level, we haven´t sold that many cds, but for now, to have like 3,000 copies flying around the globe is amazing hehehe
8. Are there any other musical projects besides this band or is this a full time line-up?
Actually the band is a full time line-up, every member have a real comitment with EE, but there is a lot of ideas that could not fit on our music style you know, so the guitarist and drummer are together in a different project called Sinners Inc. a very good rock n roll stoner death metal band ahahaha STONER as fuck!!! check it out...
9. What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?
The band is releasing a new album called "The Opposition" this September 17th, we are heading to strike as much places out of mexico as we can, this is our new goal, as I told you, we are heading a big european tour, hopefully hit the US scene in the near future too...
10. How would you describe your views on Occultism, Satanism and Anti Christianity?
For me, always have been part of my life, not because I'm a satanist, or a witch o hater whatever, is just because I'm always using my brain, serching for information from other centuries, cultures, etc. Occultism for me is magic and I like the way its taken now, with fear and tabu, so I like to use that maner to create more impact with the theme, about Satanism is a very good way of living if you can say so, live as you want, do what you like, pay attention to your healt and body, and enjoy all the carnal enjoyments, I have this filosophy to myself and the band have the image of Satanism as shield against religion institutions, the Anti Christianity is part of the EE lyrics though, we all live in a world full of ideologies, religions and brain washers, but Christianity is the biggest and stronger pile of lies, all to manipulate minds in the entire planet, that's why we are the opposition of that, I don´t hate christians, I hate the way they try to manipulate, the way they get rich without moving any fucking finger, how they have all the politics power in Mexico at least, so EVIL ENTOURAGE is against that...against christianity!
11. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
This is a hard question, we are 4 members in the band, all of us have a very diferent taste for music, but all for good music, metal have been inside my blood since I was young, but extreme metal came up to me at the age of 10, where I was hungry for more extreme shit, as I can say in this lines, is that bands like Deicide, Morbid Angel, Death, Slayer, Cannibal Corpse, Entumbed, Unleashed, etc had influenced personally, for sure the other members had their own bands but in general I can let you know that our brains are full of extreme shit ahahahaha, nowadays thanx to the internet is very easy to know bands from any single corner of this planet, so is hard to determine what band you like cuz in one day you found this killer band from japan, but couple of hrs later you found this from france and blows your head off...so, I like to discover new bands, let them flow into my ears and just enjoy a very good death metal, although, there is others bands, not that extreme that i like to listen to in order to get ideas or just to spend a very good time with good music.
12. Outside of music what are some of your interests?
All of the members have their own things you know?...we still don't live about the music, so we have jobs and shit, but for me, I'm audio technitian, involved in the showbusiness industry, production, management, México have this big issue that if you are not into pop music, rancheras, cumbia, all the shit mainstream you'll not do a living through music, that's why must of the bands, have regular jobs
13. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?
Tank you very much for the time and space to let the people knows more about EVIL ENTORUAGE, we are sure we're gonna meet each other some time soon, and to say the fans, be ready for the Hell's unleashed in this earth, don't forget to vist us on facebook/evilentourage, contact us for booking at firstname.lastname@example.org and JOIN THE OPPOSITION!!! 666