Brazil is the largest country in South America and it is the world’s fifth largest country, both by geographical area and by population with over 193 million people. So it made me think to bring a metaller from Brazil to put my crown of flames on their head and ask them some serious questions, to find out what’s going on in Brazil with our beloved Metal music.
So after some searching, I discovered SHADOWSIDE, who are truly trying to spread the name of the Brazilian Metal scene worldwide. I placed my burning crown on Dani Nolden’s head and you can read some of our conversation below:
I was really curious to know more about Heavy Metal in Brazil. When I asked Dani about the Brazilian Metal Scene, she answered me with the following:
“Lots of bands here started getting more professional, SEPULTURA of course are the biggest example, they opened a door for us. Now we’re trying to keep it open.
During the past few years, a lot of bands started paying attention to what they present on stage and the quality of their recordings. And suddenly being good enough just for Brazil wasn’t enough any more. 15 years ago, bands would say “this isn’t very good, but for Brazilian standards, it’s good.” That isn’t enough any more. People here would be very accepting of the situation, but people in other countries would say “this is crap.”
So we started not to conform any more. We started looking for quality and going wherever we have to go, to search for that international quality. I think that’s what makes the big difference nowadays, we want excellence.“
If you love Power Metal, especially with positive energies, then you defenitely must worship HELLOWEEN and GAMMA RAY. Dani has been given a chance to share the stage with those legends again during their upcoming Hellish Tour – Part 2 in Europe. So I asked about her feelings and the showdates:
“We are playing 19 countries, all 37 dates in Europe from February 28th – April 21st. We’re going to a lot of places we’ve been before and a lot of places we haven’t been yet and we’re going to play Finland, Norway and Sweden. I’m really excited, I can’t wait for this tour, we’ve been looking forward to this for 4 months already. The good thing is that they knew we were going to tour, so we asked if we could work something out. Thankfully, the management thought we would be a good addition to the tour and picked us. So I’m really thankful for this opportunity they gave us. I’m pretty sure we’re going to see lots of new faces because it’s a bigger audience, and I’m really looking forward to it.“
SHADOWSIDE‘s fans should be interested to know more about their favourite band’s plans. So I asked Dani about this, especially when they are going to start writing new material. Check out her answer as follows:
“Lots of touring. I think we’re going to spend at least 6 months on the road. Then after that, we’re going to get back into the studio to write some new material. We already have some ideas for riffs and melodies, so definitely by the end of the year. Maybe some early plans for a DVD but I’m not sure yet, but it’s in the plans.“
You can listen to the whole of the interview below:
* For more info on SHADOWSIDE: www.shadowside.ws
* I hope you enjoyed the first show of my Burning Crown series. I promise to bring you more interesting and METAL interviews and articles in the future.