12 Apr
Interview with SINNER RAGE


Welcome to the FILTHY DOGS OF METAL Webzine.

Tell us a few things about SINNER RAGE (Members, Starting Year etc).
We started meeting last summer, just after Yarza's and Aritz's previous band (Paraside) disbanded. No big deal, just wanted to see if we could make something together, to check if we were into the same stuff. It turned out great, everything seemed to flow incredibly easy. As I said, our lineup is conformed by Aritz Yarza on guitars, Aritz Martinez on vocals, Javi Riñones on the drums and Dann Speedhammer on bass (also the drummer of the thrash metal band Nuclear Revenge). We also just met another person who would suit perfect on the guitars, so we may have another member in short time.

You have recently released your demo ''Sinner Rage Demo''. What is the feedback from your audience as well as from the press?
We did not pay a lot of attention to the feedback our recording had. It is, indeed, our first recording so people can start knowing from us and what we do, but we have also experimented with different sounds and ideas, to find the identity we want our first LP to have.

Label or DIY and why?
We trust Labels and Dan has had some experience with NR and knows how things work. However, we will not participate or associate ourselves with a non-heavy metal label or any other label who works with or promotes modern metal sounding bands.

Is there any funny or weird story from the recordings or from your live shows that you would like to share with us?
While we were recording our demo, after a couple takes we went for a drink in a pub nearby. When starting up Javi's engine the sound was so loud we scared a couple old women that where sitting in a bench. They started screaming and cursing us while we were leaving, Ratt sounding inside the car.

Do you prefer Vinyl, Tape, CD or Digital Format and why is that?
Vinyl always. Sounds and feels better, and looks great also.

Your music style is Heavy Metal. Which are your main influences (Favourite Artists / Bands etc.)
We all agree that Judas Priest is our main influence, but we also love others like Saxon, Queensryche, Ozzy, etc.

Which things do you think a band should sacrifice in order to succeed? Have you ever sacrificed anything in your life for a better future for your band?
The mandatory sacrifice should be going to work on Monday with the worst possible hangover and your ears bleeding of listening to proper scoundrel heavy metal.

Describe your ideal live show as a performance band. Have you already experienced that?
Would love to play in front of a huge ass crowd, feeling the heat of the first rows, kind of what you see in the live videos of Judas in the 70s and 80s.

What attributes do you think that a new Heavy Metal Band should have in order to gain identity and be unique?
Rule number 1: Don't be a copycat of the new wave heavy metal bands. At this point, most of them are just dull and sound all the same.

Do you believe that Digital Platforms help the new Heavy Metal Bands? Which, do you think, is the ideal way for a band to promote its work?
They may help a lot, I guess, but aside from self promotion platforms like bandcamp or streaming services we do not really know what else to think of.

Tell us a few things about the New Underground Metal Scene in Spain (Bands, Fanzines, Webzines, Metal Clubs etc.)
They are doing a pretty good job, specially these last few years lots or new clubs or venues are bringing new life to the Scene in Spain. There are also really solid bands (Witchtower, Hitten, Amethyst, check those out!), but many people here still prefer to have bands from the 80s headlining small festivals and leave these guys just as openers, even if these are incredibly better and can give a better spectacle than many older bands.

Do you know anything about the Hellenic Metal Scene?
No, not really.

The last 4 years, worldwide in the world, we have faced many dark, strange & new situations in our everyday life (covid, lock-down etc.) Did all of this affect you positively or negatively?
It did not affect us as much as we expected, but cancellation of concerts was a constant. Specially, we were really looking forward to see Sabire live in concert and it got cancelled (as many others).

What are your future plans?
Fight for heavy metal supremacy.

Thank you very much for your time & keep up the good work! The closure is yours.
Many thanks to you for reaching out!

By Steve the Filthy Dog.






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