Interviews: Stone Sea - Breathing The Core


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miércoles, 26 de febrero de 2020

Interviews: Stone Sea

On this new occasion, we have had the opportunity to interview the Alternative Rock band Stone Sea from Brazil. Check out the interview and follow the 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?

I wanted something that represented strength and adaptability. Stone Sea came out as a mix of both, as both words oppose each-other completely.

2. Why did you want to play this genre?

I don't think I ever “wanted” to be honest, it simply came out like that. I think is a natural thing that comes when you identify yourself with certain genres. It's like energy, if you feel it and like it, you embrace it; it becomes part of you.

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

No actually, Stone Sea was originally formed in Brazil by Elvis (guitar/vocals) but when he moved to Ireland after the 'Origins' album (2015), he met a new bassist and drummer who recorded 'Vaporizer' and 'Mankind Maze'. Connor (drums) was a good friend of Elvis which is how he came to be the drummer in Stone Sea. As for Jonathan (bass), he was recommended to the band by an old bassist when he was leaving the band.

4. Each band member favourite band? 

Really really hard to choose just one, so:

Elvis (Vocals & Guitar) – Black Sabbath, Type O Negative, Pantera

Connor (Drums) – Nirvana, Queens of the Stone Age, Slayer

Jonathan (Bass) – Insomnium, Megadeth, Alter Bridge

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

Every spectrum of human emotion and how these emotions play certain roles in situations. In other words, the nature of human mind. Writing music is a way of getting rid of negative emotions and transforming it into art. Triumph over negativity inspires me.

6. Where was your last gig?

Our last gig was on Saturday 22nd of February in the Sound House, alongside the bands Callous Crows and Alta Cura (great bands by the way, definitely check those guys out!)

7. Where would you like to perform?

Everywhere, literally everywhere. The idea of playing in front of people across the world from all different cultures excites us! Touring around the globe (and eventually making a living from it) would be the ultimate goal for the band. There are still a lot of places to go, for now we're just focusing on EU and UK.

8. Whom would you like to perform with?

Unfortunately, our dream tour is no longer possible. The dream tour would be alongside Black Sabbath, Pantera and Type O Negative. But we'll definitely be happy touring with Metallica & Megadeth; it would be awesome to go on a tour with these bands together.

9. Whom not?

Wouldn't be much into artists that are fake with their own art. People that can just see it as a product, that have no passion, that are in the industry just to create something easy-to-sell, digestible to the masses.

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

I suppose first times are always hard for most people. My first few gigs were terrible! I'd forget a lot of lyrics, lose my voice and play the wrong chords with a untunned guitar. Nerves are a result of being unprepared. You won't be nervous if you rehearse your show! The day or before going up the stage, just don't think too much about it. Stay out of your mind and more in your body. It's a meditation thing. You're just going there to do what you've practiced for.

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

There are many, it's hard to point a few but I could say Nirvana for it's sincerity and simplicity, Black Sabbath for its atmosphere and lyric themes Type O Negative for its depth and mood changes. 

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

We played a gig in the Bello Bar in Dublin and an incredibly drunk old man walked to the front of the stage, looked Elvis dead in the eye and said "I'm not leaving until you play a cover." Before Elvis could even respond, he just ran away and we never saw him again. It wasn't such a weird request, but the way he acted was certainly strange.

13. What do you think of your fans?

Our fans are the best, by the end of the gigs they usually end up becoming friends of ours as well! Its really nice for an artist to be recognized for what you created. I love listening to people's interpretation of the songs' lyrics. There are always productive conversations coming from it. We end up learning a lot as well.

14. What do you think of our site?

The website is great! Is really organized and easy to read. I like the idea of organizing all the artist by their countries, and having a tab for promoters as well... It could help many bands to spread their wings and connect with promotors and fans across the world!

15. Something to add?

If you either feel like a heavy tune, a dancing tune or a lysergic tune, check our new EP 'Mankind Maze' which is out on every streaming platform. We'll be releasing a new Music Video from this album, so make sure you subscribe to our youtube channel. There's a new album coming this year too, so stay tuned!! Thank you so much for featuring us here!

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