|Interview by Burt Wolf with the band GUADANA!
Interview done March 8th, 2008.
GUADANA HAS BEEN AROUND SINCE 1997. CAN YOU GIVE SOME OF THE BANDS HISTORY
UP TO THIS POINT?
It is a band of Death Metal it would originate of the CD of Guadalajara, Jal. Mexico, formed at the beginning of
1997. We began playing at a local level. Offers their first event with local bands having a better acceptance of
what was expected. To single six months of their formation I record their first material (in kct format) with two
songs with the one which the band you to know & had the opportunity to play in important concerts of bands
recognized in the national scene as: TRANSMETAL, GARROBOS, SUPPLICIO, SARGATANAS & BURIED
WHY WAS THE NAME GUADANA CHOSEN AS THE BANDS NAME?
several of it's representations, that this ligature with the music that we
elaborate & play being "Death Metal". As for what represents for the band &
in our life, it is something very natural (the death) since as Mexicans the death
is part of our culture.
WHO OR WHAT HAS HELPED INFLUENCE YOU IN CREATING
The base of the inspiration is mainly the death, the hate, wars, destruction of
life & utopian topics.
HOW WOULD YOU BEST DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE & SOUND?
The music that we elaborate & we execute we can locate it inside the I generate Death Metal, clarifying that the
sound of the band little by little was taking form based on the influences (that are several & varied) of each one
of it's members.
YOUR NEWEST RELEASE" TO KILL TO KILL" HAS BEEN OUT FOR A LITTLE BIT NOW. HOW
HAS THE RESPONSE TO IT BEEN SO FAR?
Their newest discharge "MATAR POR MATAR" it has been outside it stops a little while now. How has the
answer to it been up to now? At the moment the acceptance to our work has been very good regarding people's
answer, hoping some label is interested in this one.
WHAT IS SOME OF THE LYRICAL CONTENT IN YOUR SONGS?
We lean to the Death Metal old school styles, with some fresh & strong riffs.
WHO WRITES THE MAJORITY OF THE MUSIC?
Usually all the letters & lyrical it is composed by all the members.
CAN YOU EXPLAIN THE COVER ARTWORK A BIT & WHO DID IT?
Regarding the concept of the cover of the CD EP, we looked for an image
that was in agreement with the concept of the band & as soon as we only
liked the message the image, since we don't want to give any message since
with our cover it is simply a pleasure for that image. And the art is of
Zdzislaw Besinky, the design made by Armando "abxer" Baldemar a near
friend & Jesus "Eddie" bass.
ARE THERE ANY LABELS SHOWING INTERESTS IN GUADANA? (THERE SHOULD BE!)
For the time being there is not any. Only good comments in this respect. We hope some will be interested in us
as soon as possible.
ARE THERE ANY NEW SONGS IN THE WORKS & PLANS FOR THE NEXT RELEASE YET?
We already have new songs for the elaboration of a new CD & the plans for this year it is record with some
interested label again & to continue playing at national level, besides making some presentations for South
CAN YOU GIVE SOME INFORMATION ON YOUR OTHER RELEASES & THEIR AVAILABILITY?
Only in our official website @ http://GUADANA.ikulibre.com.
WHERE ARE SOME OF THE PLACES YOU'VE PLAYED?
Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Ocotlan, Jalisco Zamora, Michoacan, La Piedad, Michacan,
Morelia, Michoacan, Zacatecas, Zacatecas, Tepic, Nayarit, Aguascalientes,
Aguascalientes Uruapan, Michoacan Celaya, Guanajuato Mexicali, Baja
California, Ensenada Baja California, San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosi
Penjamo, Guanajuato San Francisco Del Rincon, Guanajuato Leon, Guanajuato
Apaseo El Grande, Guanajuato & Guadalajara of course we take care of our
WHO ARE SOME OF THE BANDS YOU HAVE SHARED THE STAGE
BURIED DREAMS, DISGORGE (Mex), CENOTAPH (Mex. R.I.P.), ANARCHUS, LEPROSY, LUZBEL &
many but I don't remember. And other countries to bands like: SEPULTURA (Brasil), NIGHTWISH (Finland),
IN FLAMES (Sweden) & TERRORIST (Argentina).
YOU GUYS OPENED FOR SEPULTURA (ONE OF MY FAVORITE BANDS). WHAT WAS THAT LIKE?
It is this way in to the year of 2005 we opened the SEPULTURA tour for our you take care. A good band of the
pioneers of the Death Metal.
ARE THERE ANY INTERESTING BAND STORIES YOU COULD SHARE WITH US?
Something of the interesting thing of the band is that four of their members continue together so far.
ARE YOU INTO ANY OTHER STYLES OF MUSIC BESIDES WHAT
No, for the time being not.
WHO ARE SOME OF THE BANDS YOU HAVE BEEN CURRENTLY
BEEN LISTENING TO?
Our bands that we listen to are usually those that make Death Metal
(CANNIBAL CORPSE, VADER, SUFFOCATION, etc, etc.) Something of
Thrash, Black & Heavy.
WHAT DO THE BAND MEMBERS DO WHEN NOT DOING ANY WORK
FOR THE BAND?
All the members have normal work, so when we are not working with
the band, we work each one in their particular work (but anything
related with the music).
WHAT'S ONE THING YOU'D THINK PEOPLE WOULD BE SURPRISED TO FIND OUT ABOUT YOU?
Interpreting our topics in Spanish something that always wanted since the band our language is it is (and if you
like the Metal for that not? To interpret in your language) You also demonstrate to the whole people that this
inside the Metal that the things can also be made in the language of your origin.
WHO ARE SOME OF THE BETTER BANDS, LABELS OR ZINES IN THE
MEXICAN MUSIC SCENE?
Bands: TRANSMETAL, GARROBOS, BURIED DREAMS, DISGORGE,
CENOTAPH, ANARCHUS, LEPROSY, LUZBEL. Zines: AVERNAL
WEBZINE, ALUZINE, SABBATH ZINE.
WHAT CAN WE LOOK FORWARD TO NEXT FROM GUADANA?
For this year (2008) we have thought record another CD again. To continue in
search of a label that is interested in our work, as well as to hope the espectativas
is summed up of leaving to play outside of our country & to continue playing the
contact scene with people is the incentive to continue inside the Rock.
WHAT WERE YOU DOING BEFORE ANSWERING THIS INTERVIEW?
Before the interview I was watching a video & with my family.
THANX A LOT FOR ANSWERING THIS INTERVIEW. IF YOU WANT TO ADD ANYTHING PLEASE
FEEL FREE TO DO SO!
Before anything to be appreciated to you Burt for your interest & support toward us & to the whole people that
reads this interview to tell them that they continue supporting the Metal, so that this always stays. And for all
those organizing ones or people that they like our Metal email us or check out our place on the internet. There
they will be able to contact us for any event or the purchase of our material (CD, T-Shirt, Caps, etc.)