Makiavel - Guitars
Country of Origin: Brazil
Tonight we are talking with Argos of the Brazilian Metal band
DarkTower. Argos thanks for your time. Please introduce the rest of
the band to our readers.
First of all, I Thank you Jason and Miss Toni
for the contact and invite for the
The band nowadays is formed by Galf L. -
leading screams and grunts, Niccolo - guitars, backing grunts
and clean voices, Hanged - bass, myself on drums, backing screams
and leading clean voices and a new member, Makiavel, who stands as
guitarist, backing screams and clean vocals. He's new on the band,
so we haven't taken official pictures with him yet but he is a full
time member and is already contributing to the
DarkTower hail from Brazil. Brazil has a
reputation for having some of the most passionate Metal fans in the
world. Is DarkTower receiving good support from the fans
Yes, our country has passionate fans, but at
the same time, our underground scene suffers from several problems
such as lack of support, a few good places to play, bad intentioned
people ... We believe that this is a global problem, so we don't
let us down, and we continue on our path, convinced of our ideas
But in this scenario that I explained, I can
say that we have really good support! We play in our city
frequently, in small cities of the state, in several other
Brazilian states, always with a great response from the public, who
buy our merchandise, comes to talk to the members, stop for a beer,
and stuff... This is very gratifying for us. keeps us strong with
How would you describe the Darktower sound for readers who have
never heard your music?
Well, we play a blend of
extreme metal genres, like Black and Death Metal with a more
traditional Heavy Metal. We're not trying to reinvent the wheel, we
just do our best, always in search of the so-called "musical
The bands latest release is called "Lord ov the Vast Lands" and is
getting some good reviews. How long was the writing process for
this release, and tell us about the recording process.
Yes, Lord ov the Vastlands had and has great
response from the media and public, even today, since it was
launched back in 2009. It was a Single that should precede our
debut album, but we had some problems outside the band, delaying a
lot the release of our debut.
We will be unleashing a new single
in the upcoming months to keep the pace of releases, but we are
already in the process of recording for the debut album, and this
process is in full progress!
The process of writing and recording for the
Lord ov Vastlands was pretty fast, and all members contributed,
different from our demo, Specter's Arrival, when I brought most of
the ideas, and we worked only a few details together. In this
launch, all members composed and brought ideas to the process. It
was very good and we continue this way of working
Darktower have played some impressive shows. Has the band had a
chance to play outside of your home country and are there any plans
to do so?
Yes, we played some good gigs! Some renowned
festivals in the scenario and some openings for big international
bands such as Marduk, most often in highlight positions and we're
very grateful for these
We've had ( and still have) invitations to play
out of our home country, in South America and
Europe, but we
believe we must have the Full Album in hands to have something of
consistency to work in other countries, and bring together these
opportunities in a specific period, to make sparse invitations to
become a real tour.
Besides launch the debut album, what is the next big goal for
Continue to play at
several locations in Brazil, Travel touring through Europe, North
and South America, Make the DarkTower's name bigger and bigger in
the global metal scenario and spread our music around the
Has Darktower started work on the next album?
Yes, we already have several songs in progress
and many riffs to work for the next release. And also now, that we
have one more guitarist, Makiavel, we have one more mind to work in
favor of DarkTower's music!
In closing please leave us with any final thoughts or comments and
thanks for your time.