18 Apr
Interview with EVIL MINDS


We had a conversation with EVIL MINDS.Enjoy!

Welcome to the FILTHY DOGS OF METAL Webzine.
1. Tell us a few things about EVIL MINDS (Members, Starting Year etc).

The band started in 2005 in the city of Guarujá, state of São Paulo. The members are:
Wellington Junior (Vocal)
Rafael Mendonça (Guitar)
Clóvis Bastos (Guitar)
Adriano Azevedo (Bass)
Roner Bastos (Drums)

2. You have recently released your album ''Eyes Of Tomorrow''. What is the feedback from your audience as well as from the press?

People are really enjoying the album. Because we have created an identity. This is essential for us.

3. Label or DIY and why?

The record companies were important, but the moment is independent.4. Do you prefer Vinyl, Tape, CD or Digital Format and why is that?

Everyone had their time! Today the digital format helps a lot to promote the bands. But the CD and the vinyl will always be in our hearts.

5. Your music style is Heavy Metal. Which are your main influences (Favourite Artists / Bands etc.)

Metallica, Judas Priest, Running Wild, Iron Maiden, Iced Earth, Saxon.

6. Which things, do you think, a Band should sacrifice in order to succeed?

Depending on the success of the band you sacrifice your own life! Tours become your life for years. The sacrifice is daily, but pleasurable!

Have you ever sacrificed anything in your life for a better future of your Band?

We live in Brazil! So we’re always sacrificing something.

7. Describe your ideal live show as a performance Band. Have you already experienced that?

All Evil Minds shows are energetic! If we donate as much to our fans! They are the fuel of everything!

8. Which attributes, do you think, that a new Heavy Metal Band should have in order to gain identity and be unique?

Rehearse a lot!Use your influences to create your own identity! When a band creates its identity it becomes strong and cohesive.

9. Do you believe that Bandcamp and other Digital Platforms help the new Heavy Metal Bands? Which, do you think, is the ideal way for a Band to promote its work?

Digital platforms help to propagate your sound in many places. But playing live is the best way for many to see that the band is alive!

10. Tell us a few things about the New Underground Metal Scene in Brazil (Bands, Fanzines, Webzines, Metal Clubs etc.)

Here in Brazil there are many good bands. We have some people wanting to help, but many doors are closed. With time things can change.11. Do you know anything about the Hellenic Metal Scene?


12. What are your future plans?

Play live and record the second album.

13. Thank you very much for your time & Keep up the good work! The closure is yours.

We appreciate the space on this great site! It was a pleasure to talk to you. Thanks for the support!

By Steve the Filthy Dog.






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