Die erste Show, die erste Platte und seine größten Einflüsse! Wir sprachen anlässlich des neuen Brothers Till We Die Albums Touch These Wounds / I Came Back From Death mit Sänger Felipe Alemán über seine Hardcore-Punk-Roots und wie er zur Musik und Szene gekommen ist.
1Do you remember the first hardcore / punk show you went to? Is the club still open today?
The first hardcore show I went to was to see NoFrequency (a Spanish hardcore-metal band) back in 2009. Here in Spain it was illegal to attend to clubs if you were under18, and the police came to the pub and canceled the show due to one of the members of the band (the friend of mine, that was the reason I went to that show) was underage. They tried again next week in a club named Lemon, and that was my first hardcore show.
2What is your all-time favorite club or location?
Probably the one I love the most is Hangar XIX in Madrid. That club is where I used to play with my band almost every weekend when we started Brothers Till We Die. I made such good friends there, it all started in that venue. It was the only venue in Madrid that allowed underage kids (barely legal haha) to come to the shows. That was the reason why we made all the shows there. Nowadays the law has changed, finally.
3Do you remember the first hardcore / punk record you got?
A fake homemade …and out comes the wolves – Rancid, that my elder brother bought be from Colombia when he visited me for the first time in years.
4In your opinion what is the perfect hardcore show?
Small venue, really crowded and a lot of sweat. 3 bands, crowdsurfing, crowdkilling, two steps, gang vocals.
5What is your all-time favorite show you’ve played?
Resurrection Fest 2 years ago, one of the best experiences in my life!
6Is there a show you missed in the past that still makes you angry that you could not be there?
I remember when I was 15 and to my city came the Ghost Inside, Your Demise and Despised Icon when they weren’t as famous and they would be years after, and I missed it cause I had a math exam to pass haha.
7What band would you like to see again?
Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine.
8Is there a person who has influenced you especially in hardcore / punk?
My elder brother, he bought punk to my life and thanks to him I opened my mind when I was a child.
9What are your top 3 hardcore-punk front men/women?
Women: Walls of Jericho, We Ride and the old WolfxDown with Larissa.
10What is in your opinion the most underrated hardcore-punk band?
Gorilla Biscuits they would deserve a even bigger piece of the cake.
11Are there some newer bands you could mention?
Check Guilt Trip, really fresh UK hardcore, for real. DO IT.