Hailing from Brazil, I got to chat Edu of NervoChaos- who are very excited to play in South Africa:
1) What are you most looking forward to at the Emalyth Arts Expo?
Edu: It’s our first time touring in South Africa, and on the first tour to be part of such a killer festival, with tons of great bands, it’s a great honor for us! We’re looking forward to hitting the stage and have a blast with everyone at this amazing festival! It’s going to be awesome to meet up with all the headbangers and crazy maniacs from the South African scene. Pazuzu is coming!
2) What is the local metal scene like in Brazil?
Edu: It’s a huge country with an extremely strong underground scene. Nowadays is possible to tour around Brazil and each region has it’s particular way of supporting/handling the scene, but in general it has lots of killer acts, some great festivals, a few good labels and in my opinion is one of the biggest cradles for METAL worldwide since the 80s.
3) Do you have any favourite gig experiences?
Edu: I love touring and I believe it’s the only way for a real band to survive. So, all live performances for us/me are special in their unique way and that’s the beauty of it…Even though sometimes we’re playing shows every night, it’s never the same and it’s a mind blowing experience to be on stage performing our music to people that appreciate it and support it!
4) What does 2016 hold for NervoChaos?
Edu: This year it’s the 20th anniversary of the band and we want to record/release a new studio album. Also we have a split 10” (with the band Amazarak) coming out soon. We’ll start touring now in January until July and then probably go to the studio to work on the new material. I’m looking forward for this new album, once it’s a new era in our camp and I want to work/record this new material with our new line-up.
5) What advice can you give to people wanting to start a band?
Edu: Do it for passion, not fashion!
6) If you could go back in time to any musical period, what would it be and why?
Edu: Actually I’m happy with my musical period. I was born in 1972, so I grow up with all the 70s and 80s music scene. In the 90s I’ve started playing in bands, so for my personal taste, I believe I’m living the ideal musical period.