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Broken Season - Broken Season Newsletter Interview

03 Mar 2016 // An interview by Shade

One of the most outstanding, yet unique, acts NZ metal has seen in a long time, Broken Season present a heavy mix of metal grooves, funky Spanish rhymes, and roaring vocals to create their on variety of mosh pit favourites. Broken Season recently released their debut EP Wake Up The Fallen and they answered the following questions for muzic.net.nz:

How did you become involved in music?

Tony: As a kid I liked bands that had amazing guitarists - guys like David Gilmour (Pink Floyd), Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits), Angus Young (AC/DC), but most significant was Eddie Van Halen - he inspired me to learn guitar.

Esty: My mom forced me to go to guitar classes, Nek minute, I was totally obsessed with music.

Hemi: I loved music since I was a kid, one day I decided I wanted to be the one making it.

If you could perform with anyone in the world, who would it be and why?

Tony: KoRn. They’re such an original band that have made a huge impact on the heavy music scene and they’re still killing it 20 years later.

Esty: Rage Against The Machine.

Which one of your songs are you most proud of, and why?

Probably 51 Days. It tells a story, has a bunch of cool changes which helps to show how versatile our style is. Plus it always goes off live!

How would you describe your music to someone who hasn't heard it before?

We consider our sound “Groove/Metal” or “Rapcore”. Sort of Rage Against The Machine meets Slipknot.

What can we expect to see from you in the next year?

New material (Album), music videos, and hopefully some good support gigs to go with our local shows. We are playing alongside 8 Foot Sativa and Tensions Arise from Sydney on the 1st of July. That is a show you can’t miss!
Editor Note - tickets are available from Under The Radar.

What NZ musicians or bands would you like to see more of, and why?

We’re part of the Northern Musicians Club, so we fully support all of the bands that are part of that movement. If we had to choose a club favourite it would be Down By Nine from Rotorua. We also dig City of Souls.

What local albums have you been enjoying recently?

Down By Nine are recording their debut EP at the moment - Esty is also doing a feature there, we know their material so it will be cool for sure. Also looking forward for some new COS.

What is your favourite NZ venue, and why?

The Kings Arms. Great sound, stage and lighting. It also has a musicians room which is cool, and it has a rich music history - a lot of amazing bands and musicians have played there.

Have you got any tips for dealing with nerves before a gig?

Tony: We all approach gigs differently. For me, I just have a few beers - but not too many!

Esty: I play Flappy Bird… A lot.

How do you balance your music with other obligations; family, job etc.?

Tony: I don’t handle that all that well, but you just do what you have to do.

Esty: Organised schedule is the best way for productivity. We plan very productive jams that way we have time for our family and work.

Where do you get your inspiration to create music from?

It starts with being inspired by other bands music and seeing amazing live performances. Then it becomes like a drug addiction when it comes to making music and playing it live as a band. We’re all junkies that way.

Do you have any advice for aspiring musicians?

Tony: Find the right band mates, and practice hard so your performances are tight. If you can’t put on a tight show you’ll go nowhere fast. 

Esty: “(F) Flourine (U) uranium (C) carbon (K) potassium (Bi) bismuth (Tc) technetium (He) helium (S) sulfur (Ge) germanium (Tm) thulium (O) oxygen (Ne) neon (Y) yttrium.”- Biggie (Jessica Lee)

 

About Broken Season

Like a fine rhyme with ya metal? Here’s ACK groove-metal band Broken Season – the founding members of the Northern Musicians Club.

Since the bands founding summer of 2006-07 Broken Season has undergone several line-up changes on-route to todays line-up of Tony Charles (guitars & backing vocals), James Sachin (drums) and Esteban Garcia (lead vocals & bass).

Together Broken Season brings an always heavy mix of metal grooves, funky Spanish rhymes, and roaring vocals to create their on variety of mosh pit favourites such as Hammer of Witches, Vilified, and 51 Days that are sure to please fans of both old and new heavy music.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Broken Season

Releases

Wake Up The Fallen
Year: 2015
Type: EP
Cluster Fuck
Year: 2009
Type: Album

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