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Tuesday, 26 September 2017
INTERVIEW WITH RAPTORE, BY PATRICK (26-9-17, HEAVY METAL)
Interview with Raptore done by Patrick
1.Hello please introduce yourself to the readers?
Hi! I'm Nico Cattoni, guitar and vocal from Raptore.
2.When did you become interested in writing and playing music?
Since I started playing guitar I always wanted to write my own stuff, I was 12 or 13 years old I guess.
3.Raptore formed in 2012 what gave you the idea to form this
band?And who would you say are the bands biggest influences?
Well, since I started to play guitar I always wanted to form a band, so the idea was there from the beginning. Once I was in high school I started designing logos and writing the first riffs and complete songs about what later would end up being some Raptore songs. I had everything planned in my head even before I formed the band. About the influences, I would say that KISS is the biggest one, no doubt.
4.Witches Brew is releasing the bands debut cd "RageNFever how
did you all come in contact with this great label?
I got in contact with Cheryl via mail and offered her to release our album. She had released the albums of some friend bands of us such as Evil Force and Steelballs, so I knew the label because of that. We are very proud of the release, it's not a common thing for a small south american band like us to release an album in Europe.
5.How long did it take the band to write the music for the
debut release? Does the whole band work on the music or does one
member usually write everything?
The songs were written along the first three years of the band. The lyrics are all written by me and the music was written mostly by me and Ruso, our first guitar player.
6.Besides the RageNFever release does the band have any other
releases or merchandise available for the readers?If yes what
is available and where can the readers buy it?
The album is the only merch we have right now. You can purchase it on www.witchesbrewthrashes.eu
7.Raptore comes out of Argentina's metal scene what is your
opinion of the metal scene in Argentina?
It totally sucks, it's a complete joke. Besides some good bands like The Evil Dead and some honest producer, the rest is all crap. There's no thing such a metal scene here. Nobody cares about Heavy Metal or doing the things right.
8.Who are your all-time favorite bands coming out of
Argentina?And are their any new bands you feel the readers
should check out soon?
I would say 'Riff'. Any project with Pappo Napolitano on it could be considered my favourite. I love his album 'Plan Diabolico', witch came out under the name of 'Pappo y Hoy No es Hoy'. About the new bands, you should check out The Evil Dead and Steelballs!
9.Besides metal music do you or any of the members listen to
any other underground genre's if yes what genre's do you listen
In terms of metal I listen everything like death, speed, thrash, classic traditional metal. If we're talking of any other genre out of metal, I listen to pop, southern rock, blues, AOR.
10.When not working on new music or band business what do you
like to do in your free time?
Well, I can't say I have much free time, I spend the whole day working saddenly. In the few hours I have free in the week I like to listen music, read some books and watch movies. I enjoy spending my time with my wife and dog also, but as I said before I don't have much free time, only the sundays and a few hours between my work shifts.
11.Besides music we are huge fans of movies here do you like
Of course! One of my favourite things
12.What are your all-time favorite movies over the years?Do
you have a certain movie genre do you watch the most?
I love Point Break! haha. I like Flatliners, The Lost Boys and everything from David Lynch and Carpenter too.
13.Who are some of your favorite actresses and actor's?
I guess Patrick Swayze, Kevin Bacon, Daniel Day Lewis.
14.Thank you for taking the time to fill this interview out do you have any final comments for the readers?
Thank you for your interest and hope see you all soon!