24 Aug
Interview with TANTRA


Welcome to the FILTHY DOGS OF METAL Webzine.
Tell us a few things about TANTRA (Members, Starting Year etc).
Tantra Is a Hard Rock/Heavy Metal band From Tucumán, Argentina, formed in 2012 with Enrique Albornoz in vocals, Nazareno Sánchez Guitars, Juan Rodríguez Bass and "Perro" Gutiérrez drums. In September of this year Julio Leila enter to replace yo Perro in drums. This formation lasted until 2014, When Tantra was broke up. In 2020 Nazareno talked with the ex-members of Tantra and they decided recorded the álbum Afrodisíaco but with Nazareno in vocals, Juan Rodríguez Bass and Marcelo Cantero un drums.

You have recently released your album ''Afrodisíaco''. What is the feedback from your audience as well as from the press?
People loved It, Afrodisíaco was successful in the NWOTHM.

Label or DIY and why?
We are a independent label for now, but we'd like to sign with one.

Do you prefer Vinyl, Tape, CD or Digital Format and why is that?
We like the CDs because we grew up with they. Although nowadays Is easier post in Digital format to spread our music around the World.

Your music style is Heavy Metal with Hard Rock elements. Which are your main influences (Favourite Artists / Bands etc.)
The main Nazareno's influence is Metallica, he loves the James Hetfield's downpicking technique and also likes NWOTHM, Alakran, Almafuerte and Thin Lizzy, things like that.

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 of your Band?
We think about succeed of a band Is the responsability of all members, without effort there isn't succeed. We need to sacrifice Time with our families, relationships and money Haha. Anyway, we'll always do whatever It takes for a better future with Tantra.

Describe your ideal live show as a performance Band. Have you already experienced that?
We just like fun in the stage, with the fans and like to throw wine to the public.

Which attributes, do you think, that a new Heavy Metal Band should have in order to gain identity and be unique?
Nazareno says: I think that a New Heavy Metal band would try to find out musical identity and very great Performance in the stage.

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?
Nowaday the digital platforms are very necessary to promote the music. All the people are in social networks like YouTube, and this todays' TV. We find a lot of bands that today are our influence, for example, Saxon. Because in our country (Argentina) is difficult find CDs of any metal Bands.

Tell us a few things about the New Underground Metal Scene in Argentina (Bands, Fanzines, Webzines, Metal Clubs etc.)
The New Underground metal scene is in decline, the new generation now prefer to see a tribute band than a new metal band.

Do you know anything about the Hellenic Metal Scene? 
We don't know.

What are your future plans?
We would like to sign with a label for the second album, maybe and we would like to play in Europe with bands like a Saxon, Metallica, Skull Fist, Enforcer and Trivium.

Thank you very much for your time & Keep up the good work! The closure is yours.
Thanks to you for make us the Interview, Stay Tuned for news. Long live to Rock 'n Roll

By Steve the Filthy Dog.






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