03 Feb
Interview with TUMULARIO


Welcome to the FILTHY DOGS OF METAL Webzine. 

Tell us a few things about TUMULARIO (Members, Starting Year etc). 

First of all, let us send our greetings to all your staff in the webzine and the readers of these pages. We really appreciate having a space here! Now, Tumulario is a Colombian raw metal band formed back in 2014 in Bogota. It currently works as a power trio with Morgûl (drums & vocals), Tar-Minastir (guitars & backing vocals), and Abrahel (bass & backing vocals). Our music is highly influenced by different metal subgenres in the old way, and that’s why we prefer not to label our music under a specific musical tag. Instead, we just define it as “raw” because we think it is the perfect word to define our metal essence. Back in 2016 we released our first EP called “Renace el crudo metal” in 66 protapes under Morbid Rites Records, re-edited by Malevolente, Solitude and Bloody Records. And we have just released our first full-length in December, 2020 called “Maligno & Esencial” which is a conceptual album we delivered all our energy to. 

You have recently released your album ''Maligno & Esencial''. What is the Feedback from your audience as well as from the Press? 

We are working hard to spread it more in the underground scene worldwide. So far the album has had a great reception here in Colombia since it was chosen in several media lists as part of the outstanding Colombian metal productions of 2020, and also for its impact in the audience who have connected properly with our heathen sound. The two lyric videos we made to promote have been humbly rolling getting more underground metalheads to their cause.

Label or DIY and why?

A bit of both. All the investment and the process was DIY, yet we still decided to create and start running our own label called Vestigio Records with this production. The idea for the future is to have the opportunity to work with more bands who may need a hand to show their talents and their proposals locally and internationally. 

Do you prefer Vinyl, Tape, CD or Digital Format and why is that? 

We all are huge collectors of the physical material we like. Personally, I really love tapes as long as they are well-recorded cause its crunchy sound has something special. However, most of my collection is on national CD’s since it is the most used format by the local bands.

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

We always like to hear how people define our sound, and although many could agree with your description, other have called us under different subgenres too. I think the name does not matter as the intention is clear regardless of the tag used: show respect for our parental metal. We may be influenced by the south American devastating bands, and even more by Colombian bands of different kinds. Nonetheless, we consider those influences are strictly personal and not really musical influences for the band concept or sound. Don’t get me wrong: we know we are not inventing the wheel, it’s just that our metallic art is born in a spontaneous way that only influences itself consciously from its personal conception.

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? 

Indeed, many things need to be sacrificed somehow when you have a band: family time, money investment, etc. It is true especially in this part of the world due to all the social issues we are surrounded by, yet at the end of the day, we don’t regret at all since we have done them in the name of metal just because our greatest conviction is to be metalheads; we don’t care about the implications nor do we care about others’ thoughts.

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

Every time we perform with nothing else in our minds it’s ideal because from an introspective point of view, we enter into a trance: an encounter with our inner selves. It is worth anything! Though it gets a plus whenever, we are able to transmit that feeling in a connection with the crowd; when that happens -even if it is felt by a hundred or only by one person- the full thing gets to a different level: it is essentially what real life is about.

Which attributes, do you think, that a new Black/Thrash Metal Band should have in order to gain identity and be unique? 

First of all, believing in themselves, and it applies for all metal styles. I mean having a sincere connection with their own art for I think when that happens, the real aim of playing metal is already fulfilled. Secondly, giving a shit about what others think; we must never allow them to contaminate our way to see our own art, maybe you can hear them, but the opinion that has to rule must always be your own. I firmly believe that we need to be our ideal listeners; nothing more should matter.

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

There must be and equilibrate sight about this. Real physical material should never be gone because our underground scene’s essence is based on it. If your band hasn’t released a production that way, I consider it does not exist yet. On the other hand, specially Bandcamp or Discogs are useful to reach places and listeners that may not otherwise be able to access your music and sell some of your merch in different countries. And streaming platforms hmmm …. I don’t really get on well with them. 

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

Colombia at this point is a really talented country in terms of metal. I work every day to show more all of those bands to the world, thus trying to get them the recognition I think Colombian Metal really deserves. We have powerful bands in all genres, with musical and lyrical strength and tenacity. Some media you could use as reference to know more about them might be: Maldito Metal Colombiano, Metal Machine and Hellzine. And as for the bands I could name the list could get eternal but here’s an attempt: Dirges, Orgullo Nativo, Bloody Nightmare, Volcan, Vitam et Mortem, Devastación, Hellroar, Sadistic Rot, Strike, Mortado, Daenam, Cabra Negra, Hellblood, Evil Whiplash, Ironclad, Tears of Misery, Siniestro, Rotten Blasphemy, Templa in Cinere, Makabra, Hex Crow, Riler and many many more…

Do you know anything about the Hellenic Metal Scene? 

I have been so involved in the national scene that I have not recently checked too much about international ones. Though it’s impossible not to know some legendary names as Rotting Christ, Septic Flesh and Nightfall or what about not to fucking headband to Omega’s albums while drinking some good alcohol! 

What are your future plans?

We will continue spreading our first production which by the way is available for all you who might be interested on getting it. It is a conceptual album which we thing is worth to be listened and analyzed. Once that is done we will release our second revelation which is on planation at this point so as other productions we are working on. 

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

We just want to restate our thanks to Filthy Dogs of Metal Webzine and all their readers. We really expect you all cursed ones get the chance to meet our metallized art, and hopefully get connected to its concept and essence. Long live to our mighty father who will never leave us: Metal.

By Steve the Filthy Dog.








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