Interviews: Target

In this new occassion we have had the opportunity to interview the  Death Metal/Technical Death Metal band Target from Chile. Check out the interview and this band on their FACEBOOK PAGE.

1. Where did you get the idea for the band name, you planned it or came out just like that?

Luis (Guitars): First of all, there’s no secret meaning behind the band’s name, by that time I think it was just because we though in a name easy to remember.

2. Why did you want to play this genre?

Luis (Guitars): We are a band that feels comfortable having freedom at the creating process, we love death, black and all kind of atmospheric styles, so we don’t feel inside a certain genre, we feel more like a band that explores diverses structure making an attempt to get a fresh sound. Obviously there are so much metal and 70's prog influences in our work but if someone notes a relation is just because we like to play it in that way, and not because we want to be part of specific genre.

3. Did you know each other before the band was formed?

Luis (Guitars): Yes, we have been in the music business for a while, so in all our line-ups we haven been friends and music-colleagues before being playing together. The current line up is formed by people that has been related to us so when we needed the help of a new drummer o a new bassist we just had to ask them to joins us. I think we’re lucky enough to say that we have been playing with the best musicians out there.

4. Each band member favourite band?

Luis (guitars): Pink Floyd, Sepultura (Old)

Fernando (Bass): King Crimson

Rodrigo (Drums): Meshuggah, Sepultura (Old)

Andy: Ulver, Sepultura (Old) Bands that we like and listen today; Daylight dies, Necrofusion (Chile), Bohren & der clube of gore, Virus (Norway), Beastmilk, Swans, Bauda (Chile), Errante (Chile), Black Chamber, Puscifer, Lucybell, Klone, Deftones, Dead Can Dance, Soda Stereo (Argentina), Radiohead, Ulcerate, etc…

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

Luis (Guitars): Mostly what’s happening in our daily lives and what we have to deal with, when you mix it with a sci-fi sense a lot of interesting things happen, it lets you to tell stories in parallel, opening yourself to a world you have been struggling with in a healing way.

6. Where was your last gig?

Luis (Guitars): On December 2018, we did an small gig at a metal bar in Santiago with two more bands. Now, with our last record released we're planning a bunch of gigs countrywide. So if you're in Chile you have to come out and watch us live.

7. Where would you like to act?

Luis (Guitars): We would like to tour over europe, we have plan to do some festivals in a near future, we’re working really hard on that. A tour of South America is something that we also have pending.

8. Whom would you like to feature with?

Luis (Guitars): I know that if we could play some gigs with Sepultura, even with their current lineup, It would be something mind blowing, we grew up listenig to their classic albums and the’re still such an inspiration for us. We love Eloy Casagrande’s drumming, he’s a fair replacement for Igor’s legacy. Cult of Luna, Neurosis, Code Orange…would be great too…

9. Whom not?

Luis (Guitars): Any band that feels like rockstars, destroying hotel rooms and doing all that kind of shit. Also We don’t fell comfortable with bands and musicians that don’t want to cooperate with all the tasks needed to give a great show, lazy fuckers.

10. Any of you has ever suffered from stage fright? Any tip for beginners on how to beat that?

Luis (Guitars): Me, when I started playing live gigs I was so nervous that I forgot the songs as soon as we started playing them. I decided to beat that when I understood that you need to practice, even for the band’s practice. You need to do your homework and demostrate to yourself that you’re commited with be better everytime. That’s highly needed to develop confidence at stage.

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

Luis (Guitars): I would like to give you two answers. First, there’s one name that comes to my mind: Los Prisioneros, our country was under a dictatorship for 17 years, and they stood in front of them making records even when there was a high chance to be killed for have different opinions. Second, each southamerican band that is hired by a record label or gets the chance to tour or to play in a big festival overseas, that's something big when yo live at the end of the wolrd.

12. What's the weirdest thing a fan has ever asked you for?

Luis (Guitars): Nothing weird, at these moments of our lives as soon as we leave the stage we want a beer and try the enjoy the rest of the night while you back is screaming for a painkiller…

13. What do you think of your fans?

Luis (Guitars): Well, everyone that have come to our shows seems to be very quiet humans but they are really connected with our music, everyone seems to be really focused and sometimes, when we headline shows and we play really late at night….they are still there, waiting for you to play for them, we’re respectful with that…so we need to give the best, and I’m sure we do it.

14. What do you think of our site?

Luis (Guitars): I loved it, in these times webs like yours are giving a chance to independent bands to show their work to fans worldwide: I also have to say that the section “Track by Track” gives you the chance to get inside an album and be part of the band while you’re reading it, congrats for that guys!

15. Something add?

Luis (Guitars): Thank you so much for this interview guys, I had so much fun! And for the readers, please follow us in all our social media sites, our albums are available through all music streaming sites and if you liked our music, find all our merch at our bandcamp, with our record label Australis Records and/or

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