Torture Squad interview

Hi Torture Squad! How are you doing these days?

Castor: We are doing good, right now we are on tour in South America.

How would you classify your music? Do you agree with the reviewers who trying to describe your musical genre?

Castor: We would say World Metal! I think we gathered all elements that we love in Metal music and mix it into our music. People describe us as a Death/Thrash Metal band.

Who are some of your top 5 musical influences?

Castor: Steve Harris, Geezer Butler, Geddy Lee, Rudy Sarzo and Cliff Burton. They are in my DNA!

What do you want fans to take from your music, just a moods, maybe some ideas an so on?

Castor: We expect that they really get our message, both lyric and musically. We are careful in our compositions, we want to show to the people what we really feel!

Tell us about your latest release?

Castor: I am very proud about our latest album “ Far Beyond Existence”.

We worked our asses off on it. Definitely it’s one of my fave Torture Squad’s album.

It sounding more renewed with this line up and keeping our roots.

We also have special guests on some tracks such like David Ingram (Benediction, Bolt Thrower, Hail of Bullets) Edu Lane (Nervochaos), Luiz Louzada (Vulcano), Alex Camargo (Krisiun), Marcelo Schevano (Carro Bomba, Golpe de Estado) and Fernanda Lira (Nervosa).

What do you love and hate about the music business?

Castor: I love being on the road, meeting people from different cultures and share ideas with them. I hate some people into this business who don’t give a damn to the new talents. They just close their minds for other bands and don’t support no other else! That’s a shame.

What is the best concert you have been to? What do you like most about playing live?

Castor: That’s a tough question! I would say Wacken Open Air 2007. That concert was very important to us!

Being on stage is like being in another dimension for me. I really love the energy between band and audience, there’s no other feeling like that to me!

How have you evolved as an artist or band over the last year?

Castor: I think I have evolved more over these years in my bass EQ. Since our last before album called Esquadrão de Tortura I could finally found my sound in the recordings as well as on stage.

If you could meet, play a gig, co-write a song, have dinner, get drunk with any band or artist (dead or alive) who would it be?

Castor: Ace Frehley for sure!

What is next for you?

Castor: Right now we are touring South America for 23 gigs from March 1st to April, 7th playing in Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia and Chile.

We are booking a tour in Europe too to August/ September which will be spread soon!

Death/Thrash Metal from Brazil