Mosh on the Radio’s band for this week is Madrid based Death Metal band, Tromort. Agus, their guitarist, took time out to answer our questions.
How long have you been playing together?
Agus: So far we’ve been playing together around 3 years and a half – this is, since I joined the band.
What makes you different than the millions of other bands across the globe hoping to make it?
Agus: Well… You know, we just play Death Metal and that’s our only pretension. I think in comparison to other Death Metal bands in Spain, we fit the ‘old-school’ label. Maybe we’re also a bit different in terms of attitude – I mean, we don’t play the scary-face, bad-ass boys’ role; we’re not posers, we just have fun with what we do. In relation to this, I’m sure no other band has got such a crazy frontman as we do. Manolo – our singer – lives our music in a different way. I mean, he can’t stop running, jumping, and head-banging… He kind of dances Death Metal 🙂
What is your local metal scene like?
Agus: Well in Madrid there is quite a healthy metal scene and there are some bands that really kick ass. But you know, there’s tons of Hard-core, Death-core, Math Metal, Post Rock, Sludge… but there aren’t many ‘old-school’ Death Metal bands. And I think that’s why we kind of stand out. Of course there are other Death Metal bands, and some of them are really representative of the genre in Spain.
Do your lyrics have any concepts or themes within them?
Agus: Yes they do, in a way 🙂 Almost all of our lyrics (soon to be available in our Bandcamp page) deal with hatred, madness, revenge and, of course, murder 🙂
What was the last album you bought?
Agus: Yeah! It was Suffocation’s Pinnacle of Bedlam – I bought it only a few days ago!
Is there an album that inspired you to join a band?
Agus: Yes, definitely. It is Metallica’s …And Justice for All. You know, I’ve wanted to play the guitar as far back as I can remember, but it was when I first listened to that album that I knew I wanted to join a band – don’t ask me why 🙂
If you could trade places with another musician for a day, who would it be and why?
Agus: If I could I’d trade places with Karl Sanders in Nile because I’d love to learn some of their riffs directly from Dallas and also I’d love to play with George Kollias for at least a day!
Do you have any new material coming out?
Agus: Yes we do! We recorded a couple of new songs with Belgian recording engineer and mixer Frank Rotthier on December last year. So as soon as the final mixes are ready, they will be properly mastered so that we can use them. We’ve been talking to different bands and companies for some weeks, so hopefully these tracks will be included in some kind of compilation album that may be put out by the end of summer.
Why should people check out your band?
Agus: Oh, that’s a good question 🙂 Seriously, I think people who are into the Death Metal and Black Metal scenes may find our music interesting. I mean, we’re not the best band you’ll ever listen to but there’s some cool riffs out there – so check ‘em out!
Any last words for our listeners?
Agus: Yes! First of all, thanks a lot for reading this interview and check out TROMORT, I think you’ll like it 🙂 Thanks a lot for supporting us underground bands and keep on supporting Mosh on the Radio and similar initiatives. Beers up!
Manolo – Vocals
Juan – Guitars and vocals
Jaime – Drums
Óscar – Bass
Agus – Guitars