Gravered interview

Answered by Rodrigo Contador

1. Hi Gravered! What’s the meaning of your band’s title? What’s the origin of that name? Have you changed the band’s name before?

For a long time, I like to go to the cemetery to admire the architecture of the mausoleums and go through many parts where the tombs were open,
In one of these tours, there was a mausoleum that was open because of the earthquake and there was a grave that contained a coffin to bring bad this was dyed red and you could see the corpse, this was immediately in my head at the moment of naming the band. Grave red was circumstantial but it completely reflects what the metal band of death does this name and it will be the only one !!!! For the album, I will have some pictures of those times

2. What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?

Our style is death metal of the most classic, very influenced by bands like Autopsy and the Swedish school, we rescued in the sound by the Swedish school but we compose it is much more Autopsy style to achieve a lot more weight we tuned LA which makes it sound really rotten it’s a mix and that’s Gravered !!!

3. How long have you all known each other? How did you meet?

Of the original formation, only I and the others have joined in the path, I think this formation is the one that flows and independent we know each other a long time or so the death metal flows and we have very good musicians who have a clear idea of Gravered, with the previous ones we played a lot of time freedy and javier who died, with he started the band, we talked about more than 18 years, but the bases and roots that they left and their contribution are solid and it is the tonic of Gravered.

A rotten simple death metal heavy to the bone without beauties is not the cute or virtuoso death metal away from us if you look for that, it is the simple, weight and cranium!

4. When did you form your band? What inspired you to make music together?

Since I was a kid I had the vision to make a band in 93, without being able to materialize it as I wanted, through the media, people do not know, I worked a lot in the underground doing gigs, supporting and working as a manager, after a while I decided to do that my time was worth and achieve my purpose, and I always wanted to make death metal as we do today I think today it could be made exactly as I wanted it from the beginning.

5. Are you a member of any music organizations?

I did not understand this, I am not of any type of organization !!!

6. What can you tell me about your instruments? (i.e., Are you subject to brand loyalty or will you play with whatever’s available? What made you choose the instruments you have now? Did it cost or was it a style/model/brand/color preference?

I am a vocalist, all I need is my Shure sm58 and with that I have, I think the other guys have something more to say here

7. Where have you performed? What are your favorite and least favorite venues? Do you have any upcoming shows?

We have not played much, we are not a band to play followed, but I can highlight having played with good national bands like Magnanimus, Torturer, Atomic Agressor, Force of Darkness, to name a few also with Undertaker of Damned, Diabolical Messiah, Invocation, then we have played open in different concerts to Master, Vader and Terrorizer recently, our next show is the Colombian legend Massacre for its 30 years, two dates in Chile, later we are dedicated to composing the long duration of which there are already a couple of topics.

8. Which songs do you perform most frequently? Do you ever play any covers? Do you have a set playlist?

We have a play in which we include almost all the tracks of the two EPs and of course, we played the cover of Autopsy “Ridden with disease”, because with this song it was the tip of the head for when we formed the band, so it has a lot of influence for the band and also as a story for us.

9. Who writes your songs? What are the main themes or topics for most of your songs? Do you think these topics will change over time?

The lyrics, I write them and these are based on Death, anti-Christianity, cemeteries, monoliths, coffins, and tombs.

And the truth is I do not know what happens to the future, I live day by day, but they are our sources of inspiration both in the musical and the lyrical.

10. Could you briefly describe the music-making process?

The ideas are born, you hear the proposals, we see if they convince us if they are well and have the strength and are the really rotten thing that we need to record them and each One advances in his own we, have a study where we then close it and make the final touches.

11. What are your rehearsals generally like? Do you have a set time each week in which you practice or are rehearsals more spontaneous?

Logic, we all work, after work, we go to our rehearsal room and rehearse 4 hours once a week, that’s where we create or just rehearse for our next show so that it comes out neat and turns heads !!!

12. How has your music evolved since you first began playing music together?

It’s an arduous job because we all think in a different way, but yes, we know where we want to go and what we want to do and sound Therefore there is no evolution if maturity to achieve the right sound and notes so that this is real death metal. That’s clear And it sounds and it’s like that !!!

13. What has been your biggest challenge as a band? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?

My biggest challenge was to reform the band after my brother Javier (rip) passed away this took a lot of time and many talented musicians passed by
But that did not fit what Gravered needed today I think after a long time I can say we have an alignment that is the ideal and that what we are conjugating is our way to the death metal that we make and project !!!

14. What’s your ultimate direction for your band? Are you seeking fame and fortune?

Jajaajajajajaja none of those that is a joke this is underground !!!!! and the way is to work so that each issue is more rotten and brutal than the previous one. Fame and fortune will be if I win a prize in a lottery jajajjajaajajajajaajaj

15. What advice do you have for people who want to form their own bands?

I’m nobody to give advice, but as a comment, do what you want and do not expect anything from anyone just constancy!!!

16. How can fans-to-be gain access to your music?

I do not believe in the fans, but in the followers of death metal, but today music is at the hand of all of us digitally It’s a tool to reach the ends of the world and it’s simple if you like to buy and support the underground bands if you do not fuck off and keep downloading mp3 !!!

17. Is there anyone you’d like to acknowledge for offering financial or emotional support?

The people who supported the band know who they are and they are people who have helped in the promotion, art, photography and video;
Fabian Insidious Ortiz, Mauricio Necromaniac, Gilberto Isla, Paula Astillo, Kevin Blanco, Marcos Llanos, Juan Jeldrez, and Antonio Bañuelos (Iron Blood and Death Corp.) of Mexico, they deserve to be named because they have contributed in one way or another to the band

18. Any last words?

Nothing, support the real underground GRAVERED DEATH METAL RULESSSSS FROM CHILE !!!!!!