Interviews: Codetalker

On this new occasion, we have had the opportunity to interview the Metalcore/Nu-Metalcore band, Codetalker from Spain. 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?

We are avid video game lovers, it's obvious from a mile away, so when we decided to change our name, we knew there had to be some reference to them. We chose the name Codetalker after one of the characters from "Metal Gear Solid V."

2. Why did you want to play this genre?

This genre allows us to express strong emotions; it's filled with both energy and moments of calm, euphoria, and trance. It represents a complete range on the emotional spectrum for us.

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

Half of the band came from before the name change (born from adversity); we had been playing together for several years. Fran, the drummer, joined the band at the beginning of the project in January of this year; he had previously played in groups like Goddam (Jaén) and Bolu2 Death (Huelva-Madrid). The most recent addition before participating in the band contest at Resurrection Fest was "Tude" on the other guitar; he had already been involved in some national projects like Endless Inside (Málaga) and Damned Slaves (Canary Islands).

4. Each band member's favourite band?

Favorite bands:

Jona: Norma Jean, Deftones.

Mitty: For Today, Emmure

Zeke: 21Pilots, Guns’n’Roses

Fran: Emmure y While She Sleeps.

Tude: Glass Cloud, Emmure.

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

The inspiration for composing our songs comes from personal experiences. We touch on topics such as depression, anxiety, rejection, anger management, toxic relationships, and how we deal with them. But we also talk about things we like and topics that catch our attention, like UFO phenomena, extraterrestrials, love, dreams, faith, video games, and much more.

6. Where was your last gig?

Our last gig: It was on May 20th at Velvet Hall not too long ago, with Damned Slaves from the Canary Islands.

7. Where would you like to act?

Obviously, we are excited about the idea of playing at Resurrection Fest, we almost made it this year but we are a young project we will try next year! It has been the dream of many for many years, and we want to fulfill that. We would love to perform in Madrid and Barcelona and at festivals like Euroblast. Basically, Europe is our goal, for now. Dreaming doesn't cost anything, after all.

8. Whom would you like to feature with?

There are artists that we closely follow and would like to collaborate with. For example, Connor Sweeney (formerly of Loathe) or Tom Barber from Darko US. As we mentioned before, dreaming doesn't cost anything.

9. Whom not?

Honestly, we don't think about that. We believe that focusing on what we want rather than what we don't want is leading us down the right path.

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

Some of us had stage fright at some point... the best way to deal with it is to imagine the audience naked... hahaha. No, seriously, I personally think the best thing you can do is take a leap and go out there to give the show as if it were your last. Always give it your all, and hold nothing back. It releases endorphins or something similar and helps you let go of any negativity.

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

We draw a lot from the metal-hardcore and nu-metal scenes, bands like DEFTONES, KORN, ILL NIÑO, DARKO US, NORMA JEAN, LIVING SACRIFICE, SPITE, LOTUS EATER, to name a few that come to mind.

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

I’ve been asked (Jona) to perform a cosplay of CJ McMahon's epic moment at Bloodstock'19, "Michael Jackson's t-shirt off into the wind." I did it, and there are tons of videos from that night. No comments.

13. What do you think of your fans?

They are awesome, they are the driving force behind this band, always giving 100%. Those people are crazy, they give zero heck about anything.

14. What do you think of our site?

I think you're doing an incredible job promoting the scene. We need more people with initiatives like this to give a voice to emerging bands.

15. Something to add?

Simply thanking God for the blessing of being able to make music, our magnificent crew without whom we would be nobody, our fans, and this media for, as I said before, giving a voice to emerging bands! THANK YOU!

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