Wednesday, March 16, 2016

MUFA Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
1 - Well, we are MUFA, from São Paulo, Brazil, the band started in 2008, we were friends that used to smoke weed together and listen to metal and hardcore music. At this point we decided to start a band because we have this musical affinity. Some changes of members along the time, but the band still on this same lineup since 2011. Last year 2015 we recorded our debut album Brutality Show and for us was a great experience to record our original songs after this long time with the band. It was something that we used to dream about and then we finally got it. And the result was awesome for us about our first album.
2.How would you describe your musical sound?
2 - It's hard for us describe how is our sound. I think that is something between death, thrash and hardcore styles, at least is what we can hear when we stop together to listen our music. But we just do our music without thinking in how it will sound or what genre it will englobe.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
3 - I think that our music is a reflect of society which we live. We talk about drugs, violence, corruption, crimes, with a few of humour. But all of them have meanings behind. Like "Junkie Pride" for example, this song explores how society judge someone about his addictions or the way that people looks like. You know, a kind of judgement just because your way of living is different of others. One of our favorite lyrics is "Gold", this one have no meaning behind, it's just saying that we love weed, the name came from the type of weed we buy in our hometown it's called gold weed, hahaha.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'MUFA'?
4 - The name is a slang that means weed, haha. Some people think it's a anagram for "fuma" word that means "smoking" in portuguese, but isn't.

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?
5 - Our first gig was very memorable, we played with Nervochaos a great band here from Brazil. Other gig that we liked was with Test and Nuclëar Fröst in the same venue. Sometimes we play in great places and other times in small places, but it's always awesome to play and meet other persons and bands.
I think our stage perfomance is very heavy, at least our vocalist is a heavyweight frontman, and with his growls and the other instruments together people really enjoy the sound. And in ours gigs we play a version of Antichrist song of Sepultura, it's awesome, people really like old stuff.

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
6 - At the moment we have some gigs here in our hometown São Paulo, and we are looking for more venues to play and spread our sound. Our plans to future are share and spread a lot our sound, play a lot, release some new material and try to tour in others countries.

7.Currently you are unsigned are you looking for a label or have received any interest?
7 - Yes, we are sending our album to labels around the world, but we haven't received offers yet. Here in Brazil we have few labels interested in that kind of sound and it's hard to the undergrounds bands get a sign.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of death metal and hardcore?
8 - It's a great surprise for us, we are sharing our music with people of different countries and is amazing that people got interested.
I guess we're having a great feedback of people from other countries.

9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
9 - We hope get a sign with some label to record a new album, we have a lot of new songs ready to be done. Our plans are touring in different countries and meet new bands and friends, new cultures. I guess we want to have a lot a fun with the band, hahaha.

10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
10 - Our songs are very influenced by metal, hardcore and some brazilian music. There are some bands that was very important at the beginning of our sound, like Cannibal Corpse, Sepultura and Hatebreed. Nowadays we have listened to a lot of different genres of music and bands.

11.What are some of your non musical interests?
11 - Well, we work a lot, hahaha.
Everyone in the band dedicates a lot of time in ours personal jobs to pay our bills and studying, some of us are teachers, it's a great job. In our free time, we like to drink some beers together and talk a lot of bullshit, hahaha.

12.before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
12 - We want to thank you a lot for this interview, it was a pleasure for us.
And for everyone who wants to get more infos about the band, can enter in our website:
Cheers from Brazil to The True Bringer of Death Zine!

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