When we started Metal Jacket Magazine, we wanted to somehow bring our readers closer to bands that might have a harder time breaking through to listeners in the sea of bands and music.
To begin with, it would be best if you introduced your band.
Evil Madness was born on 2003 to execute thrash metal influenced by the old glorys. The band is active since that year. In the early years we play thrash like 1982-1985 era. throught the years we added death, crossover, even black metal to the composes. This for make more noise.
Is it hard to keep all the members together since this music has no income?
Yes, is difficult to find musicians who feel the true passion. There are many who have momentary energy, then they leave the instrument thrown away. Evil Madness experiment several changes on line up because this reason.
How do you finance yourself and can you cover the costs of recording, equipment, concerts with music?Basically with parallel jobs and sometimes with money acquired from sales of our own records or t-shirts.
What made you start playing metal music? Who were your role models in the beginning and has that changed over time?
At first my life changed with Metallica, Megadeth and other classics, later Morbid Angel and endless bands. To this day nothing has changed, but I have known much more and I admire them all.
Is it hard to find a publisher or is it better to self publish considering the internet?
We like to combine, a bit with editors and also we create some publications to promote what we are doing, etc.
What have you published so far?
3 LPs, 1 EP, 2 Splits, 3 Demos. Also some compilations and others.
How do you create songs, how do you record them?
The creations are sometimes personal and sometimes together with Cristian. Usually some drinking and riffing. The ideas are simply recorded on the cell phone or on the computer. To record songs we play in various places, we have worked with professional studios and we have also recorded ourselves in a home studio.
Where do you get inspiration for the lyrics?
Mainly from musical influences and emotions.
What is your favorite song you’ve made so far and why?
Is very hard to response that, maybe Final Death becasue the nostalgic thing (created in school days 2001).
Where can readers listen to you and maybe buy your material?
We have a facebook where we post our news and also the sale of records and t-shirts. youtube too is a quick way to know our music.
How do you organize concerts, is it difficult for you and how many people come to such concerts?
Sometimes we have organized concerts and it is very difficult. there is a lot to prepare to be able to put on the show. Attendance depends on the bands that are on the line up show.
In which countries have you played and where did you have the best time, where is the crowd the craziest?
We have only played in Chile. But there are very good shows memories here. A lot of drunkenness above all.
What do you think about the digital release and is it serious like CD or LP?
The digital release is very good for promotion or ride bike. I prefer the physical format, since I can see more than music and treasure the art in its entirety.
Was metal music more honest than today?
I believe both metal eras are honest and respond to the times and sector in which the bands live. Today things are more different, there are more facilities, for example now recording is much more accessible than before, that means a giant number of bands, maybe not very originals but that doesn’t mean they aren’t honest, there are some very worker ones that take their work seriously and they are very good.
How do you comment on this bunch of sub-genres in metal and is it good for metal or is it destroying it?
I think that for better or worse, it is inevitable and it is better to accept it because the metal expand in many subgenres since 1981 or before.
Do you support this commercialization of metal music and how about the wearing of metal t-shirts by some “exposed” people who do not belong to this philosophy of metal music?
Well, I don’t really care, let them do what they want with their lives. Of course I will always value a real banger more than a poser.
What would you change in the world of metal and would you like to go back to the time before the internet if you remember it at all?
I wouldn’t change anything and no, I wouldn’t go back to the pre-internet era either. Remember those days with much nostalgic but the human being can no longer disconnect from the network. The only possible thing is to avoid it, as much as possible.
How important is supporting the local scene and can you single out a band from your area that you would recommend to our readers?
It is very important, without support the scene does not rise. There are many good bands today. From Chile I can recommend a Mayhemic.
How do you see this situation in the world and how do you think it will develop? Will they imprison us again, scare us or maybe send us into a big war?
I have no idea, nobody knows. Only metal is certain.
Finally, what would you say to our readers and why should they listen to you in the sea of bands that are offered to them every day?
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