The Brazilian Groove Metal band from Joao Pessoa/Paraiba, HEADSPAWN, recently released on all streaming platforms (audio and video) on April 1 – and it was not an April’s fool – their brand new EP recorded live, but without an audiende due to the restrictions brought by the pandemic at the time, “Pretty Ugly People Live”. With audio production once again by Victor Hugo Targino (Cangaço, Forahneo, Omago) and video recording by Jobson Andrade, the band energetically and cohesively simulated what would come later when the live shows return for real.
With “Pretty Ugly People Live”, HEADSPAWN has been receiving many compliments from musicians and journalists from the specialized rock/metal media with each single released monthly from “Pretty Ugly People Live”, such as Jairo Guedz (The Troops Of Doom, ex-Sepultura), Marcelo Pompeu (Korzus), Leandro Cacoilo (Viper, Caravellus), Marco Nunes (Chaosfear), Johnny Moraes (Hevilan, ex-Warrel Dane), Raphael Olmos (Kamala), Ricardo Batalha (Roadie Crew), Tiago Mansur (Metal Mania Beer & Friends), Johnny Z. (Metal Na Lata), Emerson Mordien (Heavy Metal Online), among many others.
The track listing for “Pretty Ugly People Live” is:
“Satan Goss” is a song that tells the point of view of a human being tormented by the villain of the universe of the classic japanese series of the 80’s/90’s, Jaspion. As in the famous series, the sleeping monsters were awakened and tormented by the hatred provided by the powers of Satan Goss! A metaphor for expressing that our inner fears can be raised to full power if our subconscious feeds them more often.
“Worthless Piece Of Shit (Live)”
“Worthless Piece Of Shit” is a song aimed at all representatives of the far right and unscrupulous religious leaders.
“Voices” is the narrative of a schizophrenic person tormented by voices in his mind that seeks, incessantly, a way to end his torment. It was written about a friend who is hospitalized indefinitely.
“Satellite” is a criticism of the elites, more precisely the way they manipulate society to serve them at any cost. As the title of the song indicates, it is a scenario where society perceives itself as a satellite stuck in the orbit of something.
Recorded at A2MG Studio (@produtora_a2mg)
Produced by Victor Hugo Targino (@vhtargino)
Video production by Jobson Andrade (@jobs.films)
The band comments: “Until the recording of the live we hadn’t done any shows yet, so there is no scenic act or anything previously arranged, Everything happened with the exact intensity of our rehearsals”, commented Alf Cantalice.
“Recording this ‘live’ made us evolve faster than usual. We took this challenge of recording audio and video to the face and courage, and for this we rehearse often enough to arrive on the day and everything is perfect. We are very proud to be able to show this material to people who have just discovered us”, commented J.P Cordeiro.
“We were thirsty for a live performance, and our audience was even more thirsty, so this was the most viable solution we found to supply this desire at the time we were unable to due to the pandemic. We gave ourselves body and soul for this record”, commented Marconi Jr.