Interviews: Uragh

On this new occasion, we have had the opportunity to interview the Progressive Metal band Uragh from Ireland. Check out the interview and follow the band on their FACEBOOK PAGE.

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

Our guitarist Marcelo came up with the name. He traveled around County Kerry in the southwest of Ireland during a vulnerable time in his life and he came across this ancient stone circle called Uragh. He started recording demos afterward using the name as some sort of working title - the name stuck and we decided to use it as our band name as it also has a cool ring to it. It also connects us to the place, this little island called Ireland, that the band calls home.

2. Why did you want to play this genre?

We struggle to define our genre really - people tell us it's progressive metal and we're like "hmm ok". This is just the music we came up with, we felt like playing, and there was never a conscious decision to play this genre.

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

No ... Marcelo looked for guys to play with after his previous band Sectile disbanded. He found us on various online platforms with Craig our vocalist, being the last member to join the band.

4. Each band member's favorite band?

Marcelo (Guitar) - Deftones

Jason (Drums) - Deftones

Craig (Vocals) - Parkway Drive

Sebastian (Bass) - Death

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

Marcelo is our main songwriter and Craig writes the lyrics. Marcelo gets inspired by his surroundings, the Irish landscape, and things that he is dealing with on a personal level. Craig draws inspiration from history and societal topics.

6. Where was your last gig?

Toales is a cool small venue in a town called Dundalk. We were supporting Neon Empire and Survivalist and played alongside Psychotic Outsider. it was fucking great.

7. Where would you like to act?

Shit, we want to play everywhere.

8. Whom would you like to feature with?

I guess Chino from Deftones would be a huge favorite. On a local level, we’d love to share the stage again with our homies from Dublin hardcore act LaVein. We love what they do and we look up to them.

9. Whom not?

Dave Mustaine, I hear he is somewhat difficult to work with lol ... no disrespect whatsoever, he is amazing.

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

I think everyone has different ways to deal with it. Do what feels best for you ... I, for example, need a little peace and quiet to focus. I can't handle conversation or small talk when I am about to go onstage, so I look for somewhere quiet, get some fresh air, and breathe a little. Some people need the exact opposite to be distracted. Also make yourself aware that despite the stress of setting up, line check, or whatever .. the rush, the nerves ... you are doing this because that's what you love doing, so don't forget to just enjoy the moment.

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

Every band member has a different answer to that, but I think bands that have inspired all of us commonly are Mastodon, Tool, Deftones, and many more for each individual.

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

We are just a small band in the Dublin Metal scene and we actually have not gigged all that much, which will hopefully change next year. So far there have been no weird requests or encounters lol ... but the fact that some people show up and have traveled relatively far just to see us is already super humbling and amazing.

13. What do you think of your fans?

We love them of course :) I am super grateful for every single person who connects with our music and supports us in any way.

14. What do you think of our site?

I stumbled across it when looking for sites to feature us and our music. Websites like Breathing The Core are super important to small artists like us ... you give us a platform and you support the underground and DIY culture. Without sites like yours, and the people making them, putting in the hours, often for no money just for the passion itself, it would be hard for us to get attention, so you are the backbone really.

15. Something to add?

We are all in this game because we like our music heavy and aggressive ... to sort of process some dark emotions in us and have that outlet to deal with the negativity within and around us. We hope to emerge as good and kind human beings because we have that outlet ... so be kind and respectful to those around you and channel your hatred and frustration into creativity and art.

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